“Examining the impact of Turkey’s approach vis-à-vis Syria into Turkey’s Iraq policy”, Digest of Middle East Studies, Vol: 26, No: 2, Fall 2017, pp. 248- 277.
The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 paved the way for Turkey to actively engage in regional affairs. Meanwhile, the need to bring human justice into world politics makes Turkish foreign policy decision makers operate on a much more humanitarian basis. Nevertheless, active humanitarian engagement poses an important challenge to traditional Turkish foreign policy as it is mainly based on the notion of “non-interference,” as well as on the elementary components of international order, by raising suspicion…
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