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.
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  1. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 2 May 2020 10: 33
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    Erdogan Putin is constantly "throwing". Not a single agreement has been implemented. This is all Putin and the fans dream. Education must be received, not bought! And learn history, not rewrite! Then the dreams will be real! On this site, whoever just wrote about it, that Turkey will NEVER even be an ally to us.
    1. Alexei Ushakov Offline
      Alexei Ushakov (Alexey Ushakov) 2 May 2020 11: 10
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      Well ... about education you are right. You are a direct visual example))
    2. rotkiv04 Offline
      rotkiv04 (Victor) 2 May 2020 11: 11
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      What are you saying? The strategist has everything under control, it’s HSP.
  2. steelmaker Offline
    steelmaker 2 May 2020 11: 14
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    Putin lacks education to participate in debates, and his fans have enough education to just be rude!
    1. Marzhecki Offline
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 2 May 2020 11: 20
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      Well, it seems he studied at the Law Faculty of Leningrad State University on the "sports line".
      1. 123 Offline
        123 (123) 3 May 2020 06: 40
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        Well, it seems he studied at the Law Faculty of Leningrad State University on the "sports line".

        It would be interesting to see how you got two diplomas. lol
        1. Marzhecki Offline
          Marzhecki (Sergei) 3 May 2020 10: 07
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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. Your antics are inappropriate.
          My opinion about GDP as a “colleague” is not very high.
          1. 123 Offline
            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 2 May 2020 11: 40
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    There is nothing surprising in this, because Monsieur Recep Tayyip was well "visible in the eyes" and in his "antics" who he is! 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 manner, also in the "oriental style", pragmatically having in mind, first of all, the benefits of Russia, but you should not pin special hopes on Turkish "constancy"! no
    Something happened with him, but something didn’t, you shouldn’t be so sad - Erdogan will more than once make this conjunctural “feint with his ears (and his tongue!)”, Since the pan-Turkic plans of Turkey have always been and will be (in 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 a big "long-playing" mistake the decisive help of our "World Inter-Revolutionaries", the archiblis-armed "Bolshevik-Leninists", Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in his, in fact, anti-Russian affairs!)!
    I think that the Russian S-400 systems, with the filing of "Turkish partners", already tacitly studied American experts, but this was only a “matter of time” anyway ... 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 (Zeno Zeno) 2 May 2020 20: 25
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      I think that the Russian S-400 systems, at the suggestion of the "Turkish partners", are already being tacitly studied by American experts, but this was only a "matter of time" ...

      And you don’t think, you write right away that you kept the “candle” during the transfer of the systems and you gave the “tooth” that it was the military S-400, and not the export ones. The “all-scribblers” always touch me, who suck out the “sensation” from something, and then, with a smart look, throw out this sensation for display ...
      1. beeper Offline
        beeper 2 May 2020 20: 41
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        It is good that you, Zenon Zenon, still know about the "export version" of armament and so, with neophyte naivety, pompously downward (probably with a narcissistic thought of your own supposedly "exceptional awareness" ??! wink ) share this "exclusive" with me and our readers! good

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

        А the new technique of the “probable adversary”, in any form - even in the “export version”, and even in the form of debris, of course, is always of interest to intelligence and technical experts! There is not much information!
        1. Zenon Zenon Offline
          Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) 2 May 2020 20: 57
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          And the new technique of the “probable adversary”, in any form, even in the “export version” and even in the form of debris, of course, is always of interest to intelligence and technical experts! There is not much information!

          You write such nonsense ... Your opinion above your passage about the "all lost" is not without meaning, which is why I did not mention him. But the rest ... are you generally "in the subject" even at the pedagogical level, about which you write with a clever look? For the sake of decency, compare the S-300, which Greece has studied since the times of shaggy times, + the S-300 from the 404th are not finished (and this is not an exported Greek version for a moment), and the S-400? Range increased, other radars? So the Turks have trimmed radar, the lack of certain "stray" and what the Turks especially cried for, the "invisible" (I will call it for simplification) 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 to at least understand the topic than to look like shkolota, which is conducted on any garbage, if only there was garbage in the wake of "hype".
          1. beeper Offline
            beeper 2 May 2020 21: 04
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            Ah, Zenon, Zenon, what a arrogant “shkoloolo” you are with the convex self-illusion of supposedly “exceptional knowledge” - now I see that my first virtual impression of you was true, alas! request
            Beyond the trees of the forest you do not see, Zeno, Zeno, alas! wassat
            1. Zenon Zenon Offline
              Zenon Zenon (Zeno Zeno) 2 May 2020 22: 53
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              Beyond the trees of the forest you do not see

              This is not "exceptional knowledge", as you are trying to expose here (I am not the creator and not the developer of C systems), but simply logic + information in the public domain (not only in the Russian segment). And the transition to personality, when there is nothing to object to by constructive is another feature of shkolota, with which I "congratulate" you ...
              1. beeper Offline
                beeper 2 May 2020 23: 51
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                Zenon Zenon, you "expose yourself" as a pompous amateur, clinging to trifles to commentators!
                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 (Zeno Zeno) 3 May 2020 01: 32
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                  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 with flood (I hope you do not need to explain the term), then what prompted you to finish your (by the way, I repeat, meaningful) conclusions exactly with the flood in the genre of "all-finger"? Ignorance of the topic, the desire to pour a tub of dirt, or something else? Regarding my comments - your opinion about them is "very important" for me. I just repeat, it’s touching for me to pinpoint such "experts" as you or gorenina91 with facts, and then watch one of them become personal, the second begins to cry to the whole world for minuses, seeking support from the same "owners of expert diplomas on any issue" .. You can’t or don’t know the topic - do not drag it in vain if. Of course, you do not get another 30 pieces of silver for this.
                  PS And about the "forest": if you are such a patriot of yourself, you have a task for a first grader. Which 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 loosen the kiss of a kiss NATO, selling the cut-down S-400 and at the same time dropping the prestige and stepping on financial and image callus of its main adversary? So think about it, which is better for Russia in the long run.
                  1. Binder Offline
                    Binder (Miron) 3 May 2020 01: 52
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                    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) 3 May 2020 12: 05
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                      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 Offline
                        Binder (Miron) 3 May 2020 21: 15
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                        Quote: 123
                        This is somehow we ourselves without you.

                        Without us, YOU, as it turns out, does not work. lol
                      2. isofat Offline
                        isofat (Sergei) 3 May 2020 22: 17
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                        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 Offline
                        Binder (Miron) 4 May 2020 17: 29
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                        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 (Sergei) 4 May 2020 17: 41
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                        Quote: Bindyuzhnik
                        we ourselves have won independence

                        Binderwhat year did you conquer it? Where were these events before?
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                        Binder (Miron) 4 May 2020 18: 20
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                        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 (Sergei) 4 May 2020 18: 50
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                        Binderdo not confuse me. What did you first do, win independence or proclaim it? smile
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                        Binder (Miron) 4 May 2020 19: 27
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                        At first, Jews won the right to declare independence, and they defend it today.
                      8. isofat Offline
                        isofat (Sergei) 4 May 2020 19: 52
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                        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?
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                        Binder (Miron) 4 May 2020 21: 38
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                        Quote: isofat
                        Was it Arab, became Jewish?

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

                        Binder, so the Arabs themselves 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 Offline
                        Binder (Miron) 4 May 2020 22: 24
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                        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.
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                        isofat (Sergei) 4 May 2020 22: 33
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                        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 (Sergei) 5 May 2020 15: 58
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                        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.
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                        Binder (Miron) 5 May 2020 16: 20
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                        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 (Sergei) 5 May 2020 17: 13
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                        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).
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                        Binder (Miron) 5 May 2020 21: 15
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                        This is the Balfour Declaration, which did not oblige the British government to anything.
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                      isofat (Sergei) 5 May 2020 19: 59
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                      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.
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                      Binder (Miron) 5 May 2020 21: 17
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                      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 3 May 2020 02: 22
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    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 (Vladimir) 2 May 2020 19: 45
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    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) 2 May 2020 20: 44
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    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 (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 2 May 2020 23: 44
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    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.
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    boriz (boriz) 2 May 2020 23: 58
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    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
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    Like leather in a famous place.
  • 123 Offline
    123 (123) 3 May 2020 06: 46
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    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
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    Serge Tixiy (Serge Tixiy) 3 May 2020 08: 18
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    To begin with, Turkey has never been an ally of Russia and no one has considered it as such. So, they used the contradictions in the NATO bloc and, due to their capabilities, sharpened them. The Turkish president is trying to sit on two chairs, he wants to use both the United States and Russia, solely in his Turkish interests. Some "kitchen-sofa politicians-analysts" themselves came up with a "union" of Turkey and Russia, and now they accuse Putin of collapsing their "analytical" constructions ....
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    Grinj (Grigory Balabanov) 3 May 2020 09: 25
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    Kirdyk comes to Washington.
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    89129372073 (FREE KICK) 3 May 2020 10: 25
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    Quote: steel maker
    Erdogan Putin is constantly "throwing". Not a single agreement has been implemented. This is all Putin and the fans dream. Education must be received, not bought! And learn history, not rewrite! Then the dreams will be real! On this site, whoever just wrote about it, that Turkey will NEVER even be an ally to us.

    Turkey does not "throw" anyone. Just because in the East, working with someone who is profitable at the moment is not considered something shameful. For them, this is the norm. 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 accept this fact as a personal "national" insult and water the ficus))
  • Vitaliy Evseev Offline
    Vitaliy Evseev (Vitaly Evseev) 3 May 2020 11: 10
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    Americans do not even spare their own. Do not wait for a second salvation from Putin.
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    Valeria chairs (Valeria chairs) 3 May 2020 11: 38
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    Quote: Alexey Ushakov
    Well ... about education you are right. You are a direct visual example))

    Can you essentially say something?
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    Zakaria Zakarov (Zakaria Zakarov) 3 May 2020 12: 38
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    A favorite topic for liberal trash, and Internet scammers is friendship with Erdogan, and at the same time about his betrayal. And where did you see the friendship? S-400 on sale? So we can sell it to everyone. The main thing is that they be solvent, and sign a "private" contract of sale, which describes all the possible deviations. And of course, in response, the seller can take measures that in a very short time turn a formidable weapon into junk. Lord! Have you ever imagined that you are smart? Do not tell my slippers ....
  • Vladimir Stavsky (Vladimir Stavsky) 3 May 2020 23: 29
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    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.
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    Victor Abdyshev (Victor Abdyshev) 4 May 2020 01: 14
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    The Turks have always been Chain Dogs of the West, who rushed at the command and were sure that they would tear Russia and the West would help them. As soon as the Turks received in the face, the West evaporated. They again naively think that NATO will fight for their interests. After all, it’s not without reason that in Russia stupid and stupid people have long been called: "Turk is stupid." Russia must keep Turkey at a distance. Russia has not counted enemies since the time of Tsar Pea. And friends ??? I do not remember !!! Russia + Turkey = Friendship is a fairy tale.
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    AICO (Vyacheslav) 4 May 2020 02: 39
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    We will block the "Tomato Pipeline" - let's see how they run in! )