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dc.contributor.advisorBaylouny, Anne M.
dc.contributor.authorBullen, William Joseph
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:41:42Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:41:42Z
dc.date.issued2009-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4382
dc.description.abstractRecently, Turkey's foreign policy has undergone some considerable changes. In order to understand why this has occurred, and where Turkey's foreign policy will likely go in the future, one must examine Turkey's national identity. Today, Turkey's dominant national identity reflects a blend between modern, secular, and western customs with traditional Ottoman and Islamic culture: a "neo-Ottoman" identity. This synthesis of traditional and modern identities grew out of the 1980s and was solidified when the Justice and Development party (AKP), a secular party with strong roots in political Islam, was elected in 2002 and then re-elected twice with the largest plurality. This revisiting of Ottoman-Islamic culture is reflected in Turkey's foreign policy. Now that Turkey has shifted back to a greater comfort in its Ottoman-Islamic identity, it has reopened better relations with the Muslim world, which significantly differs from Turkey's foreign policy prior to 2002. While Turkey will continue solid relations with the west, it will only do so as long as it is in Ankara's own interest.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/thedynamicbetwee109454382
dc.format.extentxiv, 85 p. : col. ill. ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California: Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.subject.lcshInternational relationsen_US
dc.titleThe dynamic between national identity and foreign policy in Turkeyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.secondreaderClement, Victoria S.
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceUS Navy (USN) author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc503116213
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.A.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineSecurity Studiesen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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