Turkish eurasianism and its impact on Turkish foreign policy in the post-cold war Turkey


Tufekci, O. (2015) Turkish eurasianism and its impact on Turkish foreign policy in the post-cold war Turkey. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Coventry: Coventry University


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This research explores the impact of Eurasianism on Turkish foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. It investigates the discourses of Eurasianism and the way they are interpreted by the polity and consequently implemented in the foreign policy making in Turkey. In this sense, this research was carried out using literature reviews and interviews in order to respond to the following question: Considering that Turkey has increasingly been pursuing an active and multidimensional foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, how have the discourses of Eurasianism been influencing the contemporary Turkish foreign policy making? The research unpacks the dynamics of contemporary Turkish foreign policy and responds to the debate on whether or not Turkey’s international relations axis is shifting eastwards. Having questioned if such a foreign policy shift exists, the thesis then questions to what extent the process has been informed and channelled by Eurasianism by focussing on three periods since the early 1990s: Özal era (1983-1993), Cem era (1997-2002), Davuto─člu era (2003-2011). Finally, the research presents a set of conclusions on how Eurasianism has been a strong influence on foreign policy making in Turkey and what internal and external socio-economic and political factors have played a critical role in this process.



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Item TypeThesis (PhD)
TitleTurkish eurasianism and its impact on Turkish foreign policy in the post-cold war Turkey
Authors Tufekci, O.
Uncontrolled KeywordsEurasianism, Turkish Eurasianism, Turkish Foreign Policy
Departments Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR)
Publisher statementSome materials have been removed from this thesis due to third party copyright. Pages where material has been removed are clearly marked in the electronic version. The unabridged version of the thesis can be viewed at the Lanchester Library, Coventry University.
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Deposited on 12-Apr-2016 in Research - Coventry.
Last modified on 13-May-2016

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