This special report from World Politics Review (, examines the foreign policy and national strategy of Turkey. Throughout the Cold War, Turkey remained a staunchly secular Western ally, serving as a NATO buttress against the Soviet Union. But in the aftermath of the November 2002 elections that brought the moderate Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) to power, its foreign policy orientation has undergone a gradual shift. In this WPR Strategic Posture Review, published February 2009, Gareth Jenkins looks at Turkey.
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