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Turkey and Russia: A New Alignment?

Sinan Ciddi
Board of Contributors
Nov 14, 2018 | 10:00 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sept. 17, 2018, in Sochi, Russia.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the Syrian civil war on Sept. 17 in Sochi, Russia. Turkey has moved closer to Russia while its relationship with the United States has suffered. But a Turkish realignment toward Moscow is not likely given their differing priorities and visions.

(ALEXANDER ZEMLIANICHENKO/AFP/Getty Images)

Ankara and Moscow have grown closer as Turkey's relationship with the United States has soured. The question is whether this marks an enduring rearrangement in Turkish foreign affairs....

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