Turkey and Saudi Arabia: Newly Discovered Partners?

Author
Muhittin Ataman
Content Type
Policy Brief
Institution
SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research
Abstract
When we consider Saudi Arabian large population, territories and natural resources, it is obvious that it will continue to preserve its geopolitical, geo-economic and geo-cultural importance in future. The assumption of King Abdullah as the ruler of the country provided an opportunity to restructure the country's foreign policy. The new king began to follow a more pragmatic, rational, interdependent, multilateral and multidimensional foreign policy. He pursues an active foreign policy required to be less dependent on a single state (the United States) and on a single product (oil).
Topic
Foreign Policy, Economics, International Trade and Finance, Oil, Political Economy, Bilateral Relations
Political Geography
United States, Turkey, Middle East, Arabia, Saudi Arabia