US-Turkish Relationship: A Quest for Holy MacGuffin?

The election of Donald Trump had perked up Turkey’s hope for a more favorable engagement with the United States after a difficult and rancorous relationship with the Obama administration. Turkey’s president Erdogan, like many other heavy-handed leaders, thought that Trump’s ‘America First’ policy would spare him the US pontification on human rights violations that he […]

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Turkish Foreign Policy Under the AKP Rule: The Limited Role of Turkey in Lebanon

ABSTRACT During the last decade, Turkish foreign policy exhibited a heightened interest in the Middle East thereby inaugurating a sharp departure from a long foreign policy tradition which relegated the region to the backwater. The conspicuous examples of this shift are Turkey’s keen interest in the popular uprising in Tunisia and Egypt where it had […]

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