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Could the Ukraine War End Turkey's Dependence on Russia?

Turkey’s options, amid shifting economic and political considerations in the region, now include Israel as well

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Before their meeting in Ankara Wednesday it was possible to imagine that Israeli President Isaac Herzog and his nominal Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, would only exchange pleasantries and fulsome praise, hailing the start of a “historic” new era between their countries. The war in Ukraine, however, gave them something real to talk about.

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