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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Playing both sides

"Playing both sides
Lodged between the US and Russia, Turkey's management and enhancement of its strategic profile is an object lesson to the Arabs, writes Mustafa El-Labbad*

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Russia last week for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin marked a qualitative shift in relations between the two countries. Topping the agenda of this visit were security arrangements Ankara hopes to conclude in Eurasia against the backdrop of the heated contest between Moscow and Washington over this region."

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