By Giray Sadik

American picture in Turkey examines the impact of yankee overseas policy_measured in numerous contours of policymaking, together with army and financial relief, international direct funding, bilateral exchange among the U.S. and Turkey_on Turkish public opinion towards the us within the post-9/11 period.

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Reaction to the Turkish offer? The United States, “persuaded by the strong Iraqi Kurdish resistance decided that it was best not to involve Turkish troops” (Emerson and Tocci 2004, 26). S. government refrained from deploying Turkish troops in Iraq. S. policies. According to Turkish opinion polls, we know that this anti-Americanism or at least skepticism were the considerable majority of opinions in Turkish society at the time. Only less than 20 percent of Turks had favorable feelings towards the United States in 2003 (Pew 2006).

17. The Iraqi Turkmen are Oghuz Turks (descendents of the Seljuks, who created an empire that spread west from Central Asia in the eleventh century), as are the Turks of modern-day Turkey. 18. The ITF comprises the Iraqi National Turkmen Party, the Turkmenli Party, the Adalet Party, the Islamic Movement of Iraqi Turkmen, the Provincial Turkmen Party and the Movement of Independent Iraqi Turkmen. asp. 19. For a statement of the Turkish position, see “An Inhouse [sic] Debate on the Future of Iraq,” Foreign Policy Institute, 6 March 2007.

S. foreign aid declined dramatically, after 9/11 the Bush administration has placed a strong emphasis on aid as a means to support allied and friendly governments in the war against terror. Steven Radelet notes this reversal by observing that “one of the greatest surprises of George W. S. foreign aid. In March 2002, Bush proposed an increase of 50 percent over the next three years” (Radelet 2003, 27). S. foreign aid involves military and economic assistance. S. economic assistance on Turkish public opinion towards the United States in the post-9/11 era.

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