Looking Beyond the Rhetoric: The Future of US-Turkey Relations
September 25, 2018 | Washington, DC
Amanda Sloat, The Brookings Institution
Jennifer Miel, US-Turkey Business Council
Moderator: Lisel Hintz, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Washington, DC—On September 25, 2018, the WFPG hosted a panel discussion on the future of US-Turkey relations with former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Amanda Sloat, Executive Director of the US Chamber of Commerce’s US-Turkey Business Council Jennifer Miel, and Johns Hopkins SAIS Assistant Professor and Author Lisel Hintz. The discussion covered issues including US-Turkey military cooperation, hostage diplomacy, the importance of NATO, and the impact of sanctions on the business community and the global economy. The program was held at the Offices of O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Washington, DC. 

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Moderator Lisel Hintz opens the discussion

Meaghan VerGow welcomes guests 
to O'Melveny & Myers LLP 


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Jennifer Miel of the US-Turkey Business Council
discusses sanctions

Amanda Sloat of The Brookings Institution
underlines the importance of NATO


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WFPG Member Marcia Wiss asks a question about
US-Turkey defense cooperation

Participants during the discussion


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WFPG Executive Director Kim Kahnhauser Freeman speaks with Marcia Wiss, USITC Commissioner Meredith Broadbent, and Duygu Cicek before the program

WFPG Members Lynn Holec and Terica Adams 


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Meaghan VerGow of O'Melveny & Myers LLP,
Joshua VerGow of The Atlantic Council, and
Rona Panteli of the Embassy of Cyprus

Christoph Seemann of the Embassy of Germany,
Liebeth Turbati of Corporate Council Member McLarty
Associates, and Jennifer Simpson of ISH


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Stanley Kober with Katya Myagkova of Mercury Public Affairs during the reception

Speakers Lisel Hintz, Amanda Sloat and Jennifer Miel