We have the pleasure to present a new CII expert’s publication, which was realised under our patronate:
Karol Wasilewski, Turkey’s European Dream. Western Identity and its Influence on the Foreign Policy of the Republic of Turkey’.
The book – entitled ‘Turkey’s European Dream. Western Identity and its Influence on the Foreign Policy of the Republic of Turkey’ – aims to prove that Turkey’s Western identity has been leaving a mark on the country’s foreign policy since the establishment of the Republic of Turkey. This publication consists of three parts entitled ‘The Dream’, ‘The Awakening’ and ‘The Reality’. Each of them describes a different period of Ottoman and Turkish modernization or so-called Westernization process.
The book ends with an epilogue portraying the most important events and trends in Turkey’s domestic and foreign policy since 2013 and tries to answer the question asked by many experts and scholars: ‘Does it mean that Turkey is ready to forget its European dream and pursue a new one?