The dilemmas of Turkey's value-dependent security policy under the justice and development government
Author: Sinan Öztürk
Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Helmut Breitmeier
The reality and perceived threats of Turkey, as well as the security policy interests associated with them, differ considerably from what is underlying them from an international or European point of view. The government's core idea with regard to domestic security policy is to strike a balance between freedom and security at home, so that the state can continue to act in the fight against inward-looking threats. This study assumes that the historical experience, the experience of cooperation in security communities and the value systems of the country can show how security policy interests can be derived from the cultural characteristics of the country. The cultural peculiarity can answer the question of why Turkey's domestic security policy changed between 2002 and 2018.