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Virtual Event | Turkey’s Role in the Ukraine Crisis
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) attend a press conference following their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 3, 2020. (Getty Images)
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) attend a press conference following their meeting in Kyiv, Ukraine, on February 3, 2020. (Getty Images)

Virtual Event | Turkey’s Role in the Ukraine Crisis

This event will premiere on this page at 10:00 a.m. EST, Friday, February 11. Register for the event here.

Will the Ukraine crisis lead to an improvement in U.S.-Turkish relations? Turkey has conducted a delicate balancing act in its relations with Russia. On the one hand, Ankara has emerged in recent years as a staunch supporter of Ukraine, upholding its independence and territorial integrity and arming its military with advanced weapons. On the other hand, Ankara has also sought to compartmentalize its differences with Moscow, even going so far as to purchase the Russian S-400 missile defense systems—a move that prompted the United States to impose sanctions on Turkey. Will the shared support for Ukraine and fear of Russian expansionism push the United States and Turkey back together? Join Hudson Institute for this timely discussion.

Speakers

Svante Cornell

Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute and Silk Road Studies Program Joint Center, Co-founder, Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm

Colonel (Ret.) Rich Outzen

Geopolitical Consultant and Analyst, Private Sector, Dragoman LLC

Sinan Ülgen

Director, Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (Istanbul), Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Europe (Brussels)

Moderator

Michael Doran

Senior Fellow and Director, Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East, Hudson Institute

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