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The 37th Annual Conference On US-Turkey Relations is planned to be held at Trump International Hotel in Washington DC, in April. Boeing, where the current Trump Acting Secretary of Defense worked for 30 years (until July 2017), is one of the sponsors. Boeing just opened a technology center in Turkey. Shortly thereafter, Trump handed the fate of Kurdish led Syrian Democratic Forces to Turkey. Trump has admitted to holding Boeing stock, and may still.
“Turkey threatens to ‘bury’ Kurdish forces in Syria amid U.S. withdrawal” https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/turkey-threatens-to-bury-kurdish-militants-in-syria-amid-us-withdrawal/2018/12/20/06d8eb18-0460-11e9-958c-0a601226ff6b_story.html
Besides Boeing, sponsors of the conference include the US Turkey Business Council, GE, Missouri Department of Economic Development, Sierra Nevada Corporation, FNSS Defense Systems, CimSA. U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Lockheed Martin, etc.
Keynote speakers include Rep of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sedat Onal, and Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ of TAIK (US Turkish Business Council). See sponsors, speakers, venue, and more here: http://web.archive.org/web/20181120205533/http://atctaikconference.com/
Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ is the husband of the chair of Dogan Holding, which licenses the Trump name for its towers. His predecessor at TAIK, Alptekin, was just charged “with conspiracy, acting in the United States as illegal agents of the government of Turkey…”
Arzuhan Doğan Yalçındağ is chair of the Doğan Holding industrial conglomerate.
Her husband is Mehmet Ali Yalçındağ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arzuhan_Yalçındağ
“Boeing launches technology center in Turkey’s Istanbul”
December 11 2018 17:38:00 http://web.archive.org/web/20181212124634/http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/boeing-launches-technology-center-in-turkeys-istanbul-139644
Turkey ordered a few extra Boeing jets at the end of November: http://web.archive.org/web/20181127152018/https://boeing.mediaroom.com/2018-11-26-Boeing-Turkish-Airlines-Announce-Order-for-Additional-777-Jets
Alptekin was previously head of TAIK: http://web.archive.org/web/20170627183652/http://the-atc.org/c16a/speakers/ekim-alptekin from 2015-17: https://archive.li/7f30o
“Monday, December 17, 2018
Two Men Charged with Conspiracy and Acting as Agents of a Foreign Government An indictment was unsealed today charging Bijan Rafiekian, aka Bijan Kian, 66, of San Juan Capistrano, California, and Kamil Ekim Alptekin, 41, of Istanbul, and a Turkish national, with conspiracy, acting in the United States as illegal agents of the government of Turkey, and making false statements to the FBI…” https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/two-men-charged-conspiracy-and-acting-agents-foreign-government