New AtlanticistOct 2, 2023
How the Menendez scandal could end up with Turkey getting F-16s—and Sweden getting into NATO
By Grady Wilson
As chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Menendez signaled his opposition to the sale of F-16s to Ankara early and often.
Grady Wilson is an associate director at the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY where he manages digital communications, coordinates events, and supports the program’s programming on US-Turkey bilateral relations. He originally joined the “Turkey team” as an intern with the Atlantic Council Energy and Economic (Istanbul) Summit in Istanbul in 2015. Grady graduated from McGill University in 2014 with a major in international management. Grady previously worked temporarily for the Council in the summers of 2013 and 2014, in the Office of Finance and Administration. Prior to joining the Council, Grady was an intern at the American Chamber of Commerce in Istanbul. In addition, he worked as a research assistant at the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C. in 2012. The son of two diplomats, Grady spent his childhood in Washington D.C., Melbourne, Baku, and Ankara.