An Era of Non-Strategic Alliance: Turco-American Relations, 1927-1939

2021-4
Memioğlu, Yasemin
Upon the rejection of the Treaty of Amity and Commerce signed between Turkey and the United States in Lausanne in 1923 by the U.S. Senate in 1927, President Calvin Coolidge initiated diplomatic relations between the two countries in 1927 through the exchange of notes. This thesis examines the Turkish - American relations between 1927 and 1939, and questions whether the U.S. Presidents Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt had a significant influence in the bilateral relations. It also further analyzes the foreign policies, economic situation and dynamics of the United States in the 1920s and 1930s that generated an impact on bilateral relations, and also evaluates the nature of the Turkish-American relations until the World War II. This thesis concludes that there was no significant conflict in the Turco-American relationship until World War II, yet the U.S. Presidents did not have a significant influence in the bilateral relations, and the two countries did not establish a strategic partnership during this period.
Citation Formats
Y. Memioğlu, “An Era of Non-Strategic Alliance: Turco-American Relations, 1927-1939,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2021.