- Barış Ornarlı: Washington Representative
- Alden Woods: Research Assistant
TÜSİAD Washington, D.C. Representative Office
"The objective of the Representative Office is to develop and deepen Turkey-US relations in every field as well as strengthen mutual interaction."
The work of the TÜSİAD Washington, D.C. Representative Office is conducted through maintaining regular contact and cooperation with the US Congress, US administration, business circles, think tanks, the media, international organizations and Turkish-American organizations.
Closely following political and economic developments relevant to bilateral relations such as Iraq, Iran, the Middle East and Russia as well as energy issues and other US foreign policy priorities, the Representative Office also aims to inform US public opinion on developments in Turkey. In this context, the Representative Office participates in meetings organized by think tanks and the business world and conducts direct exchanges of views.
The TÜSİAD Washington, D.C. Representative Office assists in the formation of Turkey programs in conjunction with the Brookings Institute, the German Marshall Fund (GMF) and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), think tanks that are influential in US policy development and formulation.