Author(s): Aydın AYDIN

This study tries to reveal the hegemonic power struggle over Eurasia from the perspective of regional policy of Russia and European integration as the representative of the EU. Furthermore, Ukraine's statue and tension that stayed between different international actors and political reflections on Turkish political life has been examined. Integrations and cooperation pressure of the EU from West and political threats of Russia from East hold Ukraine watchful for its future. The cooperation wish of Ukraine with the EU and dependency to Russia in the energy issues drags country to a division. Crimean territory participated in the Russian political system and there is still the possibility of some of Ukraine land could join to Russia. In this study, the policies of Russia– EU and Turkey will be comparatively and qualitatively discussed with chronological perspective. In order to Russia holds energy monopoly and uses this energy as a political instrument against other countries, both Turkey and EU cannot produce alternative effective policy towards Russia. Eventually, current political and military condition in region has made Moscow more powerful by comparison with its rivals.


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