Turkey as a Mediator: Stories of Success and Failure
- Publish Date: 2016-02-15
- Binding: Hardcover
This book provides an overview of successes and failures of Turkeys mediation initiatives in different fragile and post-conflict societies. It is the first of its kind to run a systematic analysis of Turkeys peacemaking. This edited collection treats its readers with a variety of analyses on the dominant narratives that guide Turkish mediation, the tools used by the Turkish government, and Turkeys evolving self-image as a mediator since the mid-2000s. The book sheds a critical spotlight on the learning curve of the Turkish Foreign Policy as it initiated and supported peace processes between the western Balkan countries, in the Middle East, in post-civil war Somalia, and in the nuclear talks between Iran and P5+1. The book concludes with a summary of assets, challenges, and opportunities for Turkeys sustained emergence as a mediator in international politics.