Review of the Year (2003) in Foreign Countries: Turkey

By George E. Gruen

American Jewish Committee (AJC), Jewish Publication Society (JPS), 2003

2002 presented a deepening economic crisis and growing anxiety over a war in Iraq for the 67 million inhabitants of the Turkish Republic. Speculation regarding the objectives of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) added to these concerns. The Turkish Jewish community, with an approximate population size of 18,000, shared these concerns. However, the main question focused on the AKP's rise to power and the impact this would have on Turkey's strategic and economic relations with Israel, as well as Turkey's position on the Israeli-Arab conflict. The new government's steps resulted in a decrease in Jewish anxiety.

Topic: Political Behavior, Continuity, Culture, International Relations, Rabbis, Economy, Leadership, Jewish Continuity, Politics, Government

Name of Publication: American Jewish Year Book

Editor: Grossman, Lawrence , Singer, David

Volume/Issue: Vol. 103

Page Number(s): 281-298

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Turkey

Language: English

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Gruen, George E. Review of the Year (2003) in Foreign Countries: Turkey. American Jewish Year Book. American Jewish Committee (AJC),Jewish Publication Society (JPS). 2003: 281-298.


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