WASHINGTON, DC—This special report produced for the American Turkish Council and the Turkey-U.S. Business Council features essays from the 35th Conference on U.S.-Turkey Relations.

On behalf of the American-Turkish Council (ATC) and the Turkey-U.S. Business Council (TAIK), it is our pleasure to present to you the Post-Conference Report for the 35thAnnual Conference on U.S.-Turkey Relations. Held from October 30-November 1, 2016, the conference, attended by over 400 thought leaders and stakeholders, addressed key issues and opportunities in the bilateral commercial relationship. Building off the momentum of the Annual Conference, we have created a Post-Conference Report to capture the main themes and proceedings of our premier event. We hope you will gain a greater insight into the value of the panel discussions and learn helpful sector-specific information. The Post-Conference Report is intended to provide insight and recommendations for positive strategies to increase commercial diplomacy and investment between the U.S. and Turkey.

This report comes at an important time in the U.S.-Turkey relationship. With the beginning of the new Trump administration, there is no doubt that significant changes in both the U.S. domestic and international policy spheres are afoot. We are confident, however, that the bilateral relationship between our two countries will continue to grow and thrive during the Trump administration, and look forward to being a part of it. Turkey and the United States will continue to be allies in the fight against terrorism as well as allies in the international business community.

We hope that after perusing this report you will come away with more information and a more fulsome understanding of the commercial relationship that binds us inextricably together. We also encourage you to keep an eye towards the future. From energy to cybersecurity to defense, the U.S.-Turkey relationship transcends multiple sectors and continues to grow every year.  

We at the ATC and TAIK are working to advance and improve the U.S.-Turkey commercial relationship and offer this Post-Conference Report as a stepping stone to our goals and our year ahead.

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