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Turkish Heritage – Lessons from the Syria Crisis: Old Rivalries, New Dynamics

December 7, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Recent developments in the Syria crisis have shaken up established rivalries and alliances in the region. NATO member Turkey is experiencing historic lows in its bilateral relationship with the U.S., while it is working closely with traditional rivals like Russia and Iran to manage the conflict on its southern border.

However, President Trump’s recent promise to President Erdogan that the U.S. is looking to adjust its current military support to the YPG in Syria is a reminder of the commitment of both countries to continuing efforts to resolve differences that have created strain in their relationship.
Join THO at the National Press Club on December 7 to hear from a panel of distinguished experts on the new international dynamics that have arisen from the ongoing crisis in Syria.


Barry Pavel, Senior Vice President, Arnold Kanter Chair, & Director of the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council

Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Former Iranian Ambassador, Middle East Security & Nuclear Policy Specialist at Princeton University 

Lincoln Bloomfield, Former U.S. Ambassador, Distinguished Fellow & Chairman Emeritus at the Stimson Center


Sinem Vatanartiran, President, BAU International University 



3:00pm – Registration

3:30pm – Panel discussion 

4:30pm – Q&A


December 7, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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The Turkish Heritage Organization


The National Press Club
529 14th Street NW, Murrow Room - 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045 United States
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