Turkey in the 21st Century: Quest for a New Foreign Policy
By: Ozden Zeynep Oktav (editor)Hardback
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This unique book investigates the complex transformation of Turkey's foreign policy, focusing on changing threat perceptions and the reformulation of its Western identity. This transformation cannot be explained solely in terms of strategic choices or agency driven policies but encompasses power shifts and systemic transformations. Is Turkey shifting its axis? Will this affect its traditional Western-oriented foreign policy? The book begins by discussing the relationship between security and globalization, using examples of Turkey's regional positioning. It then focuses on to what extent the 'traditional' discourse on security in Turkish politics, which prevailed during the Cold War era and beyond, has undergone a change in the new era. This timely book is a much needed account of how pragmatism rather than ideology is the main determinant in Turkey's current foreign policy and should be read by all looking for a fresh and stimulating take on Turkey's response to globalization and the internationalization of security in the 21st Century.
A-zden Zeynep Oktav is Vice Dean of Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Associate Professor and Lecturer at Department of Political Science and International Relations, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey.
Contents: Preface; Introduction, A-zden Zeynep Oktav; A framework for understanding the changing Turkish foreign policy in the 2000s, A-zlem TA r and Ahmet K. Han; From strategic partnership to successive crises: Turkish-Israeli relations in the 2000s, Mesut A-zcan; Turkish-American relations and Northern Iraq: relief at last?, Helin Sari Ertem; Regionalism or shift of axis? Turkish-Syrian-Iranian relations, A-zden Zeynep Oktav; Turkish-Russian relations in the new century, Emre Ersen; Turkish-Armenian impasse in the Caucasus security complexity, Emre Iseri; Turkish foreign policy towards the Balkans: overestimated change within underestimated continuity?, Inan RA ma; Turkey and the European Union: a stumbling accession process under new conditions, Aigdem Nas; The issues of basic rights and freedoms in Turkey-EU relations, Berivan GA kA enay; Concluding remarks, A-zden Zeynep Oktav; Index.
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