Identity Politics of Turkey Towards Central Asia

Aidarbek Amirbek, Tugba Aydin


If we consider that identity is shaped in an objective frame formed by geopolitical, historical and cultural factors (Gadjiyev, 2013, p. 1-21), it will not be possible to draw a predictive scenario analysis without comparison of past and present situation of identity basedon Central Asia relations of Turkey and Russia that providing antithesis integration models to each other in historical context. So, this paper aims to find out reasons and outcomes of Turkey’s foreign policy in Central Asia based on Turkic identity and also difficulties while applying so. Thus, previous research outcomes will be used to highlight the concept. Also, Central Asian states attempts towards integration will be analyzed.

DOI: 10.5901/mjss.2015.v6n6s2p21

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Mediterranean Journal of Social Sciences ISSN 2039-9340(Print) ISSN 2039-2117(Online)

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