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Title: From foe to friend: Turkish-Russian relations in the 21st century
Authors: Uludağ Üniversitesi/İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi/Kamu Yönetimi Bölümü.
Gökırmak, Mert
Keywords: Turkish-Russian relations
Economic and politic cooperation
Black-Sea Region
Military dialogue
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Uludağ Üniversitesi
Citation: Gökırmak, M. (2012). "From foe to friend: Turkish-Russian relations in the 21st century". International Journal of Social Inquiry, 5(1-2), 85-102.
Abstract: After the restrictive and deterrent dynamics of the Cold War, the relationship between Turkey and Russia seemed likely to produce back-breaking competition and to cause conflicts in the Turkish Republics in Central Asia and the Caucasus. For a period of time, these predictions have indeed come true. Turkey has begun wholesale cooperation with the Turkish states that were former Soviet Republics and Russia did not approve this affiliation. Nevertheless, this was the first step in Turkey’s multidimensional and regional foreign policy within the Black Sea region, the Caucasus and Central Asia primarily comprise a wide range of commercial concerns. Today, Turkey perceives the Black Sea, the Caucasus and the whole of Eurasia not as an arena for competition but as an agora for cooperation. This article argues that, the twenty-first century represents a milestone for Turkish-Russian relations. The changing circumstances of international politics and economics have mutually attracted the two nations. Turkey and Russia are no longer rivals; they now have complementary economies and interests that require them to form a new multilevel partnership.
Description: A first draft of this article was presented at the VIII World Congress of The International Council for Central and East European Studies (ICCEES), 26–31 July 2010, Stockholm, Sweden.
ISSN: 1307-8364
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