Determinats of Turkish Foreign Policy, 1918-1945 : Historical Perspective
Oya Akgönenç Mughisuddin
Keywords: Turkish Foreign Policy, 1918-1945, Historical Perspective, Turkey, Ottoman Empire
Significant socio-political and economic events in the lives of nations and groups occur within the framework of historical and geographical determinants at work, together with the systemic and subsystemic factors that impinge upon them. Often, the domestic linkage of foreign policy and the impact of foreign policy on domestic politics are too closely intertwined and, therefore, can not be sharply and clearly delineated. The geographic locations and the historical experiences of nations mold into forms, norms, and traditions, producing national cultures. Expansion of a culture or its collaboration with other cultures produce similar or synthetic patterns of life, frame of mind, and a general in the formation of events.