Keywords: Atatürk, Turkish Foreign Policy, World War II, Cold War Period
This article deals mainly with the foreign policy of Rebublican Turkey from the time of Atatürk until today, i.e. between 1923-1999. This broad subject is studied in the following chronological order: Turkish foreign policy during Atatürk1 s era; Turkey and II.World War; Turkish foreign policy during Cold War; and, Turkish foreign policy after Cold War. Despite the subject is handled within the framework of the stated periods, the foreign policy of Turkey is thought as a whole and dealt with accordingly. The factors shaping Turkish foreign policiy during this periods are evaluated within the context of changing world events. Besides dealing with the occasional conjectural changes in the Turkish foreing policy, the mainstream of this policy has been focus of this study.