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.
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