Turkey in the Eurasian Energy Security Melting Pot
This article focuses on the theoretical, but also realistic, question about Turkey’s future geostrategic orientation. More precisely, the question of whether Ankara will play a role in the international arena as a bridge maker between Washington’s political realism and the EU’s soft power, or whether it will instead pursue a new Ottoman nationalism and forge an energy security partnership with Russia and Iran, is discussed. In fact, this is the question upon which lies the geostrategic equilibrium of the twenty-first century world order.
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