Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Despite a long history of tension and conflict of interests, economic and political relations between Turkey and Russia have deepened significantly. This article provides a comprehensive account of the bilateral relationship and argues that the convergence between Russia and Turkey is the result of the two states’ shared defensiveness vis-à-vis the shaping of a new Europe that appears to exclude them and shared apprehension with U.S. policies. The most influential factor indetermining the future nature of Turkish-Russian relations is their respective relationships with the West.


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