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Turkey has opened its borders to a wave of refugees fleeing Syria (photo: dpa)

Turkey switches foreign focus from EU to Russia and Islam

More than a quarter of a century after its first bid to join European economic society, Turkey is seeking links with other countries and organisations. As well as the European Union, its foreign policy focus includes the predominantly Islamic Middle East and northern Africa, while Russia is playing a growing role. But there appears to be a lack of cohesion, which w...

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