Turkey's military efforts for peace in the Balkans
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This thesis analyzes Turkey’s military efforts for peace in the Balkans. With the end of Cold War, there have been remarkable changes in Turkey’s immediate environment. In the periphery of Turkey, including the Balkans, Caucasus and Middle East have emerged instabilities and uncertainties due to disintegration of the Soviet Union and Yugoslavia, failed state structure in Iraq, and historic grievances in these regions. Under these circumstances, Turkey, considering that her security rests on the promotion and insurance of the peace and stability in her region, increased her contribution to promote regional peace and stability in return to consolidate her security. With this policy vision, in the Balkans, Turkey has made remarkable contribution to the promotion of regional peace and stability. This thesis examines Turkey’s peace efforts in the Balkans but the scope of the study is restricted to military efforts. In the study, Turkey’s military efforts for peace are examined in the bilateral and regional as well as international framework. As a conclusion, Turkey’s stabilizing role and significance of her contribution to peace and stability in the Balkans is clarified.
Turkey’s Balkan policy
regional peace and security