Turkey on the Brink?

Friday, February 17, 2017

David L. Phillips, Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights, addressed a Conference in the National Assembly of France on US-Turkey relations and the situation in Syria (17 February 2017). His remarks focus on US-Turkish relations. They address the prospect of improving relations between Turkey and the United States, during President Donald J. Trump’s administration. Remarks also consider potential areas of agreement between the US and Turkey, as well as flash points in US-Turkey relations. Flash points include Turkey’s demand for the extradition of Fethullah Gülen and discontinuation of US security cooperation with Syrian Kurds.