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Baku, Feb. 18, 2016: Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (R) and Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov (L); Turkey has strong ties in the Caucasus and Central Asia (source: dpa)

Turkey-Russia conflict has implications for the South Caucasus

When Turkey shot down a Russian warplane in November, the ensuing conflict between the two countries had ripple effects in the South Caucasus and beyond. Turkey made a strong statement of its readiness to defend its interests in a turbulent neighborhood, reinforcing its status as a regional power to be reckoned with. Reactions to the incident on both sides plainly ...

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