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  • Author: Murat Ulgul
  • Publication Date: 12-2018
  • Content Type: Journal Article
  • Journal: Turkish Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
  • Institution: Sakarya University (SAU)
  • Abstract: During the period between his election as the Turkish president in August 2014 and the constitutional referendum that introduced a presidential system in Turkey in April 2017, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan tried to demonstrate that he would not be a symbolic political figure in Turkish politics as many former Turkish presidents had been. Instead, he would keep shaping the domestic and foreign agenda of the country, as it would happen in a presidential system. One of the main ways he did this was through a series of mukhtars’ meetings, which began in January 2015. From that point, until the desired changes to the constitution were approved through public referendum, Erdoğan held thirty-seven mukhtars’ meetings. In these meetings he gave speeches about Turkish domestic and foreign policy directly to a group of mukhtars but, more importantly, indirectly to the Turkish public and foreign actors. This article will analyze Erdoğan’s foreign policy messages through his discourse in the mukhtars’ meetings and try to answer two controversial questions regarding his foreign policy ideology: Whether he is an Islamist and whether he is shifting the foreign policy axis of Turkey.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy, Military Strategy, Leadership, Ideology
  • Political Geography: Europe, Turkey, Asia
  • Author: Rumeysa Köktaş
  • Publication Date: 12-2018
  • Content Type: Journal Article
  • Journal: Bilgi
  • Institution: Sakarya University (SAU)
  • Abstract: Bu çalışmada uluslararası ilişkilerde bölgesel örgütlerin giderek artan rolü göz önünde bulundurularak Türkiye’nin Ortadoğu’daki bölgesel örgütlerle ilişkileri incelenmiştir. Çalışmanın amacı Türkiye dış siyasetinde Ortadoğu’daki bölgesel örgütlerin rolünü ve ikili ilişkileri tarihsel olarak analiz etmek ve böylelikle Türk dış politikasındaki paradigmatik değişimleri ortaya koyabilmektir. Bu çerçevede bu çalışmada Türkiye’nin Ortadoğu’da öne çıkan beş örgüt (İslam İşbirliği Teşkilatı, Körfez İşbirliği Konseyi, Gelişen Sekiz Ülke, Arap Ligi ve Ekonomik İşbirliği Teşkilatı) ile kurumsal ilişkileri tarihsel olarak ele alınarak Türk dış politikasının geçirdiği değişimler analiz edilmiştir.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy, Gulf Cooperation Council, Arab League
  • Political Geography: Turkey, Middle East
  • Author: Ali Balci
  • Publication Date: 09-2015
  • Content Type: Journal Article
  • Journal: Turkish Journal of Middle Eastern Studies
  • Institution: Sakarya University (SAU)
  • Abstract: The issue of rapprochement with Kurdish parties in the Northern Iraq turned a discursive battlefield between Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) and the ruling Justice Development Party (AKP) after the 2005 General Elections in Iraq from which Kurdish groups emerged as a strong political actor in Iraqi politics. When the AKP government declared its policy of rapprochement with the Kurdish regional government at the beginning of 2007, the then Chief of General Staff Yaşar Büyükanıt publicly criticized and rejected this new policy. Büyükanıt declined to talk with Kurdish leaders on the grounds that they were supporting for the PKK. This exchange of statements was the part of a political snowball rolling to which other areas of the struggle were included. The rift between the AKP government and the TAF over how to deal with Iraqi Kurds started just as Turkey gears up for key presidential elections. This paper will attempt to analyze the battle over the Northern Iraq between the TAF and the AKP in order to answer the following questions: How the TAF and the AKP came face to face on the issue of the Northern Iraq? Under what conditions the Northern Iraq turned a discursive battlefield between the TAF and the AKP? What was the function of the Northern Iraq in the domestic power struggle between the TAF and the AKP?
  • Topic: Foreign Policy, History, Political Parties
  • Political Geography: Iraq, Turkey, Middle East, Kurdistan
  • Author: Kemal İnat
  • Publication Date: 09-2009
  • Content Type: Journal Article
  • Journal: Bilgi
  • Institution: Sakarya University (SAU)
  • Abstract: Almanya‟nın dünyanın en büyük ekonomik güçlerinden biri olması bu ülkenin dış politikasının yönünü dünya açısından önemli kılmaktadır. Bu ülkenin geçmişte gücünü yayılmacı politika yönünde kullanma konusunda sabıkalı bir geçmişe sahip olması bu önemi daha da artırmaktadır. Bu makalede 1990 yılındaki birleşme sonrasında kendisini sınırlayan son bağlardan da kurtulan Almanya‟nın yeniden eski güç politikasına (Machtpolitik) dönüp dönmeyeceği konusundaki tartışmalar ele alınmıştır.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Political Geography: Turkey, Germany
  • Author: Muhittin Ataman
  • Publication Date: 09-2009
  • Content Type: Journal Article
  • Journal: Bilgi
  • Institution: Sakarya University (SAU)
  • Abstract: This study elaborates change in Turkish foreign policy since the end of the Cold War. This change was explained with interdependence and diversification concepts. Four main factors play a significant role in change of Turkish foreign policy orientation. After a brief introduction, these four factors (historical heritage and cultural factors, geographical location, politi-cal preferences, economic needs) were analyzed. In the second section of the study, interdependence and diversification in Turkish foreign policy are ana-lyzed based on these factors. Due to economic needs and political prefe-rences, Turkey entered into an integration process with the West. As a result of historical and cultural factors, it has been pursuing an active policy to-wards the Muslim world. Similarly, it initiated cooperation in many issue areas with the Turkic world due to strong ethnic and cultural connections. Finally, it developed close relations with regional countries due to historical heritage and geographical connections.
  • Topic: Foreign Policy
  • Political Geography: Turkey