Security in Turkey: Perception, Politics and Structure
The aim of this study is to analyze the foundations, evolution and implementation of the se curity and strategy culture of Turkey, as a country whose society has been constructed through a particular security identification. In this context, the initial aim is to analyze the historical and geopolitical background of Turkey's security perceptions. Afterwards, the security conceptualization of Turkey and the role played by the military in this process will be analyzed together with the effects of the systemic transformation experienced after the Cold War. The institutional security structure and its impact on the security conceptualization of the Turkish academia will also be examined. Finally, the new security understanding which has been developed after the Cold War will be analyzed in relation with the security policies that have implemented.