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Turkey and Ukraine Forge an Unlikely Alliance

Mar 14, 2016 | 09:17 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan welcomes Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on March 9. Ukraine and Turkey are aligning against Russia.
(ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Geopolitics often makes for strange bedfellows, and at times countries with little in common politically or culturally still form agreements and alliances that make strategic sense. This was exemplified last week, when Ukraine and Turkey signed a number of political, economic and military deals during Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko's visit to Ankara on March 8-9. Poroshenko noted that the key achievement of his visit was the strengthening of security and defense ties between the two countries, and he thanked his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for his commitment to supporting Ukraine's territorial integrity. ...

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