Turkey’s Relations with the Middle East

Political Encounters after the Arab Spring

  • Hüseyin Işıksal
  • Oğuzhan Göksel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Turkish Model and the Arab Spring

  3. Turkey’s Relations with Middle Eastern Powers After the Arab Spring

  4. Turkey’s Domestic Politics and Relations with Non-State Actors of the Middle East

About this book


This volume examines contemporary political relations between Turkey and the Middle East. In the light of the Arab Uprisings of 2011, the Syria Crisis, the escalation of regional terrorism and the military coup attempt in Turkey, it illustrates the dramatic fluctuations in Turkish foreign policy towards key Middle Eastern countries, such as Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Syria and Iraq.

The contributors analyze Turkey’s deepening involvement in Middle Eastern regional affairs, also addressing issues such as terrorism, social and political movements and minority rights struggles. While these problems have traditionally been regarded as domestic matters, this book highlights their increasingly regional dimension and the implications for the foreign affairs of Turkey and countries in the Middle East.


Foreign policy analysis ISIS Kurdish question Middle Eastern politics Syrian civil war The Arab Spring Turkish foreign policy Turkish-Kurdish relations Terrorism

Editors and affiliations

  • Hüseyin Işıksal
    • 1
  • Oğuzhan Göksel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of International RelationsNear East UniversityNicosiaTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Political Science and International RelationsIstanbul 29 Mayis UniversityIstanbulTurkey

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