The Iranian nuclear isssue : assessment of Turkey's role

İlhan, Özkan
This thesis assesses the role of Turkey in the diplomatic process towards resolution of the Iranian nuclear issue within the context of its improving bilateral relations with Iran and analyzes the motives behind increasing Turkish involvement in this issue. Firstly, this thesis will present a historical overview of Iran‟s nuclear program and the dispute arising from this program. Secondly, the attitudes of the major stakeholders who have been dealing with this issue since the inception will be put under spotlight. Thirdly, Turkish-Iranian relations will be examined with particular emphasis on the last two decades. Lastly, within the context of the attitudes of the major stakeholders and improving Turkish-Iranian relations Turkey‟s active role in the diplomatic process will be analyzed. In this regard, Turkey‟s active role in this process will be explained on the basis of some pragmatic reasons and rational factors.


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Ö. İlhan, “The Iranian nuclear isssue : assessment of Turkey’s role,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2011.