TURKISH POLICY IN CENTRAL ASIA

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Authors
  1. Lombardi, B.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
Abstract
This research note examines Turkish foreign policy toward the Central Asian countries following the end of the Cold War. It argues that the roots of this policy can be found in the re-Islamicisation of Turkish society, as well as European Union's reluctance to permit Turkey to acquire full membership. The goals of /Turkish policy are both geo-strategic and economic. Since late 1991, Ankara has wanted to consolidate the post-Soviet status quo in Central Asia, and limit as much as possible the growth of Russian and Iranian influence there. Turkey is also extremely interested in participating in the development of Central Asia's vast energy (oil and natural gas) reserves.
Keywords
European Union
Report Number
ORA-DSA-PR-709 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Dec 1994
Number of Pages
71
DSTKIM No
95-00393
CANDIS No
149122
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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