Issue Background

Oppose Preferential Trade Treatment for Turkey


The U.S. government should oppose any trade deals involving Turkey - either directly or indirectly - as long as it occupies Cyprus, blockades Armenia, or obstructs justice for the Armenian Genocide.

Turkey, despite not being a member of the European Union, is lobbying the U.S. government for inclusion in a vast U.S.-E.U., known as the Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP).  Ankara argues that its exclusion will cost its economy tens of billions of dollars a year.

The Administration - based upon authorization granted by Congress - is currently in the process of negotiating vast U.S.-European Union trade deal.