Study and Analyses of Turkey Geopolitical Evolutions and Effects on Iran

Document Type : Original Article


1 - Assistant Professor of Political Science, Tehran University

2 - Ph.D Student of Political Science, Tehran University


The probable membership of Turkey in the European Union,  proposed in the form of a geopolitical scenario, will improve Iran’s geopolitical situation. This is the main hypothesis of the present paper which is based on nine variables. These variables analyzed in comparison with the traditional geopolitical indexes of Turkey are as follows: The improvement and enforcement of Islamic world interrelationship, the possibility of improvement of relations between Iran and EU, more security in Iranian borders, increase in economic investment in Iran, easy access to trans-regional markets, increase in importance of energy in Iran, weakening the triangle of the United States, Turkey and Israel; The settlement of the Kurdish crisis; The probability of Iran’s Membership in the EU and the decline of Pan-Turkism. These developments that are the outcome of modern geopolitical scenario are in the direction of creation of geopolitical opportunities for the traditional geopolitics of Turkey that is essentially planned to challenge Iran’s geopolitical situation.


Volume 4, Issue 11
July 2008
Pages 151-176
  • Receive Date: 10 March 2009
  • Revise Date: 07 April 2009
  • Accept Date: 15 May 2009
  • First Publish Date: 15 May 2009