The role of the Turkish state in conflict resolution
Aras, Bülent (2017) The role of the Turkish state in conflict resolution. [Working Paper / Technical Report] Sabanci University ID:UNSPECIFIED
This paper aims to observe the role of the Turkish state in conflict resolution (CR). The validity of conflict resolution depends on implementing immediate or time-sensitive measures toward a temporary or lasting solution. The state’s conflict resolution roles emanate from the state’s capabilities, usage of power, and stra- tegic environment. This paper addresses the following questions to make sense of the role of state in conflict resolution in Turkey: What is the role of state in conflict resolution? What defines this role? In what ways do the state’s conflict resolution roles differ in domestic and foreign policy? What are the repercussions of these roles? It concludes that the need for change in the state’s CR role is essential and in many ways paramount to the provision of basic public goods such as security and stability. The current approach harms Turkish interests and deprives Turkey of its ability to solve deep-rooted socio-political problems. It would be wise for policy makers to work toward the consolidation of democracy and rule of law in order to set the stage for a more constructive and results-oriented, state-led CR effort in Turkey.
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