Main opposition CHP deputy chairman set to visit US
ANKARA - Hürriyet Daily NewsRepublican People’s Party (CHP) Deputy Chairman Erdoğan Toprak will pay a visit to the U.S. from Nov. 6 to 8, ahead of a visit by the party’s leader.
Toprak will meet with Chairman of the American-Turkish Council James Holmes, Director at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy Soner Çağaptay, Director of Research and Information at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Rafi Danziger, Steven A. Cook from the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), Alan Makovsky from the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Kemal Kirişçi from the Brookings Institute.
Toprak will participate in the preparations for the establishment of the U.S. bureau of the CHP and have talks ahead of the upcoming visit of CHP Chairman Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu to Washington, a written statement from the party said yesterday.
“CHP considers relations with the U.S. within a historical framework and importance, not tactically or strategically,” Toprak said in the statement.