The Future of the Russo-Turkish Relationship with Congressman Gerry Connolly

A conversation with:

Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA)
US Representative for Virginia’s 11th District
US House of Representatives

The Hon. James Jeffrey
Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Dr. Soner Çağaptay
Beyer Family Fellow and Director, Turkish Research Program
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

The Hon. John Herbst
Director, Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center
Atlantic Council

Ms. Karoun Demirjian
The Washington Post

When Russia annexed Crimea, the balance of power in the Black Sea region shifted, leading to escalating tensions between Russia and Turkey. The Kremlin’s intervention in Syria and operations along the Turkish border triggered Ankara’s shootdown of a Russian fighter jet. Today, relations between Russia and Turkey are at an all-time low. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent decision to reduce operations in Syria may once again transform foreign policy for the two states. Congressman Gerry Connolly and the panel will discuss the future of the Russo-Turkish relationship and implications of recent events on security in the region, NATO, and US policy.   

We hope you can join us for this important and timely discussion.

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