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Turkish Foreign Policy from Zero Problem Policy to Hegemonic Behavior in South Caucasus
AbstractIn 2002, in Turkey, the Justice and Development Party became the ruling power. Soon after its rule, The Justice and Development Party started to reshape the Turkish Foreign Policy. Tayyip Erdogan’s advisor, Ahmet Davutogluo devised the Foreign Policy according to new principles to protect the interests of Turkey. Under the new trend, Turkey, for the first time reshaped its relation giving more importance to the eastern world rather than the west. Instead of the USA, Turkey started to show inclination towards China and Russia. Turkey, very clearly expressed that she will not depend for its interests, entirely on Europe. Formerly, Turkey tried to adopt the doctrine of Zero-Problem-Policy, but the Arab Spring and the USA’s and West’s interference with this matter, made Turkey revisit its Zero-Problem-Policy and drift away from the USA and the west. ‘Neither the West nor the USA, but an Independent Turkey became the prominent trend in the Turkish Foreign Policy. Under the emerging trend Turkey has been facing difficulties and challenges on national as well as on international level. Even the unsuccessful military coup d’état galvanized the policy of ‘Dewesternization in Turkish Foreign Policy’. The current research encompasses the changes and challenges in adopting the new trend in Turkish Foreign Policy.
- Muhammad Zahid Iqbal
- Ph. D scholar, Department of Politics and IR, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan
- Dr. Noor Fatima
- Assistant Professor, Department of Politics and IR, International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan