…as a key to Caucasian stability and freedom from Russian hegemony, presented very well here at MESH.
The author’s correct to cite Atatürk’s policy of neutrality (“Yurtta sulh, cihanda sulh.”) as a long-standing guidepost of Turkish diplomacy, but in the recent past, particularly with regard to the Soviet Union, Turks have recognized that peace in the world is better served by taking sides against an aggressor. Whether their calculus (rightly or wrongly) will lead them to reassess current policy of relative equidistance vis-à-vis the U.S., Iran, and Russia (as well as their enormous natural-gas ties to the last).
We’ll see. Si vis pacem… Or, I guess, barış istiyorsan, savaşa hazır ol.
Don’t ask impertinent questions like that jackass Adept Lu.