Lessons from Turkey’s new ‘soft power’
DAVID MONYAE: INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS Oct 28 2011 16:21
While Nato was bombing its way to the Libyan oilfields, Turkey has been using “soft power” to assert its new-found foreign policy. Denied full membership of the European Union, largely by Germany and France, on flimsy grounds of “culture and identity”, Ankara’s foreign policy is increasingly drifting away from a Western orientation towards being Eastern-orientated, moving from the Global North to the Global South.
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