Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Turkey´S Foreign Policy In The Middle East UOC 505 0 3 + 0 3 7
Precondition Courses
Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level yuksek_lisans
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Doç.Dr. MURAT YEŞİLTAŞ
Course Lecturers
Course Assistants Res. Ass. Zana Baykal
Course Category
Course Objective This seminar investigates the determinants, mechanisms, and dynamics of Turkish
foreign towards the Middle Eas. It combines three main elements: an investigation of the linkage between domestic factors ? particularly competing conceptions of Turkish identity ? and foreign policy; a chronological survey of Turkish security policy; and in-depth analyses of Turkey?s relations with its primary interlocutors on the regional levels. As such, it is designed as a capstone research project enabling students to test out competing theoretical approaches (neorealism, liberalism, constructivism, post-structuralism etc.) in international relations theory.
Course Content This course is designed to introduce students to the literature on Turkish foreign policy towards the Middle East. In this course, we are first going to discuss some of the major concepts and theoretical approaches in the subfield of foreign policy analysis. Then, we are going to talk about a number of major issues in Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East In our discussions we are going to explain Turkish foreign policy within the context of domestic, regional, and international dynamics. This course will start with the geographical definition the Middle East, and then look at the historical dynamics that have been shaped the Middle East during the 20th century. Secondly, the course will focus on the relationship between Turkey and the Middle East from the historical perspective. Lastly, the course will discuss recent developments in the Turkish foreign policy and Middle East.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 Students will be able to depict the Middle East region with its basic features. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
2 Students will be able to compare the countries in the region in the framework of power. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
3 Students will be able to analyze the problems in the region Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
4 Students will be able to discuss the reasons of the problems in the region. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
5 Students will be able to discuss the politics of the international powers and compare them. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
6 Students will be able to analyze internal politic dynamics and the basic features of the important countries in the region. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
7 Students will be able to explain the factors that are effective on the politics of the Tukey. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
8 Exam Week Discussion, Case Study, Project Based Learning, Testing, Homework,
9 Students will be able to analyze the factors that effect the politics of Turkey towards Iraq. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
10 Students will be able to explain the challenges effecting Turkey-Iran relations and probable collaborations. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
11 Students will be able to evaluate the politics of Turkey towards Palestine-Israel problem. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
12 Students will be able to analyze the politics of Turkey towards Middle East in a critical way. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Self Study, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
13 Students will be able to evalauate the Arab Spring and its consequences. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Brain Storming, Case Study, Self Study, Problem Solving, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework,
14 General Evolution
15 Exam Week
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Introduction
2 Where is the Middle East?: History, Geography and Geopolitics See Sources
3 The Politis, Economy and Society in the Middle East See Sources
4 Historical Context of Turkey´s Middle East Policy See Sources
5 Theoretical Debates: Structures, Idenity and Domestic Constrains See Sources
6 Turkey and the Middle East in the Early Republican Period See Sources
7 Exam Week See Sources
8 Turkey and the Middle East in the 1950s See Sources
9 Turkey and the Middle East in the Cold War Era See Sources
10 Turkey and the Middle East after the Cold War See Sources
11 Turkey and the Middle East in the AK Party Era See Sources
12 Political Issues in the Middle East: Turkey´s Perspective See Sources
13 Arab Spring and Turkey See Sources
14 Presentations See Sources
Resources
Course Notes . Malik Mufti. Daring and Caution in Turkish Strategic Culture: Republic at Sea (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)<br><br>2. Metin Heper. ?The Ottoman Legacy and Turkish Politics,? Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 54, No. 1 (Fall 2000): pp. 63-82. <br><br>3. Enver Ziya Karal. ?The Principles of Kemalism? in Ali Kazancıgil and Ergün Özbudun, eds., Atatürk: Founder of a Modern State (London: Hurst, 1997), pp. 11-35. <br><br>4. Dankwart Rustow. "Foreign Policy of the Turkish Republic? in Roy C. Macridis, ed., Foreign Policy in World Politics (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1958), pp. 295-322. <br><br>5. Mustafa Aydın. ?Determinants of Turkish Foreign Policy: Changing Patterns and Conjunctures during the Cold War?, Middle East Studies, vol. 36, no. 1 (January 2000), pp. 103-139.<br><br>6. Henri J. Barkey. ?Iran and Turkey: Confrontation Across and Ideological Divide? in Alvin Z. Rubenstein and Oles Smolansky, eds., Regional Power Rivalries in the New Eurasia (New York: M. E. Sharpe, 1995), pp. 147-168. <br><br>7. Bilge Criss & Pınar Bilgin. "Turkish Foreign Policy Toward the Middle East", Middle East Review of International Affairs, vol.1, no. 1, (January 1997), 11 pp. [http://meria.idc.ac.il/journal/1997/issue1/jv1n1a3.html] <br><br>7. M. Hakan Yavuz. ?Turkish-Israeli Relations through the Lens of Turkish Identity Debate?, Journal of Palestine Studies, vol. 27, no. 1 (Autumn 1997), pp. 22-37.<br><br>8. Şükrü Elekdağ. "2 ½ War Strategy?, Perceptions, vol. 1, no.1 (March-May 1996), pp. 33-57. [http://www.sam.gov.tr/volume1a.php]<br><br>9. Kemal Kirişci. ?Turkey and the Muslim Middle East? in Alan Makovsky and Sabri Sayarı, eds., Turkey?s New World: Changing Dynamics in Turkish Foreign Policy (Washington, D.C.: Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2000), pp. 39-58.<br>10. Mensur Akgün, Gökçe Perçinoğlu & Sabiha Senyücel Gündoğar, "The Perception of Turkey in the Middle East", TESEV Foreign Policy Analysis Series No. 10 (December 2009), 38 pp.<br>11. International Crisis Group, "Turkey and the Middle East: Ambitions and Constraints", Europe Report No. 203 (7 April 2010), 38 pp.<br>12. Hasan Kösebalaban, Turkish Foreign Policy: Islam, Nationalism and Globalizations, Macmillan, 2011.<br>13. William Hale, Turkish Foreign Policysince 1774, Routledge, 2012.<br>14. Baskın Oran, Turkish Foreign Policy: 1919-2006, Utah University Press, 2011,<br>15. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Apporach, Routledge, 2003
Course Resources
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 30
1. Ödev 35
2. Ödev 35
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 20
1. Final 80
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 3 48
Mid-terms 1 10 10
Assignment 1 25 25
Final examination 1 20 20
Total Workload 167
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 6.68
dersAKTSKredisi 7