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President Biden is scheduled to hold a bilateral meeting with Turkish President Erdogan on the sidelines of the NATO summit on June 14. This will be the first time the two leaders will meet in person since President Biden took office earlier this year. Expert David Phillips joins The Greek Current to talk about the significance of this upcoming meeting, and argues that this is an opportunity for President Biden to express US concerns over Turkey’s aggressive behavior in the region and highlight Erdogan’s poor human rights record at home.
David Phillips is the Director of the Program on Human Rights and Peace-building at Columbia University. He is also a former senior adviser to the UN Secretariat and US State Department, and the author of the books The Great Betrayal: How America Abandoned the Kurds and Lost the Middle East, and An Uncertain Ally: Turkey Under Erdogan's Dictatorship.
Read David Phillips' latest op-ed in Ahval: What Biden must tell Erdoğan at next month's NATO summit
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