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Cooperation, Competition and Compartmentalization: Russian-Turkish Relations and Their Implications for the West

Anna Mikulska

Cooperation, Competition and Compartmentalization: Russian-Turkish Relations and Their Implications for the West.

By Robert E. Hamilton and Anna Mikulska 

The relationship between the Russian Federation and Republic of Turkey is one of the most important bilateral relationships in Eurasia today, and, in recent times, the two countries have veered sharply between cooperation and intense competition. In a report for the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the authors write that it is essential for policymakers in Western capitals to develop an understanding of the drivers of the Russian-Turkish relationship and their effects on Western interests.