Turkey and the East‐West Gas Transportation Corridor

  title={Turkey and the East‐West Gas Transportation Corridor},
  author={G. Winrow},
  journal={Turkish Studies},
  pages={23 - 42}
  • G. Winrow
  • Published 2004
  • Geography
  • Turkish Studies
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