Should the West be nervous about Turkey’s close ties with Russia?

From: Inside Story

Ankara and Moscow are shoring up their cooperation as Russia faces isolation and sanctions.

Russia and Turkey are reported to have agreed on the delivery of a second batch of S-400 missiles.

Turkey’s decision in 2017 to purchase the Russian air defence system was a sign of a deepening pragmatic – yet complicated – relationship between Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin.

Ankara continues to play what it calls a “balancing act” between Russia on one side, and NATO on the other.

But this doesn’t sit well with western countries.

They’ve threatened to impose sanctions if Turkey continues to help Russia evade sanctions over its war on Ukraine.

So as it wages war in Ukraine, how will Russia benefit from the partnership?

Presenter: Kim Vinnell


Maximilian Hess – Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and an expert in Eurasian affairs

Liudmila Samarskaia – Specialist in the contemporary history of the Middle East and a research fellow at the Institute of World Economy and International Relations

Sinan Ulgen – Former Turkish diplomat and director of Edam, a think-tank that focuses on Turkey’s foreign, security, economic and digital policy

Source link


Rajasthan BSTC Pre DElEd Examination 2022: Admit card released; here’s how to download

Rajasthan Pre DElEd Examination 2022: The Department of Elementary...

CDC Will No Longer Issue COVID-19 Travel Advisories

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is scrapping another...

Giga Kick to put unbeaten record on the line in The Everest

Giga Kick getting a slot is a massive boost...

From growing up in a Rio favela to becoming a football coach

Jessica grew up with a foster family in Rio. She won the 2014 Street Child World Cup with Brazil and now wants to help...

Australia targets zero-extinction with promise to conserve land

Government says it will aim to conserve 30 percent of Australia’s land mass in attempt to protect its unique wildlife.Australia has set a target...

Samsung says to triple advanced chip production by 2027

World’s No 2 foundry sees strong demand for chips used in high-performance computers and artificial intelligence.Samsung Electronics’s chip contract manufacturing business has announced plans...