This report analyzes Turkey’s current foreign policy and its pronounced role as a regional security actor. It pinpoints deeper determinants and limitations of the policies that can be observed in different theatres of involvement. It identifies perceptions of policy makers and their political allies about Turkey’s needs, goals, limitations, and national role conceptions as well as what drives decision makers in their choices. The report concludes with an overall framework for analysis in terms of Turkey as a regional security actor.
Authors: Siri Neset Chr. Michelsen Institute, Mustafa Aydin Kadir Has University and International Relations Council of Turkey, Evren Balta Özyegin University and Istanbul Policy Center, Kaan Kutlu Ataç Mersin University, Hasret Dikici Bilgin Istanbul Bilgi University, Arne Strand Chr. Michelsen Institute.