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AHIF Announces Its Newest Publication
September 13, 2011—No. 61 (202) 785-8430

AHIF Announces Its Newest Publication

U.S. Relations with Turkey and Its Impact on Greece and Cyprus

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute Foundation (AHIF) is pleased to announce the release of its new publication U.S. Relations with Turkey and Its Impact on Greece and Cyprus. This 102 page volume includes the papers presented at two seminars—on April 14, 2010 on “U.S. Relations with Turkey and Its Impact on Greece and Cyprus” and on April 26, 2010 on “U.S. Policy Toward Greece, Turkey and Cyprus: Developments and Prospects in the Obama Administration.”

The speakers were Dr. Ted Galen Carpenter, vice president for defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute in Washington, D.C.; Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and Vice President of Policy for Citizen Outreach; Gregory R. Copley, President of the International Strategic Studies Association and Chairman of its Balkan and Eastern Mediterranean Policy Council; Dr. Van Coufoudakis, Dean Emeritus, School of Arts and Science, Indiana University-Purdue University; Dr. Theodore C. Kariotis, Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland (University College); and Eugene T. Rossides, former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury and founder of AHIF. Also included is Gregory R. Copley’s article “Did Turkey Declare War on Israel…and the West?” in the May/June 2010 issue of Defense and Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy.

The publication of this volume is most timely in view of the anti-West and anti-Israel actions and statements of Turkey’s government under Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP party since they came into office in 2002 and particularly in the past two years. The papers include:

  • A Chill in the Air: Relations with Washington’s Turkish “Ally” in the 21st Century by Ted Galen Carpenter
  • Loose Cannon: Washington’s Turkish “Ally” in the 21st Century by Ted Galen Carpenter
  • U.S. Policy Toward Greece, Turkey and Cyprus: Developments and Prospects in the Obama Administration by Doug Bandow
  • Black Sea Watershed: How Turkey’s New Axis With Russia Affects U.S. Interests in the Eastern Mediterranean and South-Eastern Europe by Gregory R. Copley
  • Did Turkey Declare War on Israel…and the West? by Gregory R. Copley May/June 2010 Defense and Foreign Affairs Strategic Policy
  • U.S.-Turkish Relations –The Continuity of Past Policies by Van Coufoudakis
  • The Greek-Turkish Dispute in the Aegean Sea and the Role of the U.S. by Theodore C. Kariotis
  • How Should the U.S. Deal With an Ally Like Turkey? by Eugene T. Rossides

We encourage you to donate copies to your elected representatives in Congress. It is an important volume and it is extremely important that each of the 435 Representatives and 100 Senators receive two copies of this book—one for the representative/senator and another for his/her Legislative Assistant.

U.S. Relations with Turkey and Its Impact on Greece and Cyprus is available in soft cover, 102 pages, for $15 plus $3 for postage and handling. AHI members receive a 25% discount—$11 plus $3 postage and handling. AHIF's newest publication can be ordered online at or by requesting a book order form by phone or email from: AHIF, 1220 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; Tel: 202-785-8430; Email:

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Quotes from the book:

“But over the past seven or eight years, Turkey’s international behavior has begun to cause noticeable uneasiness among U.S. officials and members of the foreign policy community. Even the Obama administration, which began office with a determination to forge exceedingly close ties with Ankara, now seems worried and perplexed.” Ted Galen Carpenter

“The United States should prepare for a world in which Turkey will be moving more distant, not closer to us. In that world Washington should take into account the Greek side which, as I indicated earlier, has a stable relationship with the United States. Washington can trust in its bilateral ties with Athens', in contrast to America’s relationship with Turkey, which we really don’t know where it is going.” Doug Bandow 

“Now, finally, the Turkish Government has admitted that it supports and has worked closely with the terrorist support organization, Insani Yardim Vakfi (IHH), which sponsored the Gaza flotilla. IHH has a long history of involvement with the jihadist movement, including those linked to al-Qaida, in the Balkans. This means that Ankara has admitted, finally, that it has been supporting the international jihadist movement against the West, and Russia.” Gregory R. Copley 

“The Obama administration remains silent on the dangerous and destabilizing violations of the Aegean airspace by the Turkish air force. These violations continue to grow in numbers (from 1,288 in 2008 to 1,678 in 2009 including 51 over flights of Greek Aegean islands).” Van Coufoudakis, Ph.D.

“For more than 25 years, the concept of the continental shelf has been overcome with the concept of the Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Since the beginning of the new Convention of the Law of the Sea (CLOS) in 1982, not a single country on planet Earth has requested only the delimitation of its continental shelf but also the simultaneous delimitation of the EEZ.” Theodore C. Kariotis

“Turkey is an unreliable ally of limited strategic value and should be dealt with as such. The U.S. should deal with Turkey at arms length and apply a foreign policy based on realism and the facts in determining, as President Eisenhower would ask, ‘What is best for America.’” Eugene T. Rossides

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