Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

In this exclusive interview with the editor-in-chief of TPQ, Georgia’s Defense Minister relates Georgia’s vision of Euro-Atlantic integration and outlines the strategy of the current government for overcoming challenges stemming from conflict with Russia. Besides the multifaceted collaboration between Turkey and Georgia, he elaborates on the trilateral framework of relations developing between Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey. The Minister notes the importance of Ankara’s support for Georgia in NATO, and the unique niche role Turkey can play with regard to Georgian-Abkhaz rapprochement.

 

 

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Irakli Alasania
Irakli Alasania
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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