Turkey - Part 1 - (Ep #9) - 08/24/2020 [EP9]

Posted on Tuesday, Aug 25, 2020 | Series: COG

๐“๐ฎ๐ซ๐ค๐ž๐ฒ - ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ - ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ–/๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’/๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ

Conversations on Groong Check out part 2: https://youtu.be/cKq4ziiRZjA

In 2002, Turkeyโ€™s Justice and Development Party (AKP) won a sweeping victory in the countryโ€™s general elections, dominating and shaping domestic and foreign policies of Turkey for nearly two decades to this date. Outwardly, under Erdoganโ€™s and AKPโ€™s leadership, Turkey has transformed from a country with a stated and acclaimed foreign policy seeking โ€œzero problems with neighborsโ€ to one that is actively engaged in economic, political and military rivalry with its Middle East and other regional neighbors, as well as balancing global players. Armenia is deeply affected by the quality of relationships that Turkey conducts with each of its neighbors.

In this first part of our Conversation on Groong about Turkey, we explore Continuity and Change in Political Culture and Foreign Policy in Turkey covering transition from Kemalism to Islamism, as defined by the AKP. We look at how recent events fit together within the framework of continuous, yet changing, state policies. We also discuss Turkeyโ€™s foreign policy in the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean.


  • Turkeyโ€™s Transformation in Historical Perspective
  • Change and Continuity of Turkish Political Culture
  • Turkeyโ€™s Foreign Policy

Host: ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐Š๐จ๐ญ๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ค๐ข๐š๐ง


  • ๐•๐š๐ซ๐ฎ๐ณ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐†๐ž๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฆ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐€๐ซ๐š ๐’๐š๐ง๐ฃ๐ข๐š๐ง
  • ๐•๐š๐ก๐ซ๐š๐ฆ ๐“๐ž๐ซ-๐Œ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ฏ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐ƒ๐ข๐š๐ง๐š ๐˜๐š๐ฒ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฒ๐š๐ง

Produced by:

  • ๐‡๐จ๐ฏ๐ข๐ค ๐Œ๐š๐ง๐ฎ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ซ๐ฒ๐š๐ง
  • ๐€๐ฌ๐›๐ž๐ ๐๐ž๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐š๐ง

Website: https://groong.org/podcasts/CoG-Turkey-20200824.html Episode 9 | Recorded on —

Show Notes

Show Notes


Varuzhan Geghamyan

Varuzhan Geghamyan

Varuzhan Geghamyan, who is an assistant professor at Yerevan State University and teaches on Turkeyโ€™s modern history and the history of Azerbaijan.

Diana Yayloyan

Diana Yayloyan

Diana Yayloyan is a Research Associate at the Ankara-based think tank TEPAV, working on Armenia-Turkey civil society dialogue supported by the European Union. She is also a Ph.D. Candidate at the Middle East Technical University with a focus on Gender & Peacebuilding.