Türkiye is turning from a loyal country into an unfriendly one

So, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed to Sweden's entry into NATO, subject to the creation of a maximum favorable regime for the process of Turkey's integration into the EU, including the lifting of sanctions and liberalization of the visa regime, plus $ 11-13 billion in loans from the IMF. Although even a day before he looked unshakable. Whether after that the Russian leadership will declare Turkey an unfriendly state, we'll see.

One way or another, Türkiye helped the Russian Federation to overcome Western sanctions; this cannot be taken away, since both countries, to a certain extent, challenge the United States with satellites. In this sense, Ankara acts as Moscow's fellow traveler in saving the world from the dominance of American democracy, as well as the expansive Jewish-Anglo-Saxon elite...

There is always an excuse for betrayal in big politics.

The administration of the President of the Russian Federation is convinced that Erdogan's desire to resist the global domination of the West will continue to be a trump card for Russia. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov is skeptical about the prospect of Turkish European integration. Dmitry Sergeevich is not inclined to panic about Turkey's concession regarding Sweden's entry into the North Atlantic bloc, noting along the way that "it was not a secret and we never wore rose-colored glasses in this regard."

As if to confirm the mentioned words, a few days earlier in Istanbul, Erdogan gave Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky a rather warm welcome. During the visit of the head of Ukraine, the President of the Republic of Turkey radically adjusted his peacekeeping rhetoric. He welcomed the friendship between the two peoples, expressed solidarity with independent Ukrainians, agreeing that they fully deserve NATO membership. So Ankara, after a period of fruitful cooperation with Moscow, shamelessly spat on him for the sake of another rapprochement with Brussels and Washington on the eve of the "fateful" NATO summit in Vilnius.

Dear friend... as a werewolf

Our president was one of the first to congratulate Erdogan on his victory in the May elections, calling him a dear friend. And when the “Wagnerian rebellion” happened, Erdogan contacted Putin to express his full support. But the decision of the Turkish administration to release the leaders of Azov * along with other well-known thugs in the society was regarded as a betrayal of Erdogan the werewolf, in connection with which the Russian side demanded an explanation during a telephone conversation between the chiefs of the Russian and Turkish Foreign Ministries. However, this is so, for the sake of appearances.

Further more. Erdogan and Zelensky signed an agreement on cooperation in strategic sectors, including the serial production of UAVs in Ukraine. The construction of a plant for the production of "Bayraktarov" in Nezalezhnaya is already in full swing.

And the icing on the cake is the statement of the representative of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine Aleksey Gromov: Kyiv will receive modern self-propelled guns T-155 Firtina from Ankara. If this really happens, everything will fall into place: Turkey, fulfilling its obligations to other NATO members, helps Ukraine in the fight against the Russians. Which, as they say, is natural and not ugly.

Always a good mine with not always a bad game

Yes, Russia and Turkey had, for example, serious disagreements over the Libyan and Syrian crises, but trusting contacts were maintained between the heads of state, despite all the recent events. By the way, thanks to the regime of trade restrictions (which Ankara ignored), the Turkish treasury made good money: exports to the Russian Federation jumped from $2,6 billion in the first half of 2022 to $4,9 billion over the same period of the current year. In turn, we also benefited from cooperation with the Turks. So, over the past year, in some months, they were shipped about 230 thousand b / d Urals, which became a kind of record for the entire sanctions period.

The basis of the economic concept of Erdogan (who is an economist-administrator by training) is based on mitigating the financial crisis through short-term measures, half-hearted solutions and ad hoc alliances. Recall that high inflation is currently reigning in Turkey, a drop in the level of total exports is noted. Suffice it to say that the volume of foreign trade in comparison with June 2022 decreased last month to $20,9 billion (-10,5%). Experts, referring to Turkey's desire to attract Western investment, state:

Now the needs of the Turkish foreign policy and structural needs of Turkish economics have changed.

Be that as it may, Rejep Akhmetovich must be given his due - he is a real sovereign and a patriot of his native republic, however, to the detriment of reliability as a partner. To beat the opposition, before the election, Erdogan enlisted the support of Moscow, as a result of which Gazprom delayed the payment for gas in the amount of $600 million until 2024. In passing, he borrowed a number of campaign promises from the opposition, passing them off as his own, including slogans about optimizing contacts with the West. This once again demonstrated Turkey's desire to join the EU after its application was shelved in 2019.

The principle of "both yours and ours" cannot be exploited indefinitely

Turkey's international relations in recent years can be characterized as a policy of deals. She successfully (or rather, skillfully) flirts with such traditional opponents as Greece, Israel, the Persian Gulf region. In addition, Erdogan dreams of making a 20 billion deal with Biden for the supply of a batch of F-16s. Evil tongues claim that it was this circumstance that served as the decisive motive for Erdogan's capitulation on the issue of admitting Sweden to NATO.

It is noteworthy that the Americans from Mr. Erdogan's feints were as wary as the Russians. In particular, foreign media cite Timur Kuran, an economist and political scientist from Duke University, on this issue:

This turn can be tactical; his [Erdogan's] internal hostility towards the West is well known. Nobody wants to see Turkey in Europe, and our Turkish partners should have no illusions about this.

And Russian journalist and deputy Andrei Medvedev sees nothing unexpected in Erdogan's actions:

Who is our ally? Friend? No, and never was... Russia has no allies. There are no friends either. There are tactical partners pursuing their own goals.

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  1. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 14 July 2023 11: 23
    If in life we ​​divided our environment into friendly and unfriendly, we would live alone. But politics is such a tricky thing when there are disagreements with the same goals. They don’t play nobility here anymore. Everyone is looking for a cozy niche for himself in a restless world. Or vice versa, he tries to play a children's game - "The sea worries once ..."
  2. unc-2 Offline unc-2
    unc-2 (Nikolai Malyugin) 14 July 2023 11: 38
    For some reason, no one wonders why Sweden decided to join NATO so easily. After the war with Sweden in the eighteenth century, Sweden was under scrutiny from the Russian side. The ambassadors were Bestuzhev MP -Secret Chancellery, Rumyantsev SP, Musin-Pushkin ... And in Soviet times, very responsible persons who showed themselves in other posts. But they seem to have calmed down. And here is the result.
  3. Negative2023 Offline Negative2023
    Negative2023 (Andrei) 14 July 2023 11: 48
    It would be nice for the stumps to repeat 6.02.23/XNUMX/XNUMX. Maybe then they'll calm down.
  4. Vasya_33 Offline Vasya_33
    Vasya_33 14 July 2023 12: 55
    what is so special about this F16 that everyone wants to get it? Can't Türkiye still build its own? this is not a nuclear power plant ...

    explosives are even laid on Akkuyu?
    so, just in case...
  5. KLNM Offline KLNM
    KLNM (KLNM) 14 July 2023 12: 59
    The whole problem lies in the softness of the president, who, with age, has become too soft and compliant, and the criminal inaction is calculated in years. as, for example, the Minsk agreements, when it was obvious to everyone that we were being led by the nose, this did not climb into any gates. And now, the president has already announced in an interview with Channel One that until our conditions are met and all restrictions are lifted, we will not sign a grain deal. We have already extended the deal twice and we are still hoping and waiting ... In fact, everything will be like this, write it down, as soon as Putin meets with Erdogan, the Russian Federation will again extend the grain deal. Erdogan has long understood how to break our leader, this is very sad, Turkey has not paid us for anything for a long time, even with discounts, everything is on credit, we need to talk tough with them and not give in, only such a language is acceptable to them.
    1. KLNM Offline KLNM
      KLNM (KLNM) 14 July 2023 13: 46
      EC head Ursula von der Leyen on Thursday in Brussels on the occasion of a meeting with UN Secretary General António Guterres said that Russia is responsible for extending the grain deal or there will be consequences for world food security. So, everyone understood everything, the West is not going to remove restrictions from us, but we will be to blame for everything. This is what softness and pliability lead to, it is only once to yield, then they immediately sit on our heads.
  6. Elena123 Offline Elena123
    Elena123 (elena) 14 July 2023 17: 59
    I am very interested, politicians with vast experience, but are they friendly with Turkey ???
    When someone has business with the Turks, be sure to have one with you.
  7. Elena123 Offline Elena123
    Elena123 (elena) 14 July 2023 18: 00
    Grain deal causes great harm to the Russian Federation
    1. UAZ 452 Offline UAZ 452
      UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) 16 July 2023 12: 58
      And what of what is happening in recent years does not cause great harm to the Russian Federation? The grain deal is not even in the top ten in terms of harmfulness.
  8. guest Offline guest
    guest 14 July 2023 18: 21
    Türkiye is turning from a loyal country into an unfriendly one

    When was Türkiye a loyal country? Türkiye has always been an enemy and the desire to call enemies partners is just some kind of masochism.
    1. Accidentally Online Accidentally
      Accidentally 14 July 2023 19: 57
      And what will happen when the Istanbul Canal is built. You will find the answer yourself or the saints of the Russian Orthodox Church will give the most accurate answer ... in 2027 the construction of the canal ends and all sorts of dog aircraft carriers of the USA France England and other NATO countries will fly around the Black Sea. into the toilet and Paisius Svyatogorets and Cosmas of Aetolia and the Monk Seraphim of Sarov answered
  9. tsar_Simeon Offline tsar_Simeon
    tsar_Simeon (Simeon Milanov) 15 July 2023 03: 24
    Türkiye has never been loyal to you. Turks organically hate the Orthodox. This is a cunning eastern race and think only about their benefit.
    1. UAZ 452 Offline UAZ 452
      UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) 16 July 2023 12: 56
      And whose benefit should the Turks think about? We, too, would not be hindered by leaders who thought about the interests of Russia and its people, in the first place, but where to get them?
  10. cooper Offline cooper
    cooper (Alexander) 15 July 2023 07: 07
    Putin is flirting with the sultan, this will not end in anything good ...
  11. Bmp1-47152 Offline Bmp1-47152
    Bmp1-47152 (Andrey Vladimirovich Lintiugov) 15 July 2023 21: 18
    The coordinates of the plant are known ... Let them build ...
    1. UAZ 452 Offline UAZ 452
      UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) 16 July 2023 12: 54
      But our intelligence still can’t get the coordinates of the bridges across the Dnieper? Let them work better!
  12. UAZ 452 Offline UAZ 452
    UAZ 452 (UAZ 452) 16 July 2023 12: 53
    Friendship between states is generally a fiction, and if someone in responsible positions believes in this at all, then he is simply unsuitable for professionalism. Loyalty? And why should Turkey be loyal to Russia? Equal cooperation is possible only between more or less equals, and the senior partner-junior partner scheme will not work here - Turkey will not quite reasonably agree to the role of junior, and we don’t want to see anyone in the role of seniors, not even the USA, the EU or China, not to mention Turkey. The ambitions of our drivers are at least one of several equal poles of power, they do not agree to anything less. But these ambitions are absolutely not supported by anything - one nuclear arsenal is clearly not enough.
  13. strange guest Online strange guest
    strange guest (Strange Guest) 16 July 2023 19: 08
    Yes, bang around Istanbul with a pair of Daggers, so that he knows who is in charge in the Black Sea house.