Kemal Kirişci

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TÜSİAD Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Center on the United States and Europe | Director, Turkey Project

Big Bets & Black Swans: A Presidential Briefing Book - Deepen Economic Ties to Turkey

Kemal Kirişci is the TÜSİAD senior fellow and director of the Center on the United States and Europe's Turkey Project at Brookings, with an expertise in Turkish foreign policy and migration studies. | View Full Bio

Recent Activity

  • In the News

    There is growing recognition that something nasty befell the Armenian community in the Ottoman period and Turks are painfully revisiting this history.

    April 23, 2015, Kemal Kirişci, Al-Monitor
  • Interview | Hurriyet Daily News

    Turkish-U.S. ties constantly sinking, says top academic

    March 9, 2015

  • In the News

    If the instability and this crisis continues, then I suspect there's also going to be pressure on the country's growth prospects as business people from Turkey or outside Turkey will become less willing to invest.

    December 27, 2013, Kemal Kirişci, Foreign Policy
  • Interview | Chautauqua Institution

    August 16, 2013

  • In the News

    In an ironic way, [the protests in Turkey are] a product of the success of this government in helping to develop a stronger middle class, especially the highly educated section of the middle class that lives in the cities. … The government’s failure to hear their voice and the adoption of policies that these people feel are strangling their individualistic liberties.

    June 26, 2013, Kemal Kirişci, The Washington Times
  • In the News

    For some time people had become critical of the American administration's reluctance in bringing up these problems in Turkey I suspect now the U.S. is going to try to make up for it; to try to raise these issues in a much more conspicuous and forceful manner, but I wonder if this is not somewhat late.

    June 4, 2013, Kemal Kirişci, ABC News
  • Interview | Milliyet

    Turkey is Turning Its Face to the West

    February 7, 2013