Turkey And Indonesia Relationship During A.K.P Era

Mustafa Selcuk


Turkish-Indonesian relations can be traced back to the 12th century. Turkish Islamic scholars who visited Indonesia during that period played an important influence in Indonesian society. Turkey and Indonesia cooperate in a number of multilateral institutions and forums, including the UN, OIC, G20, D-8, and MIKTA. Turkey and Indonesia’s relationship is close and multifaceted, with a wide range of areas for further cooperation. Indonesia is one of the founding members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).  Indonesia is the country with the highest percentage of Muslim population. Especially during A.K.P party foreign policy of Turkey shifted to conservatization, therefore Turkey and Indonesia relationship has became significant for foreign policy of Turkey during A.K.P era. Aim of this research is analysis on the relations between Indonesia and Turkey during A.K.P era. Methodology of research analysis of official statements both side, literature review and newspapers which published news regarding to relationship between Turkey and Indonesia.  Keywords: Turkey, Indonesia, Relationship, Muslim leaders.

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