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  • Tomasz Kapuśniak
  • Polityka czarnomorska Turcji
  • ISBN: 978-83-60695-43-2 Lublin
  • 2010 str.
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  • (Kod: 162)


Turkey’s Black Sea Policy

The aim of the following study is to analyse Turkey’s policy towards the Black Sea region after the Cold War. Turkey’s foreign policy an be divided into Western and Eastern one. The country’s Western foreign policy includes actions taken towards the European Union, the USA, and NATO. On the other hand, Turkey’s Eastern foreign affairs focus on Russia, South Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Middle East. Because of that, and the fact that there is no consistent policy on the part of Turkey towards the Black Sea region, it is difficult to conduct an analysis. The important thing is that the Black Sea is the area which both Turkey’s Eastern and Western policy have an effect on. In the following study we will first focus on Turkey’s multidirectional Black Sea policy. Then, we will show Turkey’s policy towards particular actors influencing the situation in the discussed region. We will describe in detail Turkey’s policy towards the Russian Federation, which is a strategic partner, as well as the main rival for Turkey’s actions in the Black Sea region. Turkey’s Black Sea policy is a complex research topic. What is often stressed is its reactive character that comes down to reacting to events that take place in the Black Sea region. Moreover, Turkey’s policy stems from the country’s relations with the most important powers on the international scene the EU, the USA, Russia, and NATO. It can be also seen in the actions taken by Turkey in the country’s paramount issues such as security, power industry, marine affairs, economic cooperation etc.