By Giray Sadik
American picture in Turkey examines the impression of yankee international policy_measured in numerous contours of policymaking, together with army and monetary reduction, international direct funding, bilateral alternate among the us and Turkey_on Turkish public opinion towards the USA within the post-9/11 period.
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1). Thus, the resistance of Turkish public to American demands was in a sense expected. What was not expected, then? The real surprise (for some Turks and Americans) was the effectiveness of such resistance in shaping Turkish foreign policy. As a result, the main lesson to be taken from this rejection is to never underestimate the role of public opinion in democracies. The shockwaves of this momentous decision were felt immediately in Washington and Ankara. Yet, even the interpretation of the decision by media in both countries was significantly different.
Economic assistance to Turkey. From the Turkish perspective, although the United States and Turkey experienced serious tensions over Iraq, the United States is Turkey’s most critical international ally. One analyst observed that “when Turkish diplomats discussed foreign policy matters it was almost as if the Americans were in the 42 Chapter 3 room with them’’ (Wood 2004, 5). The degree of the overlap is, of course, open to debate. Yet, the essence of observation is the fact that Turkish elites do take into account American positions on key international issues.
Such an example from the top cadre of the government reveals how effective role can public pressure play in critical Turkish foreign policy decisions. S. troops. Although the Parliament was led by an overwhelming majority of the ruling party (AKP) that presented the resolution to the Parliament in 2003, the motion was rejected. S. 1). Thus, the resistance of Turkish public to American demands was in a sense expected. What was not expected, then? The real surprise (for some Turks and Americans) was the effectiveness of such resistance in shaping Turkish foreign policy.
American Image in Turkey: U.S. Foreign Policy Dimensions by Giray Sadik