March 13, 2014
The Kurdish Question and US-Turkish Relations in a Changing Middle East
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In a new Atlantic Council issue brief, The Kurdish Question and US-Turkish Relations in a Changing Middle East, two alumni of the Council’s 2012-2013 Young Turkey Young America program examine the Turkish government’s recent “Kurdish Opening” and its implications for broader policy in the region and for US-Turkish bilateral relations. Jeffrey Mankoff, a fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, and Müjge Küçükkeleş, a PhD candidate at the Institute for Middle East Studies at Marmara University in Istanbul, propose a series of recommendations for policymakers in both countries that emphasize the importance of bilateral coordination in a rapidly evolving regional context.