TURKEYSourceJun 29, 2021
Biden-Erdoğan icebreaker could set the stage for a bilateral thaw
By Grady Wilson
Biden and Erdogan emerged from a long meeting on the sidelines of the June 14 NATO summit upbeat and positive, setting the stage for dialogue and progress in bilateral relations. Turkey and the United States share an expansive list of disagreements and tensions points as well as mutual interests and opportunities. Both sides are unanimous on the importance of bilateral relations but it remains to be seen how the two countries will manage their current challenges.
TURKEYSourceMar 5, 2021
To manage tensions between Turkey and Greece, the US should look to history
By Grady Wilson
Tensions between Turkey and Greece flared over the past year over disputed maritime claims in the Eastern Mediterranean. The United States should mediate between the two NATO allies to protect its interests based on its long term commitment to a stable and secure region.
TURKEYSourceDec 3, 2020
How Joe Biden can put US-Turkey relations back on track
By Pinar Dost and Grady Wilson
Turkey and the United States need to work to establish a fresh dialogue, compromise on their outstanding issues, and prepare the way for an active and beneficial partnership in the future.
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.