Turkish Institute for Progress Hosts Turkish MPs to Discuss Turkey's War on Terror

05 Feb, 2016, 14:12 ET from The Turkish Institute for Progress

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Turkish Institute for Progress (TIP) held an event with Turkish Members of Parliament covering a range of topics from Turkey's political climate, the war against ISIS, and the Russian-Armenia alliance against moderate rebels and Turkmen in Syria. 

Derya Taskin, TIP's president said, "Today we were able to hear directly from Turkish MPs about the struggle Turkey faces in its war against ISIS and Turkey's strategic importance to the United States."  The MPs included Dr. Yasin Aktay, Cemal Öztürk, and Orhan Miroğlu, a Kurdish MP. 

Dr. Aktay was particularly poignant in his comments about the role Russia and Armenia is playing to assist the Assad regime.  He said, "Russia, with the assistance of Armenia, has proven that their ultimate goal is to preserve the brutal Assad regime.  It is time for the U.S. to ask, who the real allies in the region are?"  Mr. Miroğlu also noted that, "Turkey and the United States have shared interests in the region and Turkey will continue to be a strong ally."  Turkey has been a NATO member since 1952. 

The Turkish Institute for Progress (TIP) was formed to provide a forum for dialogue in the pursuit of peace and cooperation between Turkey and the international community. By finding common ground defined by shared interests, TIP pursues a constructive dialogue to ensure that international relationships with Turkey are marked by unity and the shared pursuit of common goals.

About Turkish Institute for Progress
The Turkish Institute for Progress (TIP) was formed to provide a forum for dialogue in the pursuit of peace and cooperation between Turkey and the international community. By finding common ground defined by shared interests, TIP pursues a constructive dialogue to ensure that international relationships with Turkey are marked by unity and the shared pursuit of common goals. 

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