Turkish Foreign Policy in Flux: Traditional Alignments with the West versus the New Eastern Orientation
27/02/2021 5:30pm

Turkish foreign policy has been dramatically transformed over the course of the decade. Recent foreign policy behavior, characterized by an anti-Western orientation, has become increasingly assertive and aggressive. The pendulum of Turkish foreign policy has been shifting towards the Russia-China axis. Furthermore, there has been a strong emphasis on the use of military power as amply illustrated by interventions in Syria and Libya and more recently in Nagorno-Karabakh. How do we explain the dramatic shift in Turkish foreign policy over the course of the past decade?

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Professor Ziya Öni? (Koç University, Istanbul)

United Kingdom



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The British Association for Turkish Area Studies