Turkey and the Middle East under the Trump Administration
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
Hasan Basri Yalcin, Director, Strategy Program, The SETA Foundation
Moderator: Ahmet Selim Tekelioglu, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
11:30am – 11:45am: Coffee Break
11:45am – 1:15pm: The Trump Administration and Middle East Policy
Hannah Thoburn, Research Fellow, Hudson Institute
Nicholas Heras, Fellow, Center for New American Security
Hassan Hassan, Fellow, The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
Kilic B. Kanat, Research Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
Moderator: Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.
1:15pm – 2:00pm: Lunch Break
2:00pm – 3:30pm: Turkey’s Fight Against ISIS
Ufuk Ulutas, Director, Foreign Policy Program, The SETA Foundation
Murat Yesiltas, Director, Security Policy Program, The SETA Foundation
Discussant: Bassam Barabandi, Political Advisor, Syrian High Negotiation Committee
Moderator: Kilic B. Kanat, The SETA Foundation at Washington D.C.