Dr. Kadir Ustun joins panel, “Turkey: ISIS and the Middle East,” organized by Georgetown University’s Institute of Turkish Studies and co-sponsored by the Middle East Institute.

Turkey announced that it would now allow the use of the Incirlik airbase by U.S. air forces against ISIL in Syria. The decision came soon after the Suruc bombing on July 20, 2015 and Turkey has been conducting operations against […]

The Syrian conflict that began as a revolution has descended into a major international humanitarian disaster. The country is faced with a gloomy reality on the ground and there is little evidence to suggest any breakthrough in the near future. […]

Turkey returns to the polls on November 1 in snap elections after failing to form a governing coalition in the wake of the June 7th elections. This new round of elections will either lead to a fresh round of coalition […]

Russia’s military intervention in the conflict in Syria has complicated the dynamics surrounding the protracted civil war and the efforts of the global anti-ISIL coalition. The downing of a Russian Su-24 bomber jet by Turkish air forces in the wake […]

Fourteen Turkish-American and Turkish-Canadian undergraduate and graduate students gathered in Washington, D.C. from February 29 to March 4 as part of the SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.’s first Turkish-American Leadership Academy. In collaboration with the Presidency for Turks Abroad, SETA DC […]

9:45 – Registration 10:15 – Welcome Remarks by Burhanettin Duran, President, The SETA Foundation 10: 30 – Panel I: Confronting the Syrian Refugee Challenge Fuat Oktay, President, Disaster and Emergency Management Authority of Turkey (AFAD) Ghassan Hitto, President, Syrian Forum […]

A recent report published by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA) shows surging Islamophobic activities in the political environment, media outlets, streets, and businesses in 25 EU countries, as hundreds of Muslim Europeans encounter hate speech and […]

The Turkish army crossed the border into Syria on August 24 in an effort to help liberate Jarablus from ISIS. Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces, supported by Turkish special forces and F-16s, moved into the city to clear Jarablus of […]

On September 19, 2016, the SETA Foundation at Washington D.C. hosted a private roundtable dinner with His Excellency President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in New York City on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Attendees included current and former diplomats, […]

On November 8, 2016 Donald Trump was elected to serve as the next President of the United States of America. President-elect Trump has been vocal on a number of issues that are of great importance to the U.S.-Turkey relations, including […]

 10:00am – 11:30am: Syria and Iraq’s Impact on US-Turkey Relations           Luke Coffey, Director, Center for Foreign Policy, Heritage Foundation           Sasha Ghosh-Siminoff, President and Co-Founder, People Demand Change       […]

On April 16, 2017 the Turkish people will head to the polls for a referendum on a presidential system. The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C. cordially invites you to a discussion on the upcoming referendum with AK Party Member of […]

Since 2015 the U.S., Russia, and Turkey have been engaged in a strategically complicated dance in the civil war in Syria. As tensions between the three regional powers ebb and flow, discussions continue about the possibility of creating safe-zones in […]

On April 7, 2017, the United States conducted unilateral strikes against the Assad regime’s military assets. The strikes came in response to a chemical attack by regime forces against the town of Khan Sheikhoun. It marked the first direct U.S. […]

Last year, on July 15, 2016, Turkey underwent an attempted coup against its democratically elected government. The coup was thwarted by Turkish citizens, who poured onto the streets in support of Turkish democracy. The failed coup attempt has impacted Turkish […]