MEMO: Russia and Turkey move towards an alliance in the Mediterranean

In an atmosphere of a tight knot of contradictions in the Mediterranean between Turkey on the one hand and Greece and Cyprus and France, which supports them, on the other, the likelihood of finding points of contact between Ankara and Moscow is ripening. Perhaps Russia and Turkey are moving towards a strategic alliance in the region. Writes about this specialized edition of the Middle East Monitor (MEMO).

Putin and Erdogan are, in fact, the only significant players in Libya claiming spheres of influence in that country. It is likely that Russia and Turkey will determine the further development of Libya. Thus, during the second round of talks held in the Turkish capital on September 16, Moscow and Ankara approved an agreement on the cessation of hostilities - in the future, this could lead to stabilization of the situation in this belligerent country.

Turkey has recently stepped up its gas exploration claims in the eastern Mediterranean. Since NATO, as a unified bloc, is not active, France alone decided to keep political the status quo of this region. However, this status is unlikely to be stable - it is quite possible to write a new political treatise, given the nature of the rapprochement between Turkey and the Russian Federation.

The mutual interests of Turkey and Russia are likely to lead them to create a real union

- note the MEMO experts, pointing to the success and effectiveness of the negotiations between Moscow and Ankara, as an important condition for such an alliance.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is making diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict between Greece and Turkey - this indicates the growth of Russian influence where, until recently, NATO almost completely dominated.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 30 September 2020 14: 08
    MEMO: Russia and Turkey move towards an alliance in the Mediterranean

    - Well .. well ... - This Erdogan framed Russia with gas pipelines well ... - Well, he framed Russia in Syria ... how is it ... - this clowning ... - "joint patrolling" with the Turks is still going on. .. -and Russia is still forced to continue "breaking the rally-comedy" ??? -Or stopped at last ...
    -And now Erdogan wants to continue to work on all his affairs in a rather large region of the Mediterranean Sea; and invites Russia for his cover ... - to become a "beating subject" there ... - Well, if you take into account how Russia is "loved all over the world" ... - they will be beaten with anything ... - just to beat ... -Well, while Erdogan will go into the shadows a little ...
    - Personally, I will not be at all surprised if Russia agrees to this "alliance with Turkey" ... - Russia is no longer accustomed to making excuses for someone and getting punches for someone ... - And this will become another "strategic find" of our guarantor in Russia's foreign policy ...
    - As for Erdogan, he is already used to the fact that everyone (including Russia) is beginning to be afraid of him; but someone's support is still needed ... - Because. this "Yerevan-Baku" mess shouldn't activate Russia too much ... - And Erdogan just needs to "buy some time" ...
    - Well, since Russia has become a regular "magic wand" for Erdogan ... why not use it again ...
    1. Hayer31 Offline Hayer31
      Hayer31 (Kashchei) 30 September 2020 16: 54
      Sly Recep wants one more knife in the back.
      1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 1 October 2020 17: 05
        The East is a delicate matter ... If you communicate, don't put your back and keep a knife ready at the throat of the nearest one ... Then they will respect you, smile and listen ... When the seething currents demolish two boats, you need to stick together, then the chances of escape increase. ..Although in the world of the Anglo-Saxons similar things are happening, only somewhat differently.
  2. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 1 October 2020 00: 10
    MEMO is delusional. True, they stipulate: perhaps, probably.
    So the MEMO is probably delusional.