Ankara's Baku-centered Transcaucasia policy: Has it failed?

Bolukbasi, S
Turkey's initiatives towards Azerbaijan have been low-key because of Ankara's traditionally cautious diplomacy and its relatively modest short-term goals in the Transcaucasus. Yet the Turkish government's long-term goals are ambitious and include: 1) support for Azerbaijan's independence; 2) support for Azerbaijani sovereignty over Karabakh; 3) prevention or restriction of Russian presence and influence in the region; 4) participation in Azerbaijani oil production and export; 5) a friendly-but not necessarily pan-Turkic-Azerbaijani administration.


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S. Bolukbasi, “Ankara’s Baku-centered Transcaucasia policy: Has it failed?,” MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL, pp. 80–94, 1997, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: