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Turkey has always been a crossroads: the point where East meets West, Europe meets Asia, and Christianity meets Islam. Turkey has also been a close and important American ally, but a series of converging political and strategic factors have now endangered its longstanding Western and democratic orientation. In Winning Turkey, two leading analysts explain this worrisome situation and present a plan for improving it. The stakes are clear. Turkey is the most advanced democracy in the Islamic world, bordering a number of the world's hotspots, including Iraq, Iran, and the Caucasus. It occupies the corridor between Western markets and Caspian Sea energy reserves. A stable, Western-oriented Turkey moving toward EU membership would provide a growing market for exports, a source of needed labor, a positive influence on the Middle East, and an ally in the war on terror. The picture has darkened, however, as rising anti-Americanism, deflated hopes for EU accession, civil-military tensions, and terrorist threats have destabilized an already volatile Turkish political system. Wi nning Turkey designs a plan to ease tensions in this critical part of the world. In addition to proposing a "grand bargain" between Turkey and the Kurds, it advocates greater support for increased liberalism and democracy, a renewed commitment by both Europe and Turkey to promote EU membership, a historic compromise with Armenia, and greater Western engagement with Turkish Cypriots.

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  1. Front Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Chapter 1: Introduction: Who Lost Turkey?
  2. pp. 1-6
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  1. Chapter 2: Kemalists, Islamists, and the West
  2. pp. 7-24
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  1. Chapter 3: The Crisis with the United States
  2. pp. 25-37
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  1. Chapter 4: Europe's Closing Door
  2. pp. 38-48
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  1. Chapter 5: Turkey's Eurasian Alternatives
  2. pp. 49-60
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  1. Chapter 6: Winning Turkey
  2. pp. 61-84
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  1. Afterword: Turkey’s Western Trajectory
  2. Soli Ozel
  3. pp. 85-100
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 101-108
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 109-116
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  1. Series Page, Back Cover
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780815701934
MARC Record
OCLC
430536812
Pages
115
Launched on MUSE
2015-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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