Turkey as a Third Party in Israeli/Palestinisn Conflict (39.110 Characters) Burhan BASOGLU (Erasmus, Bachelor) Matriculation Number: DS0224007500
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Table of Contents
1. Introduction 2. Theoretical Background of Mediation in International Conflicts 3. An Overview to the Israeli/Palestinian Peace
Negotiations 4. Turkey as a Third Party Mediator
4.1. Annapolis Conference and Turkey 4.2. Gaza War and Turkey 4.3. Turkey`s Motives and Modes for Mediating Israeli/Palestinian Conflict
5. Conclusion 6. References
DOP EU GCC PNA Decleration of Principles European Union Gulf Cooperation Council Palestinian National Authority
TOBB Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey USA United States of America
Over the years Turkey‘s relations with regional players in the Middle East has evolved in a very unique way. Turkey has been perceived as friends of both the Arab countries and Israel. Both sides have accepted Turkey as an honest mediator in the peace process. Although the Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s outburst at World Economic Forum 2009 in Davos had been seen as a possible negative impact that could damage the Turkey’s role as mediator, from both side officers and elites agreed that the bilateral relationship between Israel and Turkey would not come into the point of no return. Apparently, Turkey’s role in the region is significantly dependent on its bilateral relations with Israel. ‘’During the 1990s, reduced trade with the Arabs, lack of Arab support on key issues, and bilateral disputes with Iraq and Syria led Turkey to opt for closer relations with Israel’’ (Bölükbaşı 1999:28-30). Turkey has important strategic, political and economic relationship with Israel and both... [continues]
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