U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New PartnershipReport of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force
Independent Task Force reports are consensus documents that offer analysis and policy prescriptions for major U.S. foreign policy issues facing the United States, developed through private and nonpartisan deliberations among a group of high-level experts.
The Task Force asserts that Turkey is an increasingly influential regional and economic power and calls for the United States and Turkey to forge a new partnership. The report provides analysis and recommendations to policymakers and others on the U.S.-Turkish relationship; Turkey's role within NATO; its relations in the Middle East, Europe, and elsewhere; its place in the global economy; and its political and social development; among other important issues.
U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership, Report of a CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force
Council Fellows Steven A. Cook and Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall joined presider Marc Grossman, former ambassador to Turkey, in a presentation of a new Council Special Report. Underscoring the importance of the US-Turkey relationship, they expressed support for Turkey’s integration into the European Union, called for the resolution of the Cyprusissue, and suggested trilateral talks between Turkey, theU.S. and legitimate Kurdish-Iraqi leaders.
Turkish President Abdullah Gül discusses a wide-range of foreign policy matters including U.S.-Turkish relations, Middle East peace, Iran, and Afghanistan.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, former U.S. National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley, and CFR Senior Fellow Steven A. Cook present the CFR-Sponsored Independent Task Force Report on the U.S.-Turkish Relationship and Turkey's Growing Role.