U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force

Speakers: Madeleine K. Albright, Stephen J. Hadley, and Steven A. Cook
Presider: Gary Rosen

Task Force Co-Chairs Madeleine K. Albright and Stephen J. Hadley and Project Director Steven A. Cook discuss the findings and recommendations of the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report on U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership.

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U.S. Needs to Deepen Ties with Turkey Despite Concerns, Says New CFR Task Force

It is incumbent upon the leaders of the United States and Turkey to define a new partnership "in order to make a strategic relationship a reality," says a new Council on Foreign Relations–sponsored Independent Task Force chaired by former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright and former national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley.

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