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A new phase in Turkish foreign policy: expediency and AKP survival

Dalacoura, Katerina (2017) A new phase in Turkish foreign policy: expediency and AKP survival. Future notes (4). Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Rome, Italy.

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Abstract

The forced departure of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu in May 2016 and the attempted coup d’état of July 2016 against the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government in Turkey were catalysts for a new phase in the country’s foreign policy. The emphasis on the “civilizational” aspects of Turkey’s role in foreign affairs is diminishing and being replaced by a more “transactional”, unplanned, ad hoc type of foreign policy, based on expediency. The ideological preferences of the AKP government are still significant but, as Turkey descends into internal crisis, and the Syrian war continues to take its toll, the interests and survival of the ruling party are increasingly paramount. The author explores the implications of this shift for Turkey’s foreign policy and the country’s role in the MENA region.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
Official URL: http://www.iai.it/en
Additional Information: © 2017 MENARA
Divisions: International Relations
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Departments > International Relations
Date Deposited: 02 Mar 2017 12:29
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 02:08
Projects: 693244
Funders: European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/69619

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