The failure of Turkey’s governing AK Party (AKP) to win the majority of votes in recent elections complicates things for President Recep Tayyep Erdogan. Nevertheless, Russian President Vladimir Putin called to congratulate him on AKP’s electoral victory right after the results became official. The two leaders also met behind closed doors on the sidelines of the European Games that are taking place in Azerbaijan.
Contradictions and mutual interests
Several key elements unite the countries geopolitically, such as the feeling of being insulted by the West.Maria Dubovikova