Iran-Turkey Relations, 1979-2011: Conceptualising the Dynamics of Politics, Religion and Security in Middle-power States (Durham Modern Middle East an
By: Suleyman Elik (author)Hardback
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Both Turkey and Iran are large and important countries in the Middle East; how these two countries relate to each other is of crucial importance both for the region and for the wider world. This book explores the diplomatic, security and energy relations of these two middle power states since 1979, analysing the impact of religious, political and social transformation on their bilateral relationship. It considers the nature of Turkey-Iran relations in the context of middle power relations theory, and goes on to look at diplomatic crises that have taken place between Turkey and Iran since 1979. The author analyses Turkey and Iran's security relations with the wider Middle East, including the Kurdish-Turkish War, the Kurdish-Iranian War and the Kurdish-Arab War, and their impact on regional politics.
Suleyman Elik is currently Visiting Research Fellow at the Energy Institute, and School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, UK.
Introduction 1. The Foundations of Turkish-Iranian Relations: An alternative Approach to the Politics of Middle-Power States 2. An Interregnum: Turkish -Iranian Diplomatic Crises 3. The Phantom of Terror in Turkish-Iranian Relations 4. Post -Cold War Turkish-Iranian Security Relations: A Revival of the Kurdish-Turkish War and Security Patterns in the Middle East 5. Post-Cold War Security Relations of Turkey-Iran: From Ethno-Religious Conflict To New Security Systems In Central Asia And The Caucasus 6. Post-Cold War Turkey-Iran Energy Relations in the Black Sea and Caspian Sea Neighborhood: Implications for European Energy Security 7. Pathologies And Roundups In Turkish-Iranian Economic Relations Since 1979 8. Capacities of The Middle - Power State: Articulation of Theoretical Framework
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