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Turkey's Cold War : Foreign Policy and Western Alignment in the Modern Republic (Hardcover) (Saban Halis

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Since the end of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey has repeatedly attempted to assert its position as a central strategic nation in the formation of world geo-politics. Turkey's Cold War shows for the first time how the country's modern foreign policy, in particular during the Cold War, has been shaped by an aspiration to become part of the Western world. Drawing on a variety of sources, ranging from interviews with key figures to unpublished archival material, Saban Halis Çalis traces this ambition back to the 1930s.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.
Number of Pages: 343
Genre: History, Political Science
Series Title: Contemporary Turkey
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Tauris Academic Studies
Author: Saban Halis Calis
Language: English
Street Date: January 30, 2017
TCIN: 51714638
UPC: 9781784531898
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-6778
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