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As the U.S. is in the process of withdrawing from Syria, the U.S. and Turkey are in talks to coordinate their counter terrorism efforts, bring about stability, and address Turkish national security concerns in Syria. The U.S. withdrawal decision has generated an often politically charged policy debate about what happens afterward. As the regional players position themselves for the post-U.S. Syria, how can the U.S. and Turkey work together to strengthen their strategic coordination in Syria and the region as a whole? What are the implications for the future of the U.S.-Turkey defense partnership?
To discuss these issues, the SETA Foundation at Washington D.C. is pleased to host a timely conference on U.S.-Turkey relations.
10:30am – 11:00am Registration
11:00am – 12:00pm A Conversation on the Syrian Conflict: Implications of the U.S. Withdrawal Decision
Sedat Önal, Undersecretary of Turkish Foreign Ministry
Burhanettin Duran, General Coordinator, The SETA Foundation
Moderated by Kilic Kanat, Research Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
12:00pm – 12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm – 2:00pm U.S.-Turkey Defense and Strategic Partnership
Celal Sami Tüfekçi, Deputy Undersecretary for Defense Industries
Murat Yeşiltaş, Director of Security Studies, The SETA Foundation
Luke Coffey, Director, Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy, The Heritage Foundation
Moderated by Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.