Dilek Yiğit Yüksel

Keywords: Democrat Party, Turkish Foreign Policy, British Embassy Documents, Adnan Menderes, Republic of Turkey

Abstract

This study aims to evaluate the developments during 1954-1957 in Turkey in the light of British embassy reports. The negative effects of the anti democratic acts of the Democrat Party contrary to its previous commitments on the public opinion and the parliament is among the significant developments of that period. Furthermore, the negative effects of the September 6th and 7th events at home and abroad, rise of inflation, current budget deficit and foreign debt problems concerning economic policies are also taken into account. On the other hand, it also evaluates foreign policy approach of Turkey within this period, such as Turkey's stance towards Britain with respect to the developments concerning the Balkan Pact the Baghdad Pact as well as the Cyprus issue. Relevent to this in international arena, it is pronounced that "Turkey made its voice heard and its influence felt.