The EU, Turkey and Russia: An Unlikely Troika
"The EU, Turkey and Russia: An Unlikely Troika
Examining the triangular ties between three great power brokers in Eurasia
Michael Werbowski (minou)
Russia's strategic comeback, or the Georgian crisis in the Caucasus, might be a blessing in disguise for Turkey, as a realignment of power in Russia's favor could hasten accession negotiations between Ankara and Brussels. Why? Because the European Union, for obvious trade and energy reasons (aside from defense ones), needs Turkey as a solid strategic partner now more than ever."