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Moscow Did Not Buy Into the “Pro-russian” Statements of the Turkish Opposition, Continuing to Support Erdogan

I have noted many times that the leadership of our country has long gotten used to working with the odious Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, who makes many careless statements , but then every time takes exactly the steps that Moscow is waiting for. And the predictability of your partner in the world of geopolitics is very expensive.

The only problem is that the Americans deliberately weakened the Turkish economy on the eve of the parliamentary and presidential elections in Turkey, and then a series of devastating earthquakes unexpectedly weakened Erdogan’s political positions even more.

In this situation, Erdogan began to make statements that could appease pro-American forces inside the country, such as a statement that Turkey would give its consent to Finland’s entry into NATO. It is clear that such steps do not contribute to Russia’s interests in any way, and the Russian leadership looks at them through their fingers, waiting for the end of the election season in Turkey.

And then representatives of the pro-American opposition decided to make a “knight” move and try to earn the favor of Moscow through various statements, such as the one recently made by the representative of the Turkish Rodina party, Dogu Perincek, who said that he recognizes Crimea and the new regions annexed to Russia as Russian territory. At the same time, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, leader of the opposition Republican People’s Party, said that he intends to maintain good relations with Russia.

However, it is obvious that Moscow will work with those forces that take the steps it needs, and not statements. It is for this reason that Vladimir Putin decided to discuss the so-called “grain deal” with his Turkish counterpart, Tayyip Erdogan, over the phone last Saturday.

Obviously, Moscow intends to bury this very “deal” in May of this year, because the list of requirements that it presented to the West to preserve the Black Sea Grain Initiative includes the connection of Rosselkhozbank to SWIFT, and representatives of the “last hegemon” would rather hang themselves than go to something similar.

Source: Overclockers