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Turkish Perspectives on the Future of Transatlantic relations
Unformatted Document Text:  1 Lale Sarıibrahimoglu, ‘US works with Turkey to counter PKK in Iraq’, Jane’s Defence Weekly, 14 November 2007. 2 ‘Parliament gives go-ahead for incursion’, Today’s Zaman, 18 October 2007. 3 See comments by former US Consul General in Istanbul David Arnett, in his ‘Problems of perception and vision: Turkey and the US’, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol.7, No.1, Spring 2008, p.16. 4 ‘Premier says Turkey is ready for split with US over Kurds’, Washington Post, 13 October 2007. 5 ‘Turkish General sees US ties at risk’, Washington Post, 15 October 2007. 6 For an early analysis of Turkey’s US-sanctioned cross-border military action, see Gareth Jenkins, ‘A military analysis of Turkey’s incursion into northern Iraq’, Terrorism Monitor, Vol.6, No.5, 7 March, 2008. http://www.jamestown.org 7 See ‘Military-opposition row boils over’, and ‘Row over military withdrawal reveals deep mistrust’, both in Today’s Zaman, March 6 2008. 8 A term coined by Ian O. Lesser, ‘Turkey in the EU: a new US relationship’, Insight Turkey, Vol. 6, No.4, October- November 2004, p.36. 9 For accounts of the events leading up to the Turkish vote to refuse US troop entry into Turkey, and some of the bitterness that ensued, see Barak A. Salmoni, ‘Strategic partners or estranged allies: Turkey, the United States and Operation Iraqi Freedom’, Strategic Insights, Vol.2, No.7, July 2003, www.ccc.nps.navy/mil/si/july03/middleeast.asp ; Bill Park, ‘Strategic location, political dislocation: Turkey, the United States, and Northern Iraq’, Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA), Vol..7, No.2, June 2003, pp.11-23; Michael Rubin, ‘A comedy of errors: American-Turkish diplomacy and the Iraq war, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol.4, No.1, Spring 2005, pp.69-79; and William Hale, Turkey, the US and Iraq, (London: SAQI, 2007), pp.94-116. 10 www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2006/68574.htm 11 Frank J Gaffney Jnr, president of the Center for Security Policy, ‘Islamofascist coup?’, Washington Times, March 14, 2006. For examples of neoconservative distrust of the AKP, see also Michael Rubin, ‘Green money, Islamist politics in Turkey’, The Middle East Quarterly, Vol.XII, No.1, Winter 2005, www.meforum.org/article/684 , and Robert L. Pollock, ‘The sick man of Europe – again’, Wall Street Journal, 16 February, 2005. 12 A point made in a number of interviews conducted by the author with officials from the US and Turkish government in Washington DC, November-December 2005. 13 The Pew Global Attitudes Project, www.pewglobal.org/reports/pdf/262.pdf , 17 September 2008, p.33. 14 For an analysis of Turkish public opinion towards the US, see Nasah Uslu, Metin Toprak, Ibrahim Dalmis and Ertan Aydin, ‘Turkish public opinion toward the United States in the context of the Iraq question’, MERIA, Vol.9, No.3, (September 2005), pp.75-107. www.meria.ac.il/journal/2005/issue3/jv9no3a5.html . See also Omer Taspinar, ‘The anatomy of anti-Americanism in Turkey’, Insight Turkey, Vol.7, No.2, (April-June 2005), pp.83-98. 15 Emrullah Uslu, ‘Ulusalcilik: the neo-nationalist resurgence in Turkey’, Turkish Studies, Vol.9, No.1, March 2008. 16 David L.Arnett, ‘The Heart of the Matter: the Importance of Emotion in Turkish-American Relations’, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol.5, No.4, Winter 2006, pp.31-40. 17 Hale, 2007, op.cit., p.179. 18 Kemal Koprolu, ‘Paradigm shift in Turkish-US relations’, Turkish Political Quarterly, Vol.4, No.1, Spring 2005, p.107. 19 For a recent study of the evolution of the US relationship with Turkey, see Aylin Guney, ‘An anatomy of the transformation of the US-Turkish alliance: from ‘Cold War’ to ‘war on Iraq’’, Turkish Studies, Vol.6, No.3, September 2005, pp.341-359. See also Marios L. Evriviades, ‘Turkey’s Role in United States Strategy During and After the Cold War’, Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 9, No.2, Spring 1998, pp.30-51; and Bruce R. Kuniholm, ‘Turkey and the west since World War II’, in Vojtech Mastny and R. Craig Nation (eds), Turkey between East and West: new challenges for a rising regional power (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996), pp.45-69. 20 Morton Abramowitz, in the Foreword to Graham E. Fuller and Ian O. Lesser (eds), Turkey’s new geopolitics; from the Balkans to western China (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press/RAND, 1993), p.xii. 21 For a consideration of these Arab-Turkish perceptions, see Dietrich Jung, ‘Turkey and the Arab world: historical narratives and new political realities’, Mediterranean Politics, Vol.10, No.1, March 2005, pp.1-17. 22 For the concept of Turkey as a ‘bridge’, see Ian O. Lesser, ‘Bridge or Barrier? Turkey and the West After the Cold War’, in Fuller and Lesser, (eds), 1993, op.cit., pp.99-140. 23 Paul Kubicek, ‘Turkey’s Inclusion in the Atlantic Community: Looking Back, Looking Forward’, Turkish Studies, Vol.9, No.1, March 2008, pp.25-27. 24 David L.Arnett, ‘The Heart of the Matter: the Importance of Emotion in Turkish-American Relations’, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol.5, No.4, Winter 2006, p.36. 25 Philip Robins, ‘The Opium Crisis and the Iraq War: Historical Parallels in Turkey-US Relations’, Mediterranean Politics, Vol.12, No.1, March 2007, pp.17-38. 26 For an analysis of Turkish-US tensions surrounding the terms of US access to Incirlik and other military facilities on Turkish territory, see Selin M.Bolme, ‘The Politics of Incirlik Air Base’, Insight Turkey, Vol.9, No.3, 2007, pp.82-91. 27 See Ian O. Lesser, ‘Turkey, the US and the delusion of geopolitics’, Survival, Vol.48, No.3, Autumn 2006, pp.83-95.

Authors: Park, Bill.
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1
 Lale Sarıibrahimoglu, ‘US works with Turkey to counter PKK in Iraq’, Jane’s Defence Weekly, 14 November 2007.
2
 ‘Parliament gives go-ahead for incursion’, Today’s Zaman, 18 October 2007.
3
 See comments by former US Consul General in Istanbul David Arnett, in his ‘Problems of perception and vision: Turkey 
and the US’, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol.7, No.1, Spring 2008, p.16. 
4
 ‘Premier says Turkey is ready for split with US over Kurds’, Washington Post, 13 October 2007. 
5
 ‘Turkish General sees US ties at risk’, Washington Post, 15 October 2007.
6
 For an early analysis of Turkey’s US-sanctioned cross-border military action, see Gareth Jenkins, ‘A military analysis of 
Turkey’s incursion into northern Iraq’, Terrorism Monitor, Vol.6, No.5, 7 March, 2008.  
7
 See ‘Military-opposition row boils over’, and ‘Row over military withdrawal reveals deep mistrust’, both in Today’s 
Zaman, March 6 2008. 
8
 A term coined by Ian O. Lesser, ‘Turkey in the EU: a new US relationship’, Insight Turkey, Vol. 6, No.4, October-
November 2004, p.36.
9
 For accounts of the events leading up to the Turkish vote to refuse US troop entry into Turkey, and some of the bitterness 
that ensued, see Barak A. Salmoni, ‘Strategic partners or estranged allies: Turkey, the United States and Operation Iraqi 
Freedom’, Strategic Insights, Vol.2, No.7, July 2003, 
  ; Bill Park, 
‘Strategic location, political dislocation: Turkey, the United States, and Northern Iraq’, Middle East Review of 
International Affairs (MERIA)
Vol..7, No.2, June 2003, pp.11-23; Michael Rubin, ‘A comedy of errors: American-
Turkish diplomacy and the Iraq war, Turkish Policy Quarterly, Vol.4, No.1, Spring 2005, pp.69-79; and William Hale, 
Turkey, the US and Iraq(London: SAQI, 2007), pp.94-116.
10
11
 Frank J Gaffney Jnr, president of the Center for Security Policy, ‘Islamofascist coup?’, Washington TimesMarch 14, 
2006. For examples of neoconservative distrust of the AKP, see also Michael Rubin, ‘Green money, Islamist politics in 
Turkey’, The Middle East Quarterly, Vol.XII, No.1, Winter 2005, 
, and Robert L. Pollock, 
‘The sick man of Europe – again’, Wall Street Journal, 16 February, 2005.
12
 A point made in a number of interviews conducted by the author with officials from the US and Turkish government in 
Washington DC, November-December 2005.
13
 The Pew Global Attitudes Project, 
, 17 September 2008, p.33. 
14
 For an analysis of Turkish public opinion towards the US, see Nasah Uslu, Metin Toprak, Ibrahim Dalmis and Ertan 
Aydin, ‘Turkish public opinion toward the United States in the context of the Iraq question’, MERIA, Vol.9, No.3, 
(September 2005), pp.75-107. 
. See also Omer Taspinar, ‘The anatomy 
of anti-Americanism in Turkey’, Insight Turkey, Vol.7, No.2, (April-June 2005), pp.83-98.   
15
 Emrullah Uslu, ‘Ulusalcilik: the neo-nationalist resurgence in TurkeyTurkish StudiesVol.9, No.1, March 2008.
16
 David L.Arnett, ‘The Heart of the Matter: the Importance of Emotion in Turkish-American Relations’, Turkish Policy 
Quarterly, Vol.5, No.4, Winter 2006, pp.31-40.
17
 Hale, 2007, op.cit., p.179.
18
 Kemal Koprolu, ‘Paradigm shift in Turkish-US relations’, Turkish Political Quarterly, Vol.4, No.1, Spring 2005, p.107.
19
 For a recent study of the evolution of the US relationship with Turkey, see Aylin Guney, ‘An anatomy of the 
transformation of the US-Turkish alliance: from ‘Cold War’ to ‘war on Iraq’’, Turkish Studies, Vol.6, No.3, September 
2005, pp.341-359. See also Marios L. Evriviades, ‘Turkey’s Role in United States Strategy During and After the Cold War’, 
Mediterranean Quarterly, Vol. 9, No.2, Spring 1998, pp.30-51; and Bruce R. Kuniholm, ‘Turkey and the west since 
World War II’, in Vojtech Mastny and R. Craig Nation (eds), Turkey between East and West: new challenges for a rising 
regional power
 (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1996), pp.45-69. 
20
 Morton Abramowitz, in the Foreword to Graham E. Fuller and Ian O. Lesser (eds), Turkey’s new geopolitics; from the 
Balkans to western China (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press/RAND, 1993), p.xii.
21
 For a consideration of these Arab-Turkish perceptions, see Dietrich Jung, ‘Turkey and the Arab world: historical 
narratives and new political realities’, Mediterranean PoliticsVol.10, No.1, March 2005, pp.1-17.
22
 For the concept of Turkey as a ‘bridge’, see Ian O. Lesser, ‘Bridge or Barrier? Turkey and the West After the Cold War’, 
in Fuller and Lesser, (eds), 1993op.cit., pp.99-140.
23
 Paul Kubicek, ‘Turkey’s Inclusion in the Atlantic Community: Looking Back, Looking Forward’, Turkish Studies, 
Vol.9, No.1, March 2008, pp.25-27. 
24
 David L.Arnett, ‘The Heart of the Matter: the Importance of Emotion in Turkish-American Relations’, Turkish Policy 
Quarterly, Vol.5, No.4, Winter 2006, p.36.
25
 Philip Robins, ‘The Opium Crisis and the Iraq War: Historical Parallels in Turkey-US Relations’, Mediterranean 
Politics, Vol.12, No.1, March 2007, pp.17-38.
26
 For an analysis of Turkish-US tensions surrounding the terms of US access to Incirlik and other military facilities on 
Turkish territory, see Selin M.Bolme, ‘The Politics of Incirlik Air Base’, Insight Turkey, Vol.9, No.3, 2007, pp.82-91.  
27
 See Ian O. Lesser, ‘Turkey, the US and the delusion of geopolitics’, Survival, Vol.48, No.3, Autumn 2006, pp.83-95.


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