Russia, a common enemy since recently, has prompted Turkey and Ukraine, the big neighbors across the Black Sea, to step up political, economic and military ties. Bilateral contacts have been particularly intensive this year. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu flew to Kyiv in February, followed by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko’s visit to Turkey in March. Both announced ambitious plans (Hurriyet Daily News, March 9). However, it is hard to predict for the moment how far-reaching this cooperation will be, given the wealth and influence gaps between the two countries and the difficult recent history of Turkish-Ukrainian relations.
Turkey has not …read more
Source: The Jamestown Foundation