The event will be opened by GPI President Paolo von Schirach. A keynote speech by Turkish President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected and it will be followed by a panel discussion with the participation of senior experts from the U.S. and Turkey.
Mesut Yilmaz, former Prime Minister of Turkey, will moderate the panel discussion.
The panel will include:
Hande Firat, CNN Turk Ankara Representative
Mark Kimmitt, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Brigadier General (Retired)
Gulnur Aybet, GPI Fellow & Director of Bahcesehir University Centre for Security Studies
Heath Lowry, Princeton University, Ataturk Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies, (Emeritus)
Joshua Walker, Transatlantic Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the US
Due to the venue’s limited capacity, attendance to this event will be strictly by invitation only.