Lobbying in the United States: Reputation management of Turkey
Pak, Memnune Alev
Criss, Nur Bilge
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The subject of this thesis is the Turkish lobbying mechanism in the United States, with the purpose of evaluating its effectiveness. Lobbying is an integral part of the United States governmental structure, and it is the most commonly used influential instrument. Like many other countries Turkey has been exercising certain lobbying activities in the U.S. since the mid 1970s. These activities take place both on direct and indirect grounds. Therefore this study examines the place and the importance of lobbying in the U.S. government structure, and consequently examine and evaluate the effectiveness of the Turkish lobbying mechanism within the U.S. lobbying system, and see what can be suggested for the future.