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Turkey in the Middle East: Oil, Islam, and Politics

Alon Liel, translated by Emanuel Lottem
 
ISBN: 978-1-55587-909-9
$55.00
2001/253 pages/LC: 2001019006
Published under the auspices of the Harry S Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace
"Recommended for academic collections, lower-division undergraduate through faculty."—Choice

DESCRIPTION

At the turn of the century, modern Turkey remains torn between the secular heritage of its founder, Kemal Ataturk, and the political and social trends that challenge that legacy. Alon Liel traces the development of Turkey's current political environment, investigating the collapse of the country's economy in the 1970s, its recovery in the 1980s, its relationship with its Middle Eastern neighbors, and the dramatic political events of the 1990s.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Alon Liel, is on the faculty of the Department of International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

CONTENTS

  • Introduction: Between East and West.
  • TURKEY'S DEPENDENCE ON OIL.
  • The Economics of Energy in Turkey.
  • The Diplomacy of Cheap Oil.
  • Bartering for Oil.
  • The International Consequences of the 1980 Crisis.
  • The 1980s: Happy Days Are Here Again.
  • TURKEY IN THE MIDDLE EAST: THE INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS.
  • The Muslim Option.
  • Politics, Oil, and Islam: Relations with Iraq, Iran, and Libya
  • Turkey and the Arab-Israeli Conflict.
  • TURKEY TOWARD THE 21ST CENTURY.
  • The Islamic Challenge.
  • Groundswell, Landslide, and Earthquake.