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Foreign Policy of Turkey


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Turkey in world affairs. Post Cold War era.

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Foreign Policy of Turkey

  2. 2. 1993-2003 Post Cold War Era US-Turkey integration Turkey in world affairs
  3. 3.  What are the main aspects affect to define foreign policy of the Turkey?
  4. 4. Two main aspects of identity  Regional identity -Geographical location of the Turkey  Muslim population and the secular state -Internal issue`s influence to foreign policy
  5. 5.  The fall of the Berlin Wall, changing of the communist regime in the East and Central Europe, disintegration of the Soviet Union changed the Turkey foreign policy -New opportunities -New challenges
  6. 6. Challenges and opportunities  Close ties with the West  Helsinki Summit 1999  Gulf War  Kurdish challenges
  7. 7. US-Turkey integration “A new era” Turgut Ozal
  8. 8.  Clinton administration stressed the importance of the Turkey as ‘a democratic bridge between the East and West, between Islamic and non-Islamic world  Bill Clinton`s visit in November 1999 was the culmination in increasing co-operation between two countries in several issues and regions. Clinton officially declared Turkey as a US`s strategic partner
  9. 9.  Turkey became first Muslim nation to express definite support for the US`s war in Afghanistan  Military contingent against Saddam Hussein`s regime in Iraq, search of the PKK
  10. 10. Conclusion After a period of close co-operation Turkey`s relation with the US entered into a new era of uncertainty . The future development of these relations to a large extent seemed to depend on a complex matrix of variables, especially on the developments in the Middle East. This means regional location of the Turkey define its foreign policy.