Date of Award


Document Type

Restricted Thesis

Terms of Use

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Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts


History Department

First Advisor

Robert C. Bannister


On March 12, 1947, President Harry S. Truman asked Congress for foreign military aid in Greece and Turkey, leading to the development of the Truman Doctrine. In this paper, Austrian examines the role this speech had in shaping both U.S. and Turkish foreign policy, devoting one chapter to each, and the Cold War. This is accomplished through an extensive synthesis of texts surveying U.S. and Turkish foreign policy and primary sources Austrian gathered. The appendix includes transcriptions of a Turkish radio broadcast and interviews Austrian conducted.