Diplomacy and business in capable hands: The American officials who shaped U.S.-Turkey economic and commercial relations in the early Cold War period

buir.advisorWeisbrode, Kenneth
dc.contributor.authorİplikçi, Murat
dc.date.accessioned2023-03-01T06:11:17Z
dc.date.available2023-03-01T06:11:17Z
dc.date.copyright2022-12
dc.date.issued2022-12
dc.date.submitted2022-12-28
dc.departmentDepartment of Historyen_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of article.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.): Bilkent University, Department of History, İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University, 2022.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 229-241).en_US
dc.description.abstractTurkey-U.S. relations, which started to deepen at the beginning of the Cold War, turned into a political and military partnership with Turkey's joining NATO in 1952. As another significant pillar of this partnership, an integration in economic and commercial relations between the two countries can be mentioned. Turkey's inclusion in the Marshall Plan announced in 1947 not only increased American goods and services entering the Turkish market. At the same time, concepts such as free trade and privatization, which have an important place in the American economic model, have been adopted by Turkish decision-makers, and new laws encouraging foreign investment have been enacted in these years. The American political actors and economic consultants working in Turkey during this period played key roles in such changes. It is seen that high-ranking multinational company executives and academics from various branches of the American business world have been appointed to Turkey with titles such as ambassador and economic consultant representing the U.S. administrations. These actors, benefiting from their business orientation and political titles, significantly influenced the Turkish decisionmakers and have helped many American multinational companies to enter various markets and business areas of Turkey. This thesis aims to provide a comprehensive reading of the commercial and economic structure shaped between Turkey and the U.S. in this period through these people. Based on the personal memories of American political actors and primary sources such as company, state, and newspaper archives, this study aims to contribute both to the literature on Turkey- U.S. relations in the early Cold War period and to concepts such as business diplomacy and business diplomacy that are becoming more common nowadays.en_US
dc.description.degreePh.D.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Murat İplikçien_US
dc.format.extentviii, 271 leaves ; 30 cm.en_US
dc.identifier.itemidB161649
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/111978
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.publisherBilkent Universityen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/openAccessen_US
dc.subjectBusinessen_US
dc.subjectCommerce, diplomacyen_US
dc.subjectMultinational corporationsen_US
dc.subjectThe 1950sen_US
dc.subjectTurkey-U.S. relationsen_US
dc.titleDiplomacy and business in capable hands: The American officials who shaped U.S.-Turkey economic and commercial relations in the early Cold War perioden_US
dc.title.alternativeDiplomasi ve iş emin ellerde: erken Soğuk Savaş döneminde ABD-Türkiye ekonomik ve ticari ilişkilerini şekillendiren Amerikalı yetkilileren_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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