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Turkish Foreign Policy in the New Millennium

Edited By Hüseyin Isıksal and Ozan Örmeci

In recent years there has been an increased public and academic interest in the new activism within Turkish foreign policy and Turkey's search for a more ambitious role. This book represents a new outlook, perception and conceptualization on Turkish Foreign Policy and offers contributions from various experts in their fields. The volume includes over forty chapters that cover ten area-based analyses including Turkey's relations with the EU, the Middle East, Cyprus and the US, the Balkans, the Mediterranean, Central Asia, Latin America, the Far East and International Organizations.
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“New Turkey” in the Context of “Moderate Islam”

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Abstract: In this article, the Turkish Foreign Policy is analysed through new concepts such as “regional influence” and “cultural relations”. Turkey’s founding principles are based on rationalism, secularism, and Westernisation. In the early years of the AKP, the European Union (EU) and the United States (US) supported so called “Muslim Democrats” or “Moderate Islam” approaches. However, it is argued that the AKP era is structurally contradicted with the Western and global system.

Keywords: New Turkey, Moderate Islam, AKP.

AKP as a new step for Islamism

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