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Turkey's pursuit of the EU membership and the process of the Caucasus' integration into the Euro-Atlantic structures are parallel, though unrelated tracks. Yet Europe, whose presence in the strategically important Caucasus region is still less than adequate, could only benefit by enlisting Turkey as its member and arm in the Caucasus.  Ankara, too, should build up on its successful partnership with the pro-Western Azerbaijan and Georgia and see it as a benefit for its EU membership rather than separate the two directions of Turkey's foreign policy...

 

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Taleh Ziyadov & Elin Suleymanov
Taleh Ziyadov & Elin Suleymanov
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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