Morton Abramowitz, who was stationed in Turkey as a CIA employee before he came there as US ambassador. (5)
Abramowitz currently serves as co-chair for the Bipartisan Policy Center's Turkey Initiative. (1)
Abramowitz "retired in 1997 as President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and from the State Department in 1991. Ambassador Abramowitz also served recently as Acting President of the International Crisis Group - a multinational, non-governmental organization headquartered in Brussels and Washington, focusing on crisis prevention. Prior to joining the Carnegie Endowment in August 1991, he was Ambassador to Turkey.
"He previously served as U.S. ambassador to Turkey, before becoming president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace." (2)
.......Mort Abramowitz and Eric Edelman, both former U.S. ambassadors to Turkey and co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Turkey Initiative, recently penned an op-ed for the Washington Post calling on Erdoğan to reform or resign. Both names echo back to the days of the 1997 military memorandum as they were involved in coup scenarios to push then Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan of the Welfare Party to resign and end his coalition government. It was not the first article from the two. A previous Washington Post piece in 2014 by both and another lobbyist, Blaise Misztal, who is the director of National Security at the BPC, asked for regime change in Turkey and called on U.S. President Barack Obama's administration to overthrow the Turkish government.... (8)