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Citation Formats
S. Meto, “Geo-political reasons behind thetransatlantic trade and investment partnership(TTIP) from the viewpoint of the European Union,” Thesis (M.S.) -- Graduate School of Social Sciences. European Studies., Middle East Technical University, 2019.