"And I have found both freedom and safety in my madness, the freedom of loneliness and the safety from being understood, for those who understand us enslave something in us. But let me not be too proud of my safety. Even a Thief in a jail is safe from another thief. "

Khalil Gibran (How I Became a Madman)

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Friday, October 15, 2004

SURİYE’NİN SİYASİ VE EKONOMİK DIŞA AÇILIM POLİTİKALARI: AVRUPA BİRLİĞİ VE TÜRKİYE*

Yasin Atlıoğlu
ÖZET

1990’lı yılların başında Soğuk Savaş’ın sona ermesinden sonra Batılı devletlerce oluşturulmaya çalışılan yeni dünya düzeninden en fazla etkilenen Orta Doğu ülkesi, dış politikasını iki kutuplu uluslararası sistemdeki güç dengelerine ve Sovyetler Birliği’nden gelen askeri ve ekonomik yardıma bağlayan Suriye olmuştur. Bir anda yalnızlık içine düşen Suriye’nin, globalleşme, liberal demokrasi, serbest piyasa ekonomisi, insan hakları, uluslararası hukuk gibi değerleri savunduğunu söyleyen Batılı dünya içinde kendine yer bulma çabası, Hafız Esad iktidarının son on yılında başlamış olsa da planlı bir reform hareketi, 2000 yılında Beşşar Esad’ın iktidara gelmesiyle uygulamaya konmuştur. Bu çalışmada Suriye’nin zaman zaman ABD’yi de karşısına alarak AB ve Türkiye üzerinden gerçekleştirmek istediği siyasi ve ekonomik açılım politikası ele alınacaktır.


ABSTRACT

SYRIA’S POLITICAL AND ECONOMIC POLICIES FOR GLOBAL INTEGRATION: EU AND TURKEY

With the end of the Cold War in the beginning of 1990’s, the Middle East country that has been mostly affected from the Western countries efforts to constitute a new world order was Syria, which for many years ought to make a foreign policy harmonious to the balance of power poitics of the bipolar system and also dependent to the economic and military aid of the Soviet Union. Although the effort for integration to the WesternWorld maintaining the values for globalization, liberal democracy, free market economy, human rights and international law has started during the last ten years Hafiz Assad period a more organized reform movement was put into practice in year 2000 with Bashar Assad's power. This article is dealing with Syria’s efforts to use Turkey and the EU as a step for global integration that occasionally resists the US policies.

Not: Bu makale TASAM Yayinlarindan cikan Stratejik Öngörü Dergisi’nin Sonbahar 2004’te yayinlanan 3. sayisinda yer almistir.

Saturday, October 02, 2004

Sezer-highlights Turkish- Syrian relations

SOURCE: Arabic News
Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer has stressed that President Bashar al-Assad's visit to Turkey early this year was historic and was the first of its kind in the history of relations between the two countries.
In his address to the Turkish Parliament, Sezer underlined that the visit has contributed to the development of bilateral relations in all the political, economic and cultural spheres and has led to a strong friendship between the two peoples of both countries.
He expressed relief over the development of relations with Syria stressing that Turkish relations with the Arab countries is a priority for Turkey.
Sezer expressed concern over the development of the situation in Iraq, stressing that the unity of Iraq is very important for Turkey which continues its economic and trade relations with it, accusing Washington of evading coordination and cooperation with Ankara against Turkey's opponents in northern Iraq.