Blue Homeland: The Heated Politics Behind Turkey’s New Maritime Strategy

“Mavi vatan,” or “blue homeland,” has become a common phrase in Turkish political life. It is most often used as a shorthand expression for Ankara’s maritime claims in the eastern Mediterranean. Central to these interests is the presence of large deposits of natural gas off the coast of the island of Cyprus. For Turkey, the … Continue reading Blue Homeland: The Heated Politics Behind Turkey’s New Maritime Strategy