Turkish media: confrontation with Russia in Idlib is like wrestling


The swift offensive of government forces in the Syrian province of Idlib, which is the last stronghold of the militants of the IG *, has aggravated relations between Russia and Turkey.


The Turkish edition of Daily Sabah published an article by Mervé Shebnem Oruch, in which the author compares Russian-Turkish rivalry in the region with arm wrestling.

According to the journalist, with its actions in Idlib, Russia is trying to drive Turkey into a dead end.

The author of the article believes that countries should sit down at the negotiating table and adjust the agreements reached earlier in Astana. Otherwise, the situation may go to the armed confrontation in the region.

Oruch explains that Ankara is afraid of the flow of refugees that will flood into Turkey if hostilities in Idlib province intensify, and notes that the Turkish side’s support for the “armed opposition” and the increased military presence are designed to prevent this scenario.

It should be noted a rather strange logic of the Turkish authorities in this matter. How can support for illegal armed groups contribute to peace in the region?

Meanwhile, yesterday, February 10, Turkish media reported that five Turkish troops were killed as a result of an artillery attack on an observation post allegedly inflicted by the Syrian Arab army.

* -terrorist organization banned in Russia
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  1. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 11 February 2020 09: 29
    +1
    A spokesman for the ruling Justice and Development Party, Omer Celik, said yesterday:
    "We are constantly in touch with NATO, hold consultations with the alliance, including on Syria. We are waiting for NATO to be with Turkey in the fight against terrorism as a whole. NATO should be in solidarity with Turkey."

    When they try to set third parties on a partner, it’s not arm wrestling, although what am I talking about, when, in order to save terrorists, they call me to fight terrorists ...
    I don’t know how to be friends with strangers, because it’s only in Hollywood -

    The enemy of my enemy is my friend ...
  2. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 11 February 2020 10: 08
    +2
    If the Turks cannot prevent terrorists from shelling the government troops and the Russian military base in Syria, then who is the doctor? Let them say so: We do not have the strength and ability to prevent attacks by militants from the territory we control. Therefore, we do not control this territory. The Turkish army is not powerful enough to control terrorists.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 11 February 2020 19: 25
    +1
    The Turkish edition of Daily Sabah published an article by Mervé Shebnem Oruch, in which the author compares Russian-Turkish rivalry in the region with arm wrestling.
    According to the journalist, with its actions in Idlib, Russia is trying to drive Turkey into a dead end.
    The author of the article believes that countries should sit down at the negotiating table and adjust the agreements reached earlier in Astana. Otherwise, the situation may go to the armed confrontation in the region.

    ... Countries should sit down at the negotiating table and adjust the agreements reached earlier in Astana "- as it all resembles the same" hopelessness "in New Russia (only there are the agreements reached earlier in Minsk) ...
    - Yes, and an armed confrontation between Russia and Turkey will not work either ... - It's just that Russia will never allow itself this ... -even if Turkey brazenly aggravates relations ...
  4. Roarv Offline Roarv
    Roarv (Robert) 12 February 2020 22: 03
    +1
    To set the conditions for the Turks, they are the guarantors of the Sochi Accords ... an ultimatum is 72 hours, or they disarm the Idlib and Aleppo militants to the knives, or the Russian Federation forces everything that moves, walks, crawls in the provinces bordering Turkey to the world .... somewhat days of work of the VKS and winged coercors from the Caspian Sea on Idlib .... the brains of the Turks will quickly make a decision.