A Review of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017 and Prospects for 2018

Ali Cinar – REPORT LAUNCH: A Review of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017 and Prospects for 2018

25 Jan 18

Turkish Heritage Organization President Ali Cinar discusses THO’s annual review of U.S.-Turkey relations, which covers major developments in the U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship in 2017 across six issue areas: security, humanitarian aid, economy, energy, education, and technology. The report concludes with prospects for the relationship in 2018.

Yenal Kucuker – Overview of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017

25 Jan 18

As part of the launch of Turkish Heritage Organization’s newest report – “A Review of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017 and Prospects for 2018” – THO Executive Director Yenal Kucuker discusses major developments in U.S.-Turkey relations in 2017, including the Trump administration’s May 2017 decision to directly arm the YPG in Syria, U.S. concerns over the state of emergency in Turkey, and the outbreak of a visa dispute between both countries between October and December 2017.

Audrey Williams – U.S.-Turkey Security Ties in 2017 and Prospects for 2018

25 Jan 18

As part of the launch of Turkish Heritage Organization’s newest report – “A Review of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017 and Prospects for 2018” – THO Program Officer and report editor Audrey Williams discusses major developments in the security relationship between the U.S. and Turkey in 2017, including tensions over the U.S.’ May 2017 decision to directly arm the YPG in Syria and Turkey’s purchase of the S-400 missile system from Russia.

Caysie Myers – Turkey’s Humanitarian Aid Developments in 2017 and Prospects for 2018

25 Jan 18

As part of the launch of Turkish Heritage Organization’s newest report – “A Review of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017 and Prospects for 2018” – THO Program Officer Caysie Myers discusses major developments in Turkey’s humanitarian aid activities in 2017, including increased assistance for the more than 3.4 million Syrian refugees in Turkey and tensions between Turkey and INGOs over their cross-border operations in northern Syria.

Caysie Myers – Turkey’s Economic Developments in 2017 and Prospects for 2018

25 Jan 18

As part of the launch of Turkish Heritage Organization’s newest report – “A Review of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017 and Prospects for 2018” – THO Program Officer Caysie Myers discusses major developments in Turkey’s economy in 2017, including greater than expected GDP growth as well as continuing concerns, such as high consumer inflation and the Turkish lira’s fluctuations against the U.S. dollar.

Audrey Williams – Turkey’s Energy Developments in 2017 and Prospects for 2018

25 Jan 18

As part of the launch of Turkish Heritage Organization’s newest report – “A Review of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017 and Prospects for 2018” – THO Program Officer and report editor Audrey Williams discusses Turkey’s major energy developments in 2017 – including efforts to increase the use of domestic energy resources to offset Ankara’s dependence on imports from Russia and Iran – as well as opportunities for greater U.S.-Turkey energy cooperation in 2018.

Audrey Williams – U.S.-Turkey Academic Ties in 2017 and Prospects for 2018

25 Jan 18

As part of the launch of Turkish Heritage Organization’s newest report – “A Review of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017 and Prospects for 2018” – THO Program Officer and report editor Audrey Williams discusses the state of U.S.-Turkey academic ties in 2017. Williams (a former Fulbright student researcher in Turkey) notes that the number of Turkish and American students choosing to study in each other’s countries has been dropping each year.

Audrey Williams – Turkey’s Technology Developments in 2017 and Prospects for 2018

25 Jan 18

As part of the launch of Turkish Heritage Organization’s newest report – “A Review of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017 and Prospects for 2018” – THO Program Officer and report editor Audrey Williams discusses major developments in Turkey’s technology sector in 2017 – including growing R&D activities – while highlighting continuing challenges, such as an overall downturn in foreign direct investment (FDI) in Turkey.