Perspectives on Turkish Foreign Policy
On November 29, the Center on the U.S. and Europe at Brookings (CUSE) hosted Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu for an address on Turkish foreign policy, Turkish-U.S. relations, and how the two global powers can further develop their strategic partnership in a multipolar world.
Foreign Minister Davutoğlu was appointed Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs in May 2009 by Prime Minister Erdogan. Prior to his appointment, he served as chief advisor to the Turkish prime minister for foreign policy. Foreign Minister Davutoğlu has a distinguished career in academia, serving as a professor and department chair at several Turkish universities. He has published several influential books and articles on foreign policy in both Turkish and English.
Vice President Martin Indyk, director of Foreign Policy at Brookings, introduced Foreign Minister Davutoğlu. Nonresident Senior Fellow Ömer Taşpınar moderated the discussion. After the program, the foreign minister took audience questions.