Greek-Turkish Relations in an Era of Detente

Greek-Turkish Relations in an Era of Detente


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Greek-Turkish Relations in an Era of Detente by Barry Rubin

Greek-Turkish conflict-ridden relations have long occupied a problematic position in the Western alliance, first in NATO then, more dramatically, within the context of the newly developing European Union and its defence initiatives. Following three major earthquakes on both sides of the Aegean, the two countries have now experienced, firstly, a public empathy towards each other, and secondly, a significant diplomatic rapprochement. This rapprochement though has failed to resolve the Cyprus conflict, and is now at risk of reverting back to a series of conflicts. This book addresses the crucial issues between Greece and Turkey, from a critical perspective, and provides an up-to-date assessment of the current state of the Greek-Turkish rapprochement and its future development.

This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Turkish Studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780714685731
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 12/10/2004
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.38(d)

About the Author

Ali Çarkoglu is currently an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University, Istanbul. His co-authored book with Mine Eder and Kemal Kirici - The Political Economy of Cooperation in the Middle East - was published by Routledge of London. He also recently co-edited with Barry Rubin Turkey and the European Union: Domestic Politics, Economic Integration and International Dynamics to be published by Frank Cass of London.

Barry Rubin is the director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center and of its Turkish Studies Institute (TSI), both of which are part of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel. He is the editor of Turkish Studies journal and of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA). His publications include The Tragedy of the Middle East (2002) and Anti-American Terrorism and the Middle East (2002). His newest book, A Political Biography of Yasir Arafat, will be released in September of 2003.

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