Decision making process of sending Turkish troops to Korean war 1950-1953



This research highlights the process of decision-making in Turkey, especially the one concerning sending they Turkish troops to the Korean war in 1950. The Turkish foreign policy was affected by the changes that followed World War II; the risk perception increased in a way that led Turkey to join the UN and participate in the Korean war by sending its troops for the purpose of supporting the United States so as to gain membership at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). The decision of sending the Turkish troops to the Korean War was confirmed and implemented by some political leaders who used to control the (DP) which was in power in Turkey at the time. After a large dispute at the Great National Assembly on the legality of the decision and its political outcome, the leaders of the DP were criticized rather than their decision, leading to vote on the decision which then received a large majority.

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