The July 15 coup attempt resulted in a lingering national trauma. Turkish people have been in search of justice against those who attempted to take their democracy and state hostage. A key part of this effort is the request for extradition of Fethullah Gulen, believed to have masterminded the coup attempt through his followers, who currently lives in self-exile in the United States. Turks are profoundly concerned that Gulenists continue to be a destabilizing threat against democracy. With the Turkish government’s request for Gulen’s extradition, the already complicated relationship between Washington and Ankara has shown signs of further strain.
We are pleased to invite you to a Keynote Address by H. E. Bekir Bozdağ, Justice Minister of Turkey. The title of his address will be “The July 15 Coup Attempt and the FETO Terror Organization.”
The keynote will be preceded by a panel discussion that will focus on “The Implications of the July 15 Coup Attempt for U.S.-Turkey Relations.”
1:30pm Panel Discussion: The Implications of the July 15 Coup Attempt for U.S.-Turkey Relations
Michael Reynolds, Princeton University
Ahmet S. Tekelioglu, The SETA Foundation at Washington, D.C.
Mujeeb Khan, University of California, Berkeley
Moderated by Kadir Ustun, The SETA Foundation at Washington, D.C.
2:45pm Coffee Break
3:00pm Keynote Address by H. E. Bekir Bozda, Justice Minister of Turkey: The July 15 Coup Attempt and the FETO Terror Organization