RUSSIA/TURKEY/POST SOVIET SPACE – Moscow Concerned About Turkish Influence on the Gagauz (Paul Goble, The Jamestown Foundation)

Turkey’s success in the South Caucasus is echoing across the former Soviet space as well as inside the Russian Federation itself; and not surprisingly, Moscow is worried. Azerbaijan is now openly an ally of Turkey and has Turkish military forces on its territory, something Russia had previously said it would never allow.