OCTOBER 31 - NOVEMBER 6, 2017
UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES
THO to host briefing for Congressional staff
On Wednesday, November 8, please join THO for a panel event on the state of U.S.-Turkey affairs featuring Mr. Nicholas A. Heras (Center for a New American Security) and Professor Michael Reynolds (Princeton University & the Foreign Policy Research Institute). The event will be moderated by Professor Nora Fisher Onar (Coastal Carolina University & the German Marshall Fund), and is open to all. Refreshments will be served.
Nov. 16 – Panel event on innovative approaches to education for displaced Syrians
With THO support, on November 16 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM , the No Lost Generation chapter at George Washington University will host a panel titled “Education for Displaced Syrians: Innovative Solutions to a Complex Challenge.”

Speakers
Lina Sergie Attar – Co-founder and CEO of Karam Foundation
Katherine Miller – Global Education in Emergencies Specialist at the Institute for International Education

Location
Marvin Center - Foggy Bottom
800 21st St NW, Washington, DC 20052
Room 309
Invitation-only roundtable with H.E. Binali Yildirim
This week, THO will also organize an invitation-only, high-level roundtable discussion with H.E. Binali Yildirim, Prime Minister of the Republic of Turkey.
U.S.-TURKEY NEWS
U.S. and Turkey partially restore visa services amid high-level discussions
Additional news
OTHER NEWS
Security
Humanitarian Aid
Economy
Energy
Education
Technology
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
THE LATEST FROM THO
THO teleconference on the U.S.-Turkey visa crisis
On October 31, THO organized a teleconference addressing the U.S.-Turkey visa crisis. During the teleconference, the audience heard from Amb. Matthew Bryza (former U.S. Ambassador, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia, and Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council) and Prof. Ilter Turan (Professor of International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University and President of the International Political Science Association). The discussion was moderated by THO Executive Director Yenal Kucuker.

During the teleconference, the speakers discussed the origins of the crisis – a breakdown triggered by the detention of a Turkish employee at the U.S. consulate in Istanbul – as well as the recent history of U.S.-Turkey relations, the crisis’ impact on people-to-people ties, and possible strategies for improving relations between Washington and Ankara. For full audio and a summary of the discussion, click here .
People-to-people ties factsheet
Check out THO’s latest publication by Audrey Williams (Program Officer), “ The Visa Crisis in Context: A Look at People-to-People Ties Between the U.S. and Turkey ”. 
WHAT WE'RE READING
– Soner Cagaptay, Oya Aktas, and Akin Yucel, WINEP
– Metin Gurcan, Al-Monitor
– Svante Cornell, RealClear Defense
– Izza Leghtas, Refugees International
– Dorian Jones, VOA
– Johannes Zutt, World Bank


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