The Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East Foreign Policy Making in Turkey and Qatar by Birol Baskan


The Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East Foreign Policy Making in Turkey and Qatar by Birol Baskan

This book narrates how Turkey and Qatar have come to forge a mutually special relationship. The book argues that throughout the 2000s Turkey and Qatar had pursued similar foreign policies and aligned their positions on many critical and controversial issues. By doing so, however, they increasingly isolated themselves in the Middle East as states challenging the status quo. The claim made here is that it is this isolation-which became acute in the summer of 2013-that led the two countries to forge much stronger relations.

About the Author

Birol Baskan is Assistant Professor of Government at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He received his PhD from Northwestern University, USA, and previously taught at the State University of New York-Fredonia, USA, and Qatar University. He has published in numerous academic journals such as Politics and Religion, Insight Turkey, Arab Studies Quarterly, Comparative Political Studies, and International Sociology. He is the author of From Religious Empires to Secular States (2014) and the co-editor of State-Society Relations in the Arab Gulf States (2014).

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159 pages


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Publication date

14th November 2015



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