Friend or foe? The relationship between Turkey and Russia is a partnership of convenience


elations between Turkey and France hit another low last week as a bitter political exchange exploded into the media, engendering provocative cartoons in magazines on both sides and further inflaming fundamental religious, cultural and civil boundaries.  

The two nations were squabbling over a number of issues, including maritime rights in the eastern Mediterranean, Libya and Syria – but a push from the French president, Emmanuel Macron, to protect France’s secular values against radical Islam quickly soured ties further.

It has been a while since Turkey dramatically shifted from a “zero problem” foreign policy to one of aggravation – with nationalism at its core.

Lohit Soundarajan

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