DEALING WITH AZERBAIJAN: THE POLICIES OF TURKEY AND IRAN TOWARD THE KARABAKH WAR (1991-1994)

Author
Emil Souleimanov
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Middle East Review of International Affairs
Volume
15
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
December 2013
Institution
Global Research in International Affairs Center, Interdisciplinary Center
Abstract
This article explores the policies of Turkey and Iran toward the Armenian-Azerbaijani war over Nagorno-Karabakh during the 1991-1994 period. It identifies Azerbaijan as a key nation in the region, one rich in oil and natural gas and with which both the Turks and Persians historically shared language, culture, and religion. As the cornerstone of the post-Soviet policies of both regional powers in the South Caucasus, Azerbaijan was crucial for Ankara and Tehran as they sought to safeguard their presence in this strategic crossroads linking Europe and Asia. Against this backdrop, the Karabakh policies of Turkey and Iran were formulated.
Political Geography
Europe, Iran, Turkey, Asia, Armenia, Azerbaijan