Russia and Turkey: An 'alliance of misfits'?

August 12, 2016 12:08 AM

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Russia and Turkey: An 'alliance of misfits'?

It was a gesture that ended a crisis. The leaders of Russia and Turkey met on Tuesday to shake hands and declare a formal end to an eight-month long war of words and economic sanctions.

But, as Vladimir Putin greeted his Turkish counterpart in the gilded hall of a St. Petersburg palace, I got the distinct impression that Ankara wants this reconciliation the most.

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