Turkey virtually drifted away from NATO.
In essence, this is not related to security identity.
- Dr. Mehmet Efe Caman
On the contrary, it is about the changing perception of interests.
The sociological and domestic policy changes in Turkey ignited a new self-identity recognition.
Every self-identity is built on the “other”.
The Turks determined their own self-identities based on nationality at the beginning of the 20th century.
They were partly forced to do this because of realpolitik reasons.
Because, the Islamic ummah (religious community) concept which was the milestone of the…