Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy

Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy

Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy

Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy

Synopsis

Celik examines contemporary Turkish foreign policy to uncover patterns of change and stability that developed after the easing of East-West tensions, the end of the Cold War, and the disintegration of the Soviet Union. Though Turkey remains staunchly pro-western and the United States continues to be its most important ally, the post-Cold War era has brought an element of uncertainty to Turkish foreign policy and raises questions about its direction for the future.

Excerpt

This book was conceived at a time of great changes in the structure of the international system. As the cold war that had dominated world affairs for nearly fifty years ended, questions regarding how these tremendous alterations would affect individual countries rose to the forefront of international relations theory. Motivated by the desire to uncover such major, systematic changes in Turkey, especially in Turkish foreign policy, I embarked on this research endeavor. Throughout my journey, I learned to question commonly held views (including mine) and be prepared for findings that were unexpected. Despite a number of challenges along the way, producing Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy has been infinitely rewarding.

This book would not have been possible without the invaluable advice and mentoring of Asher Arian and Howard Lentner who read many drafts and provided constructive criticism. I would also like to express my gratitude to W. Ofuatey-Kodjoe for his professional and personal guidance throughout the years. My thanks also go to my husband, Douglas Levine, for his relentless encouragement and devotion, and my parents, Aliye and Metin Çelik, for their continual support. This project was also supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Turkish Studies in Washington, D.C.

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