Commentary | 22 November 2010

Losing Turkey? Why Turkey's foreign policy is changing and what it means for the West

Against the background of increasingly strained relations between Turkey and the West, a new Lowy Institute Perspective examines the reasons for the recent, dramatic shifts in Turkey’s foreign policy. 'Losing Turkey? Why Turkey’s Foreign Policy is Changing and What it Means for the West' by Gwenyth Todd looks at a range of factors behind these shifts, from the growing assertiveness of Turkey’s AKP government to growing popular exasperation in Turkey at the country’s exclusion from the EU.Gwenyth Todd is an international security consultant with extensive experience in Turkey, the Middle East and South America. Previously she worked at the Pentagon, advising Secretaries of Defense under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton on defence matters involving Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey, Cyprus and South America. She also worked at National Security Council under President Clinton, where she served as Director for Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Libya.

Gwenyth Todd

  • Gwenyth Todd

Against the background of increasingly strained relations between Turkey and the West, a new Lowy Institute Perspective examines the reasons for the recent, dramatic shifts in Turkey’s foreign policy. 'Losing Turkey? Why Turkey’s Foreign Policy is Changing and What it Means for the West' by Gwenyth Todd looks at a range of factors behind these shifts, from the growing assertiveness of Turkey’s AKP government to growing popular exasperation in Turkey at the country’s exclusion from the EU.Gwenyth Todd is an international security consultant with extensive experience in Turkey, the Middle East and South America. Previously she worked at the Pentagon, advising Secretaries of Defense under George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton on defence matters involving Iraq, Kuwait, Turkey, Cyprus and South America. She also worked at National Security Council under President Clinton, where she served as Director for Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Libya.

Gwenyth Todd

  • Gwenyth Todd