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Turkish Foreign Policy Benefits Ankara’s NATO Allies, But Concerns Moscow

In July of this year, less than 90 days after Turkiye’s recent Presidential elections, the Turkish Government recently took three important steps that were welcomed by Ankara’s allies in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) but clearly damaged Turkish President Tayyip Recep Erdogan’s relationship his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.  First, on the eve of the NATO summit in Vilnius, Erdogan hosted Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelinskyy in Türkiye and publicly announced his country’s support for Ukraine’s NATO membership.