From recipient to "emerging" donor: the new trajectory of Turkish foreign aid
Mahmutoğlu, Büşra (2019) From recipient to "emerging" donor: the new trajectory of Turkish foreign aid. [Thesis]
The recent emergence of ‘new’ aid donors on the international scene has raised questions about their real motivations and the implications their presence will have on the traditional aid scenario. Hence, the debate over the role and the impact of “emerging donors” are becoming increasingly intense. There has been varying opinions towards those new actors of international aid community. This thesis, reviews the global aid system and its changes, having as focus the role of rising power and humanitarian state Turkey in this scenario, the country’s motives, and the implications of the new role of Turkey as a new aid donor from a former aid recipient. It analyzes Turkey's motivations for embarking on this path and the international and domestic contexts in which this shift occurred. In other words, this study is concerned with the evolution of Turkey's humanitarianism.
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