Turkish Foreign Policy under Regional Transformations

Murat Yeşiltaş and Ismail Numan Telci Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East has been facing a number of new obstacles as a direct or indirect result of the Arab […]

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Murat Yeşiltaş and Ismail Numan Telci

Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East has been facing a number of new obstacles as a direct or indirect result of the Arab spring. This is not the first time that Turkey’s regional policies are challenged by factors that are not originating from Ankara. As it was the case in the past challenges as well, Turkish foreign policy architects have been introducing fresh policy tools that would limit the negative effects of the Arab spring to Ankara’s regional aspirations. In light of the recent developments in the region, this report is an attempt to analyze how Turkish foreign policy is shaped when it is faced with confrontations as a result of regional transformations. The dynamics that affect Turkish foreign policy in these processes are also investigated.

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