A Massive 12 months For Turkish-Central Asian Relations


Turkey has been noticeably energetic in Central Asia this 12 months. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Uzbekistan twice, Kazakhstan, and most lately Turkmenistan in mid-December. Erdogan is pushing for the Group of Turkic States, which incorporates 4 Central Asian states, to maneuver from a chat store about cultural affinities right into a political and financial bloc with worldwide clout. Central Asia is increasing its commerce networks to Turkey and more and more turning to Ankara for safety wants. Becoming a member of host Bruce Pannier to debate the subject are Assel Tutumlu, a lecturer on the Division of Worldwide Relations and Political Science on the Close to East College in Nicosia; and Mukhtar Senggirbay, managing editor at RFE/RL’s Kazakh service, identified domestically as Azattyq.

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