Caucasus Is A Meeting Point Of Opportunities


24.07.2009 19:05 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Recently, a workshop on Turkey-Georgia relations
took place in Istanbul.

The workshop was organized by the Foundation for Political, Economic
and Social Research, or SETA, a Turkish nongovernmental organization
that researches regional, national and international issues and
proposes policy recommendations. Delegates from NGOs, universities,
government and the media attended the conference aimed at looking
more closely into the Turkish-Georgian relationship.

The Caucasus is a meeting point of opportunities, Savas Barkcin,
chief adviser to the prime minister, said, adding, "If we look at
the horizon that unites both countries, this meeting will be fruitful
and we will be able to build bridges."

During the opening speech, he emphasized Turkey’s close proximity to
the Caucasus region, a region that is, he said, at a crossroads. "When
we look at today, [the Caucasus region] is an area of global
competition in energy and security. The Caucasus region was at the
periphery of world politics, but it is now coming to the center of
world politics," Hurriyet Daily News cited Barkcin as saying.