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Turkey's Nationalish Course, Implications for the U.S.- Turkish Strategic Partnership and the U.S. Army

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[Technical Report, Research Report]

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A strategic partnership with the Republic of Turkey has been a central element of U.S. strategy toward Eurasia and the Middle East for more than six decades. This partnership was forged in the early years of the Cold War in response to Soviet territorial demands on Turkey. Turkish leaders turned to the United States for economic, political, and military assistance, which formally began with the enunciation of the Truman Doctrine in 1947. The expansion of U.S. defense ties with Turkey paved the way for Turkeys eventual incorporation into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO in 1952. Turkey served as a critical bulwark against the expansion of Soviet power into the Mediterranean and the Middle East throughout the Cold War

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  • Government and Political Science
  • Military Forces and Organizations

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[A, Approved For Public Release]