Turkey, Defender of NATO's Southeastern Flank.
Individual study project,
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The basic question is the viability of Turkeys ability to fulfill its role in the defense of the southeastern flank of NATO. In the 1970s, Turkey faced numerous political and economic problems, exacerbated by the U.S. Arms embargo, which cast serious doubts on that ability. Research shows that in the 1980s, Turkey has made dramatic improvements in all areas through aggressive internal reforms and increased external support. Those initiatives have resulted in a stable political situation, a fast growing economy with enhanced foreign trade agreements, a ten-year modernization program for its armed forces, and strengthened foreign relations. Author
- Government and Political Science