Greek-Turkish conflict-ridden relations have long occupied a problematic position in the Western alliance, first in NATO then, more dramatically, within the context of the newly developing European Union and its defence initiatives. Following three major earthquakes on both sides of the Aegean, the two countries have now experienced, firstly, a public empathy towards each other, and secondly, a significant diplomatic rapprochement. This rapprochement though has failed to resolve the Cyprus conflict, and is now at risk of reverting back to a series of conflicts. This book addresses the crucial issues between Greece and Turkey, from a critical perspective, and provides an up-to-date assessment of the current state of the Greek-Turkish rapprochement and its future development.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Turkish Studies.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction Barry Rubin 2. The Aegean Conflict and implications for Greek-Turkish Relations Mensur Akgün 3. A Model of Power Sharing: Comparing the 1960 Republic of Cyprus and the Annan Plan Ahmet Sözen 4. An Analysis of The Action-Reaction Behaviour In Defence Expenditures of Turkey And Greece Ulay Günlük 5. The View from Greece: Perceptions of Turks and Greek-Turkish rapprochement by the Greek mass public Thanos Dokos 6. The View from Turkey: Perceptions of Greeks and Greek-Turkish rapprochement by the Turkish mass public Ali Çarkoglu and Kemal Kirisci 7. The Impact of Mubadil Dernekleri (associations of the forcefully exchanged) on Turkish Political Culture: Dialogue in cross-purposes? Nergis Canefe 8. Greek-Turkish Relations from the Perspective of Second Track Efforts: Lessons learned and what lies ahead? Üstün Ergüder 9. Changing Greek Perspectives on Turkey: An assessment of the post-earthquake rapprochement Ahmet Evin 10. Conclusion Ali Carkoglu
Ali Çarkoglu is currently an associate professor in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Sabanci University, Istanbul. His co-authored book with Mine Eder and Kemal Kirici - The Political Economy of Cooperation in the Middle East - was published by Routledge of London. He also recently co-edited with Barry Rubin Turkey and the European Union: Domestic Politics, Economic Integration and International Dynamics to be published by Frank Cass of London.
Barry Rubin is the director of the Global Research in International Affairs Center and of its Turkish Studies Institute (TSI), both of which are part of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC), Herzliya, Israel. He is the editor of Turkish Studies journal and of the Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA). His publications include The Tragedy of the Middle East (2002) and Anti-American Terrorism and the Middle East (2002). His newest book, A Political Biography of Yasir Arafat, will be released in September of 2003.