The Istanbul Canal Project and Turkey’s increasing assertiveness in regional politics
The Istanbul Canal project has been a subject of intense debate in Turkey in recent years. This project has technical, environmental and construction aspects. This paper will put a specific emphasis on the Istanbul Canal’s impact from a legal perspective, more precisely, its relevance for international law and power politics. Firstly, the paper aims to explain whether the Canal project is a violation of international law or not. Secondly, it discusses the reasons behind the explanation by applying the realist theory of international relations. Finally, it aims to foresee which changes Istanbul Canal might impose to the balance of power in the region.
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- Middle East and North Africa