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The US-Turkish-NATO Middle East Connection : How the Truman Doctrine and Turkey's NATO Entry Contained the Soviets - George McGhee

The US-Turkish-NATO Middle East Connection

How the Truman Doctrine and Turkey's NATO Entry Contained the Soviets

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Published: 29th January 1990
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This book describes the historical background of the Middle East and, in particular, Turkey, prior to the end of World War II. It takes up the various steps taken by the United States to combat Soviet moves after the war to take over this strategic area. It describes the inception of the Truman Doctrine to rearm and strengthen Greece and Turkey in the face of British withdrawal, the unsuccessful efforts made by the United States and Britain to establish a Middle East command or defense organisation, and the successful U.S. efforts to get Turkey into NATO, which blocked Soviet entry. '...Ambassador McGhee has chronicled the events which led to Turkey's accession to NATO with great clarity and in a most interesting and readable fashion. He throws a fascinating light on the relationship between the United States of America and Turkey and the personalities involved. This book not only deserves to be read, but it deserves study by all of those who are interested in Defence and Foreign Affairs.' Lord Carrington

Acknowledgements - Preface - Introduction - Middle East Defense: An Historical Overview - Turkey in Perspective: On the Eve of the Truman Doctrine - The Truman Doctrine: Origins and Significance - The Beginnings of Greek-Turkish Aid, 1947-51 - The United States Develops a Middle East Policy, 1948-52 - Turkish Entry into NATO, 1950-51: The United States' Role - The United States helps Turkey Assume its NATO Responsibilities 1951-55 - The Middle East Command: An Idea in the Making - A Turkish Role on Regional Defense - Progress Toward a Middle East Defense Organization - Subsequent United States-Turkish Relations - Turkey's Role Today - Index

ISBN: 9780333498927
ISBN-10: 0333498925
Series: United States Helps Turkey Join NATO and the West
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 29th January 1990
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.79  x 2.3
Weight (kg): 0.46
Edition Number: 1