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The Turkish Arms Embargo: Drugs, Ethnic Lobbies, and US Domestic Politics

James F. Goode


This broad-ranging study examines the complex factors leading to the US imposition of the Turkish arms embargo (1974–1978), which marked a major turning point in relations between the two NATO allies. Focusing on domestic politics, the work draws on newly available archival materials at presidential libraries and from a broad array of rarely used personal papers of key senators and congressmen to provide new details and insights into the struggle between the executive and Congress. It reveals the constant interaction and complex maneuvering required to fashion successful strategies away from t ... More

Keywords: embargo, opium, Cyprus, Congress, Iakovos, Greek Americans, Turkey, Greece, human rights, NATO

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780813179681
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2021 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813179681.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

James F. Goode, author
Grand Valley State University