Winning Peace: A Mere Dream or An Achievable Objective? Inferences from Turkish Peacekeeping Experience in Afghanistan Cover Image
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Barışı Kazanma: Bir Hayal mi veya Başarılabilir Bir Hedef mi? Türkiye’nin Afganistan’daki Barışı Koruma Deneyimlerinden Elde Edilen Sonuçlar
Winning Peace: A Mere Dream or An Achievable Objective? Inferences from Turkish Peacekeeping Experience in Afghanistan

Author(s): Sertif Demir, Ali Bilgin Varlık
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: USAK (Uluslararası Stratejik Araştırmalar Kurumu)
Keywords: Peace Support Operations; Background Conditions; Counter Insurgency; Afghanistan, ISAF

Summary/Abstract: Turkey’s exclusive relationship with Afghanistan has led to Turkey to conduct a peculiar type of peace support operation in this country, which is quite different from the other PSOs carried out. The key theme of the article is to examine what enabled Turkish peacekeeping efforts in Afghanistan to be successful. Turkey’s peacekeeping efforts have gained success in Afghanistan mainly because of “background conditions,” which are a common geography, common faith, common wishes, the legitimacy of the operation, availability of sufficient forces, respecting values of Afghans, and not carrying imperial aims. The article focuses on analyzing the background conditions, with major inferences from the Turkish peacekeeping endeavor in Afghanistan.

  • Issue Year: 2012
  • Issue No: 14
  • Page Range: 93-124
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: English