Information Package / Course Catalogue
Turkish Foreign Policy
Course Code: UYL518
Course Type: Area Elective
Couse Group: Second Cycle (Master's Degree)
Education Language: Turkish
Work Placement: N/A
Theory: 3
Prt.: 0
Credit: 3
Lab: 0
ECTS: 5
Objectives of the Course

Enabling the students to have knowledge of the main principles of Turkish foreign policy and main factors that affect foreign policy; and to evaluate Turkish foreign policy within the context of international relations theories.

Course Content

Basic principles of Turkish foreign policy, basic factors affecting Turkish foreign policy, basic problems of Turkish foreign policy, Turkey's relations with certain organizations and states.

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Learning Outcomes
1.• To be able to comprehend the main principles of Turkish foreign policy and the main factors that affect foreign policy
2.• To be able to evaluate Turkish foreign policy theoritecally
3.• To be able to make a historical analysis of Turkey’s relations with certain states and organizations.
4.To be able to assess the external and internal factors that shape Turkish foreign policy
5.To gain an understanding of the main principles and the major issues in Turkish foreign policy starting from World War I until the end of the Cold War.
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Baskın O. (2002). Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar. (I. Cilt). İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları
2.Bozdağlıoğlu, Y. (2003). Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach. New York:Routledge Press
3.Hale, W. (2000). Turkish Foreign Policy 1774-2000. London:Frank Cass. Publishers.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 1 - Theoretical
Turkish Foreign Policy in Theory and Practice
Week 1 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 2 - Theoretical
War of Independence and the Turkish Foreign Policy
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Republican Turkish Foreign Policy: 1919-1923
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Republican Turkish Foreign Policy: 1919-1923
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 5 - Theoretical
II. World War and Turkish Foreign Policy, 1939-1945
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 6 - Theoretical
II. World War and Turkish Foreign Policy, 1939-1945
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Revision for Midterm
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exams
Week 9 - Theoretical
World War II and Turkish Foreign Policy, 1939-1945
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Beginning of the Cold War and the Turkish Foreign Policy
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Beginning of the Cold War and the Turkish Foreign Policy
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Turkish Foreign Policy in the Cold War Era, 1945-1950
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Turkish Foreign Policy in the Cold War Era, 1945-1950
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Turkish Foreign Policy in the Cold War Era, 1950-1960
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Turkish Foreign Policy in the Cold War Era, 1950-1960
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Baskın Oran, Türk Dış Politikası: Kurtuluş Savaşından Bugüne Olgular, Belgeler, Yorumlar, I. Cilt, İletişim Yayınları, 2002. Yücel Bozdağlıoğlu, Turkish Foreign Policy and Turkish Identity: A Constructivist Approach, Routledge Press, 2003.
Week 16 - Final Exam
Final Exams
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Type of AssessmentCountPercent
Midterm Examination1%40
Final Examination1%60
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesCountPreparationTimeTotal Work Load (hours)
Lecture - Theory143384
Assignment115116
Midterm Examination110111
Final Examination115116
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)127
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