TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY Summer School, 2008-2009. HACETTEPE UNIVERSITY FEAS INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENT LECTURER: Assistant Prof. Dr. Özlen Çelebi. BASIC DETERMINANTS OF TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY. There are different approaches in classification.
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS DEPARTMENT
LECTURER: Assistant Prof. Dr. Özlen Çelebi
II. Settlement and Challenges:
1923-1926: Ankara Treaty
Turkey’s second application in 1950;
Turkey and the Korean War: 1950-1953
Middle East Command Project: Turkey had to overcome some obstacles before her NATO membership: Truman administration, initially tended to see Turkey as part of the Middle East rather than Europe, and assumed that US interests in the region were minimalcompared with those of Britain.
1951: US support to Turkey’s membership in NATO
Todor Zhivkov was in power between 1959 and 1989. This is
a joke about his era:
Zhivkov , towards the end of his era, wanted to meet with
Bridget Bardot, a once upon a time famous movie star. BB
accepted to meet with him on a condition: She has asked
Zhivkov to open all the border gates of Bulgaria. When
Zhivkov was informed about this condition he replied by
saying that “Oh, well! She wants to meet with me alone.”
(Since he knew that Bulgarians would flow out of border if they
would have a chance.) Gypsies heard about the story and said: “
Oh, well! Finally we’ll have a country of our own.”
Problems related to the Aegean Sea: Territorial waters; continental shelf; demilitarization of the islands; and FIR.
Problems related to minorities in Istanbul and Western Thrace.
Establishment of the TRNC
The EU impact(brfore and after 1999)
Annan Plan and the reactions of both sides: Main thesis and the clash of interests.