Could the 'Deal of the Century' still live up to its name?
Article in the CACI Analyst, an electronc journal produced by the Johns Hopkins University, 6 October 2004
On 20 September 2004, Baku staged major celebrations, with Turkish President Ahmet Necdet Sezer and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Georgian president Mikhail Saakashvily present among the guests of honor. The cause for the festivities was the tenth anniversary of the first contract on delivering the Azerbaijani oil to the world market, dubbed ‘the deal of the century’ by the late president Heydar Aliyev. Many expectations were frustrated during this decade but the fast-approaching inauguration of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline could make good on many of the old promises.
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