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Shenin A. S. The U.S.’s Turkish policy: Genesis and Evolution in 1980s. Izvestiya of Saratov University. History. International Relations, 2014, vol. 14, iss. 3, pp. 54-58. DOI: 10.18500/1819-4907-2014-14-3-54-58

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The U.S.’s Turkish policy: Genesis and Evolution in 1980s

Shenin Andrei Sergeevich, Saratov State University

This article is devoted to the American policy toward Turkey in the 1980s. The special attention is paid to the influence of the «perestroika» in the USSR on changing Ankara`s role in the foreign policy of Washington. The article shows competition between ethnic lobbies and the Reagan administration for the right to determine the direction of the American-Turkish relations.


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