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Russia Keeps Its Friends Close and Turkey Closer

Aug 9, 2016 | 23:23 GMT
Russia Keeps Its Friends Close and Turkey Closer
Two strongmen with grand geopolitical ambitions, Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, shake hands Aug. 9 in Konstantinovsky Palace outside St. Petersburg. Smiles aside, national interests outweigh friendship.
(ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Putin and Erdogan appear to have patched up relations, but the geopolitical dynamic between their countries is unchanged....

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