Moscow and Ankara reaffirmed their commitment to further coordination of efforts to strengthen peace and stability in those regions
Moscow and Ankara, when touching upon the South Caucasus, Ukraine, and Central Asia, reaffirmed their commitment to further coordination of efforts to strengthen peace and stability in those regions.
[For the record, Russia has expended a lot of treasure and no little blood defending the government of Syria while Turkey continues an illegal military presence in the country supporting anti-government rebels, in the process shooting down a Russian military aircraft. Turkey was an active player in last year’s attack on Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia and this year’s armed incursion into Armenia by its client regime in Azerbaijan. Russia is obligated by terms of the Collective Security Treaty Organization to defend its fellow member Armenia. Instead it colludes with the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Russia and Turkey supported opposite sides in the Libyan civil war. Erdoğan routinely condemns Russia’s treatment of ethnic Tatars in Crimea, which he demands be taken from Russia, and goes as far back as the Crimean War to denounce Russia for the the plight of Circassians, in both cases motivated by pan-Turkism. Ankara is intensifying threats against Cyprus, a close traditional Russian ally. It is in charge of NATO’s Very High Readiness Joint Task Force which just completed anti-Russian war games in the Black Sea region. It is going to open the Black Sea wide open to the U.S, and NATO with the Istanbul Canal. And so on ad infinitum.
The Putin regime’s abject subservience to the new Sublime Porte is one of the most appalling developments in the world today.]