Document Type : Original Article
Department of Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran Department of Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran گروه جغرافیای سیاسی ، دانشگاه تربیت مدرس ، تهران Group
Director of the Department of Political Geography, Tarbiat Modares University
Faculty member of Political Geography Department, Tarbiat Modares University
Geopolitical interests are considered an integral part of the national interests of any territorial state. By identifying the influential components of this concept and the extent of their impact on bilateral relations, foreign relations between countries can be analyzed more accurately. Iran-Turkey relations have historically been influenced by the two countries' geopolitical interests on a national, regional and international scale. This research has investigated the components of geopolitical interests in the relations between the two countries using a descriptive-analytical method, and using a field and library method. He also used the T-Tet test in the data analysis and hypothesis testing section, and the Friedman test in the component ranking section. The results showed that the components of geopolitical interests in the foreign relations of the Islamic Republic of Iran and Turkey can be classified into 8 dimensions: political, geographical, geoeconomic, geoculture, geostrategy, cyberspace-media, science-technology and ecology. Also, according to the ranking of components, the geographical component had the most and the ecological component had the least impact on the relations between the two countries.