Civil-Military Relations in Turkey




Ari, Leman Basak

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The purpose of this project is twofold: to highlight the basic framework scholars use to analyze civil-military relations, and to use that framework to describe the content of twenty recent scholarly articles that examine civil-military relations in Turkey. The normative literature review derives from traditional civil-military relations literature that also provides background for the conceptual framework. The conceptual framework consists of five descriptive categories: civil-military problematic, civilian control, military professionalism, institutional structures, and challenges. These categories are used for the content analysis of the applied research project. The study uses content analysis of the articles on civil-military relations in Turkey. Descriptive statistics (frequencies and percentage) are used to report the results of the content analysis.


An Applied Research Project Submitted to the Department of Political Science, Texas State University-San Marcos, in Partial Fulfillment for the Requirements for the Degree of Masters of Public Administration, Summer 2007.


civil-military relations, Turkey, civilian control, civil-military problematic, professionalism, military, Public Administration


Ari, L. B. (2007). Civil-military relations in Turkey. Masters of Public Administration, Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas.


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