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Turkey outfoxed China and becomes rising Eurasian power

Turkey's decision to provide an unprecedented level of military assistance to Azerbaijan empowered Baku to achieve a resounding victory in the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh War, changing the geopolitical rules of the game in the South Caucasus. …

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Who will benefit from building Nakhichevan corridor

From the perspective of Eurasian connectivity, the Nakhchivan corridor could become part of both north-south and east-west transport corridors that get through the South Caucasus, writes Orkhan Baghirov, a leading advisor at the Center of Analysis of International Relations (AIR Center) in Baku

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Taleh Ziyadov: "The opening of all communications between Armenia and Azerbaijan will boost the economic significance of the region as a whole"

The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict ended with a Russian-brokered ceasefire that grants Turkey joint monitoring rights. This framework formalises cooperation between the two regional powers, a development that has significant political implications for Georgia, the US, and the EU, former Georgian Ambassador to US Tedo Japaridze writes in the article Can Armenia and Azerbaijan win peace together? for Brussels Morning

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Turkey to connect with Iran and Pakistan

The governments of Turkey, Iran and Pakistan will revive a transnational rail service linking Istanbul, Tehran and Islamabad in 2021. The ITI transnational railroad is expected to enhance connectivity with China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) by providing a rail connection between China and Turkey

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Turkey intends to become Asia-Europe transit hub

In a major milestone, the first train carrying goods from Turkey to China reached its destination Saturday, Turkey's transport and infrastructure minister said. "Announcing Turkey's power in logistics to the world from every city it passed through, the China Export Train is our victory in rail transport," Adil Karaismailoğlu wrote on Twitter

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Turkey to build railway to Azerbaijan's Nakhchivan exclave

Ankara has announced plans to build a new railway link from Turkey to the landlocked Azerbaijani exclave of Nakhchivan, which would expand cargo and passenger transportation in the region and boost capacity of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railroad

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