Transformation of Syrian conflicts with Turkey and Israel in the 1990s : a comparative perspective on ripeness

Süer, Berna
This thesis looks at the conflict transformation processes, which took place in the Syrian conflicts with Turkey and Israel during the 1990s. The aim is to understand the reasons behind the different outcomes of these conflict transformation processes of Syria with Turkey and Israel. This thesis argues that the high-level of ripeness conditions in the Syrian-Turkish conflict, compared to the conditions in the Syrian-Israeli conflict, was the determinant of effectiveness, that is, for the signing of an agreement that symbolized the transformation in relations. More theoretically, the interaction between objective and subjective conditions of ripeness is more evident in the Syrian-Turkish case than in the Syrian-Israeli conflict, and this is the explanatory factor for the differing outcomes in these transformation processes.


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Citation Formats
B. Süer, “ Transformation of Syrian conflicts with Turkey and Israel in the 1990s : a comparative perspective on ripeness,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2011.