Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Turkish Foreign Policy ULZ 500 0 3 + 0 3 6
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Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. SİBEL AKGÜN
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Course Objective The aim of this course is to study the basic parameters of Turkish foreign policy (from the foundation of the Republic to the end of the Second World War) on the basis of strategic position, changing balance of powers, identity and economic relations.
Course Content This course studies Turkish foreign policy on the basis of the country´s strategic position and its place in the balance of power in the world. The main issues of Turkish Foreign policy are anayzed in relation to Turkey´s relations with the great powers and neighbouring countries.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To develop students´ ability to analyze and interpret national and international developments, problems and processes from a historical perspective by scientific methods. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 To develop students´ ability to evaluate concepts and information pertainign to international relations through scientific methods, analyze complex events and phenomenona, and express opinion on developments. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 To improve students´ comprehension of the current issues of Turkish foreign policy with their historical, social and cultural dimensions. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 To hone students´ ability to interpret the changes in the world through a solid understanding of Turkey´s position, and express their opinions on these issues verbally and in written form. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 A General Outline of the Turkish Foreign Policy in the 1980s
2 Relations with the USA and Europe in the 1980s
3 Relations with Greece and the Balkans in the 1980s
4 Relations with the Middle East and the USSR in the 1980s
5 Turkish foreign policy in the 1990s- Stretegic planning and theory
6 Turkeys strategic position and political instruments at its disposal
7 Relations with the USA in the 1990s
8 Midterm
9 Relations with Europe in the 1990s
10 Relations with Central Asia and the Caucasus in the 1990s
11 Relations with the Balkans in the 1990s
12 Relations with the Middle East in the 1990s
13 A general evaluation Turkish Foreign Policy in the 2000s
14 Theoretical evaluation of the term papers on the main problems of the Turkish foreign policy
Course Notes Baskın Oran (Edt.), Türk Dış Politikası Cilt 1 1919- 1980, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları <br>Baskın Oran (Edt.), Türk Dış Politikası Cilt 2 1980-2000, İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları<br>Zeynep Dağı (Edt.), AK Partili Yıllar Orion Kitabevi, 2006
Course Resources William Hale, Türk Dış Politikası 1774- 2000, Mozaik, 2003
Philip Robins, Takım Elbiseliler ve Üniformalılar, Arkadaş Yayınları, 2009.
Oral Sander/Melek Fırat, Türkiye´nin Dış Politikası, İmge Yayınları, 2006.
Ahmet Davutoğlu, Stratejik Derinlik, Küre Yay., İstanbul, 2002.
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Having and using advanced knowledge and comprehension supported by textbooks including actual knowledge in international relations literature, materials and the other scientific resources X
2 Analyzing data, ideas and concepts of foreign policy and international relations, determining complex events and topics, making discussions and developing new suggestions in accordance with researches X
3 Having knowledge and thought about actual topics and problems together with their historical, social and cultural aspects X
4 Introducing those who are interested in international events with the topics of international relations and teaching clearly the problems of international relations and the types of solutions X
5 Having the skills to take initiatives, capacity for team-working and open-minded X
6 Using Turkish well, having a good written and oral communication and also having ability of empathy X
7 Having skill to improve career in the jobs such as attaché and ambassador X
8 Having the skill about methods and techniques in reaching knowledge X
9 Having conscious about professional and scientific ethics X
10 Accessing, examining and elucidating with scientific methods to the knowledge of international relations and expanding literature about international relations X
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 50
1. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Ödev 20
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 20
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 50
1. Final 50
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 4 64
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 2 32
Mid-terms 1 13 13
Quiz 1 10 10
Assignment 1 7 7
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 15 15
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 156
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.24
dersAKTSKredisi 6