THO Exclusive Insight With Co-Founder And Former Co-Chair Of The Congressional Turkey Caucus Hon. Ed Whitfield

An exclusive look into U.S. – Turkey Congressional Relations

Recently retired Congressman Ed Whitfield (R, KY) was the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans and of the Congressional Study Group on Turkey (CGST) of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC). As a member of Congress, he was an ardent supporter of the U.S.-Turkey relationship and a voice on Capitol Hill for Turkish Americans. 

Whitfield, as the Republican Co-Chair, founded the Turkey Caucus in 2001 along with his Democratic counterpart former Congressman Robert Wexler of Florida. Their original objective was to have 25 members in the Caucus. Today, the membership has reached 156, with 43 of the 50 states and all six territories represented. 

Turkish Heritage Organization expresses its deepest appreciation and gratitude to Hon. Whitfield for his dedication to the U.S. – Turkey relations.

Hon. Whitfield on creation of the Congressional Turkey caucus and whether the reasons for its creation are still relevant

07 Oct 16

Recently retired Congressman Ed Whitfield (R, KY) was the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans and of the Congressional Study Group on Turkey (CGST) of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC). As a member of Congress, he was an ardent supporter of the U.S.-Turkey relationship and a voice on Capitol Hill for Turkish Americans.

HON. WHITFIELD'S THOUGHTS ON WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE TO RE-EMBRACE TURKEY AS A SIGNIFICANT, TRUSTED PARTNER

07 Oct 16

In his interview with THO, Rep. Whitfield reflected on a range of issues that are important to U.S. – Turkey relations. Turkish Heritage Organization expresses its deepest appreciation and gratitude to Hon. Whitfield for his dedication to the U.S. – Turkey relations

Hon. Whitfield’s take on the recent developments in Turkey and the potential danger posed by the rhetoric that question the value of U.S. – Turkish bilateral relationship

07 Oct 16

Recently retired Congressman Ed Whitfield (R, KY) was the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans and of the Congressional Study Group on Turkey (CGST) of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC). As a member of Congress, he was an ardent supporter of the U.S.-Turkey relationship and a voice on Capitol Hill for Turkish Americans

Hon. Whitfield, who has supported a no-fly zone since the earlier days of the Syrian conflict, on the current U.S. strategy in Syria

07 Oct 16

Recently retired Congressman Ed Whitfield (R, KY) was the co-founder and co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkey Relations and Turkish Americans and of the Congressional Study Group on Turkey (CGST) of the U.S. Association of Former Members of Congress (USAFMC). As a member of Congress, he was an ardent supporter of the U.S.-Turkey relationship and a voice on Capitol Hill for Turkish Americans

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