7 August 2000 “The 21st century will be the century of strengthening ties between Turkic nations,” the recently retired president of Turkey, Suleyman Demirel, proclaimed during April’s Turkic summit in Baku. In June, the Caspian oil and gas nations met in Teheran where Azeri President Heydar Aliev called for a revival of the ancient Silk […]

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