Q: In the aftermath of the failed coup d'état of July 2016, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is embarking on an attempt to improve Ankara’s relations with  non-Western  countries  to  avoid  international  isolation. 

The  Russian-Turkish rapprochement is a characteristic example. As the EU and the US criticize Erdoğan for his domestic and foreign policy choices, he regularly meets with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, to discuss new patterns of cooperation.  BESA  join  the  debate  by  asking  the  experts What  are  the implications of the Russian-Turkish rapprochement? 

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