Istanbul Gedik University Political Science and Public Administration department staff and UPA (International Political Academy) Coordinator Assoc. Prof. Ozan Örmeci and Cyprus Near East University International Relations department staff Prof. Hüseyin Işıksal edited a new academic book called Historical Examinations and Current Issues in Turkish-American Relations on Turkish-American relations. 390 pages book is published by Switzerland-based international publisher Peter Lang. The Foreword part of the book is written by Turkey’s former Minister of Foreign Affairs (2002-2003) Mr. Yaşar Yakış. The book consists of 3 parts and 15 original chapters.
Historical Examinations and Current Issues in Turkish-American Relations
Here is the list of chapters and parts of the book:
1. Introduction: Washington and Ankara – Ties that Matter (Ozan Örmeci)
PART I: History and Background of Turkish-American Relations
2. Early Encounters Between the New World and the Middle East: Ottoman Empire-United States Relations in the 19th and the Early 20th Century (Murat Önsoy)
3. Turkish-American Relations From the Early Republican Era Until the End of Cold War (Gürol Baba)
4. Turkish-American Relations in the Post-Cold War Era (Ozan Örmeci)
PART II: Turkish-American Relations in Terms of Identity, Security, Economy, and Development
5. The Image of the U.S. in Turkey: A Historical View (Merve Şıvgın)
6. Troubled Period in Turkey-U.S. Security Partnership and Turkey’s NATO Alignment During the 2000s (Ömer Kurtbağ)
7. Turkish-American Relations in Terms of Economy and Development (Gürol Baba)
8. Turkish-American Relations in Terms of Arms Trade (Cenk Özgen)
9. Issues in Turkish-U.S. Relations: A Politico-Psychological Analysis Through Problematic Cases (Şebnem Udum)
PART III: Turkish-American Relations in Key Political Areas
10. Turkish-American Relations in the Middle East in the Post-Arab Spring Era: The Bonds That Are No Longer Tight (Hüseyin Işıksal & Qais Khaleel Sallam Maaitah)
11. U.S.-Turkish Relations Since the Arab Spring: Missteps, Mutual Misunderstandings, and Future Possibilities (Matthew Weiss)
12. The Turkish-Israeli-U.S. Triangle: How Israel Factors into Turkish-American Relations (Matthew S. Cohen)
13. The Trump Administration: An Impossible Thrust for Turkey-EU Relations (Armağan Gözkaman)
14. Understanding the 21st Century’s Specific Eurasian Regional Security and Energy Security Parameters in the Turkish-American Relationship: A Case Study on South Caucasus and Central Asia (Sina Kısacık)
15. Conclusion: Turkish-American Relations in the 21st Century: An Uneasy Alliance (Hüseyin Işıksal)
While the book is aimed at improving Turkish-American relations which is not at its best stage in the last years, authors of the book frankly discussed the problematic aspects of the bilateral relations as well. Two American and a Bahraini scholar also contributed to the book. Editors of the book underlined that they wanted to publish the most comprehensive and updated work on Turkish-American relations.
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The book is available on Internet.