Turkish Foreign Policy 1919–2006
Facts and Analyses with Documents
Edited by Baskin Oran, Translated by Mustafa Aksin
Utah Series in Turkish and Islamic Studies
Hakan Yavuz, Series Editor
Middle East Studies
At the intersection of many powerful global forces, modern Turkey—a region of enduring interest for power politics—has often been treated as peripheral to other fields of study such as Europe, Russia, or China. Shaped by the crossing of cultures and traditions between Europe and Asia, this land has felt the influence of several great world-historical civilizations and empires, as well as Orthodox Christianity, Catholicism, Protestantism, Judaism, and Islam.
Already a classic textbook in Turkey, Turkish Foreign Policy is the only comprehensive work that covers Turkish foreign policy from the end of Ottoman rule in 1919 to the present. Now translated into English, this book, as a study of Turkish foreign policy, incorporates nearly all major issues, factors, and interactions. The contributors are among the most distinguished scholars in Turkey specializing in Turkish foreign policy.
Turkish Foreign Policy will be a critical source of information for specialists in international relations, readers interested in Turkey, and students who need clear information and insightful analyses.
Baskin Oran is professor emeritus of international relations at Ankara University.
Mustafa Aksin is the former Turkish ambassador to the United Nations.
Atay Akdevelioğlu, Ankara University; Gökçen Alpkaya, Ankara University; Tuğrul Arat, TOBB Economy and Technology University, Ankara; Mustafa Aydın, TOBB Economy and Technology University, Ankara; Sanem Baykal, Ankara University; Çağrı Erhan, Ankara University; Melek Fırat, Ankara University; Ömer Kürkçüoğlu, Ankara University; Kudret Özersay, Eastern Mediterranean University; Erel Tellal, Ankara University; İlhan Uzgel, Ankara University
Table of Contents:
List of Figures, Maps, Tables, and Boxes
Introduction: Turkish Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice
Section 1. 1919–1923: The Time of Liberation
Section 2. 1923–1939: Relative Autonomy–1
Section 3. 1939–1945: Relative Autonomy–2
Section 4. 1945–1960: Turkey in the Orbit of the Western Bloc–1
Section 5. 1960–1980: Relative Autonomy–3
Section 6. 1980–1990: Turkey in the Orbit of the Western Bloc–2
Section 7. 1990–2001: Turkey in the Orbit of Globalization
Section 8. 2001–2006: Turkey in the Chaotic Aftermath of 9/11
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