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Moldova's Gagauzian Minority Caught Between Russia and Turkey

Outside the government building in Comrat, the capital of Gagauzia, a group of gardeners takes care of plants in a small plot next to a statue of Russia’s communist revolutionary, Vladimir Lenin.  Across the street is a Turkish library named after Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The statue and the library together point to the dilemma faced by the Gagauzians, a Turkic and Russian-speaking minority in an autonomous region of about 160,000 people in Southern...

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