Executive Vice-President Ali Cinar evaluated range of issues in Turkish – American relations.
Turkish Heritage Organization (THO)Executive Vice-President Ali Cinar was invited to comment on Bahrain News Agency, France 24 and CCTV America.
Ali Cinar evaluated range of issues in Turkish – American relations. On Bahrain News Agency, he discussed the political developments in America and their impact on the Middle East. Ali Cinar spoke about the Presidential race and where candidates stand on issues related to the Middle East.
On France 24, he commented on the Nuclear Summit and the anticipated meeting between U.S. President Obama and Turkish President Erdogan. Ali Cinar said that Turkey is less likely to change its position on some of the critical issues that they are in disagreement with the U.S. However, he indicated that there might be new opportunities to eliminate some of these disagreements, such as the no fly zone, under a new administration in Washington.
Commenting on the status of the U.S – Turkey relations, THO Executive Vice President said that historically speaking, bilateral relations has seen numerous ups and downs but irrespective of governments and ruling parties these ups and downs were short-lived. Ali Cinar concluded that as a NATO ally, Turkey is and always will be an important partner to the U.S. In addition, there is a long-standing partnership and friendship, rooted in common values and strategic interests between the two countries.
China Central Television America’s (CCTV) daily news talk program the Heat, hosted Ali Cinar to discuss the Syrian crisis, Kurds in Turkey and their efforts to win more autonomy. Cinar indicated that separatist group the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (also known as the PKK), which is internationally classified as a terrorist organization, is waging an armed struggle for a Kurdish homeland and the bloody conflict has claimed more than 40,000 lives since the early 1980’s. He added that Turkey will not recognize PKK’s because as citizens Kurds already have the same rights in Turkey and PKK does not represent all the Kurds.