Turkey and the West after the Failed Coup: Possible Scenarios

Dedeoglu B.

INSIGHT TURKEY, vol.18, no.3, pp.31-42, 2016 (ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Journal Name: INSIGHT TURKEY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.31-42
  • Galatasaray University Affiliated: Yes


Western powers are the main players that determine the national and international policies of Turkey, a NATO-member and a candidate country to the EU. The converse is also true, meaning that Turkey's domestic political developments have always had an influence over the country's relations with the West. The July 15 coup attempt is no exception in this regard. The botched coup is, without a doubt, a turning point in Turkey's political history. Therefore, the present article aims at conceptualizing the eventual consequences of the July 15 coup attempt for Turkish foreign policy.