Cooperative Competition or Competitive Cooperation? Russian-Turkish Relations Today
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Fyodor A. Lukyanov

Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs, Chairman of the Presidium of the Council on Foreign and Defense Policy, and Research Director of the Valdai Discussion Club. Research Professor, Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow.

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Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs Fyodor Lukyanov took part in an online discussion on Russian-Turkish relations. The discussion, titled «Cooperative Competition or Competitive Cooperation? Russian-Turkish Relations Today» was organized by The Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Greece, and took place on May, 5. 

Cooperative Competition or Competitive Cooperation?
Russian-Turkish Relations Today

The Russian-Turkish relationship, which combines striking elements of cooperation and competition, continues to confound observers. From the Caucasus to Libya, from Syria to Ukraine, Ankara and Moscow seek to navigate some of the region’s thorniest conflicts amidst continued tensions with Europe and the United States.

Other speakers:

  • Evren Balta, Professor of International Relations, Ozyegin University Faculty of Social Sciences; Senior Scholar, Istanbul Policy Center
  • Kerim Has, Moscow-based freelance political analyst on Russian & Eurasian affairs

Moderator:

  • Nicholas Danforth, Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, Turkey Programme, ELIAMEP.
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