Swiss media: Putin found Erdogan's "Achilles heel"


Moscow has carried out a bloody attack on the training camp of the pro-Turkish group "Failak al-Sham" in order to level the score with Ankara, writes the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung. The strike, which killed more than 80 people, was Russia's response to Turkey's actions in the Caucasus region.


In recent months, Turkish troops have thwarted Moscow's far-reaching ambitions. So, after the successful bombing of the positions of the Syrian rebels by Russian aircraft earlier this year, the Turkish army intervened in the war - it quickly turned the tide. Soon, Putin and Erdogan established a ceasefire, and pro-government forces were unable to cope with the rebels in the northwestern part of the SAR.

Similar events took place in Libya. The LNA troops, led by Khalifa Haftar, were ready to take Tripoli, but they were stopped by mercenaries and combat UAVs of Turkey - the "Haftarists" and their ally had to retreat to the east.

In late September and October, Erdogan again acted contrary to Russian interests - this time in Nagorno-Karabakh, supporting the Azerbaijani army with mercenary fighters and drones.

In this situation, Putin decided to issue a warning to his Turkish counterpart. The target for the Russian attack was not chosen by chance. The Failak al-Sham terrorist group is the largest and best trained in Idlib. It is Recep Erdogan's elite army of mercenaries, which supplies fighters for conflicts in Libya and Nagorno-Karabakh.

The air strike away from the front was intended to show Ankara that it should not go too far. Putin groped for Erdogan's Achilles heel. Moscow has a clear advantage in Idlib, and a new offensive operation, which could be launched by the Syrian army, will trigger a huge wave of refugees - a nightmare scenario for the Turkish president, the Swiss newspaper said.
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  1. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 28 October 2020 19: 05
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    The barmalei got to the houris by the whole hundred, in full dress. Surely the authority of the Sultan in Idlib instantly skyrocketed. winked
  2. boriz Online boriz
    boriz (boriz) 28 October 2020 19: 57
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    For some reason, they quickly stopped remembering that right before the attack on the Turkish militants, there was a blow to the base where the Turks were pumping and storing Syrian oil. Also a good present.
  3. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 28 October 2020 20: 17
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    Moscow launched a bloody attack on the training camp of the pro-Turkish group "Failak al-Sham" to level the score with Ankara ...

    They lie already in the first sentence, because Russia is fighting not with Ankara, but with terrorists ...
    1. uralant Offline uralant
      uralant (Serg) 30 October 2020 13: 05
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      They lie already in the first sentence, because Russia is fighting not with Ankara, but with terrorists ...

      What's wrong? Not Turkish, but pro-Turkish terrorists supported by the Turks. It is clear that the Sultan has a sickle in the balls!
      1. GRF Offline GRF
        GRF 30 October 2020 15: 06
        +3
        1. Terrorists in Syria are destroyed, regardless of the account with someone, when there is undeniable data and opportunity.
        2. Terrorists are destroyed regardless of whose they are, Turkish, American, Saudi, Qatari ...
        3. Regarding wars, Turkey should equalize the score, not us, but for this it is necessary at least to declare war, otherwise the "achievement" may not be counted. And in "small dirty tricks" - let them compete on their own.
        4. The proposal denigrates Russia - a bloody attack, you see, and whitewash Murderers, Rapists, Filth, Bandits - they are not called terrorists, but - a pro-Turkish group - could also clarify - peaceful protesters who are still studying, training, proctically on "children" bearded.
        5. If Russia equalized the score with Ankara, then we would be in Constantinople, or on the way to it.
        So a lot of things are wrong ...
  4. dimi Offline dimi
    dimi (Dmitriy) 28 October 2020 20: 52
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    Quote: GRF
    Moscow launched a bloody attack on the training camp of the pro-Turkish group "Failak al-Sham" to level the score with Ankara ...

    They lie already in the first sentence, because Russia is fighting not with Ankara, but with terrorists ...

    And who supports them ???
  5. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 28 October 2020 21: 26
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    Ah, complete nonsense from some Swiss.

    80 people of some kind of hirelings got drunk.
    Turkey, a strategic partner (Shoigu), is neither hot nor cold ..
    Even if she multiplies a bunch more, she's only better - she won't have to pay ...
    And in Karabakh, the KPP and Endogan are not at all connected ... with the Enta, allegedly "Endogan's personal army"
  6. Vitaly Ivanovich Ivanov (Vitaly Ivanovich Ivanov) 28 October 2020 23: 15
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    It seems to me that the link between the Russian Aerospace Forces raid and the Karabakh war is far-fetched in the text. For the AR, with the support of the TR, is rather pouring water on the mill of the Russian Federation. Namely:

    • Suppresses "hot spot" in the underbelly of the Russian Federation.

    • Stimulates the overthrow of the hostile RF Pashinyan.

    • Conducts shock psychotherapy for the voters of the Republic of Armenia, who have appointed Pashinyan, a protege of the "SGA" tershaik, as their leader.

    Well, a police operation of the AR in an NGO would hardly have taken place without the consent of the Russian Federation. If it were disliked by the Russian Federation, the Russian Federation would have found a reason to crush the AR like a cockroach with a slipper.
    1. Oleg M. Offline Oleg M.
      Oleg M. (Oleg Minaev) 29 October 2020 01: 21
      +6
      Well, on the Web, you can assume anything ...
      For example, the intention to hold Pashinyan in limbo in order to realize his weight in this reality. And then reach for the sneaker ...
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  8. Vitaly Ivanovich Ivanov (Vitaly Ivanovich Ivanov) 29 October 2020 09: 51
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    Quote: Oleg M.
    to hold Pashinyan in limbo in order to realize his weight in this reality. And then reach for the sneaker

    Oleg, it does not seem that the Russian Federation has decided to limit itself to half measures. If the Russian Federation enters into the current Karabakh escalation, it will be only as peacekeepers after the liberation of the AR of the occupied territories. Well, and if the hostilities spread to the jurisdiction of the RA (and even then not a fact).
    1. SONATA 2.0 LPG Offline SONATA 2.0 LPG
      SONATA 2.0 LPG 30 October 2020 16: 50
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      Really? Did you yourself believe in what you wrote? Right now, Russia will get involved for us. As soon as you do not call us names, Armenians. With what fear will you intercede for us? You don't care about Armenia. Although we have known for a long time that you are unreliable allies, this is not news to us. Sit quietly, wait until the ISIS after Karabakh come to visit directly to Dagestan and Chechnya, then ostrich politics will come back to haunt you.
      1. isofat Offline isofat
        isofat (isofat) 30 October 2020 17: 47
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        Quote: SONATA 2.0 LPG
        You don't care about Armenia. While we have known for a long time that you are unreliable allies, this is not news to us.

        SONATA 2.0 LPG, and what is more than 3.000.000 Armenians doing here, in Russia, in a difficult time for Armenia? smile
        1. SONATA 2.0 LPG Offline SONATA 2.0 LPG
          SONATA 2.0 LPG 30 October 2020 18: 45
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          Ishachat, so that people like you sit on the couch and enjoy the benefits created by their labor.
          1. isofat Offline isofat
            isofat (isofat) 30 October 2020 19: 09
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            Quote: SONATA 2.0 LPG
            Ishachat so that people like you sit on the couch ...

            SONATA 2.0 LPG, are you kind of offended? No offense. I exactly I know that Armenians are hiding from the war, they do not want to fight. And if you don’t know this, maybe you’re not even Armenian at all. smile
            1. SONATA 2.0 LPG Offline SONATA 2.0 LPG
              SONATA 2.0 LPG 30 October 2020 19: 31
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              "They don't want" and "fail" are two different things. Especially considering the fact that you allies stuffed the fuel oil sultanate with weapons worth $ 5 billion.
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