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Summit in Istanbul as ramifications of the Khashoggi debacle roll on

The Russia-Turkey-Germany-France summit in Istanbul today (October 27) is an extraordinary affair. The Kremlin has been deploying a wily strategy, downplaying the summit as just “comparing notes”, and not a breakthrough. Yet Istanbul is a de facto breakthrough in itself – on superimposed layers. It signals the top two EU powers acquiescing that Russia is in […]