Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Turbocharged by Istanbul Coup Attempt

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (right) and Russian President Vladimir Putin, seen here meeting in June 2015 during the opening of the first European Games in Baku, Azerbaijan, are scheduled to meet again in Saint Petersburg on August 9 to continue rebuilding relations following the November shoot down of a Russian fighter bomber operating from a Syrian airbase. (Photo: Russian Presidential Press Service)

The recent failed military coup in Istanbul is pushing the Turkish government to prioritize a rapprochement with Russia, as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is due to meet his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in St. Petersburg on August 9.
 

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Dorian Jones is a freelance reporter based in Istanbul.

Turkish-Russian Rapprochement Turbocharged by Istanbul Coup Attempt

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