June 12, 2014
President Nursultan Nazarbayev of Kazakhstan has officially invited Turkey to become a member of the new Eurasian Union during a 2-day conference on the 4th and 5th of June 2014 which took place in the Turkish seaside resort of Bodrum. ( I have alluded to this opportunity in my previous post.)
In extending the invitation, President Nazarbayev has told his Turkish hosts that membership of the Eurasian Union would be beneficial for Turkey and would not be very much different from the country’s membership – together with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgizstan – of the Turkic Council.
I take this opportunity to let my readers know that on the 6th of June I have published my most important ebook on the geopolitics of Eurasia so far, The New Pivot of History. I welcome your comments and feedback.