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Turkey-U.S. Relations: Redefining and Rebuilding, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
  The Turkey-US relationship has been very important for both sides for a long time. So much so, in fact, that perhaps the partnership was perceived as a constant in an ever changing environment. This does not mean that the relationship did...
Pitfalls and Opportunities for the US-Turkish Alliance: An Exclusive Interview with Richard Perle, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
  Richard Perle is Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. Previously Richard Perle served as Chairman of the Defense Policy Board (2001-2003); Member of the Defense Policy Board (1987-2004); Assistant...
Taking a Closer Look at Turkish-American Relations, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
During the Cold War international relations, Turkey had a place, suited to its interests and policies, and could contribute to world peace effectively. The author points out that the relationship between Turkey and the US has been indexed to...
Allergic Partners: Can the Relations be Saved?, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
When Turkey’s Parliament on March 1, 2003 failed to approve the Bush Administration’s request for a “northern front” against Iraq, it became clear that the Iraq War would prove a watershed in U.S.-Turkish strategic...
Turkish-U.S. Relations: Convergence or Divergence?, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
Currently, the U.S. is the sole superpower and 9/11 has created a new global struggle, defined by the U.S., in which freedom and democracy confront dictatorship and terror. Taking this environment as a given, the author believes Turkey should have...
A Comedy of Errors: American-Turkish Diplomacy and the Iraq War, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
  The Grand National Assembly’s failure to allow American troops to use Turkish territory to conduct military operations on Iraq was a watershed event in Turkish-American relations.  It did not occur in isolation, though, but rather...
Turkish-American Relations: Past and Future, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
Turkish-American relations are important not only for the countries themselves but also for the stability and peace in the strategic region where Turkey is located. These relations have to be strenghtened in every area possible. U.S. and Turkey...
The Road through Brussels: Cyprus on the US-Turkey Agenda, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
Historically, U.S.-Turkish relations have been deeply affected by events in Cyprus ever since the 1963 crisis, and especially the 1974 coup and invasion. Since the Greek Cypriot rejection of the Annan Plan in April 2004, decades of vigorous...
Paradigm Shift in Turkish-U.S. Relations, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
Turkish-U.S. relations arguably reached its highest point in 1999, highlighted by President Clinton’s five-day visit to Turkey in November of the same year. A very strong argument can be made today that in a period of five years, Turkish-U.S....
The South Caucasus: Where the US and Turkey Succeeded Together, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
As Americans and Turks discuss the ups and downs in their relationship, the strategically important South Caucasus is one area, where, working together, Turkey and the United States have helped bring about historic changes. More can be done to...
The Role of the Armenian Issue, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
Although several broad geopolitical issues have contributed to a fundamental shift in strategic relations between Turkey and the United States, the Armenian issue represents one of the more complex challenges facing Turkey today. Specifically, the...
New Opportunities in the Caucasus, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
Recent trends in the Black Sea region including: Ukraine’s revolution, the impending start of Turkish-EU accession talks and  changing policies among both local Caucasian governments and the major powers and security organizations, all suggest...
Middle Eastern Perceptions of the U.S.-Turkey Relations, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
The US-Turkey relationship has been viewed with skepticism among certain actors in the Middle East.  American attempts to promote Turkey as a successful Muslim democracy has aroused criticism from regional players who argue that liberalization...
Turkey's Search for a Third Option, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
The article focuses on Turkish search for a “third option,” a foreign policy that radiates greater independence and a claim for regional power status. AKP (Justice and Development Party) government, which came to power with no coherent foreign...
Turkey's Relations with the Divided West: Changing Parameters, Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
Turkey has been adopting a more European perspective on a number of issues for some time; it should come as no surprise that its foreign policy will become more closely aligned with that of Paris and Berlin over the course of accession negotiations....
The Missing Element: Turkish Public Opinion towards the U.S., Spring 2005Sunday, June 5, 2005
Recent developments in U.S.-Turkey relations, especially with regard to Turkish public opinion, have attracted the attention of decision makers. Sparked by the findings of some public opinion polls, the media has engaged in a discussion of the...
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the environment to gender ideology. Since 2016, the world has been monitoring and trying to forecast the turnout of a series of events that started with...
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