Turkey Project

Turkey Project

The Turkey Project tracks Turkish domestic politics, foreign policy, and the economy through publications and high-level meetings.

Program Overview

The CSIS Turkey Project was established in June 1994 as the first program in Washington, D.C., to focus exclusively on Turkey. Dr. Bulent Aliriza has been directing the project since its inception.

Through its continuous tracking of Turkish domestic politics, foreign policy, and economy, which are analyzed in its periodic Turkey Updates and commentaries, the Turkey Project makes a significant contribution to the Washington policy debate on this vital country.

The Turkey Project also organizes regular meetings to discuss developments in Turkey, frequently with visiting high-level Turkish policymakers and officials. The list of distinguished Turkish visitors at Turkey Project meetings during the past decade and a half includes current Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, former Foreign Minister Ali Babacan, and Defense Minister Vecdi Gonul, as well as numerous previous prime ministers and ministers.

 

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    This project is developing a comprehensive assessment of the geostrategic impact of evolving relations between these three pivotal countries and the implications for the United States.