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Turkey’s Mediation and Friends of Mediation Initiative
Turkey’s Mediation and Friends of Mediation Initiative

Author(s): Bülent Aras
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense
Published by: Atatürk Stratejik Araştırmalar Enstitüsü
Summary/Abstract: This brief critically examines a new area of activism in Turkey’s foreign policy agenda: Turkey’s rise as a mediator in regional and international crises zones. It contextualizes Turkey’s reliance on a multitude of actors to support its mediation initiatives, most notably its vibrant civil society and NGOs, as a successful case of total performance, a principle forming Turkey’s new foreign policy doctrine. e brief then outlines the broad frameworks and characteristics of Turkey’s approach to mediation, as laid out by the Minister of Foreign A airs, Ahmet Davuto lu. e brief takes a closer look at the case of Turkey’s involvement in the attempt to seek resolution in the Afghanistan con ict and it illustrates a good example of Turkey’s new style in mediation. e brief concludes with a discussion of the Friends of Mediation Initiative, launched under the UN framework through joint Turkish-Finnish initiative.

  • Page Count: 18
  • Publication Year: 2012
  • Language: English