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Turkish foreign policy - between East and West?

2 October 2009
Amanda Paul (Senior Policy Analyst)



The past decade has seen a fundamental shift in Turkey’s foreign policy: it is now more pro-active, assertive and independent; less focused on traditional hard power and more on a ‘diplomacy-first’ approach. This Policy Brief by Amanda Akçakoca argues that while Ankara is focusing more its own neighbourhood, its role as a key regional player and upgrading relations with Russia, it is unlikely to adopt an anti-Western foreign policy given the solid ties it has built with NATO, the US and the EU.

Turkish foreign policy - between East and West?