Turkey’s relations with Georgia in the Post-Soviet era

Kizilbuğa, Esra
The purpose of the thesis is to examine the characteristics and limitations of Turkey’s cooperation with Georgia. This thesis employs the political realist approach in explaining Turkey’s cooperation with Georgia and seeks to answer the following question:“Why does Turkey have significant tensions with Georgia over certain issues when both countries deepened their cooperation and labelled it strategic partnership?”. Contrary to the view that Turkey’s relations with Georgia are based on exclusive cooperative behaviour, the thesis argues that, Turkey’s relations with Georgia contain both conflict and cooperation since Turkey’s approach is not guided by liberal cooperation ideas but by security orientated political realist understanding.
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E. Kizilbuğa, “Turkey’s relations with Georgia in the Post-Soviet era,” Ph.D. - Doctoral Program, Middle East Technical University, 2013.