Turkey Faces 'Geography’s Revenge' in Crimea

Turkey’s strategic environment has become even more complicated following the Russian annexation of Crimea.

A woman holds a sign reading "Crimea cannot be left to Russia!" as Turks of Crimean Tatar origin take part in a protest against Russian intervention in the Ukrainian region of Crimea, on March 2, 2014, in Ankara, Turkey.

A woman holds a sign reading "Crimea cannot be left to Russia!" during a protest by Turks of Crimean Tatar origin in Ankara, Turkey.

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Semih Idiz is a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Turkey Pulse. A journalist who has been covering diplomacy and foreign policy issues for major Turkish newspapers for 30 years, his opinion pieces can be followed in the English-language Hurriyet Daily News. His articles have also been published in The Financial Times, The Times of London, Mediterranean Quarterly and Foreign Policy magazine.

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