Prof. Mustafa Aydın-Turkey and Russia as Regional Powers, IIP, Vienna

08 Şubat 2024

With the exodus of Karabakh Armenians in September after Baku’s complete takeover of the territory, Russia’s peacekeeping force stationed in the region has been rendered meaningless. But will Russian forces leave the region? Will Turkey normalize its relations with Armenia now that Azerbaijan has all of Nagorno-Karabakh under its control? What kind of involvement might Russia have in the establishment of a route through Armenia to Nakhichevan? What interest does Turkey have in transport connections in the region?

In this episode, Prof. Mustafa Aydın discusses these and other motivations for the continued involvement of Turkey and Russia in the South Caucasus on 28 November 2023.