Brief: Turkey Expands Its Reach in Central Asia

Ankara's recent incursions here will not go unnoticed by Moscow.

Background: Given that Turkey and Russia are historical rivals, Ankara has an interest in expanding its reach in regions historically considered part of Russia’s sphere of influence – namely, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Turkey has a leg up here because of its linkages to Turkic-speaking populations in these countries – a stepping stone it […]

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