Ankara, Turkey – Turkey’s NATO membership, its intercontinental connections with Southeast Europe and the Caucasus, and its active membership in the Organization of Turkic States have resulted in the adoption of a global power foreign policy.

Turkey plays a crucial role in Southeast Europe, West Asia, Africa, and Turkistan mainly because of its strategic location, military and economic power, historical role, and its nearly 85 million population. In recent years, its foreign policy has undergone a transformation process due to the changing global strategy and security conditions, including the Russia-Ukraine war.

Turkey developed aspirations to voice the concerns of the Muslims and the oppressed nations in the world. In parallel with this, Turkey’s foreign policy has projected itself from national interests based on the vision of “peace at home and peace in the world” and has contributed more to global peace and security by using its increasing global power influence. Turkey’s advances in nuclear, aircraft and missile technologies strengthen Turkey’s image as a great power and encourage further influence in the global power system.