Person: TÜRKDOĞAN, SEYYİDE SENA
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Publication Open AccessWalking a Tightrope: Turkey Between the EU and Russia in the Crimea Crisis(Uluslararası İlişkiler Konseyi Derneği, 2023) TÜRKDOĞAN, SEYYİDE SENAThe Crimea crisis marked one of the latest critical points in the European Union (EU)-Turkey-Russia triangle. This article analyzes Turkey's position between the EU and Russia, after the events that unfolded in February 2014, by adopting Holsti's role theory. Developing a research map through official documents, this article assesses Turkey's two-sided strategic position, by asking the following question: How did Turkey's intertwined relationships with the EU and Russia affect its foreign policy formulation in the Crimea crisis? Turkey's role formulation during the Crimea crisis is defined by empirical data acquired through the official documents of EU institutions and the Turkish and Russian foreign policy ministries. MAXQDA software was utilized to provide a systematic qualitative analysis of the 123 official declarations. This article argues that Turkey's response to the Crimea crisis was affected by several factors stemming from its asymmetric relationship with Russia, its EU candidate status, and kinship with the Crimean Tatars. Publication RestrictedEU Influence Beyond Conditionality: Turkey Plus/Minus the EU(Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd., 2021) TÜRKDOĞAN, SEYYİDE SENATurkey has deep historical roots with the European Union (EU). The Turkish application to establish an association with then-European Economic Community in 1959 marked the first interaction between the two, and after several attempts Turkey received candidate state status in 1999. The beginning of Turkey’s accession negotiations on October 2005 constituted an important turning point for Turkey’s relations with the EU and Turkey’s socio-political transformation...