How Russia Could Use Trade Against Turkey

Nov 26, 2015 | 10:15 GMT
A protester shouts during a demonstration in front of the Turkish Embassy in Moscow on Nov. 25.

Calls are mounting among Russian government officials, politicians and businesses for the Kremlin to restrict trade with Turkey. And Russia has options to do just that, especially in the energy realm, where it is still Turkey's largest natural gas supplier. However, Putin will have to decide whether the benefits of punishing Turkey now by cutting off its natural gas supplies outweigh the risk of pushing Ankara to search for alternative sources of energy down the road....

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