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Bos/Hrv/Srp 07 Dec 10

Turkey’s Balkan Shopping Spree

Ankara is investing in strategic sectors in the Balkans in order to increase its economic and political influence, but what’s on Turkey’s must-buy list?

By Lavdim Hamidi Pristina

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