RUSSIA - TURKEY RECONCILIATION
FT - One day last month, the world's largest ship squeezed through the narrow Bosphorus strait dividing the European and Asian sides of Istanbul. The Pioneering Spirit, which is the length of five jumbo jets and wide enough to accommodate three football pitches, passed under the Bosphorus Bridge with just metres to spare.
Its destination was the Black Sea, where it will take part in the construction of the Turkstream gas pipeline between Russia and Turkey. Pipe laying began in May, just seven months after the $12.7bn project was agreed by Russian president…
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