These are the proceedings of a symposium held in April 2008 in the framework of the Center’s Süleyman Demirel Program for Contemporary Turkish Studies.

 

The presentations by leading Turkish scholars and analysts focused on the interplay between Turkish domestic and foreign policies, with particularly emphasis on the Middle East region in general, and on Turkish-Israeli relations in particular. Coming against the background of Turkey’s steadily expanding involvement in Middle Eastern regional affairs and the consolidation of power by the ruling AKP party, these presentations shed important light on the issues facing Turkey today, and on the policies being pursued by the Turkish state to advance Turkish interests.

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