Turkey, the United States and Canada: Security, Commercial and Cultural Opportunities for the Next Decade


  • 1219 International Affairs Building, Columbia University

A Talk by M. Levent Bilgen, Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey
Moderated by Professor David Cuthell.

Turkish Diplomacy as well as the Turkish economy have gone from relative obscurity to daily coverage in the media and the general public. Recent high profile coverage of the Turkish role in mediating the Syrian uprising and Turkish leadership of the ISAF forces in Afghanistan is well known. What is less well understood is the growing Turkish diplomatic and business engagement with both the United States and Canada. Consul General Levent Bilgen has served both in Toronto and New York and will offer his perspectives on both of these topics. 

Co-sponsors: Middle East Institute and the Turkish Initiative