Turkey and the U.S.: Alliances, Relations and Defense Cooperation


Samantha N. Boothe (Editor)
Ryan Hickman (Editor)

Series: The Middle East in Turmoil, Defense, Security and Strategies
BISAC: POL040020

Although Turkey still depends on the United States and other NATO allies for political and strategic support, growing economic diversification and military self-reliance allows Turkey to exercise greater leverage with the West. These trends have helped fuel continuing Turkish political transformation led in the past decade by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has Islamist roots. Future domestic political developments may determine how Turkey reconciles respect for democratic views that favor Turkish nationalism and traditional Sunni Muslim values with protection of individual freedoms, minority rights, rule of law, and the principle of secular governance. This book examines U.S. relations with Turkey, with a focus on domestic and foreign policy issues; the decline in Israel-Turkey relations; and ongoing change in the Middle East region. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations
(Jim Zanotti, CRS)

Turkey-U.S. Defense Cooperation: Prospects and Challenges
(Jim Zanotti, CRS)

Israel’s Blockade of Gaza, the Mavi Marmara Incident, and its Aftermath
(Carol Migdalovitz, CRS)


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