Turkish Foreign Policy In Middle East In The Aspect Of Humanitarianism: Where Turkey Positioning Herself In Post Conflict Syria

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International Studies Associatin 55th Annual Convention: Spaces and Places: Geopolitics in an Era of Globalization., Toronto, Canada, 26 - 29 March 2014, pp.1-10

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Toronto
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10
  • Istanbul University Affiliated: Yes


Starting from 1991 Iraq refugee crises from northern Iraq to late 1990’s
Kosovo intervention, and continuing in 2000’s with air sanction and involvement in
Libya are the examples of humanitarian interventions which states start to be the part
of humanitarianism policies in a coercive manner. Humanitarianism also turns to limit
sovereignty of other states in humanitarian crises not only in militarily aspects but
also politically and economically. Humanitarianism has created a kind of actor
problem in the literature. Nation states have lost its monopoly over the use of arm
power. The financing of the war has been moved to private sectors and
nongovernmental structures. Guerrilla based conflicts of this period like the defence
to USA army in Somalia and after Iraq intervention 2003 dissolving armies of Iraq
military created new militias violence based on sectarian or ethnic cases.