Izvestiya of Saratov University.
ISSN 1819-4907 (Print)
ISSN 2542-1913 (Online)

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The Discourse of Turkish «Soft Power» in the Context of the Turkish Foreign Policy Transformation in 2001–2015 (Based on Turkish Political Leaders’ Speech Analysis)

The article discusses the study features of “Turkish model” and «Turkish Soft Power» concepts usage in academic and scientific circles of Turkey. Based on the Turkish leaders Ahmet Davutoglu and Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speeches the author analyzes the key components invested in these concepts. The time frame of the study was 2001–2014, and the basis of the presented statistics was the work of 2015, presented by Turkish researchers Yohanan Benhaim and Kerem Oktem “The rise and fall of Turkey’s soft power discourse.

Georgia in the Turkish «Soft Power» Policy Context on the Cusp of Centuries

The article discusses the «Soft Power» policy of Turkey towards Georgia on the cusp of the 20th and 21st centuries. The author analyzes the main tools and forms of this policy implementation in the humanitarian sphere, outlines its terms and historical context. The study draws conclusions concerning the cooperation nature and prospects for Turkish «Soft Power» applying in Georgia.