Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

This article elaborates upon Turkey’s foreign policy with a specific focus on relations with Iran. Turkish foreign policy is predicated on its unique historical experience and geography which endows it with an added sense of responsibility which Turkish policy makers must acknowledge and wholeheartedly embrace. Accordingly, Turkish policymakers are trying to overcome differences between countries in conflict through confidence-building measures and by acting as a mediator and facilitator to find solutions to chronic regional problems. And within this process, a particular importance is attached to the Middle East and to Iran.


Murat Mercan
Murat Mercan
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
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