Terrorism Effects on Turkey
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The purpose of this study is to add to the understanding of the dangers of international terrorism as those affect Turkey. Turkey has been the unique target of international terrorism since 1965. Taking into consideration her geographical location, social and economic potential, Turkey has always attracted the Soviet Unions attention. It will be probably the same in the future. Turkey is the only Islamic nation in NATO. It is however, totally secular, democratic and based on free market principles. On the other hand, Turkey is a major obstacle for the ideological and military expansion of the Soviet Union towards the Middle East. This is the main reason why Turkey has been the main target of international terrorism. Turkey has been accumulating a very costly social experience in the last three decades. There is no shortage of circumstantial evidence of outside involvement in Turkish terrorism. International terrorism has been threatening not only Turkey, but also all democratic societies in the world. On account of this fact, the core of the solution, depends on an effective measure which will be taken by all democratic societies, governments and institutions.
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