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Turkey as a Mediator

Stories of Success and Failure

Edited by Doga Ulas Eralp - Contributions by Nimet Beriker; Arunjana Das; Doga Ulas Eralp; Sebnem Gumuscu; Ayse S. Kadayifci-Orellana; Havva Kok; Imdat Oner; Dennis J. D. Sandole and Anthony Wanis-St. John PhD

This book provides an overview of successes and failures of Turkey’s mediation initiatives in different fragile and post-conflict societies. It is the first of its kind to run a systematic analysis of Turkey’s peacemaking. This edited collection treats its readers with a variety of analyses on the dominant narratives that guide Turkish mediation, the tools used by the Turkish government, and Turkey’s evolving self-image as a mediator since the mid-2000s. The book sheds a critical spotlight on the learning curve of the Turkish Foreign Policy as it initiated and supported peace processes between the western Balkan countries, in the Middle East, in post-civil war Somalia, and in the nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1. The book concludes with a summary of assets, challenges, and opportunities for Turkey’s sustained emergence as a mediator in international politics. « less more »
Lexington Books
Pages: 158Size: 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
978-0-7391-9363-1 • Hardback • February 2016 • $80.00 • (£52.95)
978-0-7391-9364-8 • eBook • February 2016 • $76.00 • (£49.95)
Doga Ulas Eralp is a lecturer at the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program at American University’s School of International Service.
Sebnem Gumuscu
Havva Kok and Imdat Oner
Arunjana Das and Anthony Wanis-St. John
7 Turkish Mediation in Somalia for Peace and Stability
Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana
8 Conclusion: Making Sense of it all, what is the Future of Turkish Mediation?
Doga Ulas Eralp
A much needed study that sheds light on Turkey’s attempts to become a mediator in a complicated world.
Soner Cagaptay, Washington Institute for Near East Policy