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Rubab Hasan
Institute/University/Department Details
University of Karachi
International Relations
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Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
pakistan, turkey, soviet union, greece, europe, fundamentalist tendencies, kashmir dispute, cyprus issue

The disintegration of the Soviet Union transformed the political and security structure of the world, prevalent since the end of the Second World War. In the cold war era, which lasted more than four decades, Pakistan and Turkey were both frontline states against Soviet expansion. But, with the end of cold war both Turkey and Pakistan felt vulnerable and insecure in the unfamiliar international political and security environment.

However Turkey and Pakistan retained their geo-political importance in the post cold war world, though they began looking for new roles and new foreign policy approaches.

However, the major challenges for both the countries came from within. Whereas, Turkey continues to adhere to the principles of secularism, the Islamic forces are also gaining ground in Turkey. Turkey has been accepted as an accession candidate for membership in the European Union. This will give new impetus to the Turkish economy. This situation, however is anomalous. The marked Islamic traits in the Turkish society and Turkey’s membership of an exclusively European club are likely to resort in complications for the Turkish polity

Pakistan, on the other hand, has been plagued by poor governance, ethnic and sectarian strife, and these have been compounded by an economic crises. Pakistan and Turkey still have unresolved issues with their neighbours. Turkey’s problems with Greece remain undecided, while Indo-Pakistan relations have not improved in recent years. Both have to work for a meaningful dialogue with their neighbours.

Both countries, foreign policies in the new century will be increasingly determined by their domestic, economic and political conditions,. Both must realize that internal stability is the key to a country’ security. Though, Turkey and Pakistan remain preoccupied with their major concerns – Pakistan with its security environment and domestic turmoil. Turkey with its ambition to be accepted as part of mainstream Europe, while at the same time it grapples with the rise of fundamentalist tendencies, both continue on the path of mutual friendship and cooperation

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1 0 Contents
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2 1 Pakistan-Turkey Relations: In The Historical Perspective1 27
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3 2 The Evolution Of Pakistan And Turkish Foreign Policies 28
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  2.1 Institutions 28-80
4 3 Pakistan And Turkey’s On Some Major International Issues 81-122
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5 4 Economic And Cultural Relations Between Pakistan And Turkey An Overview 123-161
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6 5 The Kashmir Dispute And The Cyprus Issue: Dilemmas For Pakistan And Turkey 162-248
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7 6 Parallels And Convergences In Turkish And Pakistani National Interest In The Post-Cold War World 249-378
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8 7 Conclusion 379-397
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9 8 Perceptions Of Scholars 398-425
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10 9 Tables 426-430
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  9.1 Maps 431-434
11 10 Appendices 435-456
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  10.1 Bibliography 457-489