DECEMBER 5-11, 2017
SAVE THE DATE : DEC. 19 TELECON ON TRUMP ADMIN’S JERUSALEM MOVE
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ANNUAL REVIEW PREVIEW : U.S.-TURKEY RELATIONS IN 2017
As 2017 comes to a close, we're 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 our 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
Turkey denounces Trump administration’s Jerusalem decision
Additional news
OTHER NEWS
Security
Humanitarian Aid
Economy
Energy
Education
Technology
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
THO’S STATEMENT ON THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION’S JERUSALEM DECISION
Turkish Heritage Organization is deeply concerned with respect to President Trump’s decision regarding recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would plunge the region into deeper risks and ignite violence in an already war torn region. President Trump's decision will have a negative impact on the peace and stability in the region and also bears the risk of completely destroying the ground for peace. In addition, this decision is against international law and relevant UN Resolutions, as the annexation of Jerusalem by Israel has been rejected by the international community and the UN.
THE LATEST FROM THO
Experts addressed the geopolitics of the Syria crisis at Dec. 7 THO event
During THO’s December 7, 2017 panel at the National Press Club – “Lessons from the Syria Crisis: Old Rivalries, New Dynamics” – former high-level government officials addressed the impact of the Syria conflict on traditional relationships and tensions between actors like Russia, Turkey, Iran, and the U.S.
[ICYMI] Latest THO “Exclusive Insight” interviews on education for displaced Syrians
Check out THO’s latest “Exclusive Insight” interviews with Remi Hassoun (Syrian activist) and Lina Sergie Attar (co-founder and CEO of Karam Foundation), during which they discuss challenges and approaches to education for displaced Syrians. 
WHAT WE'RE READING
– Lina Sergie Attar, U.S. News & World Report
International Organization for Migration
Justin Keay, Global Finance
– Svante E. Cornell and Halil Karaveli, The Turkey Analyst
– Sinan Ulgen, Carnegie Europe
– Ilter Turan, German Marshall Fund
Deniz Akkus , World Food Programme Insight
World Food Programme (via ReliefWeb)
– Izza Leghtas, Refugees International
– Janell Fetterolf and Jacob Poushter, Pew Research Center


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