Turkey’s Foreign Policy During the Second World War and It’s Repercussions on the Turkish Press

Kıvanç, İlhan (2012) Turkey’s Foreign Policy During the Second World War and It’s Repercussions on the Turkish Press. Other thesis, TED Ankara College Foundation High School.

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Despite its Ottoman security culture the Republic of Turkey followed a neutrality policy throughout the Second World War. This paper argues that Turkey's policy of neutrality is closely linked to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s foreign policy objectives and his principles. Ismet İnönü’s “wait and see policy” was created as a result of Turkey's modernization project. Turkey’s Western orientation and shift of foreign policy is greatly related to its will to become an economically developed sovereign state. Turkey’s neutrality policy was based on this objective. This policy created tensions between the Allies and the Turkish Republic, which from time to time impinged upon Turkey's foreign policy during the Second World War. The debate on Turkish foreign policy has been an extension of the debate on the “neutrality” policy in the past. There is extensive literature that enriches our understanding of this period. After outing the broad survey of literature this paper will analyze what was written in Turkish press reports on this issue in order to better understand the main determinants of Turkey's foreign policy behaviors and preferences during the inter war period. It will seek to find out the repercussions of this policy on press. Parallels between the government's balance policy and its repercussions on the press will be studied with the purpose of disclosing the past and understanding the prospects of the future impacts of government policy’s and its ramifications on the press in Turkey.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Additional Information: Supervisor: Pınar Türkecan, IB Notu: D
Uncontrolled Keywords: Mustafa Kemal Atatürk’s foreign policy, objectives,principles,Turkey’s neutrality policy, Turkey’s Foreign Polic
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D501 World War I
Depositing User: Kamil Çömlekçi
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2012 10:53
Last Modified: 12 Apr 2019 09:43
URI: http://tedprints.tedankara.k12.tr/id/eprint/221

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