Turkey: A Test Case in the Future of Alliances.
Military issues research memo.,
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The 1974 Cyprus crisis and the chain of subsequent events have led to a new low in US-Turkish relations, created a most serious threat to the viability of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization NATO southeastern flank, and reduced US capability to pursue its interests in the Middle East. These events have occurred at a time when other developments in the region are making sound US-Turkish relations and continued firm commitment of Turkey to her NATO and Central Treaty Organization CENTO alliances as imperative to US strategic interests as they ever were. This paper seeks to identify those recent regional trends which enhance Turkeys significance to the United States to present a brief profile of Turkish politics, economics, and foreign policy and to suggest measures which may be required to reestablish US-Turkish relations and to preserve the alliance structures. Author
- Government and Political Science