The US called the option of how to “drive a wedge” in relations between Turkey and Russia


Material appeared in the American press about the possible warming of relations between Turkey and the United States. The article by columnist Charles Wold for Breaking Defense recalls that the deterioration in relations was connected, inter alia, with Turkish orders from Russia. weapons. We are talking about S-400 complexes, the contract on which was signed between Moscow and Ankara and is already being actively implemented. The fact that it all began with Washington's actual support for the coup attempt in Turkey, the author is silent.


The NATO authorities in every possible way discouraged the Turkish authorities from buying air defense systems from Russia, but Erdogan replied that Turkey itself would decide which weapons and from whom to buy it.

But, according to the mentioned author, relations between Turkey and NATO (Turkey and the USA) began to improve after the conflict of Turkish and Russian interests in Syrian Idlib.

From Wald's article:

Relations between the US and Turkey seem to be developing in a more positive direction, as Turkey was forced to seek help from NATO and Washington against its Syrian and Russian opponents in the fighting in Idlib.

The author recalls that Turkey launched an operation in Idlib, during which she lost dozens of her troops.

From the article:

Following an attack on its soldiers, Turkey turned to NATO for support in accordance with Article 4 of the NATO treaty, which gives any member of the alliance the right to "seek advice whenever they consider their territorial integrity, political independence or security to be in jeopardy." Although NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg condemned the “indiscriminate air strikes by the Syrian regime and Russia” and expressed “full solidarity” with Turkey’s plight, the situation does not meet NATO’s “reciprocity” standard, so there was no direct military support.

The United States notes that the response from NATO was "very cool." But in the end, Breaking Defense writes, Turkish officials realized "the importance of agreements with the United States with their possible direct support." The publication states that this is not about military, but about military-technical support:
In this context, Turkey’s request for a Patriot air defense system and a larger number of missiles for them may provide an opportunity to improve Ankara’s relations with NATO, as well as drive a deeper wedge into its relations with Russia.

According to the American author, it was military-technical support from the United States, the supply of anti-aircraft missile systems, that could alienate Turkey from Russia and bring it closer to the "NATO family".
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  1. knn54 April 9 2020 08: 59 New
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    Now Karabakh will begin to swing.
    1. Azdefense April 9 2020 17: 36 New
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      Quote: knn54
      Now Karabakh will begin to swing.

      I really hope so.
  2. Vladimir_2U April 9 2020 08: 59 New
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    Posted by columnist Charles Wold for Breaking Defense
    Let a nail drive into your skull!
  3. Mitroha April 9 2020 09: 00 New
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    Well, how so. Do not crow about your favorite pastime. Driving wedges, instead of establishing equal relations, in this USA is just docks.
  4. Doccor18 April 9 2020 09: 00 New
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    In wedges they are masters. Perhaps only these mattresses and mastered to perfection.
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  6. rocket757 April 9 2020 09: 14 New
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    Who would doubt that minke whales would be crap.
    Expected and logical.
    With the Turks, and so everything is not easy ....
    Although, everyone should see how minke whales behave in crisis situations. To have such a "friend"; no more enemies are needed.
  7. Sayan April 9 2020 09: 17 New
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    Here hedge, what a bastard, just to slander
  8. APASUS April 9 2020 09: 21 New
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    The Americans are masters of undercover games. Yes, and the Turks, in their desire to control everything, will become easy prey for the muzhlezh .. For the Americans, the purchase of the S-400 by the Turks became a real slap in the face, and the location of Turkey plays a huge role for NATO. In essence, the quarrel between Turkey and Russia for the Americans is strategic objective
    1. Lopatov April 9 2020 09: 55 New
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      Quote: APASUS
      In essence, the quarrel between Turkey and Russia for Americans is a strategic task

      Similarly, the quarrel between Turkey and the USA and Europe is Russia's strategic task

      Well, American "masters" in zugzwang. For the root cause is not the S-400, the purchase of the complex is just a Turkish signal to the Americans.

      The root cause is an attempted coup and a refusal to extradite Gulen. And the Americans cannot solve this problem.
  9. askort154 April 9 2020 09: 23 New
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    ... After attacking its soldiers, Turkey turned to NATO for support in accordance with Article 4 of the NATO Treaty, ...

    And the fact that the United States and Turkey are occupiers in Syria is silent.
    We are silent because in the Western "democratic world" and the media, talking on this topic is not allowed. Double standards and hypocrisy are no longer being retouched, but are openly and brazenly imposed on the whole World.
  10. Chaldon48 April 9 2020 09: 41 New
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    Well, to whom 1 to 1 fits the Russian expression "Suma variable." Ay yes Erdogan, oh yes ... Then everyone knows what A.S. Pushkin said.
  11. Cowbra April 9 2020 09: 50 New
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    In response, Russia will hammer a bolt on you.
  12. Ros 56 April 9 2020 10: 09 New
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    In the ass, he would drive this wedge to himself.
  13. rotmistr60 April 9 2020 11: 07 New
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    The fact that it all began with Washington's actual support for the coup attempt in Turkey, the author is silent.
    But why touch upon a sore point if it is possible to concentrate on the purchase of the S-400 (so throw the American military-industrial complex) and Idlib. The author's quirk is just not entirely clear
    for help to NATO and Washington against their Syrian and Russian opponents in the fighting in Idlib.
    Is Turkey officially fighting with Russia? An attempt to wishful thinking puts the author in a not quite comfortable position. Although he cares, the main thing is to crow.
  14. Vladimir B. April 9 2020 16: 33 New
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    Turkish officials realized "the importance of agreements with the US with their possible direct support"

    they did not begin to realize anything. they need NATO only to support their intervention and imperial ambitions in Syria and Libya.