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Evolution of Turkish foreign policy towards Georgia 1 septembre 2010

Posted by Acturca in Academic / Académique, Caucasus / Caucase, Russia / Russie, Turkey / Turquie.
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ISPI Policy Brief (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale), N. 196, September 2010, 9 pages

Marianna Vindimian

The disintegration of the Soviet Union was a watershed for the twentieth century’s history in general and for the role of Turkey in the newly born Eurasian region in particular. Largely thanks to western backing in general and the United States in particular, Turkey began to change its foreign policy and to put some of the Kemalist dogmas  into question. An orientation which is still visible today in a changing scenario sparked with the August war between Georgia and Russia in an area, the Caucasus, where Turkey has always had to deal with many regional and international actors to affirm its role, at first as a bridge between East and West, and then as a more autonomous and assertive mediator between all the participants

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