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Pipeline politics give Turkey an edge

Turkey’s heartland of Anatolia – the massive plateau that serves as a land bridge between Asia and Europe – is dotted with the remains of 13th-century inns, reminders of the merchant caravans that traveled the fabled east-west Silk Road. Some 800 years later, Turkey is again trying to take advantage of its strategic location. Today, instead of caravansaries it is building pipelines, and instead of silk and spices the products are less romantic: oil and natural gas.Full Story

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