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This paper assesses Turkey’s foreign policy in the Middle East region in the crucial decade 2003-2013, and examines its evolution before and after the Arab uprisings. It looks at the role the “Strategic Depth’” doctrine played in Turkey’s good neighborhood policy with Arab countries prior to the outbreak of the revolutions, and examines the innovative means Turkey deployed to win hearts and minds in MENA and assert itself as a regional power. The authors analyze the “turning point” the Arab revolutions represented for Ankara, and examine the rational e behind Turkey’s support for the revolutionaries.