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Noon Forum Examines “The Role of Turkey in Affecting Peace and Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean"
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Georgea Polizos
March 9, 2016—No. 05 (202) 785-8430

Noon Forum Examines “The Role of Turkey in Affecting Peace and Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean"

WASHINGTON, DC —The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) hosted a Noon Forum on the topic, “The Role of Turkey in Affecting Peace and Stability in the Eastern Mediterranean,” featuring Doug Bandow, senior fellow, Cato Institute, Feb. 25, 2016. 

In his presentation, Bandow made the strong case for the United States to drop Turkey as an ally.  Bandow stated the justification for Turkey’s membership in NATO and America’s defense guarantee for Ankara has long since passed.  He added that Turkey’s actions, including its provocations with Russia which has drawn concern from NATO, demonstrate it is not an ally of the United States.

“Doug Bandow examined a topic that is an all too familiar one with AHI and its audiences,” AHI President Nick Larigakis said.  “Turkey is a known aggressor in the Aegean with its egregious violations of Greece’s airspace and territorial waters; and of course, with Cyprus, through illegal invasion and subsequent occupation of a sovereign, EU nation. We applaud his analysis recent events that confirm AHI’s position over the decades that Turkey is an unreliable ally.”

The American Hellenic Institute is an independent non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community.

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