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Fri Jun 5, 2020, 03:28 AM

Ankara sees a problem in the US presence in the Black Sea, an expert notes

By Editorial Team On Jun 5, 2020

The Turkish Ministry of Defense has notified this event from its accounts on social networks, after which the news appeared on news feeds. This event raises many questions, political observer Barysh Doster wrote in the Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet on June 3.

“What is the US doing in the Black Sea? Why send military aircraft to airspace over the Black Sea? Does the United States, wishing to be present in the Black Sea, have a permanent base here, trying to circumvent the Montreux Convention on the Straits (1936), to undermine its inviolability, cause the most difficulties for Turkey? Was it by chance that sailors who resisted US initiatives regarding the Black Sea during the Russian-Georgian war of 2008 ended up in Silivri Prison [in Istanbul. – ed.]? Given that Turkey, Bulgaria, and Romania, accessing the Black Sea, are already members of NATO, can the US desire to include Georgia and Ukraine in the [North Atlantic] alliance not bother Russia? And will this pressure on Turkey increase even more? Is not Turkey one of the goals of the USA in the Black Sea? ”, the author lists his questions, emphasizing that the main thing in the current situation is Turkey’s position.

The dilemma between the US and Russia, the Atlantic and Eurasia, military-diplomatic relations and trade relations, energy dependence, Cold War patterns and the modern orientation of the world turns out to be considerable difficulties for Turkey, writes Doster.

“Ankara is unable to maintain a healthy, stable balance, or manage this dilemma, this tension. For example, Ankara is buying the S-400 air defense system from Russia, risking problems in relations with the United States, facing sanctions, and now it cannot activate this system. Ankara is subjected to economic, political, military, diplomatic attacks by American imperialism, but continues to call the US president a “friend,” saying that relations with the US are at the level of a strategic alliance,” the Turkish expert complains.


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Blue_Tires Jun 2020 #1

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Mon Jun 8, 2020, 04:01 AM

1. psy-ops

It's always someone else's fault, never Erdogan... He knew he was crossing a line buying those Russian systems.

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