Selcuk Aydin is a Researcher at TRT World Research Centre
The sustainability of China's Belt and Road Initiative in the Mediterranean will depend on whether China can help defuse tensions in the Mediterranean while respecting each country's domestic concerns.
The Mediterranean Sea has great significance for all countries, especially for those who want to engage in international trade, politics and security where a new crucial player emerged: China through the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
Attempts at building nation-states after the end of World War I have done little more than raise the foundations for a vicious cycle of conflicts in former Ottoman Empire territories.
Turkey is a member of NATO but some NATO and European countries haven't backed its operation in Syria's Afrin. Are the dissenting countries fearful of Turkey's role in the Middle East?
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