Turkey and the Gulf War Coping with intertwined conflicts

Amikam Nachmani

in Turkey: Facing a New Millennium

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print July 2003 | ISBN: 9780719063701
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781700389 | DOI:
Turkey and the Gulf War Coping with intertwined conflicts

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This chapter looks at the situation of Turkey before and after the Gulf War, from the mid-1980s to the end of the 1990s, analysing the claims surrounding Turkey's unequivocal readiness to serve as the West's policeman in the Middle East. It discusses the problems of Turkey during this period, which include the decline in its strategic value, the Greco-Turkish conflict over Cyprus and the persistent territorial quarrel with Syria over the Hatay province, explaining how Turkey coped with these problems through its relations with the West.

Keywords: Turkey; Gulf War; Middle East; strategic value; Greco-Turkish conflict; Syria; Hatay province; West

Chapter.  14779 words. 

Subjects: European Union

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