Tek Millet, Tek Ses? Türk Konseyi Ülkelerinin Birleşmiş Milletler Genel Kurulu Oy Yakınlaşması, 1993-2011

Bu makale, CCTS veya Türk Konseyi olarak bilinen Türk Dili Konuşan Ülkeler İşbirliği Konseyi üyelerinin (Azerbaycan, Kazakistan, Kırgızistan ve Türkiye) Birleşmiş Milletler Genel Kurulundaki (UNGA) oylamalarda ne ölçüde uyumlu hareket ettiklerini incelemektedir. 1993 – 2011 dönemi Türk Konseyi ülkelerinin Birleşmiş Milletler Genel Kurulu oy yakınlaşması- nın analiz edildiği ve bunun tüm BM üyelerinin ortalamasıyla kıyaslandığı bu makalede, Türk Konseyi ülkelerinin dış politika meseleleriyle ilgili sergiledikleri oy yakınlaşmasının giderek arttığı gözlemlenmiştir. Bu durum söz konusu ülkelerin genel dış politika önceliklerinin birbirine yaklaştığını göstermektedir. Nitekim 2007 yılından bu yana bu ülkelerin oy birlikteliği BM ortalamasının üzerinde seyretmektedir. Bunun yanı sıra, araştırma Türk devletlerinin Birleşmiş Milletler Genel Kurulunda en çok Orta Doğu ve sömürgecilik konularında birlikte hareket ettiklerini, en düşük birlikteliğin ise nükleer silahsızlanma ve kalkınma meselelerinde görüldüğünü ortaya koymaktadır.

One Nation, Many Voices? External Cohesion of the Turkic Council States in the United Nations General Assembly, 1993-2011

This article examines the degree to which the members of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Turkey), known as CCTS or the Turkic Council, act cohesively in the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). Analyzing UNGA voting cohesion of the Turkic Council countries from 1993 to 2011 and comparing them to that of all UN members, the article finds that the Turkic Council states’ voting agreement on foreign policy issues has been increasing steadily, which may indicate that their overall foreign policy preferences have been converging. In fact, their voting cohesion has been higher than that of the UN average since 2007. Moreover, the research reveals that the Turkic states are most cohesive on Middle East and colonial issues but least cohesive on nuclear armament and development issues in the UNGA

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