Announcement Date: May 22, 2017

Two U.S. State Department officials — Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Jonathan R.Cohen and Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.spoke at the 36th Annual Conference on U.S.-Turkey Relations held at the Trump International Hotel – Washington, D.C. Cohen spoke on a panel “discussing how the U.S. and Turkey can strengthen and define their mutual interests” while Shannon participated in a luncheon that also included Turkey’s ambassador to the U.S., Serdar Kilic.