Thursday, December 4, 2014

IR Event: US - Turkey Security Relations: ISIS, Syria, and the Middle East

In a recent trip to Turkey concluding November 23rd, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden reports that the U.S. - Turkey bilateral relationship is “as strong as it has ever been.” Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met to discuss cooperation in defeating the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, but significant tensions remain. Washington criticizes Turkey’s reluctance to militarize against ISIS, particularly in Kobane, while Ankara continues to push for U.S. commitment to end Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government by supporting moderate Syrian opposition rebels.

On December 15th, the World Affairs Council invites you to hear from Dr. Reşat Kasaba, Director of the University of Washington’s Jackson School of International Studies, on present U.S. - Turkey relations, particularly as it concerns ISIS, Syria, and additional security issues in the Middle East.

Prior to the talk, you are welcome to enjoy Turkish cuisine provided by the World Affairs Council. Free parking is available at this venue.

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Event Details
US - Turkey Security Relations: ISIS, Syria, and the Middle East
with Dr. Reşat Kasaba
Monday, December 15th @ 6:30 PM
The Landing at Northcut
(5001 25th Ave NE Seattle, WA 98105)