OCTOBER 17-23, 2017
THO HOSTS PANEL ON KRG INDEPENDENCE REFERENDUM AND REGIONAL REALITIES
On October 18 , THO hosted a panel discussion at the National Press Club on “The KRG Independence Referendum and Regional Realities”.

During the event, the audience heard from Amb. Lukman Faily (former Iraqi Ambassador to the U.S.), Amb. James Jeffrey (former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey and Iraq; Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy), and Mr. Arshad Al-Salihi (Iraqi Turkmen Front leader and member of the Iraqi Parliament).

To read the summary of the event as well as a statement from Mr. Al-Salihi, visit THO’s website .

U.S.-TURKEY NEWS
U.S. and Turkey continue talks as visa crisis remains unsolved
Banner of PKK leader in Raqqa adds to U.S.-Turkey tension
Turkey denies reports of U.S. probe into banks over Iran sanctions
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QUOTE OF THE WEEK
THE LATEST FROM THO
THO president pens op-ed on importance of U.S.-Turkey relationship
In his latest op-ed, “ The US-Turkey Relationship is Facing a Major Test ”, THO President Ali Cinar argues that “the U.S.-Turkey relationship is strong enough to overcome” difficult periods like the visa crisis.
Factsheet on Turkey's economy in 2017
The IMF’s latest World Economic Outlook has increased Turkey’s projected 2017 economic growth to 5.1%. 

To learn more about Turkey’s economic developments in 2017, check out THO’s latest factsheet, “ Turkey’s Economy in 2017: A Snapshot ”.
Spotlight on Turkey's startup scene
This week, investors, entrepreneurs, and startups from more than 65 countries are exploring exciting new opportunities at Startup Istanbul .

To learn more about Turkey’s innovation ecosystem, check out THO’s issue brief by Alexander Snow, “ Turkey’s Technology Startups: U.S.-Turkey Collaboration in a Growing Ecosystem ”.
WHAT WE'RE READING
– Kemal Kirisci, The New York Times
– James Stavridis, Bloomberg
– Gabe Stern, The Daily Orange
– Sonia Kim, The Harvard Crimson
– Sinem Cengiz, Arab News
– Hansin Dogan, Hurriyet Daily News


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