Legacy of the Truman Doctrine on Turkish-American Relations: A Political Economy Perspective

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Kilic E. C., Ozer-Imer I.

SOSYOEKONOMI, vol.29, no.50, pp.109-130, 2021 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 50
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.17233/sosyoekonomi.2021.04.06
  • Journal Name: SOSYOEKONOMI
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-130
  • Keywords: Turkish-American Relations, Truman Doctrine, Political Economy, FOREIGN-POLICY, UNITED-STATES, MARSHALL-PLAN, COLD-WAR, TURKEY, PROSPECTS, ORIGINS, FORCE, IRAQ
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


This paper aims to scrutinise the need for a new path in Turkish-American relations from a political economy perspective with a strong emphasis on the legacy of the Truman Doctrine. The paper is based on the assumption that Turkish-American relations need a renewed policy paradigm and argues that matters of controversy are likely to prevail unless such a paradigm is found on a political economy basis. Even though the task of reviving Turkish-American relations via tools of political economy is not an easy one, there are several steps to be taken, which can pave the way to this goal.