Authors : Sameh Rashid Al-qubaj
Abstract: In this study, the researcher discusses the Turkish Foreign Policy (TFP) pertinent to the Palestinian issue during the Justice and Development Party (JDP) (AKP) rule, since, 2002. This period witnessed a drastic change in the Turkish Republic after the TFP rule towards regional and international issues where the TFP has done tremendous efforts to resume the role of Turkey and its regional and international position after its ultimate dependency on the West and Israel. This has its clear impact on the Turkish policy towards the Palestinian issue. The present study aimed at identifying the determinants, premises and the milestones of the TFP under the rule of the AKP towards the Palestinian issue. Moreover, the study sought to unveil the basics and foundations of this new Turkish Foreign policy which the AKP depends on. In this analytical descriptive study, the researcher analysed data that enhanced the change of the Turkish Foreign policy towards the Palestinian issue. In addition, the researcher investigated historically the Turkish Foreign policy towards the Palestinian issue in the last era. Finally, it was concluded that, the advent of the AKP to the rule in Turkey represents a critical point in the Turkish policy and a big change in its presence and acceptance in the region and in the whole world as it raises the expectations in the regional and international public opinion. In addition it has established a kind of relative compatibility with the neighbourhood and the world on many Foreign policy issues which all are characteristics that granted Turkey the possibility of establishing and implementing active and influential policies. Furthermore, the Palestinian Issue with all its intricate and barbed nature is the best entrance of AKP Turkey to take a regional and international place. Therefore, the Palestinian issue is considered the entrance of AKP Turkey to the Islamic World”. At the end of the study, the researcher recommended that the Palestinian politicians benefit from the Turkish Foreign policy under the rule of the AKP. It is through this policy that Turkey occupies a distinctive regional role through mediating between the disputing parties and exploits this role and its acceptance by the international community in supporting the Palestinian issue.
Sameh Rashid Al-qubaj , 2018. Turkish Foreign Policies Determinants Towards Palestinian Issue under the Rule of Justice and Development Party (2002-2015). The Social Sciences, 13: 1453-1463.