Russia and Turkey’s Deepening Ties Prompt Concern in West Over Sanctions Compliance

ISTANBUL—Turkey and Russia are stitching their economies extra tightly collectively, heightening issues among the many U.S. and its allies that the burgeoning relationship might undermine sanctions imposed on the Kremlin as punishment for its invasion of Ukraine.

Increasing commerce and monetary ties present how the international locations are turning to one another to shore up their troubled economies. Russia is more and more leaning on Turkey to ease its worldwide isolation after the West imposed sweeping sanctions on Russia since its assault on Ukraine started in February. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wants overseas foreign money amid an financial disaster ensuing largely from his personal financial coverage, economists say.