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What Is Turkey up to in the Middle East?

Turkey, a regional actor and a mid-size power, tries to project influence in the Middle East through religious and cultural affinities, and increasingly, through the use of military power and proxies. While Turkey is part of the Astana Process together with Russia and Iran, its end goal in Syria is in conflict with that of Russia and Iran. Conflicting strategies of the United States and Turkey are contributing to the ongoing escalation of tension between the two allies. Despite disagreements, Turkey and the European Union have managed to sustain their cooperation on refugees and on counterterrorism. What is Turkey's role in Syria, particularly in the implementation of the Idlib agreement? How does Turkey project its interests in relations with key actors, including Russia, Iran, NATO, the United States, and Europe? Does Turkey's regional role bear any windows of opportunity for European interests?

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Hosted by:

MEP Jordi SOLÉ, Group of the Green/ European Free Alliance, European Parliament

MEP Josep-Maria TERRICABRAS, Group of the Green/ European Free Alliance, European Parliament

Speakers:

Amberin Zaman, Public Policy Fellow, Wilson Center

Ahmet K. Han, Professor, Altınbas University

Özgür Ünlühisarcıklı, Director of the Ankara Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Kristina Kausch, Senior Resident Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (Moderator)

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Venue

European Parliament
Rue Wiertz 60,
1047 Brussels
Belgium

Alternative venue

Room A1G3

Contact

Sabina Wölkner

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Head of the Multinational Development Policy Dialogue

sabina.woelkner@kas.de +32 2 66931-77 +32 2 66931-62
Contact

Carolin Löprich

Carolin Löprich

Research Coordinator Multinational Development Policy Dialogue

carolin.loeprich@kas.de +32 2 66931 71 +32 2 66931 62

Partner

The German Marshall Fund of the United States

American Jewish Committee