ABOUT THE AUTHORS
 
 
 
Fatih Mehmet Sayin and Murat Dogan
 
 
 
Fatih Mehmet Sayin has a PhD in International Relations from the School of Social and Political Sciences at Ivane Javakhishvili State University, Tbilisi, Georgia. The title of his thesis is “Cyprus Problem in the Integration of Turkey to the European Union”. He served as an Assistant Professor at The International Black Sea University at the Department of International Relations between 2009 and 2011. Fatih Mehmet Sayin was Assistant Professor at the School of Political Sciences and International Relations at Canik Basari University between 2012 and 2016. Dr. Sayin has published several articles at different prestigious journals. He delivered lectures at different subjects of Political Science and International Relations, such as Introduction to International Relations, Theory of International Relations, Research Methodology and Analyzing Political Systems of Europe.

Murat Dogan has a Master Degree in International Relations from the Faculty of Social Sciences at International Black Sea University, Tbilisi, Georgia. The title of his dissertation is “Georgia-Turkey Relations in Conjunction of Caucasus Regional Security Perspectives in Post-Cold War Period”. He has been serving as a Study Process Administrator at Faculty of Social Sciences in International Black Sea University since 2014.
 
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 3, No. 2 | September 2017
 
 
 
POLITICAL RELATIONS BETWEEN TURKEY AND GEORGIA IN THE POST-SOVIET ERA
Fatih Mehmet Sayin and Murat Dogan
 
 
 
 
Abstract
 
Georgia and Turkey has become important partners in the Caucasus region after independence of Georgia in 1991. Two countries preferred to follow pro-West policies in their foreign policy against Russian factor. They have geopolitical importance and geostrategic location for Russia throughout history. This article analyzes foreign policies of Georgia and Turkey and examines Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline as a common foreign policy between them. The paper found out that this kind of projects between Georgia and Turkey would make them important actors rising from regional level to global level in the future.
 
 
Keywords
 
Turkish Foreign Policy, Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline, Georgian Foreign Policy, Russia, geopolitical importance
 
 
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