Aleksandr Dugin, a political scientist and thinker, is a leading proponent of Eurasianism in modern Russia and speculated to have influence on President Vladimir Putin.
It is part of a strategic transportation route that extends from Azerbaijan’s Baku to Türkiye’s Kars province, passing through Armenia.
According to experts, the strategy of the world powers appears to be "pressuring Iran to bring the talks to a conclusion".
Excavations revealing stone tools from multiple periods of prehistoric settlement by early human groups, the oldest 400,000 years ago suggests prehistoric Arabia was a bridge between Africa and Eurasia.
Turkey is a US ally and a NATO member, but under President Erdogan’s assertive foreign policy, Ankara has shown the capacity to go its own way if necessary.
The leaders of Turkey, Russia, Qatar, China, and Iran arrived for Asian cooperation summit in Tajikistan, where Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan urged the world to respect UN resolutions and the historical and legal status of Jerusalem.
The Chinese One Belt One Road initiative is running through a chunk of Russia's sphere of influence in Central Asia. It will inevitably pit Russia and China against each other.
China is looking to reshape the global economy in its image. Turkey has a unique role to play in both ensuring the success of the project, and maximising its future economic prosperity.
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