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Turkey’s long-running flirtation with Russia

Anyone wanting to understand Ankara’s current military and political entanglements with Moscow needs to consider two factors: Turkey’s frustrations with the West and the historic drivers of Turkish-Russian friendship. While the former is well documented, the latter is seldom examined. The conventional narrative about the history between Russia and Turkey is one of bitter enmity […]