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Erdogan Gets a Timely Boost From Putin

A giant electoral poster displaying Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photographer: Adem Altan/AFP

A giant electoral poster displaying Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Photographer: Adem Altan/AFP

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is getting a boost from Russia’s Vladimir Putin at a crucial time for Turkey’s powerful president.

Erdogan’s four-hour meeting with Putin in Sochi last week resulted in an understanding that allows Turkey to ditch dollars for some of its imports.