ŞEHİR e-arşiv

The impactof the Kurdish Question on Turkey's Relations with its Middle Eastern neighbors

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dc.contributor.advisor Kösebalaban, Hasan
dc.contributor.author Asil, Muhammet Ali
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-19T13:07:45Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-19T13:07:45Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01-19
dc.date.submitted 2013-02-25
dc.identifier.other 000110142002
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11498/2917
dc.description Tezin basılısı İstanbul Şehir Üniversitesi Kütüphanesi'ndedir. en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation analyzes the “Kurdish Question” from an International Relations perspective. Focusing on the impact of the Kurdish question on Turkey’s relations in the last decade with its Middle Eastern neighbors, i.e. Iran, Syria, and Iraq, and with the European Union; this study shows how Turkey-Middle East and Turkey-EU relations are shaped differently. In the search for reasons for this difference, Realist and Liberal IR theories are used. The main argument of this thesis is that Turkey’s relations with the EU and Middle East are different due to the different types of international systems employed in the corresponding areas. The international systems in the EU and Middle East are best explained by Liberalism and Realism respectively; and thus, Turkey’s relations concerning the Kurdish Question with the EU gains meaning through the lens of Liberal IR theory, whereas Turkey’s relations with its Middle Eastern neighbors becomes clear through the perspective of Realist IR theory. Keywords: Turkey, Kurdish Question, International Relations, European Union, Middle East, Realism, Liberalism en_US
dc.description.tableofcontents Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………. iv Öz……………………………………………………………………………………………... v Acknowledgements…………………………………………………………………...……… vi Table of Contents……………………………………………………………………………. vii List of Abbreviations………………………………………………………………………… ix Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………… 1 Chapter I: Formulating the Research Question The Kurdish Question and Turkey’s Foreign Affairs……………………..…………... 3 Theoretical Framework………………………………………………………………...7 The Scope of the Research…………………………………………………………... 11 Methodology of the Research………………………………………………………... 14 Chapter II: The Impact of the Kurdish Question on Turkish-EU Relations Introduction………………………………………………………………………..… 15 Turkish-EU Relations concerning the Kurdish Question…..……………………...… 15 1. The Retrial of Abdullah Öcalan…………………………….………...................... 15 2. Closure of the Kurdish Parties and Banning Kurdish Politicians………………... 18 3. The Usage of the Kurdish Language……………………………………………… 25 4. The Debates around the Law 5233…………………………………...................... 29 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………… 32 Chapter III: The Impact of the Kurdish Question on Turkey’s Relations with its Middle Eastern Neighbors Introduction………………………………………………………………………….. 34 Part I: Turkish-Iranian Relations The Kurdish Question and Turkish-Iranian Relations since the late 1800s................ 34 The Kurdish Question and Turkish-Iranian Relations since 2002……….................. 39 Part II: Turkish-Syrian Relations The Kurdish Question and Turkish-Syrian Relations in the 20th Century................... 45 The Kurdish Question and Turkish-Syrian Relations after 2002………...………….. 48 Part III: Turkish-Iraqi Relations A Brief History of the Kurds in Northern Iraq……………………………................. 55 The Kurdish Question and Turkish-Iraqi Relations……………………...………….. 57 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………… 69 Conclusion…………………………………………………………………………………... 72 References…………………………………………………………………………………… 77 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.subject Kurds--Turkey en_US
dc.subject Kurds--Politics and Government en_US
dc.subject Kurds--Turkey--Government Relations en_US
dc.subject Kurds--Turkey--Ethnic Identity en_US
dc.subject Questionnaires--Turkey en_US
dc.subject Turkey--Ethnic Relations en_US
dc.subject Turkey--Relations--Middle East en_US
dc.subject Turkey--Relations--Europe en_US
dc.subject Kürtler--Türkiye en_US
dc.subject Kürtler--Siyaset ve Yönetim en_US
dc.subject Kürtler--Türkiye--Etnik İlişkiler en_US
dc.subject Kürtler--Etnik İlişkiler en_US
dc.subject Türkiye--İlişkiler--Orta Doğu en_US
dc.subject Türkiye--İlişkiler--Avrupa en_US
dc.title The impactof the Kurdish Question on Turkey's Relations with its Middle Eastern neighbors en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department The Graduate School of Social Sciences of Istanbul Sehir University en_US


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