Turkish Foreign Policy

Led by Zenonas Tziarras
Jan 2019 - Dec 2022

The objective of this ongoing project is to re-examine Turkish foreign policy (TFP) within the framework of the abovementioned new regional and international dynamics, both from different theoretical perspectives and with new empirical data. It seeks to better understand the drivers, objectives, tools, and outcomes of contemporary Turkish foreign policy as well as its international, state and sub-state levels. This is imperative for the better understanding of geopolitical dynamics and changes in the Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus's foreign policy as well as the Cyprus Problem. Thus, the project's geographical focus is on TFP in the broader Eastern Mediterranean region but it is not limited to that.


Research Groups


Peer-reviewed Journal Article

Tziarras, Zenonas (2021) International Competition and Cooperation in the New Eastern Mediterranean, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190846626.013.654.


Popular Article

Tziarras, Zenonas & Jalel Harchaoui (2021) What Erdogan Really wants in the Eastern Mediterranean, Foreign Policy, 19 January.
Tank, Pinar; Pavel K. Baev; Jørgen Jensehaugen; Kristian Berg Harpviken; Alaa Tartir; Mathias Hatleskog Tjønn & Zenonas Tziarras (2020) What a Biden Presidency Could Mean for the Middle East, PRIO Blog, 12 November.
Tziarras, Zenonas & Ioannis Sotirios Ioannou (2019) A New Phase in the Syria Conflict and New Security Challenges, PRIO Blog, 21 October.

PRIO Report

Tziarras, Zenonas (2018) Turkish Foreign Policy and Security in Cyprus: Greek-Cypriot Security Perception, PRIO Cyprus Centre Report, 6. Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus Centre.