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Georgia’s geographic location can also be seen as a chance, as a gateway for European influence towards Asia and a pivotal element of an East-West corridor that is decisive for Europe in terms of energy transit obviously, but in many other ways too... Georgia expanded the geographic horizons of the West – a geopolitical sphere defined by rule of law, efficient government and open society, democratic elections and periodic change of government within a clearly identified institutional framework. For Turkey specifically, it is important to create a zone of stability with peaceful and friendly nations around it. Georgia was maybe the best case of the famous “policy of zero problems with neighbors”. From that point of view both sides had a shared interest and we developed our relationship as never before… This relationship is vital for Georgia, but also crucial for Europe in general.
 
 
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Foreword Following the violent dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, there had been a shared sense of hope for a more peaceful future for the European continent. Unfortunately, this comfortability disappeared after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to march against the Ukrainian forces throughout the border on 24 February 2022. This marked a turning point not only for the...
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