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  • Clash of Empires: Why Russia and Turkey Fight

    Clash of Empires: Why Russia and Turkey Fight

    https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/turkey/2015-11-29/clash-empires —— In the fall of 1914, two German warships—the Goeben and Breslau—took refuge in the Ottoman capital of Constantinople to escape British naval pursuit. Following secret negotiations between the German and Ottoman war offices, the Goeben andBreslau, along with an accompanying Ottoman naval squadron, then moved to bombard the Russian port cities of Novorossiysk, […]

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  • Turkey and Russia’s Age-Old Struggle for Regional Supremacy

    Turkey and Russia’s Age-Old Struggle for Regional Supremacy

    A shortened version of this article was originally published on Foreign Affairs . Here, you can find the original, unedited author’s copy of the article: Unver-Russia-Turkey-finaldraft Share on Facebook

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  • The danger of ‘Nabucco complacency’ in Turkey-EU relations

    The danger of ‘Nabucco complacency’ in Turkey-EU relations

    Turkey on Monday finalized the signing of the Nabucco pipeline project; perhaps one of the most important milestones in the country’s energy policy, as well as its almost half-century old European Union, or EU, vocation. The project in question (named after Giuseppe Verdi’s four-movement opera, depicting the story of the Jews fleeing the Babylonian king ‘Nebuchadnezzar’) […]

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