Turkey refuses alliance with Russia and returns to the USA


For the Turkish government, a chance loomed to restore broken ties with its main NATO ally, the United States, writes the British publication Middle East Eye.


In recent weeks, when the coronavirus pandemic spread to both countries, Ankara has taken several steps to build bridges with Washington. In fact, Turkey announced its intention to normalize relations back in March, when it delivered half a million kits for testing for coronavirus in the United States. At the same time, the authorities of the Middle East state announced that they were postponing the commissioning of the S-400 air defense system for several months.

Washington sees the NATO ally buying Russian weapons as a security threat. Last year, the United States removed Turkey from the fifth-generation F-35 fighter production program and suspended supplies of already-purchased aircraft.

- writes Middle East Eye.

Currently, Turkey continues to supply overseas protective masks and other medical supplies that the United States needs.

A Turkish official who wanted to remain anonymous told the publication that Ankara’s alignment had changed significantly since her military clashed with Syrian government forces in Iblib province, where about 60 Turkish soldiers were killed in February.

Recent events in our region, especially in Syria and Libya, have once again demonstrated the importance of supporting the Turkish-American alliance

- said Recep Tayyip Erdogan then.

It was at that time that Turkey began to doubt its partnership with Russia. Ankara suspects that Moscow either turned a blind eye to the attack by the Syrian Air Force, or helped it.

It seems that Turkish-Russian cooperation in Libya was also interrupted after the January summit in Moscow, at which Putin could not convince his partner Khalifa Haftar to abide by the ceasefire.

- argues the Middle East Eye.

The partial withdrawal of US forces from northeastern Syria last year eliminated one of the main factors holding back the resumption of close bilateral US-Turkish relations, since this displacement minimized US cooperation with the local militia, which Ankara considers terrorist.

Turkey has no choice but to work with Washington

- Another Turkish source close to the government told the publication.

Back in February, Ankara asked the United States to patrol the Turkish airspace bordering Idlib. US officials responded to this request by offering to share intelligence.

Also, due to the rapid depletion of gold and foreign exchange reserves, Turkey needs money to support the lira in a crisis.

All this ultimately pushes Ankara back to Washington.
  • Photos used: The White House
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  1. steelmaker Online steelmaker
    steelmaker 2 May 2020 10: 33
    +2
    Erdogan Putin is constantly "throwing". Not a single agreement has been implemented. It's all Putin and the fans are dreaming. Education should be obtained, not bought! And to teach history, not rewrite! Then dreams will be real! On this site, who has not written about this, that Turkey will NEVER even be an ally to us.
    1. Alexei Ushakov Offline Alexei Ushakov
      Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) 2 May 2020 11: 10
      0
      Well ... about education you are right. You are a direct visual example))
    2. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 2 May 2020 11: 11
      -5
      What are you saying? The strategist has everything under control, it’s HSP.
  2. steelmaker Online steelmaker
    steelmaker 2 May 2020 11: 14
    +1
    Putin lacks education to participate in debates, and his fans have enough education to just be rude!
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 2 May 2020 11: 20
      -8
      Well, it seems like he studied at the law school at Leningrad State University on the "sports line".
      1. 123 Offline 123
        123 (123) 3 May 2020 06: 40
        0
        Well, it seems like he studied at the law school at Leningrad State University on the "sports line".

        It would be interesting to see how you got two diplomas. lol
        1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
          Marzhecki (Sergei) 3 May 2020 10: 07
          +1
          And I have nothing to be ashamed of. My law degree is red, deservedly received, each grade. I can say the same about journalism education. Your antics are inappropriate.
          My opinion about GDP as a “colleague” is not very high.
          1. 123 Offline 123
            123 (123) 3 May 2020 11: 00
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            And I have nothing to be ashamed of. My law degree is red, deservedly received, each grade. I can say the same about journalism education.

            Everything in life happens, I knew people in front of whom I had to choose two diplomas, red and blue. One was written out erroneously, which one depends on the degree of understanding of the student.

            Your antics are inappropriate

            And your? You wrote that the president, in fact, is not educated. I compare what he writes and says and you write. Sorry, but in my subjective opinion, the comparison is not in your favor. In my opinion, doubts about diplomas are well founded.

            my opinion about GDP as a "colleague" is not very high.

            I think he will survive it. yes By the way, my opinion about you is not very different. hi
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  3. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 2 May 2020 11: 40
    +5
    There is nothing surprising in this, because the musyu of Recep Tayyip was clearly "seen by the eyes" and by his "trick" who he was! yes
    Such stuck with ambition never will be a reliable ally to anyone, never even hope for it! No.
    And (alright, genetic!) Russophobia and anti-Russianism, alas, from the Turkish leader are striking a mile (sea!), No matter how he builds quasi-friendly mines when meeting with Russian representatives! Yes, and the recent vile murder of the Russian ambassador and the military, the destruction of the Russian bomber says the same!
    So, with this narcissistic weather vane, of course, it is necessary to work in a positive way, also "in the oriental style", pragmatically having in mind, first of all, the benefits of Russia, but one should not pin special hopes on Turkish "constancy"! No.
    Something happened to him, but something did not, you should not be so sad - Erdogan will more than once commit this opportunistic "feint with his ears (and tongue!)", Since Turkey's pan-Turkic plans have always been and will be including, in Syria and Libya, in the Crimea and the Caucasus!) go against the plans of the Russian Federation, as before - the plans of the Republic of Ingushetia and the USSR! I consider the decisive help of our "World Inter-Revolutionaries", arch-short-sighted "Bolshevik-Leninists", Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in his, in fact, anti-Russian affairs!)!
    I think that the Russian S-400 complexes, at the suggestion of the "Turkish partners", already tacitly studied American experts, but it was just a "matter of time" ... request
    I hope that all the benefits from this sale to a potential adversary of their advanced air defense systems were pragmatically received by Russia in full, exceeding all losses ??? winked
    1. Zenon Zenon Offline Zenon Zenon
      Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) 2 May 2020 20: 25
      +1
      I think that the Russian S-400 complexes, at the suggestion of the "Turkish partners", are already being secretly studied by American specialists, but it was only "a matter of time" anyway ...

      Do not think, you immediately write that they held the "candle" when transferring the complexes and give "a grudge" that there are military S-400s, and not export ones. Always touched by "all-propals" who suck "sensation" out of something, and then with a clever look throw this sensation on display ...
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 2 May 2020 20: 41
        -1
        It's good that you, Zeno Zeno, still know about the "export version" of weapons, and so, with the naivete of a neophyte, pompously, condescendingly (probably with a narcissistic thought about your own supposedly "exclusive awareness" ??! wink ) share this "exclusive" with me and with our readers! good

        But these are the well-known nuances of arms sales, no more! I hope that the main "idea" of my previous passage about the "windy" "Turkish partner" you, at least, understood something, because you are not deliberately trolling the topic of the Article ??!
        Or just read and search for comments. wherever and on whom is drunk .... to assert oneself ??! smile

        А new equipment of the "potential enemy", in any form - even in the "export version", and even in the form of wreckage, of course, is always of interest to intelligence and technical specialists! There is not much information!
        1. Zenon Zenon Offline Zenon Zenon
          Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) 2 May 2020 20: 57
          -2
          And the new technology of the "potential enemy", in any form, even in the "export version" and even in the form of wreckage, of course, is always of interest to intelligence and technical specialists! There is never too much information!

          You write such nonsense ... Your opinion above your passage about "everything disappeared" is not devoid of meaning, which is why I did not mention it. But the rest ... You are generally "in the subject" at least at the level of pedagogy, what are you writing about with a clever look? For the sake of decency, compare the S-300, which have been studied in Greece since the shaggy times, + the S-300 from the 404th unfinished (and this is not an export Greek version for a minute), and the S-400? Increased range, other radars? So the Turks have a stripped-down radar, a lack of certain "priblud" and what the Turks especially cried about, the "invisible" (I will call it that for simplicity) system built into the interior of the entire system for Russian aircraft. Everything is in the public domain, so at first it would probably be better for you at least to understand the topic, than to look like a shkolot who goes for any garbage, if only there was garbage on the wave of "hype".
          1. beeper Offline beeper
            beeper 2 May 2020 21: 04
            0
            Ah, Zeno, Zeno, what an arrogant "shkololo" you are, with a convex self-illusion of supposedly "exclusive knowledge" - now I see that my first virtual impression of you was correct, alas! request
            Beyond the trees of the forest you do not see, Zeno, Zeno, alas! wassat
            1. Zenon Zenon Offline Zenon Zenon
              Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) 2 May 2020 22: 53
              -2
              Beyond the trees of the forest you do not see

              This is not "exclusive knowledge", as you are trying to expose here (I am not the creator or developer of C systems), but simply logic + information in the public domain (not only ru. Segment). And the transition to personalities, when constructively there is nothing to argue with is another feature of the schoolboy, with which I "congratulate" you ...
              1. beeper Offline beeper
                beeper 2 May 2020 23: 51
                0
                Zeno Zeno, you yourself "present" a pompous dilettante, clinging to commentators on trifles!
                After all, it’s enough to read your comments on this site to understand your aspirations of self-assertion on other commentators, without saying anything about the essence of the Articles discussed ?!
                If this data is in the public domain, then why do you arrogantly believe that only you alone know it ??? winked
                Topic The article is not about these generally accessible, secondary technical details, in fact - trifles (trees), but about the strategy of international relations (forest) and the benefits of Russia, think about it!
                1. Zenon Zenon Offline Zenon Zenon
                  Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) 3 May 2020 01: 32
                  -2
                  Topic The article is not about these generally accessible, secondary technical details, in fact, trifles (trees), but about the strategy of international relations (forest) and the benefits of Russia, think about it!

                  Contradict yourself. If you are such a fighter against flooding (I hope you don’t need to explain the term), then what prompted you to end your (by the way, I repeat, those that make sense) conclusions with a flood in the genre of "all-consuming"? Ignorance of the topic, the desire to pour out a tub of dirt, or something else? Regarding my comments - your opinion about them is "very important" to me. I just repeat, it is touching for me to pinpoint such "experts" as you or gorenina91 with facts, and then watch how one becomes personal, the second begins to cry to the whole world about the minuses, looking for support from the same "holders of expert diplomas on any issue" .. You cannot, or you don’t know the topic - do not drag it in vain, if. of course, you don't get another 30 pieces of silver for this.
                  PS And about the "forest": if you are all a patriot of yourself, you have a problem for a first grader. What is better - to do (in the past) as you hint, and show your "fi" to Erdogan (in fact - a pawn, zero in world politics), or to shake the kissing passionate NATO, selling the cut-down S-400 and at the same time dropping prestige and stepping on financial and image corns of your main enemy? So think about it, which is better for Russia in the long run.
                  1. Binder Online Binder
                    Binder (Miron) 3 May 2020 01: 52
                    -1
                    Good gentlemen, I want to assure you both that the relevant Pentagon specialists had complete information on the S-400 systems long before the Turks received these products and had long studied them. You are vainly breaking spears on this subject. As for the feasibility of selling Turkey S-400, then this is another topic ...
                    1. 123 Offline 123
                      123 (123) 3 May 2020 12: 05
                      +3
                      Good gentlemen, I want to assure you both that the relevant Pentagon specialists had complete information on the S-400 systems long before the Turks received these products and had long studied them. You are vainly breaking spears on this subject.

                      If they have all the information, why again fly around Khmeimim, Crimea, Kaliningrad? Nowhere to put kerosene? They again boast, they say, once again the Poseidons intercepted the operating frequencies of the S-400.

                      https://militarywatchmagazine.com/article/american-surveillance-planes-test-russia-s-most-advanced-air-defence-systems-in-crimea-syria

                      As for the feasibility of selling Turkey S-400, then this is another topic ...

                      This is somehow we ourselves without you. hi
                      1. Binder Online Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 3 May 2020 21: 15
                        -1
                        Quote: 123
                        This is somehow we ourselves without you.

                        Without us, YOU, as it turns out, does not work. lol
                      2. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 3 May 2020 22: 17
                        +1
                        Quote: Bindyuzhnik
                        Without us, YOU, as it turns out, do not succeed

                        Binder, you lost your state more than 2000 years ago. They gave you another.
                        Tell the Ukrainians that without you, everything is bad with them. smile
                      3. Binder Online Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 4 May 2020 17: 29
                        -2
                        Nobody gave us anything - we ourselves won independence and continue to defend the right of our country to life daily with arms in hand.
                      4. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 4 May 2020 17: 41
                        +1
                        Quote: Bindyuzhnik
                        we ourselves have won independence

                        Binderwhat year did you conquer it? Where were these events before?
                      5. Binder Online Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 4 May 2020 18: 20
                        -2
                        Why these rhetorical questions? You do not know when the independence of Israel was proclaimed and how are the Israelis upholding it to this day?
                      6. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 4 May 2020 18: 50
                        +1
                        Binderdo not confuse me. What did you first do, win independence or proclaim it? smile
                      7. Binder Online Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 4 May 2020 19: 27
                        -2
                        At first, Jews won the right to declare independence, and they defend it today.
                      8. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 4 May 2020 19: 52
                        +2
                        Binder, I understand correctly, the Jews won their independence from the Arabs legally living on their territory? Was it Arab, became Jewish? With arms in hand?
                      9. Binder Online Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 4 May 2020 21: 38
                        -1
                        Quote: isofat
                        Was it Arab, became Jewish?

                        Well, yes, like that of Crimea - was Ukrainian, became Russian. bully
                      10. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 4 May 2020 22: 15
                        +1
                        Quote: Bindyuzhnik
                        Well, yes, like that of Crimea - was Ukrainian, became Russian.

                        Binder, so it was the Arabs themselves who held a referendum and "sailed" to you voluntarily? Why are you killing them then?
                        Without you, the Arabs, as it turns out, nothing happens? smile
                      11. Binder Online Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 4 May 2020 22: 24
                        -1
                        Israelis kill exclusively terrorists, normal Arabs live better in Israel than in neighboring Arab countries, enjoy all civil rights and occupy prominent posts in the various. areas of activity.
                      12. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 4 May 2020 22: 33
                        0
                        Quote: Bindyuzhnik
                        ... we ourselves have won independence and continue to defend our country's right to life with arms in hand every day.

                        Binder, Do not lie. You have profiled your state more than 2000 years ago. They gave you another. P O D A R I L I.
                        PS You came and terrorists appeared.
                      13. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 5 May 2020 15: 58
                        +2
                        The phrase about free cheese, which happens only in a mousetrap, is one of the most beloved in our time. Millions of people repeat it for a variety of reasons.

                        Binder so I want to say this phrase so that you think about why the British began to bring your brother to Palestine? It's all worth the money, isn't it?
                        PS This is me about your independence.
                      14. Binder Online Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 5 May 2020 16: 20
                        -2
                        Quote: isofat
                        why did the British begin to import your brother into Palestine?

                        Demonstrate complete ignorance of the material. The British in every possible way prevented the arrival of Jews in the territory of Mandatory Palestine, moreover, they gave 2/3 of the territory of the mandate to the Arabs, organizing the Hashemite kingdom.
                      15. isofat Offline isofat
                        isofat (isofat) 5 May 2020 17: 13
                        +2
                        Binder. Five years before receiving the mandate from the League of Nations to rule Palestine, the British government gave the Zionist organization guarantees that it would create a national center for the Jewish people in Palestine. (Hearth, not a state).
                      16. Binder Online Binder
                        Binder (Miron) 5 May 2020 21: 15
                        -2
                        This is the Balfour Declaration, which did not oblige the British government to anything.
                    2. isofat Offline isofat
                      isofat (isofat) 5 May 2020 19: 59
                      +2
                      Binder, at one time, when in the USA they fought with the sprouts of communism in order to distract the youth, they conducted a sexual revolution.

                      If I am not mistaken, is your country the leader of the gay movement today? What is your youth distracted from? Why does Israel need your children and grandchildren? A lot of money has been bought in order for Israel to appear and exist, and we are talking about a decent standard of living.

                      PS Free cheese happens only in a mousetrap. Learn your story.
                    3. Binder Online Binder
                      Binder (Miron) 5 May 2020 21: 17
                      -2
                      We have no more gays in percentage terms than in Russia, however, we can’t slander them here - you can take such a blow and you can sit down.
                      And we provide a decent standard of living with our work.
  • beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 3 May 2020 02: 22
    -1
    Zenon Zenon, that's what I wrote about at the very top of the branch! smile
    Glad you, though a little bit, but something on the topic to think about the Articles ?! good
    Although the forests were never seen behind the trees, are they not completely hopeless ??? winked
  • kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 2 May 2020 19: 45
    +4
    The historical enemy of Russia is Turkey. She always was and will be. Only force does not allow Turkey to deliver a powerful blow to Russian troops in Syria. All sorts of flows and nuclear power plants are the grossest errors of GDP, explained only by its pipe addiction.
  • Andrey Arienko Offline Andrey Arienko
    Andrey Arienko (Andrey Arienko) 2 May 2020 20: 44
    0
    Who is friends with whom. Who respects whom. When people try to substitute simple common sense with concepts, even at the state level, it turns out such a foreign policy as that of modern Moscow.
  • aleksandrmakedo Offline aleksandrmakedo
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 2 May 2020 23: 44
    +2
    To think that we are becoming allies with Turkey can only ..... Attempts to tear it from NATO, or at least quarrel them. We will see.
  • boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 2 May 2020 23: 58
    +4
    This is all political dancing, stuffing prices. Eastern mentality.
    Turkey over the past 30 years has made a huge breakthrough in the economy and production. And now Recep, like air, needs markets. And the United States, China, Europe need manufacturing allies even less than before.
    Therefore, except in the EurAsEC, Turkey has nowhere to go. There, for now, they shelter them, purely situationally.
  • Valeria Mukharev (Valery Mukharev) 3 May 2020 00: 27
    -1
    Like leather in a famous place.
  • 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 3 May 2020 06: 46
    +1
    Great work. good First, we declare the Turks allies and immediately expose this myth. winked
    When the Turks have become our allies - can I ask? What kind of agreement is this or so - fantasies? smile
  • Serge Tixiy Offline Serge Tixiy
    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) 3 May 2020 08: 18
    0
    Let's start from the beginning, Turkey has never been an ally of Russia and no one considered it as such. Thus, they used the contradictions in the NATO bloc and, by virtue of their capabilities, exacerbated them. The Turkish president, on the other hand, seeks to sit on two chairs, he wants to use both the United States and Russia, exclusively in his Turkish interests. Some "kitchen-sofa politicians-analysts" themselves invented a "union" between Turkey and Russia, and now they blame Putin for their collapsed "analytical" constructions ....
  • Grinj Offline Grinj
    Grinj (Grigory Balabanov) 3 May 2020 09: 25
    0
    Kirdyk comes to Washington.
  • 89129372073 Offline 89129372073
    89129372073 (FREE KICK) 3 May 2020 10: 25
    +2
    Quote: steel maker
    Erdogan Putin is constantly "throwing". Not a single agreement has been implemented. It's all Putin and the fans are dreaming. Education should be obtained, not bought! And to teach history, not rewrite! Then dreams will be real! On this site, who has not written about this, that Turkey will NEVER even be an ally to us.

    Turkey does not "throw" anyone. Simply because in the East, working with someone with whom it is profitable at the moment is not considered something shameful. This is the norm for them. The East is a delicate matter)) Maybe that's why Russia fought with Turkey for a total of almost seventy years (from 1568 to 1918). Erdogan realized that the Russians would not come this year and turned to the "leeward" side. Tomorrow the wind will change, and politics will change. So, YES!) Learn history, do not believe anyone, do not take this fact as a personal "national" insult and water the ficus))
  • Vitaliy Evseev Offline Vitaliy Evseev
    Vitaliy Evseev (Vitaly Evseev) 3 May 2020 11: 10
    +1
    Americans do not even spare their own. Do not wait for a second salvation from Putin.
  • Valeria chairs Offline Valeria chairs
    Valeria chairs (Valeria chairs) 3 May 2020 11: 38
    +1
    Quote: Alexey Ushakov
    Well ... about education you are right. You are a direct visual example))

    Can you essentially say something?
  • Zakaria Zakarov Offline Zakaria Zakarov
    Zakaria Zakarov (Zakaria Zakarov) 3 May 2020 12: 38
    -2
    A favorite topic for the liberal trash, and the Internet rascals - friendship with Erdogan, and at the same time about his betrayal. And where did you see friendship? Is the S-400 on sale? So we can sell it to everyone. The main thing is that they are solvent and sign a "private" sales contract, which describes all possible deviations. And of course, in response, the seller can take measures that in a very short time turn the formidable weapon into junk. Gentlemen! Have you really imagined that you are smart? Don't tell my slippers ...
  • Vladimir Stavsky (Vladimir Stavsky) 3 May 2020 23: 29
    +1
    It seems that history does not teach anything to our politicians. Over the past 200 years, how many times have they thrown and substituted RUSSIA. This is not the people with whom you can honestly speak.
  • Victor Abdyshev Offline Victor Abdyshev
    Victor Abdyshev (Victor Abdyshev) 4 May 2020 01: 14
    +2
    The Turks have always been the Chain Dogs of the West, who rushed on command and were confident that they would tear Russia apart and the West would help them. As soon as the Turks got pounded in the face, the West evaporated. They again naively think that NATO will fight for their interests. It is not for nothing that in Russia the stupid and the stupid have long been called: "The Turk is stupid." Russia must keep Turkey at a distance. Since the time of the Tsar of the Peas, Russia has had countless enemies. And friends ??? I don’t remember !!! Russia + Turkey = Friendship is a fairy tale.
  • AICO Offline AICO
    AICO (Vyacheslav) 4 May 2020 02: 39
    +1
    We'll block the "tomato chute" - let's see how they run in! )