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Turkey Makes Overtures to a Reluctant Turkmenistan

Dec 12, 2015 | 14:32 GMT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (2L) and his counterpart from Turkmenistan, Gurbanguly Berdimukhammedov (2R), walk past a guard of honor at ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Ankara.
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With Turkey and Russia now at odds, Central Asia's prevailing attitude toward Turkey has changed in recent months. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was scheduled to visit Turkmenistan in October, but a terrorist attack in the Turkish capital led him to delay his trip. Since then, Turkey downed a Russian...

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