Intel: How Turkey is turning to Russia amid row with US over Syria

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The timing of the Turkish foreign minister’s unexpected phone call today with his Russian counterpart in the middle of US-Turkey talks on Syria is the latest sign that Washington and Ankara remain hopelessly at odds over how to move forward in the region.

  • Al-Monitor

Why it matters: Mevlut Cavusoglu’s call to Sergey Lavrov was made “upon the initiative of the Turkish side,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. The Syria dossier topped the agenda.

The call comes as Turkey is increasingly expressing its displeasure over the Donald Trump administration’s reluctance to…

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