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These thoughtful essays offer a detailed look at Turkey’s prospects in the region ...
These thoughtful essays offer a detailed look at Turkey’s prospects in the region —developing economic opportunities, water resource issues, the changing relationship with emerging Central Asian countries, and the Kurdish problem—all in the context of the repercussions of the Gulf War and the ongoing Middle East peace process.
The essays in this volume fill an important gap in the literature on Turkey and the Middle East, bringing together the points of view of scholars, journalists, and other observers from the United States, Europe, Turkey, and the Middle East for an unprecedented dialogue on issues of growing importance.
|1||Turkey's Place in the World||3|
|2||The Ottoman Twilight Zone of the Middle East||13|
|3||Turkey and the New Middle East: A Geopolitical Exploration||25|
|4||Turkey and Iraq||45|
|5||Turkish-Iranian Relations: An Iranian View||71|
|6||Facing the Challenge: Post-Revolutionary Relations with Iran||93|
|7||Syria and Turkey: Uneasy Relations||113|
|8||Water Politics as High Politics: The Case of Turkey and Syria||131|
|9||Israeli-Turkish Relations: A Turkish "Periphery Strategy"?||147|
|10||Is There a New Role for Turkey in the Middle East?||171|
|11||Avoiding the Question||179|
|12||Alternative Turkish Roles in the Future Middle East||205|
|About the Contributors||245|