FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND ADMINISTRATIVE SCIENCES

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS

PSI 302 – TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY II

2016 – 2017 SPRING SEMESTER COURSE SYLLABUS

 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. F. Didem Ekinci

Extension: 1242

E-mail: didemekinci@cankaya.edu.tr

 

Aim: The aim of this course is to provide junior and senior PSI students with thorough knowledge and understanding on the past, current and prospective developments, trends, and major concepts relevant to Turkish foreign policy-making since the Cold War. Course coverage shall start from the 1950s in a chronological order, offering historical and conceptual elaboration. By the end of the term, students are expected to have grasped the necessary knowledge to understand and analyze key issues and developments unfolding in Turkey’s own vicinity and beyond -- as well as how and why Turkish foreign policy was formulated and implemented as it was.

 

Grading and conduct: Mid-term exam (50 %), final exam (50%). Students are expected to behave in accordance with Çankaya University’s rules and regulations.

 

Weekly Course Schedule:

Week 1: TURKEY AND THE COLD WAR (1945-1963) –

Global Context, Domestic Politics in Turkey in the early 1950s, Construction of the Western Alliance (1945-1952): The USSR, The US-UK-USSR, Truman Doctrine, Marshall Aid/Plan, NATO, Why Was Turkey’s Membership Delayed?, The Korean War, US Reaction to Turkey’s Application to NATO Membership, Eisenhower’s “Bottleneck” Metaphor”.

Week 2: TURKEY AND THE COLD WAR (1945-1963)–

Alliance Engagements and Regional Conflicts (1952-1960), Turkey’s Integration with Western Defense, TFP and the Balkans during the 1950s, Why Did the Balkan Pact Not Survive?,  TFP and the Middle East during the 1950s, Baghdad Pact, Turkey and the Baghdad Pact, Crisis with Syria (1957), Lebanon, Iraqi Revolution, Israel.

Week 3: TURKEY AND THE COLD WAR (1945-1963) –

Cyprus, The Onset of the Problem, Treaty of Guarantee, Turkey and the Jupiter Affair, The Crisis.

 

 

Week 4: TURKEY AND THE COLD WAR (1964-1990) –

Global Shifts, Regional Conflicts and Domestic Political Scene, Partial Disengagement: Turkey, Superpowers and Cyprus (1964-1980).

Week 5: TURKEY AND THE COLD WAR (1964-1990) –

The 1970s: Domestic Political Scene, Cyprus and Greece.

Week 6: TURKEY AND THE COLD WAR (1964-1990) –

Cyprus cont’d, Re-engagement and the Deconstruction of the Cold War (1980-1989).

Week 7: TURKEY AND THE COLD WAR (1964-1990) –

Turkey and the Middle East (1964-1989), Turkey and Europe (1959-1990).

Week 8: MID-TERM EXAM (not fixed)

Week 9: TURKEY AND THE COLD WAR (1964-1990) –

Turkey and Europe (1959-1990), cont’d; Turkish Diplomacy (1964-1990): Critical Assessments

Week 10: TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY AFTER THE COLD WAR –

Strategic Options, Domestic Political Environment, Global Changes, Domestic Environment: (1990-2011), Turkey and the West after the Cold War: Turkey and the USA, The First Gulf War and its Aftermath, Alliance under Stress (1991-1997).

Week 11: TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY AFTER THE COLD WAR –

Alliance under Stress (1991-1997), Renewed Entente (1997-2002), the Second Gulf War: Collision and Tension (2002-2008), the Mercurial Alliance (2009-2011).

Week 12: TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY AFTER THE COLD WAR –

Turkey and the European Union, Economic Advance and Political Stalemate, The Transformation: 1999-2000, Declining Relations: 2006-.

Week 13: TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY AFTER THE COLD WAR –

Turkey and Regional Politics after 1990: Greece, Cyprus, the Balkans.

Week 14: TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY AFTER THE COLD WAR –

Turkey and Regional Politics after 1990: Russia, the Black Sea, the Caucasus, Central Asia, the Middle East.

 

Course Material (Additional reading material will be assigned throughout the semester)

 

-Ali Balc覺, Türkiye D覺 Politikas覺 (襤stanbul: Etkileim, 2013).

-Bask覺n Oran (ed), Türk D覺 Politikas覺, Cilt III (2001-2012) (襤stanbul: 襤letiim, 2013)

-Faruk Sönmezolu (der), Türk D覺 Politikas覺n覺n Analizi (gözden geçirilmi ilaveli 3. bas覺m), (襤stanbul: DER Yay覺nlar覺, 2004).

-襤dris Bal (ed), Turkish Foreign Policy in the Post-Cold War Era (Florida: Brown Walker Press, 2004).

-William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policy Since 1774 (3rd Edition) (London and New York: Routledge, 2013)