China becomes Russia's new anti-Turkish ally in Syria


Russia has gained a new and extremely powerful ally in its confrontation with Turkey in Syria. On the side of official Damascus against Ankara, China quite unexpectedly came out with harsh criticism of the actions of the "Sultan", to which the Turks responded with even harsher statements. All this looks rather strange against the background of President Erdogan's attempts to turn his country into "Beijing's window on the Mediterranean." What went wrong?


If you dig deeper, it turns out that the "Sultan Redjap" has become a victim of his exorbitant ambitions. With his actively promoted neo-Ottoman and pan-Turkic agenda, he crossed the path of too many players, and now he began to receive a response.

In general terms, "Erdogan's cunning plan" could look like this. Having occupied the northern provinces of Syria, the former Ottoman province, Ankara solved the problem with the Kurds and at the same time could create an alternative puppet government to use it to its advantage in the future when the power in Damascus changes. By entering Libya, another former province of the Sublime Port, the Turks were given the hydrocarbon-rich resources of the Eastern Mediterranean continental shelf, as well as the ability to control transit through it. Having established itself in Libya, Ankara could support the pro-Turkish extremist group "Muslim Brotherhood" (banned in the Russian Federation) in Egypt in order to establish a regime loyal to itself in Cairo. From North Africa, the Turks would have a direct road to Central Africa, which is traditionally considered the fiefdom of France. Plus, there are more frequent clashes with the Greeks in the Eastern Mediterranean over the islands disputed by Ankara and the resources attached to them.

In the eastern direction, the "Sultan" has been promoting the project of the supranational unification of all Turkic-speaking countries of Central Asia into "Great Turan" for a very long time. It is supposed to create a kind of "logistics superpower" on the way between Europe and China. At the same time, Turkey was supposed to become the exclusive "window of Beijing to the Mediterranean", tying up a significant part of the Chinese trade flow. By providing assistance to Baku in Nagorno-Karabakh, Turkey has actually tied Azerbaijan to itself. Here Ankara has already invaded the traditional sphere of responsibility and interests of Russia and neighboring Iran, which demonstrates its readiness to fight the Turkish-Azerbaijani alliance in its border area.

As you can see, the "sultan" really crossed the road to very many. But why did China take up arms against him, with which Turkey itself so passionately wants to make friends?

At firstAs it turned out, Beijing does not need such a mediator in its affairs with Europe, like Turkey, which is also a NATO member. The "logistics superpower" with all the accompanying trade markups and services that emerged on the "New Silk Road" is needed by the "Sultan", but not by the "Bogdykhan". We also note that Ankara supports the Uighurs, who pose a serious threat to the internal stability of the PRC. The Chinese in Central Asia absolutely do not need Turks with tame terrorists, just like Russia, by the way. Perhaps this is why Moscow turns a blind eye to the de facto legalization of the military presence of the PRC in Tajikistan, a member of the CSTO. Through the territory of this country, militants can penetrate from Afghanistan into the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, but now a full-fledged military base will appear on their way.

SecondlyBeijing clearly did not like the emerging tilt of Turkmenistan towards Turkey. Against the background of events in neighboring Afghanistan, Ashgabat finally made real steps towards joining the Turkic Union under the auspices of Ankara. It should be reminded that Turkmenistan is one of the most important gas suppliers to China, as well as to Russia. The transfer of indirect control over the export of energy resources to the Turks cannot please either Beijing or Moscow.

ThirdlyApparently, the Celestial Empire prefers not Turkey as a "window to the Mediterranean", but Syria, with which this conversation began. Syria has been the most important crossroads of key trade routes since ancient times. Thanks to military assistance to Damascus from Russia and Iran, now the SAR has become quieter, only the Turkish zone of "irresponsibility" with their "pocket" terrorists still poses a real threat to stability. Iran, which has received colossal investments from the PRC, can now be considered almost an economic vassal of the Celestial Empire. The Americans are going to leave Iraq in the very near future, which opens up an opportunity for connecting the Islamic Republic with the Mediterranean coast of Syria by a single railway network. And all this bypassing Turkey.

In general, the alignment is in favor of the Southern, and not the Median corridor, which is trying to take control of the "Sultan". Relations between Ankara and Beijing are deteriorating right before our eyes. It would seem that the PRC cares about the water level in the Euphrates, but the Permanent Representative of China to the UN Geng Shuang accused the Turks of damaging the water station and depriving the Syrians of access to clean water, and at the same time of the Turkish occupation of the northeast of the SAR. In response, Turkish UN Special Representative Feridun Sinirlioglu stated the following:

We will not learn from those who violate human rights and humanitarian law.

If anything, he meant China. Considering the extremely difficult relations between Russia and Turkey, we can only applaud Ankara's diplomatic "successes". You are on the right path, comrades!
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 31 October 2021 14: 34
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    Gorgeous Chinese in the photo))))

    But in real life, these are all the words of diplomats. They have little effect on real affairs.
    And even more so all the "partners" (Lavrov), not allies. MMM everyone is happy to become.
    1. Knight Offline Knight
      Knight (Vladimir) 31 October 2021 21: 59
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      Not everything is so simple, the fact is that their disagreements came to the public plane, in the UN Security Council https://news.rambler.ru/world/47477400-zachem-kitay-napal-na-turtsiyu-v-sovbeze-oon/
  2. Rusa Offline Rusa
    Rusa 1 November 2021 00: 09
    +4
    The sooner Idlib and other regions are freed from terrorists supported by Turkey, the faster a peaceful life in Syria will be established, its economy and the well-being of the population will be restored with the help of the Russian Federation, Iran, China and other countries.
    1. Vermont Offline Vermont
      Vermont (Aslan Tsoutiev) 2 November 2021 02: 02
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      Quote: Rusa
      The sooner Idlib and other regions are freed from terrorists supported by Turkey, the faster a peaceful life in Syria will be established, its economy and the well-being of the population will be restored with the help of the Russian Federation, Iran, China and other countries.

      The totalitarian regime of Assad will be restored faster .... And the people will be finally chained in the chain of the regime.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 1 November 2021 08: 25
    -3
    China becomes Russia's new anti-Turkish ally in Syria

    - Yes, China did not become any kind of "anti-Turkish" ...
    - China does not need Turkey in Middle Asia ... - neither in Kazakhstan, nor in Uzbekistan, and of course - in Turkmenistan (I have already written about this many times) ... - China does not need Turkey in Afghanistan either ... - and not because, ostensibly, the Turks "stir up something with the Uighurs" ... - China sneezes at the Uyghurs (he will always cope with them ... - and even today China keeps everything under control very tightly) .. - but it's just that Turkey in Afghanistan got into something else ... - started "flirting with the Taliban" ... - China and the Taliban do not need it at all in Afghanistan ... - The Taliban need a constant war in order not to solve everyday problems with the people and all this inability to "write off the war" ...
    - The Taliban turned out to be too weak for a creative beginning ... - and of course ... - they will not be able to build any state and they will not create anything worthwhile ... - this is already evident even now ...
    - And China had very "serious plans" about Afghanistan (Afghan fields, etc.) ... - and then the Taliban came to power ... - And with them problems - "above the roof" ...
    - And now China needs to "resolve issues" with the Taliban about the Afghan fields;
    - And China has big projects concerning the Great Chinese Silk Road; which will pass through Sr Asia ... - Well, now the Taliban can start taking "bribes" from China ... - for each "quiet passage through the territory of Sred Asia" ... - Otherwise, they will simply start robbing "Chinese caravans" ... - a huge number of Tajiks and Uzbeks live in Afghanistan ... - so it won't be too difficult for the Taliban to take everything there under "their control" ...
    - So China began to fuss over the creation of a Chinese military base in Tajikistan ... - although this is of little use ... - China will have to create such bases - both in Kazakhstan and in Uzbekistan, etc. - too little) ...
    - China already has enough problems there ... - and then there is "Erdogan's Turkey" "sticking its nose" where it should not ... - and it is high time to pinch this "nose" for it ...
    - Sooner or later ; but China will still have to enter into a military conflict with the Taliban ...
    - Generally ... - the fact that China "climbed" into Afghanistan ... is a very serious mistake on its part ...
    1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
      Bulanov (Vladimir) 1 November 2021 14: 06
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      - So China began to fuss over the creation of a Chinese military base in Tajikistan ... - although this is of little use ... - China will have to create such bases - both in Kazakhstan, and in Uzbekistan, etc.

      In this case, it's time for China to join the CSTO ...
      1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
        gorenina91 (Irina) 1 November 2021 14: 44
        -5
        In this case, it's time for China to join the CSTO ...

        - Ha., Yes, China then ... like a cuckoo - it will simply "push everyone" out of the "common nest" (push them away from the CSTO leadership) ... - and "all these" will simply become ... - "auxiliary paramilitary units", subordinates of the PLA ... - in short ... - just "policemen" of China ...
      2. Bitter Offline Bitter
        Bitter 1 November 2021 18: 22
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        If there was a need, they would have organized their own "CSTO" long ago, I do not think that potential candidates would refuse. But it looks like they have another plan and there are plenty of funds for this.
  4. Face Offline Face
    Face (Alexander Lik) 1 November 2021 11: 58
    +3
    Turkey's claims of human rights and humanitarian law violations sound like a mockery of common sense. These terrorists and aggressors would have shut up.
  5. Sofa division Offline Sofa division
    Sofa division (Maksim) 1 November 2021 21: 14
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    Quote: gorenina91
    - and "all these" will simply become ... - "auxiliary paramilitary units" subordinate to the PLA ... - in short ... - just "policemen" of China ...

    Mademoiselle, you will of course excuse me, but you should do borscht.
    And here's another, open the secret, why are there so many points?
    1. Vermont Offline Vermont
      Vermont (Aslan Tsoutiev) 2 November 2021 02: 06
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      Quote: Couch Division
      - and "all these" will simply become ... - "auxiliary paramilitary units" subordinate to the PLA ... - in short ... - just "policemen" of China ...

      Mademoiselle, you will of course excuse me, but you should do borscht.
      And here's another, open the secret, why are there so many points?

      And what did he say wrong? Or do you think that China will reckon with all the "gnats" from the CSTO?
  6. Netyn Offline Netyn
    Netyn (Netyn) 2 November 2021 22: 11
    -2
    The topic of the need for aircraft carriers in the deserts of Africa has not been disclosed, so