Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
John P. Tuman
Number of Pages
Turkey's long-standing struggle to fulfill the ideas of Kemalism has led to a long-standing dedication to help "heal" an ailing region and its often acting as an intermediate between Western powers and the Middle East. Turkey is at the strategic meeting point of Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Turkey has a unique blend of secular democracy and Islamic society that makes it a vital asset to both the West and Islamist radicalism. As a result, Turkey's foreign aid program was developed in the last decade to primarily focus on the objectives of fostering a stable platform in Central Asia, sustaining a strong presence in the Middle East, and all the while maintaining and cultivating its relationship with Russia; Turkey pursues foreign policy endeavors with its regional partners through various means. Turkey's relationship with Russia has evolved to include several trade agreements and pacts. Their foreign policy goals toward the Caucus and Central Asian States remain optimistic and steadily rising. All the while, the Turks attempt to forge strong bonds with its Islamic neighbors by solidifying its role as a regional leader.
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International law; Political science
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Bigbee, Aisha T, "The Turkish foreign aid program: A helping hand or a snake infested olive branch" (2005). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1925.