Constructivist Analysis of Contemporary Turkish Foreign Policy


Foreign Policy, Constructivism, Ideology, Identity, Norms, Turkey


This article analyses Turkey’s foreign policy from 2009 to mid 2016, which had changed immensely toward its neighbours. The author argues that Turkey’s foreign policy is considered to be mostly driven by ideological perspective than the logic of nation-state. For this purpose, the author attempts to apply a constructivist approach in International Relations theories for explanation, emphasising normative structures at domestic level. This approach which is based on ideas, norms and identity can provide an answer to the question why Turkey’s foreign policy has changed. Hence, this article highlights the determinant factors.

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