Turkey's relations with Southern Caucasus States since 2008 Russian Georgian War

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This thesis analyzes Turkey’s relations with Southern Caucasus States after 2008 Russian Georgian War. Providing a historical background of Turkish policy towards Caucasus after the breakup of Soviet Union and during 2008 Russian Georgian war, it aims at giving a comprehensive framework of Turkey’s approaches to Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia and the thesis will also discuss how the Turkish foreign policy evolves in its stance towards Caucasus. It also seeks to examine the impacts of Russian-Georgian War in 2008 on Turkey’s influence in Caucasus. The thesis argues that contrary to the views of some scholars who consider Turkey’s influence is very limited due to the increasing Russian influence in the region, the evidences show that Turkey has enhanced its influence by promoting regional stability and through its view such as ‘Caucasus Stability and Cooperation Platform’ and Turkish-Armenian normalisation process.


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Citation Formats
E. Y. Cindi, “Turkey’s relations with Southern Caucasus States since 2008 Russian Georgian War,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2013.