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Turkish-US Relations in the Evolving Middle East

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 12:30pm-2:00pm
Georgetown University, CCAS Boardroom (ICC 241), Washington, DC

Speaker: Prof. Nursin Guney (İstanbul Yildiz Technical University)

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In the evolving Middle East, an urgent need has arisen for regional and global actors to find and generate means of creating stability so that the demands of the Arab street can find expression. In this regard, both the US and Turkey are finding new avenues of cooperation within the changing dynamics of the region. In addition to their growing willingness to reinvigorate bilateral relations, Washington and Ankara are currently trying to adjust themselves to the changes taking place both in the international system as well as Turkey's immediate neighborhood. What are the challenges that lie ahead with respect to US-Turkish cooperation in the Middle East?

This is the third of four events in a joint lecture series by Middle East Institute's Center for Turkish Studies and the Institute of Turkish Studies at Georgetown University. Each event will be free and open to the general public. For further information, please contact the Middle East Institute.