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Turkey will upgrade Ukraine partnership cautiously

Monday, July 26, 2021


The relationship is shaped and moderated by Turkey's mix of cooperation and competition with Moscow. Ankara will not use Ukraine as an arena for challenging Russia openly, but its more active engagement signals a subtle change in approach.


  • Simultaneous NATO and Russian naval exercises create scope for heightened friction.
  • Turkey will explore greater security cooperation with Georgia as well as Azerbaijan.
  • Ankara will also build on previous growth in relations with Moldova.

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