"Financial Times": The West worried about the increasingly close relationship between Russia and Turkey

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin
Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin / August 5, 2022 / Photo: EPA-EFE/VYACHESLAV PROKOFYEV

Western governments are alarmed by deepening economic ties between Turkey and Russia, warning of an increased risk of Turkey being hit with a series of sanctions if it helps Russia circumvent current sanctions, reports said. Financial Times.

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan agreed to strengthen cooperation in transport, agriculture, finance and the construction industry.

Six Western officials told the FT they were concerned about the deal.

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