Turkey as a Mediator

Turkey as a Mediator : Stories of Success and Failure

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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.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 158 pages
  • 159 x 239 x 16mm | 408g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 charts, 13 tables
  • 0739193635
  • 9780739193631

Review quote

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 Policyshow more

About Doga Ulas Eralp

Doga Ulas Eralp is a lecturer at the International Peace and Conflict Resolution Program at American University's School of International Service.show more

Table of contents

1 Introduction: A Systematic Study of Turkish Mediation Doga Ulas Eralp 2 US Grand Strategy and the Middle Power Policy: Turkey as a Mediator Nimet Beriker 3 Turkey in the Western Balkans: A Comprehensive Approach for Peace Doga Ulas Eralp 4 Turkey's Peace Initiatives in the Middle East: A Tragic Turn of Events Sebnem Gumuscu 5 Turkey's Motives for Mediating the Iranian Nuclear Deal Havva Kok and Imdat Oner 6 Turkey and Brazil's Joint Mediation between Iran and the Western Powers: Process Matters 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 Eralpshow more