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Turkey’s delicate balancing act

NATO member Turkey welcomes Russians and Ukrainians. Refugee Ukrainians meet Russian tourists in Turkish holiday resorts and big cities. This also leads to tensions. DW’s Julia Hahn reports from Istanbul.

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