1939–1945 “Turkey Cannot Assure Its Security Through Forging Alliances”

  • Hasan Yükselen


The main issue of this period was the Second World War. But the political, economic, and diplomatic outcomes within the process extended to cover pre- and post-war dynamics. In fact, the Second World War represented a breaking point in world history, but in terms of its results, while some positive outcomes were observed, the basic dynamics showed continuities with the previous periods. For Turkish foreign policy, the years of the Second World War, which actually had begun to be shaped in the late 1930s, triggered the emergence of reorientation in the course of security and foreign policy (Sönmezoğlu in İki Savaş Sırası ve Arasında Türk Dış Politikası. Der Yayınları, İstanbul, pp. 393–484, 2015), though the discourse particularly between 1939 and 1945 was represented the opposite. To reveal how strategy is formulated within this period, the structure adopted in the previous chapters will be followed to keep coherence within the book.


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  • Hasan Yükselen
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  1. 1.PeterboroughUK

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