Turkey, American geopolitical imagination, cold war
American foreign policy during the Cold War years were formulated in accordance with geopolitical considerations, which constitute a general overview for American geopolitical imagination. The imagination in question was shaped by so-called Soviet threat that aimed at increasing Soviet spheres of influence in all over the world. In such a framework, Turkey had constituted one of the pillars of geopolitical strategy of the US. On this basis, Turkey’s image in American foreign policy papers is the main analytical interest of this paper. It analyzes articulation of Turkish image within official American foreign policy intelligence documents by conducting a post structuralist discourse analysis on official memoranda to the secretaries of the US. By making such analysis, this paper aims at understanding Turkey’s place in geopolitical imagination of the US from the end of the WWII until Turkey’s accession to NATO.
International Relations | Political Science | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State
Koc, Zeynep, "Turkish Image In American Official Documents In The Onset Of The Cold War, 1945-1952" (2021). English Language Institute. 166.
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