Georgian - Turkish Relations since the Breakdown of Soviet Union

MODEBADZE, Valeri; SAYIN, Fatih Mehmet; YILMAZ, Reha
March 2014
Çankırı Karatekin University Journal of the Faculty of Econom;Spring2014, Vol. 4 Issue 1, p359
Academic Journal
This article analyzes Georgian - Turkish relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Georgia managed to establish relations with Turkey only after gaining independence. Nowadays Georgia has very close relations with its Southern neighbor. Due to its strategic location, Georgia occupies a significant place in Turkish foreign policy. Georgia is a necessary bridge connecting Turkey with Azerbaijan and Central Asian States. Furthermore, Georgia has become a key transit route for Caspian energy resources. For Georgia Turkey is a window to Europe and the largest trade partner. The main goal of this article is to analyze various aspects of Turkish - Georgian relations and co-operation in different fields. There is outstanding cooperation between Turkey and Georgia in the fields such as energy, transport, economy, trade, defense, security etc.


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