Turkey's Cold War : Foreign Policy and Western Alignment in the Modern Republic Hardback
Part of the Contemporary Turkey series
Drawing on a variety of sources, ranging from interviews with key figures to unpublished archival material, Saban Halis Calis traces this ambition back to the 1930s.
In doing so, he demonstrates that Turkey's policy has been shaped not just by US and Soviet positions, but also by its own desire both to reinforce its Kemalist character and to 'Westernise'.
The Cold War, therefore, can be seen as an opportunity for Turkey to realise its long-held goal and align itself economically and politically with the West.
This book will shed new light on the Cold War and Turkey's modern diplomacy, and re-orientate existing understandings of modern Turkish identity and its diplomatic history.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 352 pages
- Publisher: I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 30/11/2016
- Category: Middle Eastern history
- ISBN: 9781784531898