Assessing the Impact of Turkey’s Quest for Status Since the 2000s on Foreign Policy Change: Transformational or Transactional?

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Abstract

This paper delves into an assessment of the impact of Turkey’s quest for status since the 2000s on changes in its foreign policy. In other words, how has Turkey’s search for status influenced its foreign policy stances since the 2000s? And can we consider the changes in Turkey’s foreign policy change transformational or transactional in essence? In this vein, this paper will make essential contributions to the existing literature on Turkey’s status-seeking strategies by using specific cases to link them to changes in Turkey’s foreign policy and assessing the extent to which they are transactional or transformational. The examination of this topic is all the more important in light of internal developments in Turkey, such as democratic backsliding and economic crisis, as well external factors such as its tense relationships with the EU, its rapprochement with Russia and China, and its increasingly proactive profile in regional crises. This paper critically assesses the pattern of Turkey’s foreign policy change from transformational and transactional perspectives.

Keywords

Turkish Foreign Policy, Status Politics, International politics, Foreign policy change

Citation

Samiratou Dipama and Emel Parlar Dal “Assessing the Impact of Turkey’s Quest for Status Since the 2000s on Foreign Policy Change: Transformational or Transactional?”, Uluslararasi Iliskiler, Advanced Online Publication, 20 December 2023, pp. 1-17, DOI: 10.33458/uidergisi.1406813

Affiliations

Samiratou DIPAMA Dr., Faculty of Juridical and Political Sciences, Thomas Sankara University, Ouagadougou E-Mail : [email protected] Orcid: 0000-0002-6599-5980

Emel PARLAR DAL Professor, Department of International Relations, Marmara University, Istanbul E-Mail : [email protected] Orcid: 0000-0001-6508-6069

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