Turkish foreign policy between 1983 and 1999: comparison of Turgut Özal and Mesut Yılmaz in the period of transition and transformation of Turkey /

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2014
Demirdöven, Duygu
This thesis has been written to evaluate the Turkish Foreign Policy between 1983 and 1999. First, Turkish Foreign Policy is going to be explained until 1980. Second, the Motherland Party period which is the ruling party by Turgut Özal during the 1980s; third, as party leader Mesut Yılmaz term in the Motherland Party and the political conjuncture in the country at that time are going to be analyzed especially in terms of foreign policy-making considering realist understanding with neo-liberal instruments. Fourth and last, a comparison between two leaders of the Motherland Party- Turgut Özal and Mesut Yılmaz will be done. In this part and conclusion, the main research question of the thesis, ‘Is Mesut Yılmaz a continuation of Özal’s reform period or a breaking down?’ is tried to be answered.

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D. Demirdöven, “Turkish foreign policy between 1983 and 1999: comparison of Turgut Özal and Mesut Yılmaz in the period of transition and transformation of Turkey /,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2014.