Baker Institute founding director Edward P. Djerejian is part of an independent Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)-sponsored task force calling for improved U.S.-Turkey relations.

In its May 2012 report titled "U.S.-Turkey Relations: A New Partnership," the task force advocates for a relationship that reflects "not only common American-Turkish interests, but also Turkey's new stature as an economically and politically successful country with a new role to play in a changing Middle East."

Djerejian was one of 23 experts asked to participate in the task force. The group is chaired by former secretary of state Madeleine K. Albright, who is also an ex officio member of the Baker Institute advisory board, and former national security adviser Stephen J. Hadley, and is directed by Steven A. Cook, CFR's Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies.