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dc.contributor.advisorAbenheim, Donald
dc.contributor.advisorClement, Victoria
dc.contributor.authorThompson, Eric S.
dc.dateSep-13
dc.date.accessioned2013-11-20T23:36:33Z
dc.date.available2013-11-20T23:36:33Z
dc.date.issued2013-09
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/37733
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines Turkeys growth as a power under the Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi; AKP) government, and the implications for European institutions. In particular, this study: reflects on the intertwined historical connection between Turkey and Europe in the South Caucasus and Levant; examines the extent to which Turkeys interest and policies under the AKP and European Union (EU)- North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) interest and policies intersect and diverge in the two regions; and evaluates the implications and avenues for cooperation in areas of common interest. The analysis and assessment shows Turkeys policies in the South Caucasus dovetail with EU-NATO regional interest and are not politically Islamic but pragmatic in nature. In the Levant, similar to the South Caucasus, the AKPs interest and policies are somewhat aligned to those of EU-NATO; however, the regions volatility and Turkeys cultural and religious linkages to the Middle East are an added dimension which shapes the AKPs independent foreign policy trajectory. Additionally, realpolitik, not Islamism, rules the AKPs interaction with both state and non-state regional political actors.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/turkishinfluence1094537733
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.titleTurkish influence in the South Caucasus and Levant: the consequences for NATO and the EUen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNational Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorTurkeyen_US
dc.subject.authorforeign policyen_US
dc.subject.authorJustice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisien_US
dc.subject.authorAKP)en_US
dc.subject.authorEuropean Union (EU)en_US
dc.subject.authorNorth Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)en_US
dc.subject.authorSouth Caucasusen_US
dc.subject.authorLevanten_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant Colonelen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster Of Arts In Security Studies (Europe And Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studies (Europe And Eurasia)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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