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International journalist: EU capitulates to Turkey

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International journalist: EU capitulates to Turkey

Two weeks ago, the European Parliament called for the toughest sanctions against Turkey. Instead, the European Council decided to keep marking time.


International journalist Robert Ellis writes about this.

He believes that the EU capitulates to Turkey, calling such actions a shameful denial of responsibility.

In this situation, the clear winner is Recep Tayyip Erdogan. As expected, the European Union did not stand up for Greece. As the press secretary of the Turkish President Ibrahim Kalin called, he preferred to view relations with Ankara through “strategic” thinking and not be distracted by bilateral disputes.

German newspaper Die Welt notes that European banks have invested more than one hundred billion dollars in Turkey. Therefore, statements of solidarity with Cyprus and Greece, as well as a call for restrictive measures against Ankara, melted in the face of economic reality.

Within the EU, Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel play the role of a bad and good police officer for Turkey. France is a country that sends Rafale warships and fighters to contain Erdogan's expansion in the Eastern Mediterranean. At the same time, Germany supplies Turkey weaponincluding submarines to make such expansion possible.

And although Ankara's policy directly affects the interests of the EU members - Greece and Cyprus, the EU's response remains surprisingly mild.

Turkey's claims to the territorial waters of Greece and Cyprus are related to the oil and gas reserves there. Greece has repeatedly declared its readiness to defend its interests with the help of weapons and called on the European Union to adopt sanctions against Ankara.
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  1. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 27 December 2020 15: 47
    +3
    One of the scenarios ... Economic considerations work up to a certain level. Like a stick - bend it, bend it, and bam ...! Broke ...
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 27 December 2020 18: 46
      0
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Economic considerations work up to a certain level. Like a stick - bend it, bend it, and bam ...! Broke ...

      That's just to break the stick - you need to apply force. Well, like Newton's grandfather - F1 = F2. The problem is that the F1 of Europe, especially the "united" one, is much smaller than Erdogan's F2. How many Turks are there in Germany and France? In addition, Erdogan always has a good faucet with refugees at hand - the migrants will open the whole Europe and wash it into the Atlantic ...
      1. iouris
        iouris 27 December 2020 19: 28
        +2
        Quote: "Well, like Newton's grandfather - F1 = F2. The problem is that F1 of Europe, especially" united ", is much smaller than Erdogan's F2." End of quote.
        According to Newton, F1 = F2, and you have F1
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 27 December 2020 21: 53
          0
          Quote: iouris
          According to Newton, F1 = F2, and you have F1

          According to Newton, this is equilibrium. Newton's second law. And I said that there is no balance -
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          F1 Europe, especially "united", is much smaller than Erdogan's F2

          Somewhere like that. Physics at school was trampled underfoot - I remember ...
          1. u-345
            u-345 28 December 2020 13: 03
            +6
            I will correct you. Comrade Newton's Third Law.
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 28 December 2020 13: 28
              0
              Quote: u-345
              I will correct you. Comrade Newton's Third Law.

              The second, as far as I remember Soviet physics. Do not believe me - I will send a scanned page with Newton's three laws in a personal message. The third, by the way, is F = ma
              1. u-345
                u-345 28 December 2020 15: 26
                +6
                No, you are confusing something.
                1. Zoldat_A
                  Zoldat_A 28 December 2020 15: 41
                  +1
                  Quote: u-345
                  No, you are confusing something.

                  I readily believe, but in my textbook, for some reason F1 = F2 was called the second, and F = ma - the third. I don't remember the author of the textbook, but the middle of the 80s. There are no complaints about the first law. drinks laughing If cho, in PM we will also recall Gay Lussac with Charles and Boyle-Marriott ...
      2. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 27 December 2020 22: 08
        +1
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        How many Turks are there in Germany and France?

        Not much in France. And the German Turks consider themselves citizens of Germany and will not "drown" for Erdogan ... I have relatives in Germany and communicate with those Turks. There are quite a few of them, yes ... but they don't want to go back to Turkey ... Or make Turkey from Germany ...
        1. iouris
          iouris 27 December 2020 22: 26
          -1
          But he sees it THAT, and you can't forbid him.
          Yes, this is how all politics is done. As I remember drinking champagne on the occasion of Trump's victory ...
        2. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 27 December 2020 22: 42
          +1
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          Quote: Zoldat_A
          How many Turks are there in Germany and France?

          Not much in France. And the German Turks consider themselves citizens of Germany and will not "drown" for Erdogan ... I have relatives in Germany and communicate with those Turks. There are quite a few of them, yes ... but they don't want to go back to Turkey ... Or make Turkey from Germany ...

          Have you been to Germany for a long time? Have you talked to the "German" Turks for a long time? I was at least half a year ago and did not find any "European integration". On the contrary, it IS the Turks, the EXACTLY Muslim, it is the denial of the German indigenous way of life, moreover an aggressive one. My father was there in the clinic with a VERY serious operation, which Bakulev refused to do. While my father was lying - I was everywhere. He even served 5 days in the police for a fight. therefore talk about European integration with the Komsomol member Frau Merkel, not with me ...
          1. Mountain shooter
            Mountain shooter 28 December 2020 10: 41
            +1
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            Even in the police he served 5 days for a fight. Therefore, talk about European integration with the Komsomol member Frau Merkel, and not with me.

            If you really want to, then in Moscow you can run into a fight, and find "musliks" who do not want to ...
            As it was not necessary to sit in the police in Europe ... maybe something is wrong with me? And my sister has been there with her family for more than 20 years, grandchildren ...
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 28 December 2020 11: 54
              +1
              Quote: Mountain Shooter
              And my sister has been there with her family for more than 20 years, grandchildren ...

              Happiness to your sister. From the heart.
              Quote: Mountain Shooter
              If you really want to, then in Moscow you can run into a fight, and find "musliks" who do not want to ...

              "Muslims" work in my firm. Legal ones who want to live and work with us. So let them hunchback. And those who want to shoot - I choked those in Afghanistan with my hands and cut their throats. And now it's not rusted.
          2. Alex widerkehr
            Alex widerkehr 29 December 2020 23: 18
            0
            I work in a place with the Turks and there are no problems. I go to the gym where the third part is the Turks. Chechens. If they lose and then behave friendly. Yes, there are believers among them, just like in the North Caucasus and Tatarstan, Bashkiria. Among the immigrants from the USSR, you think there are no rams who are drunken behave aggressively? About aggression. How long did you stay in Germany and get into the police? About the fight. 5 days for a fight? In the protocol, after indicating your identity, there should be Grund zur Verhaftung followed by a description and numbers. If it is not difficult to print them.
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 30 December 2020 16: 27
              0
              Quote: Alex Widerkehr
              In the protocol, after indicating your identity, there should be Grund zur Verhaftung followed by a description and numbers. If it is not difficult to print them.

              25 years ago it was - do you think I remember? And he thundered because he broke the snout of two Germans in the gate - they did not agree on the "Great Germany". They just sent me out with a lifelong travel ban.
        3. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 28 December 2020 13: 32
          0
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          And the German Turks consider themselves citizens of Germany and will not "drown" for Erdogan ...

          Only for some reason they do not live according to German laws, but according to Islam, and all legal German authorities are sent to the address. Otherwise, yes. The citizens of Germany are the same as the "other" Germans .... And Erdogan knows that he has 11 million voters in Germany.
  2. Proton
    Proton 27 December 2020 15: 48
    0
    Erdogan is gradually becoming the under-Fuhrer of the 21st century. Participates in many conflicts, arming heavily, gradually seizing territories.
    The main thing is that he has enough sense to not participate in an open conflict with Russia. from this all our "partners" will rejoice.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 27 December 2020 16: 18
      +1
      Quote: Proton
      The main thing is that he has enough sense with Russia not to participate in an open conflict

      Hitler was also smart enough at first ...
    2. FIR FIR
      FIR FIR 27 December 2020 18: 04
      0
      The main thing is that he has enough sense with Russia not to participate in an open conflict

      Erdogan has no options.
      If there were opportunities, I would definitely participate.
    3. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 27 December 2020 23: 49
      0
      Quote: Proton
      Erdogan is gradually becoming the under-Fuhrer of the 21st century.

      A small figure for the Fuhrer .... Yes, in 1932, no one seriously thought about Hitler. But Russia-2020 is not the USSR-1941 - we are not afraid of provocations, we are used to them. Another question is when we will be bothered by this. The Kremlin, it seems, will never, forever wipe itself. His patience is titanium. We, in the kitchen, have been overwhelmed to the extreme ..

      I'm thinking - I have an arms safe about a platoon will be able to arm. Legally acquired and premium weapons. Mine and my father's. Should I start right now or wait for our lazy government to declare a civil war against the American invaders?.

      Or maybe declare the territory of your cottage an independent territory and declare war on America? Well, if the Kremlin pokes at the napkin ....... Which America wipes up ... Ugh ..........
      1. Alex widerkehr
        Alex widerkehr 29 December 2020 23: 32
        +1
        Which America? There are their children and money. There is their safe haven in the event of a storm in Russia. And Erdogan really misled the frame. And the government only talks. When the Turks shot down the plane and the Russians were killed. They didn’t even stop the construction of the nuclear power plant and the gas pipeline. The maximum was enough for a couple of months to not let tourists.
    4. no one
      no one 28 December 2020 07: 29
      0
      Change only one name in the text and you get a Ukrainian user
  3. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik 27 December 2020 15: 51
    +5
    I wonder why the economic interests of France and Greece should be more important than the interests of Germany and Bulgaria?
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 27 December 2020 16: 21
      +6
      Quote: OgnennyiKotik
      I wonder why the economic interests of France and Greece should be more important than the interests of Germany and Bulgaria?

      In this case, the European Union is either a union or not. Since Turkey is not a member of the EU, the EU should act as a united front, since Greece is a member of the EU. Otherwise, they simply show the price of this poorhouse called the EU.
      1. Lipchanin
        Lipchanin 27 December 2020 17: 17
        -1
        Quote: Mitroha
        Otherwise, they just show the price of this poorhouse

        Not a fig an almshouse.
        Just get caught, rip off as sticky and drive into bondage
        1. Mitroha
          Mitroha 27 December 2020 18: 27
          0
          And what did you want my friend, capitalism is so wink
          But in this case, the "poorhouse" should be considered in the sense of "sharashkin's office"
    2. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 28 December 2020 00: 03
      +1
      Quote: OgnennyiKotik
      I wonder why the economic interests of France and Greece should be more important than the interests of Germany and Bulgaria?

      Sorry, but you got it all mixed up. The interests of France and Germany cannot prevail over the interests of Greece and Bulgaria.

      A simple sex question - The United States does not grow in growth over Germany and France next to different Greece (bought by the IMF), Bulgaria (where I myself bought bell pepper grown in Turkey in the store), different Poland and the Baltic states do not count at all ...

      So who has Europe in a perverse way?
  4. Kara
    Kara 27 December 2020 15: 53
    +17
    The Europeans themselves are to blame. Played with "investor and partner", so they became vulnerable.
  5. Cron
    Cron 27 December 2020 15: 57
    +2
    Nobody capitulates, just the powers that be have released the genie from the bottle. And everyone hopes to outplay each other. The United States and co wants to weaken Russia, and best of all, confront Turkey. On the contrary, Russia will get an independent Turkey, which will oust the Americans and other rascals from the region. Who will outplay whom, time will tell
  6. Falx
    Falx 27 December 2020 16: 00
    +5
    Erdogan is a player. he bluffs, regularly raising the stakes, trying to scare his opponents. sometimes he succeeds. but not always .. he is not a dictator, it's just a propaganda cliché .....
    1. armannu
      armannu 27 December 2020 16: 50
      +1
      Namely, a stupid stamp.
      As if the "evil empire" would not be called soon.
  7. Irek
    Irek 27 December 2020 16: 02
    +1
    If you show off, Perdogan will open the krantik and launch migrants to the EU.
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 27 December 2020 16: 12
    +3
    The Sultan has a percussion instrument ... migrants. The border will also open all businesses.
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 27 December 2020 17: 19
      -3
      Quote: rocket757
      The border will also open all businesses.

      Oh, and the fun will begin there ...
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 27 December 2020 17: 21
        0
        There and now it is not boring ... not as in striped, but there is enough of its own fool.
        1. Lipchanin
          Lipchanin 27 December 2020 17: 24
          -1
          Quote: rocket757
          There and now it is not boring ...

          And it will be even more fun.
          The more entertainers there are, the more fun the party is.
          Then sex will no longer be offered to German women. Will rape
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 27 December 2020 17: 48
            +1
            They must figure it out on their own ... no one will come to their aid. Not deserved with.
            1. Lipchanin
              Lipchanin 27 December 2020 17: 49
              +1
              Quote: rocket757
              no one will come to their aid. Not deserved with.

              But deserve a party like this
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 27 December 2020 18: 08
                +1
                Their deeds, their merit ... I don't care how they will get out now.
                Let them not come to us, then the rules.
                1. Lipchanin
                  Lipchanin 27 December 2020 18: 55
                  +1
                  Quote: rocket757
                  Their deeds, their merit ... I don't care how they will get out now.

                  You just don’t have to follow the zealots and forget this word "tolerance"
                  It is for NORMAL people
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  10. Mikhail S.
    Mikhail S. 27 December 2020 17: 24
    +5
    Greece and Cyprus can be sacrificed to pacify the aggressor. Well, to the Anschluss of Azerbaijan
    can be admitted. Europe already has a similar experience. The British to help them
    If that I am writing this with sarcasm.
  11. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine 27 December 2020 17: 48
    +1
    European banks have invested over one hundred billion dollars in Turkey. Therefore, statements of solidarity with Cyprus and Greece, as well as a call for restrictive measures against Ankara, melted in the face of economic reality.

    Therefore, the European Union protects the European Union itself, not each individual country that is a member of the EU. And the sultan uses them all one by one, as on a "reperban".
  12. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 27 December 2020 17: 52
    -2
    laughingThreatening with a fist to stomp his feet to frown in the direction of Edik as it is not with his hand, or maybe he is from Inzherlik, through a secret tunnel already brought out several vigorous loaves? laughing Türkiye güçlü .... Tөrkiya kөchle ".. Turkey stong laughing I was in Turkey, the last time less than a year ago, it was striking that ordinary Turks live rather poorly. Outwardly, the country is governed normally, it is clean and the roads and infrastructure are at a good level, not to mention the fact that I did not see passionarity in the Turks and a great desire to die for an idea. Turks are hucksters by nature, like the Chinese. With such a mentality, an empire cannot be built, although the Greeks and the Bulgarians are clearly running into a good pendel.
    1. Anar
      Anar 28 December 2020 00: 00
      -1
      Better a Turkic huckster than a French drunkard)
  13. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 27 December 2020 18: 01
    -2
    “Siktir Git Mr. Erdogan! "
    laughingErdogan was asked to "fuck off" - in plain text in a rude form - from Greece and its territories. The statement was made by Democracy, a Greek right-wing newspaper. The head of the republic could, of course, calmly ignore the insult, but in the case of Greek journalists, he did not do this.
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 27 December 2020 18: 37
      -1
      What do you think, if we seize half of Hokkaido, under the pretext that all the descendants of the Russian Ainu living there, we will put a manual government, and then we will come down and explore Japanese waters for PI. What will be the reaction of the Japanese press? Or are there governments? Why do you deny the Greeks their desire to bring the peninsulas back and forbid Turkey to climb for PI?
  14. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 December 2020 18: 50
    +1
    So much for the EU law, who is stronger and right. fellow negative wassat
  15. Shahno
    Shahno 27 December 2020 19: 01
    0
    Erdogan and Erdogan are different. Well, Turkey is a regional power.
    Ps. Let him try to infringe on the interests of Israel. Then there will be something to say.
    1. Anar
      Anar 28 December 2020 00: 02
      0
      Turkey with Israel and Israel with Turkey will not fight. Everyone in the region has their own enemies who will immediately pick up this wave.
  16. l7yzo
    l7yzo 27 December 2020 19: 09
    +1
    Well, Greece is bankrupt, Kipt is an offshore company - the EU can be understood - if Turkey climbs there, they will write off all this and make it pay. And if it doesn’t fit, then it doesn’t fit - the gut is thin. Don't think about the EU - they think everything very well. Yes, about people they may think badly, but about money - they will not miss their own. And as always, they want others to pay for their banquet.
  17. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 27 December 2020 19: 11
    -1
    Quote: Mitroha
    What do you think, if we seize half of Hokkaido, under the pretext that all the descendants of the Russian Ainu living there, we will put a manual government, and then we will come down and explore Japanese waters for PI. What will be the reaction of the Japanese press? Or are there governments? Why do you deny the Greeks their desire to bring the peninsulas back and forbid Turkey to climb for PI?

    Their story is over. What kind of "Russian Ainu" are there?laughing You are healthy? Turks are a young developing state that acts in their own interests.
  18. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 27 December 2020 19: 13
    -3
    Quote: Shahno
    Erdogan and Erdogan are different. Well, Turkey is a regional power.
    Ps. Let him try to infringe on the interests of Israel. Then there will be something to say.

    How does Israel, as a regional power, have the right to infringe on the interests of Turkey?
  19. Shahno
    Shahno 27 December 2020 19: 20
    0
    Quote: Gennady Fomkin
    Quote: Shahno
    Erdogan and Erdogan are different. Well, Turkey is a regional power.
    Ps. Let him try to infringe on the interests of Israel. Then there will be something to say.

    How does Israel, as a regional power, have the right to infringe on the interests of Turkey?

    Gennady, you really are Fomkin. You understand languages ​​well .... Conjugation, declension.
  20. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 27 December 2020 19: 29
    -3
    Quote: Shahno
    Quote: Gennady Fomkin
    Quote: Shahno
    Erdogan and Erdogan are different. Well, Turkey is a regional power.
    Ps. Let him try to infringe on the interests of Israel. Then there will be something to say.

    How does Israel, as a regional power, have the right to infringe on the interests of Turkey?

    Gennady, you really are Fomkin. You understand languages ​​well .... Conjugation, declension.

    To your not very "smart" remark. On the account of "Conjugation, declension, I can notice a typo here without me enough laughing
    1. Shahno
      Shahno 27 December 2020 19: 42
      0
      Quote: Gennady Fomkin
      Quote: Shahno
      Quote: Gennady Fomkin
      Quote: Shahno
      Erdogan and Erdogan are different. Well, Turkey is a regional power.
      Ps. Let him try to infringe on the interests of Israel. Then there will be something to say.

      How does Israel, as a regional power, have the right to infringe on the interests of Turkey?

      Gennady, you really are Fomkin. You understand languages ​​well .... Conjugation, declension.

      To your not very "smart" remark. On the account of "Conjugation, declension, I can notice a typo here without me enough laughing

      You don't exactly understand the difference between cause and effect. I thought the reason was in the language, but oh well ...

      wassat
  21. Gennady Fomkin
    Gennady Fomkin 27 December 2020 19: 40
    -2
    Quote: Ros 56
    So much for the EU law, who is stronger and right. fellow negative wassat

    Whoever has real strength, resources and capabilities is right. In casuistry (that is, in science and art to breed suckers), the West has definitely become more familiar with Russia, and as a result, it has established its own rules for relations between states. To reckon with these rules is tantamount to playing cards with cheaters according to the rules of cheaters and not going broke. History gets its debts one way or another. 
  22. APASUS
    APASUS 27 December 2020 20: 45
    0
    Globalization in action. It is impossible to take something and cancel it, without incurring serious losses.
  23. Graduate student
    Graduate student 27 December 2020 20: 48
    +11
    EU capitulates to Turkey

    Nope. Everything will remain as it is. yes