Bipartisan Policy Center's Turkey Initiative Co-Chairs Former U.S. Ambassadors Mort Abramowitz and Eric Edelman to Release Recommendations on Building Greater U.S.-Turkish Cooperation Amid Unstable Middle East

Oct 22, 2013, 08:34 ET from Bipartisan Policy Center

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Turkey Initiative, co-chaired by former U.S. Ambassadors to Turkey Mort Abramowitz and Eric Edelman, will release its first white paper on Wednesday, October 23, analyzing the divergence between U.S. and Turkish interests and the importance of stabilizing Turkey's domestic politics so it may enhance its influence in the Middle East. The Initiative co-chairs will unveil recommendations for moving the U.S.-Turkish relationship from rhetoric to reality. Over the past two years, instability in the Middle East has given both the United States and Turkey an important interest in containing and minimizing the spreading instability and chaos. Join BPC co-chairs Abramowitz and Edelman for a discussion on the critical need for both countries to build a strong, cooperative partnership.

Watch the live webcast here. The moderator will take questions from the audience, as well as Twitter. Tweet questions to @BPC_Bipartisan or email

Ambassador Morton Abramowitz, former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey 
Ambassador Eric Edelman, former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey                                     
Guy Raz, Moderator, NPR's TED Radio Hour Host

BPC's Turkey Initiative co-chairs unveil recommendations for building greater U.S.-Turkish cooperation amid an increasingly unstable Middle East.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
10 AM-11:30 AM

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