The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
The German Marshall Fund of the United States present
“Turkey and the Future of the Transatlantic Alliance” with
H.E. Egemen Bagis
Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey
Turkey-EU relations have long focused on Turkey’s E.U. membership negotiations. For their part, US-Turkey relations have instead revolved around narrower security and strategic matters. Analysts emphasized the need to discuss broader agenda items ranging from regional security cooperation to economic relations. Today, Turkey’s EU membership process seems reenergized and the United States is seeking to negotiate a free trade agreement with the EU. These developments may present a new opportunity for the United States, the EU, and Turkey to cooperate on regional issues and strengthen the transatlantic alliance through adopting a more integrated approach.
Hon. Robert Wexler, Board Member, German Marshall Fund of the United States, President, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace
Erol Cebeci, Executive Director, SETA Foundation at Washington, DC