The Turkish Arms Embargo: Drugs, Ethnic Lobbies, and US Domestic Politics [Paperback]

James F. Goode (Author)

ISBN: 9780813195919 | Published by: University Press of Kentucky | Series: Studies in Conflict, Diplomacy, and Peace | Year of Publication: 2022 | Language: English 206p, H229 x W152 (mm) 24 b&w halftones, 2 maps

The Turkish Arms Embargo


Drawing on newly available archival materials from the Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter Presidential Libraries, James F. Goode offers a revolutionary analysis of the complex factors leading to the imposition and continuance of the 1975-1978 Turkish Arms Embargo. He demonstrates that, alone, the human rights issues surrounding the Republic of Turkey's invasion of Cyprus fail to explain the resulting US-Turkish estrangement. Instead, he contends, factors including deep-seated "Turkophobia," growing concern about a deadly heroin epidemic in the United States, and pro-Greek lobbies played important roles in heightening tensions and extending the embargo.

This timely study will not only change how this period is understood, but it will also provide valuable insights into the future of international relations in the Middle East and beyond.

Table of Contents

Background to Crisis Killing America’s Children Making Turkey Pay Turning Congress They Have Made a Mess of Cyprus The Embargo Must Go Conclusion Epilogue

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