Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 2 – Issue 5) / studies
Turkish Geopolitics: Geographical Determinism and the Question of Identity
The study analyzes the early beginnings of geopolitics in Turkey, where the military institution presented it as a scientific and rational perspective in the context of defense of the vision of the founders of the Republic of Turkey as a western-oriented country, both geographically and culturally. The study touches on the varieties of Eurasian thought, which the end of the Cold War marked the breaking point in its emergence and wide spread in Turkey.