Toward Independence: A Survey of the Determinants of Turkey's Foreign Policy.
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In recent years Turkey has exhibited a definite shift in her foreign policy away from her previously narrow Western orientation toward a new multilateral and more independent stance. Events surrounding and foreign reaction to the Cyprus crises of 1964 and 1974 stand out as being instrumental in initiating Turkeys search for a more balanced foreign policy. However, there were and are other very potent factors affecting this new orientation. This study represents an analysis of the determinants of Turkish foreign policy, especially since World War II. Changes and trends in turkeys political, social and economic life which impacted upon her foreign policy are examined within the context of changes within the international system. After identifying the determinants of Turkeys foreign policies, both past and present, various options for new directions in her foreign policy are examined. Finally, a forecast for the future of Turkeys international relations and policies is offered. Author
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