DECEMBER 12-18, 2017
TOMORROW: TELECONFERENCE ON TRUMP ADMIN’S JERUSALEM MOVE
ANNUAL REVIEW PREVIEW: U.S.-TURKEY RELATIONS IN 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, THO is hard at work putting together our “ Review of U.S.-Turkey Relations in 2017 ,” the latest in an annual report series documenting the year’s developments in U.S.-Turkey ties across THO’s six issue areas: security, humanitarian aid, economy, energy, education, and technology.

We’ll be releasing our full review in January 2018, but you can get an early look at some of its content in our recently released preview, which is available on our website .
Keep an eye out for the full report next month! You can read last year’s review here
U.S.-TURKEY NEWS
McMaster comment on Islamism draws ire in Turkey
Additional news
OTHER NEWS
Security
Humanitarian Aid
Economy
Energy
Education
Technology
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY 2017
© Sinem Oguz – Photo exhibit: “On the Border: Syrian Women and Children”
Today, more than 250 million people are migrants, a testament to the increasing interconnectedness of our global society. Regardless of their reasons for migration, migrants leave an overwhelmingly positive impact on their new communities.

In the U.S., it has been estimated that approximately one in seven people were born in a different country. In Turkey, the influx of more than 3.3 million Syrians has reshaped how the country responds to migration.

As an organization that is proud to benefit from the contributions of Turkish-American staff and that carries out research and events on Turkey’s approach to its Syrian community, Turkish Heritage Organization is dedicated to helping realize the International Migrants Day 2017 theme, “ safe migration in a world on the move .

To learn more about THO’s work on this issue, see the below selection of some of our publications, events, and interviews.



THE LATEST FROM THO
Two new “Exclusive Insight” video interviews
  • Ambassador Lincoln P. Bloomfield, Jr. (Chairman Emeritus, Stimson Center) – Amb. Bloomfield discusses the U.S.’ Middle East policy, including the ramifications of President Trump’s Jerusalem decision.

  • Ferdi Ferhat Ozsoy (Director of the “Why Am I in Turkey?” project) – Ozsoy discusses W.A.I.T. and the importance of telling the stories of Syrian refugees in Turkey.
[ICYMI] Video from our Dec. 7 panel on the geopolitical impact of the Syria crisis
Check out the video from our Dec. 7 panel at the National Press Club, “ Lessons from the Syria crisis: Old Rivalries, New Dynamics .”

Read the summary on our website .
WHAT WE'RE READING
Turkish Policy Quarterly
– Suraj Sharma, Middle East Eye
– Pinar Akpinar, Istanbul Policy Center
– in “Spotlight: Gender equality in Europe and Central Asia," UNDP
Ozge Zihnioglu, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
– Cansu Camlibel, Hurriyet Daily News


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