ECTS - Turkish Foreign Policy II

Turkish Foreign Policy II (IR304) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Turkish Foreign Policy II IR304 3 0 0 3 6
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language English
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Team/Group.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Asst. Prof. Dr. Duygu Dersan Orhan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives To examine significant political, economic and social aspects of Turkish foreign policy occurred from 1960 to the present day is the main objective this course. To the changes materialized in Turkey's bilateral relations and international political position regarding Turkey's internal dynamics and the events that took place on a regional and global basis, will be given main emphasis in the course.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • To learn the Turkish foreing policy historywith its politcal, economic and social aspects.
  • To know from which ideas, discourses and ideologies the Turkish foreign policy was influenced.
Course Content Turkish foreign policy from 1960 until today; Turkey?s relations with Europe, the USA and the South America, the Middle East, Russia and the Far East in this period; the foreign policy of Turkey according to the periods of Relative Autonomy, Turkey in the Orbit of Western Block and Turkey in the Orbit of Globalization.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 A General Introduction to the Course None
2 Section 5, 1960-1980: Relative Autonomy 3, Relations with USA and NATO Oran, B., pp. 393-432
3 Section 5,Relations With Greece and USSR Oran, B., pp. 432-474
4 Section 5, Relations with Middle East and EEC Oran B, pp. 474-524
5 Section 6, 1980-1990: Turkey in the Orbit of Western Bloc-2, Relations with USA and NATO Oran B, pp. 521-595
6 Section 6, Relations with ECs and Greece Oran, B., pp. 521-595
7 Section 6, Relations with Middle East , USSR , Balkans Oran, B., pp. 595-647
8 Midterm Exam None
9 Section 7, 1990-2001: Turkey in the Orbit of Globalization, Relations with USA and NATO Oran, B, pp. 647-725
10 Section 7, Relations with EU Oran, B. pp. 725-790
11 Section 7, Caucasus and Central Asians Relations Oran B, pp. 725-790
12 Section 7, Relations with Greece and Balkans and the Issue of Human Rights Oran, B., pp. 790-850
13 Section 7,Relations with Russia and Middle East Oran B, pp. 850-891
14 Section 8 , 2001-2006: Turkey in the Chaotic Aftermath of 9/11, the International Environment and Dynamics Oran, B., pp. 891-899
15 Section 8,The Domestic Environment and Dynamics Oran, B., pp. 899-915
16 Final Exam None


Course Book 1. Oran, B., Turkish Foreign Policy:1919-2006 Facts and Analyses with Documents, Utah University Press, 2010

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments - -
Presentation - -
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 40
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 60
Toplam 2 100
Percentage of Semester Work
Percentage of Final Work 100
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Acquiring the skills of understanding, explaining, and using the fundamental concepts and methodology of international relations X
2 Acquiring the skills of analyzing international relations from a theoretical level X
3 Having adequate knowledge about history of international relations and being able to analyze historical processes, events and international actors X
4 Acquiring the ability to make logical interpretations about the contemporary either global, regional or national actors and their future positions X
5 Acquiring the ability to have an interdisciplinary perspective that synthesizes other disciplines to IR X
6 Developing necessary quantitative and qualitative research skills in International Relations X
7 Having ability to express herself/himself with regard to disciplinary issues X
8 Having the ability of reaching relevant sources and knowing the way she/he uses particular knowledge X
9 Having the ability of analytical thinking, critical analysis and developing rational argument X
10 Being able to use English for everyday conversations as well as in an advanced level for professional purposes. X
11 Having a responsible perspective in parallel with ethical principles and having necessary knowledge about ethical liability. X
12 Understanding the importance of lifelong learning, accessing information, following contemporary events and developments in scientific community and having the ability of renewing herself/himself in accordance with it. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class 14 3 42
Presentation/Seminar Prepration
Homework Assignments
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 20 20
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 40 40
Total Workload 150