Author(s): Buket ELMAS
Relations between Turkey and Georgia has been improving since April 28, 1991, when Georgia declared its independence. Georgia is a very important "strategic partner" for Turkey. Its strategic position, the creation of a corridor on the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan and Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum power lines, historical ties and economic partnerships are among the most obvious reasons for Georgia's value in Turkish foreign policy. In particular, Turkey has taken more active position for internal stability of the region in the early years of the establishment of Georgia. However, in later years, Turkey has not changed its policy towards Georgia but it has not been directly involved in domestic issues. Turkey has preferred to act with equanimity so both have kept its balance in the region and has acted in a diplomatic language toward the preservation of peace.