Given that Turkey has increasingly been pursuing an active and multidimensional foreign policy since the end of the Cold War, discourses of Eurasianism have been perceived as one of the dynamics of this foreign policy course. In particular, Turkish foreign policy has undergone significant changes in its understanding during the Davutoğlu era, beginning in 2002. Accordingly, it may be claimed that Westernist and multiculturalist Eurasianism discourses have frequently been interpreted by the polity and consequently implemented in foreign policy–making in Turkey. This article examines how Turkish Eurasianism and its various discourses have been embraced and implemented by Ahmet Davutoğlu, first as a foreign minister and then as the prime minister of the Republic of Turkey. In the examination of this era, the discourses of Turkish Eurasianism are also briefly conceptualized and presented.
Ahmet Davutoğlu's Foreign Policy Understanding: A Blend of Westernist and Multiculturalist Eurasianism
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Özgür Tüfekçi; Ahmet Davutoğlu's Foreign Policy Understanding: A Blend of Westernist and Multiculturalist Eurasianism. The Arab World Geographer 1 September 2014; 17 (3): 275–289. doi: https://doi.org/10.5555/arwg.1480-6800.17.3.275
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