“We will be the next on the path of Moscow”: Why the Turks are afraid of the seizure of Ukraine by Russia


A Russian "invasion" of Ukraine would disrupt Kiev's arms cooperation with Ankara, increase Moscow's dominance in the Black Sea, and pose a threat to tourism and energy. This opinion is shared by the experts of the resource Middle East Eye.


History is full of moments of confrontation between Russia and Turkey.

A hundred years after the fall of the Crimean Khanate, the Russian Empire gradually took over the territory west of Ukraine, until in 1878 it came to the threshold of Constantinople, now Istanbul. Under pressure from Moscow, the Ottomans lost the Balkans. At the same time, thousands of Turks became refugees. In the east, the Russian Empire took over the Caucasus and captured Turkish cities such as Kars, Ardagan and Artvin

- says the publication.

For several months, Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been trying to invite his Russian and Ukrainian counterparts to a peace summit in Turkey. But Turkish officials are well aware that Russian President Vladimir Putin does not want such a meeting: his press secretary Dmitry Peskov even ridiculed this initiative.

Russia's "aggression" may call into question the realization of Turkish interests in the region. One of these interests is the Crimea and the local Tatars, whom Ankara considers a close people. Erdogan said last week that Turkey would never recognize Russia's 2014 "annexation" of Crimea.

The second issue is cooperation between Ankara and Kiev in the field of drones. Ukrainian firms supply Turkey with engines for various advanced drone projects, and in December 2021, Ukraine launched a joint production of Bayraktar TB-2 drones. Therefore, if Russia "takes" Ukraine, it will seriously complicate relations between Turkey and the Russian Federation, disrupt energy supplies and hit tourism.

Turkey is also concerned that a Russian takeover of Ukraine will lead to Russian dominance in the Black Sea basin and will put significant pressure on other countries such as Romania and Bulgaria.

Ukraine is like a dam that stops further Russian influence and pressure in the region. If Ukraine falls, it will have direct consequences for Turkey

says Middle East Eye.
  • Photos used: Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation
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  1. tulip Offline tulip
    tulip 28 January 2022 12: 45
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    Turkey has multibillion-dollar income from Russia in the form of trade, tourism and other things. And from Ukraine, Turkey has only a headache. All Turkey's attempts, such as helping Ukraine, have only one gesheft - and this is Turkey's dream of the Turkish Crimea and the northern Black Sea coast. Because Turkey understands that it will receive Crimea only from weak Ukraine, but not from strong Russia)))
  2. S WITH Offline S WITH
    S WITH (N S) 28 January 2022 13: 28
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    Turks are mongrels of the United States, no matter how much you feed them, they will remain with them, even if the Americans hang Erdogan, the Turks will continue to lick the ass of the Jews of the State Department)) until it's too late to stop building a nuclear power plant on current conditions, let them pay money in advance
    1. Pandiurin Offline Pandiurin
      Pandiurin (Pandiurin) 28 January 2022 15: 19
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      Quote: S S
      Turks are mongrels of the United States, no matter how much you feed them, they will remain with them, even if the Americans hang Erdogan, the Turks will continue to lick the ass of the Jews of the State Department)) until it's too late to stop building a nuclear power plant on current conditions, let them pay money in advance

      Absolutely not, only the Injerlik base remained from the bottom in Turkey.
      Which of course is a lot. But these are rather remnants of the past "cooperation" with the United States and the West as a whole, from the time when other people were in power in Turkey, focused on the Europeanization of Turkey and its entry into the EU. Those days are long gone, Turkey under Erdogan still wanted to join the EU, but not in order to Europeanize, but to Turkishize the Balkans.

      Now Turkey has its own plans - the great Turan i.e. The Balkans and Central Asia in general and not only. Which has nothing to do with the US.

      The CIA partly probably supports some of Turkey's projects as anti-Russian, but in general, the US and Turkey are rather opposite goals.

      Britain has no contradictions with Turkey, therefore it supports and incites in every possible way.

      Therefore, Turkey is more like a British mongrel.
  3. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 28 January 2022 13: 51
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    A hundred years after the fall of the Crimean Khanate, the Russian Empire gradually took over the territory west of Ukraine, until in 1878 it came to the threshold of Constantinople,

    And what did the Turks capture a hundred years after the fall of Constantinople?

    One of these interests is the Crimea and the local Tatars, whom Ankara considers a close people.

    Crimean Tatars consider themselves descendants of Genghis Khan. Turks have already become Mongols? But what about Erdogan's Turkic Council? Impostors?!
  4. Yuri 5347 Offline Yuri 5347
    Yuri 5347 (Yuri) 28 January 2022 13: 55
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    ... I remind Ukrainians of their heroic ancestors, why are you dishonoring them - I'm talking about the answer of the Zaporizhzhya Cossacks to the Turkish Sultan!
    1. passing by Online passing by
      passing by (passing by) 28 January 2022 14: 41
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      What answer? is it that obscene scribble that the Selyuks scribbled on an educated person hiding behind the backs of the Russian army? such "answers" Bandera constantly write in relation to Russia.
    2. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
      Mikhail L. 28 January 2022 15: 02
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      England has neither permanent allies, nor permanent enemies. England has only permanent interests

      (Henry John Temple Palmerston)
      The Ukrainians have neither permanent allies nor permanent enemies. Ukrainians have only permanent interests! :-)
  5. Mikhail L. Offline Mikhail L.
    Mikhail L. 28 January 2022 14: 31
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    On the Crimea - Turkey is no longer coveted?
  6. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 28 January 2022 18: 23
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    “We will be the next on the path of Moscow”: Why the Turks are afraid of the seizure of Ukraine by Russia

    - Yes, the Turks are not afraid of anything - they do what they want - they were lucky with dumb Russia !!!
    - All that is needed - the "Udoevites" (Russians) will give Turkey themselves (and as a rule - for free) ...
    - And they are quite satisfied with the capture (supposedly capture) of Ukraine by Russia ...
    - It will be even better for the Turks - Russia will have to pay all the debts that Ukraine owes Turkey ... - Well, good Russia will pay off all debts !!!
    - And Turkey - this cannot but suit ...
    1. passing by Online passing by
      passing by (passing by) 28 January 2022 19: 27
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      Exactly, the Turks have become quite insolent ... they want to grow tomatoes in Russia, they want cucumbers, seedlings. Cheese, cottage cheese, sour cream are made. But the unfortunate Ukrainians were intimidated by Russia ... Zhuravko is probably already tired of asking Russia to save his passenger transportation business in Ukraine. and Bandera’s people don’t interfere with his business ... he probably pays taxes to Kiev ...