SECURITY GAP AND PARADIGM SHIFT ON THE AXIS OF TURKEYS TRANSFORMING SYRIA POLICY

2023-1-25
Özatıcı, Kadir Cenk
This thesis analyzes the mutually interacting relationship between Turkey’s changing Syria policy, border security deficiencies and the comprehensive security challenges of Turkey between 2011 and 2019. From the very beginning of the Syrian civil war, Turkey firmly supported the Syrian opposition and demonstrated a clear position as a side in the intestine war. However, the duration and outcome of the Syrian civil war have not developed within the framework of Turkish decision-makers predictions, and the contagious nature of the civil war has produced increasing geopolitical consequences. In this framework, this dissertation seeks an explanation of the reasons for the paradigm shift in Turkey's Syria policy. In other words, this dissertation incorporates the evolution of Turkey’s Syria policies in the context of the power vacuum, cross border transitivity and security turbulences in the region.

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Citation Formats
K. C. Özatıcı, “SECURITY GAP AND PARADIGM SHIFT ON THE AXIS OF TURKEYS TRANSFORMING SYRIA POLICY,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2023.