By Giray Sadik
American picture in Turkey examines the impact of yank overseas policy_measured in numerous contours of policymaking, together with army and fiscal relief, overseas direct funding, bilateral exchange among the us and Turkey_on Turkish public opinion towards the us within the post-9/11 period.
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Military assistance is associated with the rise of the favorable public opinion of the United States among Turks. S. military assistance and the favorable Turkish public opinion have been in a downward slope. S. military assistance to Turkey is positively associated with the favorable view of the United States by Turkish public. S. military assistance to Turkey since 2002, one can also observe an anomaly during 2000–2002 period in this relationship. S. military assistance increased almost by eight times, favorable Turkish public opinion toward the United States decreased from over 50 percent in 2000 to under 30 percent in 2002.
In general, it is far too expensive for most foreign and developing nations to build up national-level defensive weapons and military security systems. As Robey and Vordermark observe, “this has certainly been true for Turkey, more so because of her strategic location dictated this involvement by the United States. Turkey’s military has strengthened NATO’s southern flank and supported Western Europe’s defense in this volatile region, and it continues to be a moderating influence in the Middle East region” (Robey and Vordermark 2004, 7).
S. economic assistance on Turkish public opinion toward the United States (one of the key hypotheses introduced in Chapter 1), and how can this effect be measured? (1) What is economic assistance? S. S. S. economic assistance. S. S. foreign aid. S. aid” (CRS 2004, 1). S. S. economic assistance to Turkey. “USAID manages the bulk of bilateral economic assistance; [while] the Treasury Department handles most multilateral aid” (CRS 2004, 15). S. S. 1). Economic Assistance 39 (2) Why the United States does provide Turkey economic assistance?