Information Package / Course Catalogue
Turkey and Its Neighbours
Course Code: UYL522
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

The aim of this course is to analyze in depth the problems that Turkey is facing with its neighboring countries.

Course Content

Conceptual framework, geopolitical position of Turkey, analysis of Turkish foreign policy, Turkey's relations with its neighbours

Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
1.To be able have a better understanding of the geography that Turkey is placed
2.To be able to grasp what problems Turkey is facing because of its geopolitical and geostrategic position
3.To be able to have detailed information about Turkey’s neighbors
4.To be able to have detailed information as to what kind of problems Turkey is facing with its neighbors
5.To be able to learn foreign policy relations of Turkey with its neighbors
Recommended or Required Reading
1.Arafat, M. (2009). Türkiye ve komşuları. Ankara: Seçkin Yayıncılık.
2.Linden, R. H. Et al. (2011). Turkey and its neighbours: foreign relations in tarnsition. Colorado: Lynne Rienner.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
Week 2 - Theoretical
Turkey and the Bulgaria 1
Week 2 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara Nobel, 2009, s. 1-28.
Week 3 - Theoretical
Turkey and Bulgaria 2
Week 3 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara Nobel, 2009, s. 28-58.
Week 4 - Theoretical
Turkey and Greece 1
Week 4 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara Nobel, 2009, s. 59-85.
Week 5 - Theoretical
Turkey and Greece 2
Week 5 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara Nobel, 2009, s. 85-115.
Week 6 - Theoretical
Turkey and Greece 3
Week 6 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara Nobel, 2009, s. 115-155.
Week 7 - Theoretical
Revision for Midterm
Week 8 - Intermediate Exam
Midterm Exams
Week 9 - Theoretical
Turkey and Greece 4
Week 9 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara Nobel, 2009, s. 155-180.
Week 10 - Theoretical
Turkey and Syria
Week 10 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara Nobel, 2009, s. 181-202.
Week 11 - Theoretical
Turkey and Iraq 1
Week 11 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara Nobel, 2009, s. 203-225.
Week 12 - Theoretical
Turkey and Iraq 2
Week 12 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara, Nobel, 2009, s. 225-254.
Week 13 - Theoretical
Turkey and Iraq 3
Week 13 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara Nobel, 2009, s. 254-272.
Week 14 - Theoretical
Turkey and Iran
Week 14 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara, Nobel, 2009, s. 273-303.
Week 15 - Theoretical
Turkey and Armenia
Week 15 - Preparation Work
Arafat, Mohammed, Türkiye ve Komşuları, Ankara, Nobel, 2009, s. 325-339.
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
Contribution of Learning Outcomes to Programme Outcomes
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