Analysis: Putin draws Erdogan a red line on Russia's southern flank with Karabakh deal

Analysis: Putin draws Erdogan a red line on Russia's southern flank with Karabakh dealRussian President Vladimir Putin has brokered a Nagorno-Karabakh peace deal that locks in territorial gains for Turkey-backed Azerbaijan. In doing so, he has thwarted a stronger Turkish presence in a region Moscow views as its backyard. Six weeks of heavy fighting between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces over the enclave have tested Moscow’s influence in the South Caucasus, a swath of the former Soviet Union it views as vital to defending its own southern flank.



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