Turkish media: Russians did not show sympathy for the death of our soldiers and gloated


The Turkish edition of Hurriyet Daily News analyzes Turkey’s relations with the United States and Russia in the context of events in Syria. Turkey has a positive attitude towards Trump's plans to withdraw troops from the region, as well as to the assistance of American intelligence agencies in tracking down the militants of the Kurdish Workers Party in northern Iraq. But what about the relations between Turkey and Russia?


Tensions between the countries intensified after the death of 33 Turkish soldiers in Idlib on the evening of February 27 from air strikes by the Syrian army. According to the publication, the Russian military not only did not sympathize with the Turkish military, but also seemed to be “happy with what happened.” What is happening in Idlib is likely to poison the relations of official Ankara and Moscow for a long time to come. It is this tension that may be connected with the decision of Turkey to postpone the commissioning of S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems.

The deaths of Turkish troops will have much more serious consequences for Turkish-Russian relations, since this incident left a deep wound in the memory of the Turks, the Hurriyet Daily News believes.

Nevertheless, Turkey understands that cooperation with Russia is necessary to resolve the military conflict in Syria. But relations with the West are also important for Ankara, and in the context of the coronavirus pandemic, the country needs foreign investment, which Russia, having enough of its own economic problems is unlikely to be able to provide.
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  1. beeper Offline
    beeper 6 May 2020 14: 34
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    Well, this is, if, kindly, not to remember, not to remind the Turkish "complainants" from the "Hurriyet Daily News" the malevolent “discontent” of the Turkish media, Turkish neo-Sultans, ordinary Turks and Turkoman, to the Russian ambassador in Turkey and Russian military personnel in Syria treacherously killed by pro-Turkish extremist militants!
    Now turkish media (based on our "short memory" ???) they also redirect propagandistically-attribute their own triumphant savagery to the Russians ??! fool
    1. radiootdel4 Offline
      radiootdel4 (Vladimir) 7 May 2020 16: 49
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      I can not disagree.
  2. ooppaa Offline
    ooppaa (Sebastian) 6 May 2020 14: 40
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    Not many of them died!
  3. goncharov.62 Offline
    goncharov.62 (Andrei) 6 May 2020 15: 39
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    Nothing, the "uterus of Turkish women" if they didn’t blow up Europe, then they certainly give birth to cannon fodder ... But in general - there was no need to climb - they warned.
  4. BMP-2 Offline
    BMP-2 (Vladimir V.) 6 May 2020 20: 17
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    Something I do not recall a string of mourning Turks about the Russian Su-24 shot down by them ...
  5. aleksandrmakedo Offline
    aleksandrmakedo (Dubovitsky Victor Kuzmich) 6 May 2020 20: 36
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    Empathy should be shown in the event of an accident with a brother, relative, friend, or fellow tribesman.
    To show this feeling in relation to the aggressor, who has occupied a country that is sovereign and does not ask for military assistance.
    The aggressor who is killing the citizens of this country, and who responded with dignity, deservedly? We will begin to show solidarity when Turkey withdraws from Syria, liberates the northern regions from its occupation, and ceases hostilities in sovereign territory. We show if, for some reason, the Turks will die. Being at home.
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