Putin arrives in Ankara for bilateral talks


September 28 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

The Russian President arrived in Turkey on a working visit, to hold talks with Recep Tayyip Erdogan. It is already known that one of the main topics is Syria. It was also assumed that the leaders could also touch upon a recent referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan. And, of course, the presidents will not ignore the issues of Russian-Turkish relations.

It is clear that the theme of Syria in relations between Moscow and Ankara is full of various nuances. But thanks to Russia’s actions, the situation in this country has radically changed. This is acknowledged by most Western media. Russia not only did not “get bogged down in the Syrian swamp,” as Obama promised once, but sharply strengthened its influence in the most important region. And even on CNN, the words “historical moment” have sounded.

“In Russia’s opinion, the fact that it can control the actions of the supporters of Assad, and Turkey the actions of the insurgents opposing Assad, opens the way to the final establishment of peace in Syria, so if all goes well, this will be a historic moment,” CNN commentators note.

Erdogan met with the US President a few days ago. Donald Trump was incredibly courteous, he said that the relations between the US and Turkey are at an “unprecedented height.”

In Turkey, however, the feeling is that the US has fallen from its heights.

“They began to yell at us when we agreed on the purchase of the Russian S-400. And why should we wait for you? We take our own measures and will take them further.” We are the masters in our own house. ” – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted to outrage from Washington about cooperation with Russia in the military sphere.

We are talking about the possible supply of Russian S-400 systems to Turkey. In the US and NATO, they were indignant: how is it that a NATO member is buying weapons from a country that NATO in fact regards as an enemy?

“No one has the right to criticize Russia and Turkey for military-technical cooperation, which is carried out in strict accordance with international law and in no way directed against any third countries,” said Dmitry Peskov, spokesman for the Russian head of state.

One of the topics of the talks between Putin and Erdogan will also be the situation around the Kurdish autonomy in Iraq – the Turkish president threatens to arrange a blockade there. Of course, Turkish and Russian leaders will also discuss the restoration of bilateral relations that have experienced so many dramatic events in the past two years.

The Presidents will visit a street named after Andrei Karlov – Russian ambassador, who died at the hands of a terrorist. The decision to rename the street was taken unanimously by the members of the municipality of Ankara.

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