ISTANBUL – Turkey and Russia are sewing their economies closer together, adding to concerns by the US and its allies that the budding relationship could undermine sanctions imposed on the Kremlin in punishment for its invasion of Ukraine.
Expanding trade and financial ties show countries turning to each other to prop up their struggling economies. Russia is increasingly leaning on Turkey to ease its international isolation after the West imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia since it began attacking Ukraine in February. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Economists say he needs foreign exchange amid an economic crisis largely stemming from his own monetary policies.
https://www.wsj.com/articles/russia-and-turkeys-deepening-ties-prompt-concern-in-west-over-sanctions-compliance-11661249222 Russia and Turkey’s Deepening Ties Prompt Concern in West Over Sanctions Compliance