The Turkey-Russia reset
The Turkey-Russia reset - GEOPOLITICA.info

The failed coup in Turkey pushed Recep Tayyip Erdoğan into the arms of a man he now hails as a “valuable friend” but who was until recently a bitter enemy. Russo-Turkish relations had reached a new low following Turkey’s downing of a Russian jet in November 2015 — as Vladimir Putin coldly reminded his Turkish counterpart during their meeting in St. Petersburg Tuesday, Erdoğan’s first trip abroad since the military attempt to remove him. Trying to break his country out of its international isolation, the Turkish president took steps in June to normalize relations with Moscow, while also repairing ties with Israel and the UAE. The existential threat posed by July’s coup attempt appears to have strengthened his resolve to do this, and pushed him back toward Russia. – LEGGI L’ARTICOLO