Prospects for Turkey’s Role in International Politics at the Beginning of the 21st Century

Yilmaz, Bahri (2009) Prospects for Turkey’s Role in International Politics at the Beginning of the 21st Century. Elcano Newsletter (62). 19 p.. ISSN 1698-5184

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Abstract

The purpose of this working paper is to discuss Turkey’s new role in international politics at the beginning of the 21st Century and to analyse the main political and economic challenges for the country to become a regional power of medium size. The paper has three main parts. The first provides a brief overview of the main characteristics of Turkey’s international relations during the Cold War period. Then it examines Turkey’s present economic and political development in order to identify its basic handicaps and the pre-conditions necessary for becoming a regional power. The final section focuses on the future prospects of Turkey’s place in the international order. Turkey’s international relations after the Second World War were mainly determined by three interdependent factors: (1) national security; (2) economic cooperation; and (3) the country’s full integration into ‘Western civilisation’ through the so-called ‘Europeanisation process’.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Estudio sólo disponible en inglés
Uncontrolled Keywords: Europa
Subjects: INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > INTERNATIONAL POLITICS.
INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS > INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.
DEMOGRAPHY; POPULATION > ETHNIC GROUPS > TURKS.
Divisions: Real Instituto Elcano, RIE
Depositing User: Jorge Horcas Pulido
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2012 16:57
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2012 16:57
URI: http://biblioteca.ribei.org/id/eprint/1796

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