Kyiv Post quotes Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center and Global Energy Center Nonresident Senior Fellow Ariel Cohen on Turkey’s relationship with the European Union and how its relationship compares with Ukraine:

Ariel Cohen of the Institute for Analysis of Global Security says that Turkey will most likely remain committed to the EU. “Turkey is a pillar of NATO’s southern flank. It played a crucial role in the Cold War and before that to keep the Soviet Union in check,” Cohen told the Kyiv Post on Oct. 22.
After the Cold War there were some in Turkey who wanted to reorient their country to the East – Russia, China and the Muslim countries.

“The conflict in Syria, bad relations with Egypt, the war with the Kurds, and now deteriorating relations with Russia suggest that all these dreams were pipe dreams, and Turkey is definitely with the West,” Cohen says.

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