Recent public squabbles between American and Turkish leaders and lawmakers have led many to question what kind of an alliance Turkey and the United States have. This book is directly concerned with this question and attempts to shed light on every single detail related to the nature of this alliance. With discussions on the historical evolution of the bilateral relations and current disagreements on various issues such as the Turkish acquisition of Russian air defense systems and the Kurdish question in the Middle East, this study offers a lucid genealogy of the Turkish-American alliance for all those interested in the subject.
Tuba Ünlü Bilgiç is associate professor of international relations at Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Currently, she is a visiting scholar at Georgetown University, Washington, DC and is teaching in the History Department at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA.
Bestami S. Bilgiç teaches at the Department of Religion and Culture at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Tuba Ünlü Bilgiç and Bestami S. Bilgiç
Chapter 1: From the Initial Encounters till the Breakup of Official Relations, C. 1783-1917
Bestami S. Bilgiç
Chapter 2: Post-WWI Efforts for the Resumption of Official Relations between the United States and Turkey, 1919-1927
Chapter 3: U.S.-Turkey Relations between 1927 and 1945
Chapter 4: Turkish-American Relations from the End of the Second World War to the Arms Embargo, 1945-1970
Zeynep Elif Koç
Chapter 5: Swinging Pendulum of Turkish-American Defense Relations: From the Opium Crisis to Intensified Military Cooperation, 1971-1989
Chapter 6: U.S.-Turkish Relations in the 1990s: In Search of a New Alliance
Tuba Ünlü Bilgiç
Chapter 7: U.S.-Turkish Relations between 2002 and 2022: ‘New Turkey’, New Alliance
Chapter 8: Turkey and the United States: A Relationship of Cooperation and Discord
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