Turkish-Greek Relations and Cyprus (IR320) Course Details

Course Name: Turkish-Greek Relations and Cyprus
Code: IR320
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Objective: On perfectly performing the module, the students will be anticipated to be familiar and to know the general agenda about Greece. The course focuses on especially the issues between those two parties following the historical process up to day, and it will also be given importance to the other issues between Turkey and Greece such as FIR Line, Territorial Waters, 12 Miles Issue, the Aegean Islands, Armament and Disarmament of the island in the Aegean, Patriarchate.
Content: This course starts off by offering students the basics about the dispute between Turkey and Greece over the Aegean and Cyprus in a geo-political perspective and then it moves onto the details of each an every point of dispute. All the phases of the Cyprus question from the 1950s to the establishment of the Republic as well as its destruction, and the Greek violence against the Turkish community to the Turkish intervention of 1974 come under review. It then concentrates on solution proposals such as the de Cuellar Plan, Boutros-Ghali’s Set of Ideas and the Annan Plan are examined and their failure to bring about a resolution to the question is looked quite closely. The course then turns to the Aegean dispute between Turkey and Greece. The dispute over the length of the territorial waters, air space, demilitarized status of Greek islands, and large numbers of islands, adjacent islands and islets whose status remain undetermined. The course ends with an overview about the scenarios between Ankara and Athens for the foreseeable future.
Term: Elective
Theory: 3
Application: 0
Laboratory: 0
Credit: 3
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