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A Clash of Empires: Turkey between Russian Bolshevism and by Bulent Gokay

By Bulent Gokay

This booklet bargains with the aftermath of the ""Great Game"" - the protracted fight among Britain and Russia for impact within the heart jap and vital Asian lands that bordered the increasing Russian empire of the late-19th century. It covers a interval that was once an important within the sleek political background of the full quarter from Thrace to the Caucasus, displaying how an alliance among Turkish nationalism and Bolshevism pressured Britain to acknowledge that it didn't have the manpower and assets to consolidate the spoils of its victory after international struggle I. It additionally presents old heritage to the present geopolitical pursuits of either Turkey and Russia within the war-torn Caucasus.

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S. secretary of state Warren Christopher to help lift UN oil sanctions against Iraq, pointing out that sanctions not only hurt Iraqi government but also Iraqi and Turkish peoples. 11 September: Ankara mayor Murat Karayalçın elected Republican People’s Party leader. S. S. officials. 22 October: Rebels kill Brigadier General Bahtiyar Aydın in Lice. 29 November: Prime Ministry announces that air strikes were carried out against nine separatist targets in Northern Iraq, with the knowledge of Iraqi authorities.

14 August: Turkey claims Greece violated international treaties by militarizing Aegean islands. 30 August: In Great Victory Day message, President Fahri xxxviii • CHRONOLOGY . ” 6 October: Türk-Is¸ (largest labor confederation in Turkey) presents memorandum to government, Parliament, and political parties and demands reforms and threatens general strike. 1978 30 January: Rightist youths stage illegal demonstration in Ankara. 17 March: Turkey strongly criticizes Israeli invasion of Lebanon. S. president Jimmy Carter.

President Bill Clinton at White House. S. interest in finding a solution to lingering Cyprus crisis, says improvements in human rights and Greek-Turkey relations will reflect in the process of Turkey’s full membership in the EU, and gives assurances that a Kurdish state will not be established in northern Iraq. 3 November: During state visit in Moscow, Prime Minister Ecevit says Turkey respects territorial integrity of Russia; however, he adds, Turkey is concerned about civilian casualties in Chechnya.

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