Altunisik, Meliha Benli
January 2005
Arab Studies Quarterly;Winter/Spring2005, Vol. 27 Issue 1/2, p45
Academic Journal
This article looks at the significance of the Turkish experience in democratization to the process of economic and political reform in the Middle East in the 21st century. The most important aspects of the Turkish model that are relevant to the political reform debate are secularism, democratization and the importance of international factors in facilitating reform. Improvement with Turkey's relations with several regional countries increased its credibility of becoming a soft power in the Arab world.


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