Korean War in the Turkish press

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2012
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Tekindor von zur Mühlen, S.
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Turkish Studies
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14683849
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13
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3
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523 - 535
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English
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As the Korean War broke out in 1950, the decision to send a Turkish brigade to Korea was met with almost total acceptance by the Turkish people, although the opposition party criticized the decision-making process for not being legal. Among others, one reason for sending troops was to prove to the Western world the reliability and value of Turkey as a possible NATO member. This article analyzes the coverage of the outbreak and development of the Korean War, the state of the Turkish politics in 1950s, and the discussions surrounding the decision of entering the war in the Turkish press. © 2012 Taylor & Francis.

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