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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 61–75.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Yasin Aktay The “political” has been absent from Turkish foreign policy because the main difficulties facing the country were considered almost constitutive elements of Turkish national existence, so that they are kept incurable. This essay includes a brief history of the absence of the political...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (2): 47–66.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Erkan Ertosun This essay seeks to explain the source and magnitude of change in Turkish foreign policy during Turgut Ozal's premiership. In doing so, it employs theoretical studies on foreign policy change and the role of the leader in such processes. The essay argues that Prime Minister Ozal...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 85–104.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Göktürk Tüysüzoğlu The change in Turkish foreign policy in the twenty-first century’s second decade has its origin in the approach referred to by Turkish foreign minister Ahmet Davutoglu as Strategic Depth. Because it aims to give Turkey status as a Eurasian power, this approach has been described...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 94–116.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Ahmet T. Kuru Why did Turkish policies toward Syria and Egypt in 2011–15 largely fail? At the individual level, the leadership of Recep Tayyip Erdogan was plagued by populism in the sense that he uses foreign policy issues for the sake of domestic party politics without pursuing long-term...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2012) 23 (3): 63–81.
Published: 01 September 2012
...? Aylin Unver Noi Turkey’s increasing involvement in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and its foreign policy approach based on a “zero problem with neighbors” concept along with its “soft power” has led to the emergence of a new and independent Turkish foreign policy. As a part of its...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (4): 60–90.
Published: 01 December 2006
... the United States through their own actions. While Washington remained an important factor for both Turkish and Israeli policy makers, often it was US policy makers that were being influenced by the Turkish-Israeli alignment and not the other way around. US foreign policy in the Middle East continues...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2001) 12 (1): 22–38.
Published: 01 March 2001
... of all. It is fine for Turkey to be an ally of the United States, but Turkish policies are unfortunately often viewed as serving American policy interests and the country seen as a gendarme of Ameri- can policy. 6. Turkey’s foreign policy should...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2003) 14 (2): 77–94.
Published: 01 June 2003
.... In July 4. William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy, 1774–2000 (London: Frank Cass, 2000), 28–9. 5. Omer E. Lutem, “The Past and Present State of Turkish-Bulgarian Relations,” Dis Politika 23, nos. 1–4 (Ankara) (1999): 2, at www.foreignpolicy.org.tr. 6. Glenn E. Curtis, Bulgaria: A Country Study...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (2): 106–124.
Published: 01 June 2017
.... In July and August 2015, PKK guerrillas attacked Turkish oil and gas pipelines on at least four occasions and a train carrying pipes for a new gas line from Azerbaijan on a fifth occasion.47 In addition, Turkish foreign policy choices are many times at odds with those of the EU, rendering...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (2): 125–145.
Published: 01 June 2017
... politics and international conduct and compares these to Russia’s. Turkish and Russian leaders claim that their countries’ foreign policies are thoroughly pragmatic and animated by an objective understanding of real national interests. It could be argued, however, that even without evoking a fully...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 June 2016
... spective in its current foreign policy calculations, given its pressing migration issue and pressure from the European Union to stem the flow into Europe. “Reading the Memoirs: Some Notes on Turkish Soldiers’ Political Thoughts” by Hakan Sahin is the second essay in this issue and examines...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (1): 105–110.
Published: 01 March 2014
... support for Annan as a way, early in his term, to put his stamp on Turkish foreign policy even at the risk (or perhaps because) of Turkish mili- tary opposition. Had the Annan plan gone forward, it might have opened the door to quite different Turkish policies in the region and facilitated...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (2): 40–47.
Published: 01 June 2006
... links with the West is not a new development in Turkish foreign policy. As a member of the Council of Europe, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, and the Organiza- tion for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Turkey has been on a steady path of integration with the transatlantic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (1): 135–154.
Published: 01 March 2007
... and the crea- tion of conditions for the country’s integration into the West and, since the 1950s, into the European Community. The Western orientation from Kemal Ataturk’s days to the present constitutes a primary goal of twentieth-century Turkish foreign policy. Turkey’s road to Europe was paved...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2014) 25 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 June 2014
... to expand its sphere of influence, Göktürk Tüysüzoglu˘’s essay, “Strategic Depth: A Neo-­ Ottomanist Interpretation of Turkish Eurasianism,” examines the recent trend in Turkey’s foreign policy under Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Much like the plays being made by China and Russia mentioned above...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 123–126.
Published: 01 March 2013
... differences to their advantage when ideological opponents are led by moderates or when there is ideological multipolarity. Chapter 4, “Ideologies and Turkish Foreign Policies after the Cold War,” examines Turkey’s erratic foreign policy since the mid-­1990s. Given the strength of the Turkish 122...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (1): 119–122.
Published: 01 March 2013
..., the two-­part Hypothesis 3 prescribes that governments should use sig- nificant ideological differences to their advantage when ideological opponents are led by moderates or when there is ideological multipolarity. Chapter 4, “Ideologies and Turkish Foreign Policies after the Cold War,” examines...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (4): 27–37.
Published: 01 December 2010
... to the US strategy, making com- mon cause with another rising regional power and sanctions skeptic, Brazil. 1. Mary Beth Sheridan, “Turkey’s Foreign Policy Moves Raise Concern in West and at Home,” Washington Post, 7 June 2010; Morton Abramowitz and Henri J. Barkey, “The Turkish-­American Split...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (4): 82–91.
Published: 01 December 2013
... for Turkey, as it imposed a calibration of interests and values, on the one hand, and reconsideration of noninterven- tionist policy and regional realities, on the other. The overall flexibility of Turkish foreign policy allowed it to maneuver these different tendencies, but certain shortcomings were...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (1): 73–101.
Published: 01 March 2006
.... While evaluating the effects of Cyprus’s EU accession on Greek foreign policy — and, by implication, on Greek-Turkish and EU-Turkish relations — in this essay, I expose disingenuous (and immoral) features of current Cyprus- related mythology by crystallizing cardinal facts regarding the legally...