On October 8, 2017, the US announced that it was suspending non-immigrant visa services at its diplomatic facilities in Turkey. Turkey responded in kind by suspending new visas to US citizens. As progress has been made toward resolving this crisis, it has created an opportunity for greater examination of the US-Turkey relations. Despite tensions between Washington and Ankara on a number of issues, both sides recognize the importance of remaining committed to the partnership.
The SETA Foundation at Washington DC is pleased to invite you to an event to examine these issues, and the ways that Turkey and the US might renew and restrengthen bilateral relations through a resolution of the current visa crisis.
* Light refreshments will be served
Richard Outzen, Senior U.S. Army Advisor & Member of Policy Planning Staff, US Department of State
Mark Kimmitt, Defense Consultant, MTK Defense Consultants
Kilic B. Kanat, Research Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC
Moderated by Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC