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Departures Podcast with Onur Öymen

Over the past several years, Turkey’s relations with both the European Union and the United States have come under strain by factors both internal and external. The complexities of these relationships, in addition to the management of tensions with Russia and the Middle East on numerous fronts are not often clearly understood, even by well informed observers.

This week we have the unique opportunity to hear an insider’s perspective from the highly respected former diplomat and senior statesman Onur Öymen, whose numerous diplomatic postings included Ambassador to Denmark, Ambassador to Germany, Permanent Representative to NATO, and Under Secretary of State for National Security.

Dr. Öymen is the author of the new book, “Political Memoirs: Resisting Pressure,” which was recently released in Turkish, English translation pending in the future.