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The aspects of neo-Ottomanism in the Turkish foreign policies toward Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo
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Název v anglickém jazyce: The aspects of neo-Ottomanism in the Turkish foreign policies toward Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo
Klíčová slova anglicky: turkey, neo-ottomanism, foreign policy, balkans, albania, bosnia and herzegovina, kosovo, davutoglu, akp, heritage, economy, european union, muslim, interview, strategic depth, eu membership
Akademický rok vypsání: 2010/2011
Typ práce: diplomová práce
Jazyk práce: angličtina
Ústav: Katedra mezinárodních vztahů (23-KMV)
Vedoucí / školitel: prof. PhDr. Emil Aslan, Ph.D.
Řešitel: skrytý - zadáno vedoucím/školitelem
Datum přihlášení: 08.02.2011
Datum zadání: 12.02.2011
Datum a čas obhajoby: 20.06.2011 00:00
Datum odevzdání elektronické podoby:18.05.2011
Datum proběhlé obhajoby: 20.06.2011
Oponenti: Mgr. Kamil Pikal
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Předběžná náplň práce v anglickém jazyce
Research Question: Why and how did Turkish foreign policy – with the rise of the AKP and the appearance of several aspects of Neo-Ottomanism – changed since 2002 regarding the specified countries and what could be the result of all these changes?

Issues: The European Union and US oriented Turkish foreign policy went through radical changes after the end of the Cold War, the country’s foreign relations became more diversificated with great focus on the Balkans too. Because of Turkey’s close historical, cultural, economic and political ties with Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Kosovo and these countries in a manner being a gateway to Europe for Turkey, it is important to explore the motives and new tendencies of Turkish foreign policy directed to these countries. These three countries have a strong Ottoman heritage, Muslim population and used to be the core areas of the Ottoman Empire. The appearance of Neo-Ottomanism – some would argue that this is just a “pragmatic” and “realistic” notion but I would stick to Neo-Ottomanism – and all its characteristics (e.g. “strategic depth”, although Ahmet Davutoglu Turkish FM refuses to use the term Neo-Ottomanism) are the leading approach towards this area today; the governing Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) and its politicians role are also the main focus here.

Key issues will contain the increasing political activity of Turkey in the region, also regarding the phenomena when Turkey steps up as a mediator in several topics and a country which seeks to stabilise security in the area. The attempts of helping these countries to settle some conflicts with neighbouring states in the area will be also put under scrutiny and attached to the question. Besides the increasing political activity my focus would also be directed towards the strenghtening economic ties, the ascendent Turkish investments in the region which are one of the main driving factos of Turkey’s renewed approach.

Great emphasis will be put on the topic of European integration of Turkey which the country partly seeks to achieve through a stronger presence in these three countries and establishing many ties with nations in the region plus gathering “friendly nations” around itself to support its EU integration process.

I plan to conduct interviews with Turkish professors teaching in these three countries, Turkey and even in the EU regarding this question and also with journalists, analysts dealing with Southeastern Europe so I could contribute to this issue with a wider variety of opinions, a broader perspective on the whole topic.

Analysis: There has been some presumptions that Turkish Foreign Policy follows a route which does not require the EU membership to achieve its aims in the region and Turkey is just showing a pragmatic face to these nations based on previous contacts. It is thought that Turkey is trying to establish itself as a global player in the world and this increased activity in these three countries is a part of this process and also strenghtening those ties which were cut off after the break-up of the Ottoman Empire. On the other hand there are some opinions which say that Turkey as an individual player could not stand globally and the reason why Turkey being active in the area is to strenghten its position before entering the EU. The reaction of these three states favours Turkish activity – however other states in the region observe Turkish activities suspiciously – and I will also explore the reasons of this.

Conclusion: The thesis aims to discover the background of the above mentioned themes and give a complete and complex answer for the recent Turkish activity and the roots and consequences of the Neo-Ottoman approach in the region. Although the research question points to some really sensitive topics for Turkey and for Europe (e.g EU-membership) and the exact, clear answer may could not be found but I will try to provide an adequate view on the matter.
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