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In the last three decades, Turkey has attempted to build close relationships with Russia, Iran and the Turkic World. As a result, there has been ongoing debate about the extent to which Turkey's international relations axis is shifting eastwards. Ozgur Tufekci argues that Eurasianist ideology has been fundamental to Turkish foreign policy and continues to have influence today. The author first explores the historical roots of Eurasianism in the 19th century, comparing this to Neo-Eurasianism and Pan-Slavism. The Ozal era (1983-1993), the Cem era (1997-2002) and Davutoglu era (since 2003) are then examined to reveal how foreign policy making has been informed by discourses of Eurasianism, and how Eurasianist ideas were implemented through internal and external socio-economic and political factors.
|Publication date:||26th December 2019|
|Author:||Ozgur (Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey) Tufekci|
|Publisher:||I.B. Tauris an imprint of I.B. Tauris & Co. Ltd.|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Political leaders & leadership, Geopolitics, Nationalism, International relations,|
Ozgur Tufekci is an assistant professor of International Relations at Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey. He is also founder and Director-General of CESRAN International, a UK-based think-tank. He holds MA on International Studies from the University of Sheffield, UK, and a PhD on Sociology and International Relations from Coventry University, UK. His primary research interests are [Turkish] Eurasianism, nation-building, theories of nationalism, geopolitical studies, rising powers and regionalism. He is also Editorin-Chief of the Journal of Global Analysis, and Senior Editor of Caucasus International.More About Ozgur (Karadeniz Technical University, Turkey) Tufekci