New PDF release: Contentious Issues of Security and the Future of Turkey

By Nursin Atesoglu, Mr Guney

ISBN-10: 0754649318

ISBN-13: 9780754649311

ISBN-10: 0754684598

ISBN-13: 9780754684596

Protection is an important modern quandary, with overseas and safety regulations topping the time table of many governments. on the centre of Western safeguard matters is Turkey, as a result of its geographical proximity to converging significant fault strains similar to the Caucasus, the Mediterranean and the center East. As trans-Atlantic debates evolve round those significant fault traces, destiny family may have a right away effect at the re-orientation of Turkish overseas and defense rules. This entire learn specializes in the way forward for Turkish international and safeguard regulations in the rising innovations of the 2 Wests. Discussing the demanding situations Turkey has been dealing with because the flip of the century, it examines Turkish overseas coverage within the context of trans-Atlantic kinfolk - as an international actor, and with appreciate to clash, new strength kinfolk, power defense, Greece, Cyprus and the surroundings.

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12 The central problem in agreeing to this plan was that the two organisations’ membership differed. Turkey was a member of NATO but not the EU; it had contributed more than the other non-EU members to the NATO assets that would now be available to the EU. Turkey’s concerns were not merely financial. pdf>. Transatlantic Relations and Turkey 25 action: the Aegean, the Balkans, Cyprus, the Caucasus, Iraq, and Israel. So Turkey threatened to use its veto in NATO to block EU access unless it would be assured of being able to participate in planning for operations in areas of special interest.

The tension that has always existed between NATO and the United States today manifests itself in questions about support for USinitiated missions in Afghanistan and Iraq. In both cases, the United States conducts a mission distinct from NATO, but wants NATO to take on important supporting tasks. Turkey, as one of the most important members of NATO and the only one that shares its primary religious faith with those countries, is directly affected by these tensions. After the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001, NATO invoked its provisions for collective defence under Article 5.

Mowle1 Introduction Samuel Huntington (see Huntington 1996, 144–9) describes Turkey as a ‘torn’ state, torn as he sees it between Islam and the ‘West’. This is simplistic, and not merely because Turkey has an identity, the centre of a widely spread cultural and linguistic area, mirroring its geography as a link between Europe and Asia. Huntington’s description is also simplistic because the ‘West’ is itself increasingly torn between two centres. The United States and Europe are no longer as tightly linked as they once were.

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