Soviet Eastern Policy and Turkey, 1920-1991
Soviet Foreign Policy, Turkey and Communism
This is an impressive work that traces the relationship between the Soviet Union and Turkey on the one hand, and the Soviet Union and the Turkish Communist Party on the other, from the consolidation of the communist regime in Moscow until its fall. The book considers how 'Soviet Eastern Policy' was formed, how it changed over time, what the Soviet leaders hoped to gain in Turkey, and what impact Soviet policy had on the development of the Turkish communist movement. It is a valuable resource for students and scholars with an interest in Russian and Soviet poltics and international relations.
Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. The Opening Act 3. Inter-War Years 4. Second World War Years 5. Cold War Starts 6. The Door is Opening 7. 1974-80 Period 8. Finale
Bülent Gökay is Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Keele University. He is the editor of the Eurasian Studies Network. His publications include A Clash of Empires: Turkey between Russian Bolshevism and British Imperialism, 1918-1923 (1996), The Politics of Caspian Oil (2001), and Eastern Europe since 1970 (2001).