This article analyzes the relationship between Turkey, the countries of the Middle East, and the major powers in the context of a revival of the “Eastern Question.” Moreover, it places special emphasis on the position of Turkey, which the authors believe is often not taken into account sufficiently in the Balkans, despite Ankara’s unavoidable role in regional issues and beyond.
The world we know is rapidly changing, creating new opportunities and bringing along new issues that require attention. We live in a very complex era with change and progress happening daily, and how we choose to act today will be a cornerstone of the planet that future generations will inherit from us. In order to address the situation we find ourselves in, the United Nations has endeavored to set adequate goals for the near future.
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