SETAV: "Saakashvili Pulled the Trigger: Turkey between Russia and Georgia"
By Hasan Ali KARASAR
PhD International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara
Turkey has been involved, historically and demographically, with many of the regions of "frozen conflict" in post-Soviet space. At thispoint, one might consider the position of Turkey as being at the epicenter of Euro-Atlantic and Russian extremes concerning the frozenconflicts. Georgia, since 1991, has been considered a valuable "strategic partner" by Turkey for several reasons. Turkish PrimeMinister Tayyip Erdogan's Caucasus Pact idea is a good opportunity to create an inclusive (Russia, Turkey, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan) new foreign policy approach at this stage. This approach should be merged with the representation of all the frozen or unfrozen conflictareas, peoples, ethnic groups and regions included under the roof of such an alliance.
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