Luerdi, Luerdi (2020) Turkey's border security policy against non-state actors (2016-2019). Intermestic: Journal of International Studies, 4 (2). pp. 179-200.


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This paper aims to explain Turkey's border security policy in dealing with non-state actors in Northern Syria. Turkey's policy was carried out after five years of involvement in the Syrian crisis and one month after a failed coup attempt. This study uses the theory of securitization by Buzan that explains the existence of threat and vulnerability factors faced by the state in anarchic international structures. The research method used in this study is a qualitative method with the type of causality analysis. This paper found that threats and vulnerabilities pushed Turkey to launch a series of military operations as border security policies to rid North Syria of ISIS and PKK/PYD/YPG militias to control the adverse effects caused by the presence of non-state actors such as civilian and military casualties, property damage, as well as instability and disintegration. The border security policy confirms the increasingly important role of Turkey in the region while demonstrating Turkey's consistency in pursuing national security interests even outside its territory.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: border security policy, non-state actors, Northern Syria, threats and vulnerability, Turkey
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Fakultas Ilmu Sosial dan Ilmu Politik (FISIP) > Prodi Hubungan Internasional
Depositing User: Mr Luerdi Luerdi
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2023 01:14
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2023 01:14

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