Russia and Turkey: 'A Marriage of Convenience'

February 20, 2018

Experts explore reasons behind partnership, challenges.

As a major international actor, Russia has a weaker hand than the United States – a smaller economy, population and military might – but often appears more powerful because “it plays it very well.”

That assessment, shared Friday by Dimitar Bechev, director of the European Policy Institute, a think-tank based in Sofia, Bulgaria, was part of a discussion at Duke on Russia-Turkey relations.

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Russia and Eurasia
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