"burak_tatar on March 19, 2014 - 1:32 amI am a citizen of Turkey and right now we are only slightly interested with the situation in Ukraine and Crimea. ... ...
Also I don’t think that international relations would function that way. I mean, of course the treaties are important but the advantages of those treaties are only applicable when your state is strong enough. nobody would give you Crimea just because a treaty that you signed 2 hundred years ago. back then, Ottomans were stronger and they had a hope to re-capture Crimea, ... ... it would be funny to defy Russia to control Crimea and it would also be a deathly mistake."
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