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Kafkasya'nın Sorunlu Bölgesi: Güney Osetya
Troubled Region of the Caucasus: South Ossetia

Author(s): Merve İrem Yapıcı
Subject(s): International relations/trade, Security and defense, Post-Communist Transformation, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: USAK (Uluslararası Stratejik Araştırmalar Kurumu)
Keywords: South Ossetia; Georgia; Caucasia; Russia;

Summary/Abstract: While South Ossetia was accepted by Georgia as a region under its sovereignty, Ossetians living in this region unilaterally declared their independent republic. The South Ossetians, who are eager to realize the Great Ossetia project by merging with North Ossetia under the administration of the Russian Federation, began to express their demands on the way to leave Georgia with the dissolution of the USSR and the declaration of the independence of Georgia, and this tension between the Ossetians and the Tbilisi administration started to run high. Moreover, the importance of the region has led to the transformation of the problem into an international problem (rather than an ethnic conflict that erupted in Georgia), where both Russia and the United States got involved. The aim of this study was to provide a historical analysis primarily on the South Ossetian question. to reveal the source and importance of this problem and then to discuss the possibility of solving the problem by revealing the strategies of all parties involved.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 03
  • Page Range: 71-104
  • Page Count: 34
  • Language: Turkish