MES380.17: Introduction to Turkish Politics

The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of the historical background, structure, actors, ideology and dynamics of Turkish politics. The course is composed of three parts. Part I reviews Ottoman- Turkish political history from early attempts at modernization at the end of 18th century until the elections of June 2011. Part II introduces the major analytical approaches to the study of Turkish politics, and Part III focuses on issues and problems related with consolidation of democracy in Turkey. For Syracuse IR majors, this course counts as a region course (Europe) or as an IR elective. (POL 3351)

Department: Middle Eastern Studies

Location: Istanbul

Credits: 3