December 4, 2012

Are Turkey and Russia Still Friends?

Dimitar Bechev, CNN

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Are Turkey and Russia still friends? This is the question analysts are mulling as Russian President Vladimir Putin completes his visit to Ankara. Critics of Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan are often heard fretting about “Putinization” in Turkey, but is the Russian leader a welcome guest in a country that is now the principal supporter of the Syrian opposition?

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TAGGED: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Turkey

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