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Rethinking Turkey-Iraq Relations

The Dilemma of Partial Cooperation

  • Mehmet Akıf Kumral

Part of the Middle East Today book series (MIET)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Mehmet Akif Kumral
    Pages 1-34
  3. Mehmet Akif Kumral
    Pages 207-225
  4. Mehmet Akif Kumral
    Pages 227-244
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 245-259

About this book

Introduction

This book explores key historical episodes to understand the reasons and consequences of the enduring partiality problem in cooperation between Turkey and Iraq. Notwithstanding their mutual material interdependence and common cultural heritage, these two close neighbors have stayed far from achieving comprehensive cooperation. The author examines contextual-discursive dynamics shaping Turkey-Iraq partial cooperation around critical events, such as the Saadabad-Baghdad pacts, the Gulf War, the US Invasion, and the war against ISIS. Leading pro-government Turkish daily newspapers of the period are analyzed to highlight ambivalent ontological-rhetorical modes and ambiguous political narratives-frames that perpetuate paradoxes of partiality in Ankara’s rationalization and contextualization of cooperation with Baghdad and Erbil.

Keywords

Discursive reasoning Saadabad Pact Baghdad Pact Gulf War Non-Cooperation Asia Asian history cooperation government history interdependence Iraq Middle East rhetoric war

Authors and affiliations

  • Mehmet Akıf Kumral
    • 1
  1. 1.Middle East Technical UniversityAnkaraTurkey

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