Military Review

Former US envoy: Improvement in relations between Washington and Ankara under Biden is unlikely

23

Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan was unable to seize the opportunity and take compromise steps on a number of issues on which former US President Donald Trump offered concessions to Turkey. Improvement in relations between Washington and Ankara under Joe Biden is also unlikely.

]
This was stated by the ex-US envoy to Syria James Jeffrey in an interview with Deutsche Welle TV and radio company.

Relations between NATO allies have been strained in recent years over a number of issues, including Turkey's purchase of the Russian S-400 air defense system, the threat of sanctions against the Turkish state-owned bank Halkbank for evading anti-Iranian sanctions, and Ankara's stance on the Libyan and Syrian issues.

The S-400 is a disaster for Turkey. Buying them was historical a mistake.

- said Jeffrey, noting that this acquisition cost Ankara an exclusion from the F-35 fighter program.

Turkey acquired the Russian S-400 air defense systems in 2019, despite threats from the United States, which believes that the system potentially undermines NATO's defenses. Trump has repeatedly tried to compromise with Erdogan on this issue, but Ankara has refused to cooperate.


The new Biden administration has the same negative attitude towards Turkey's purchase of Russian air defense systems, so a warming of relations between Washington and Ankara should not be expected.
Photos used:
https://twitter.com/joebiden, https://en.wikipedia.org/, The White House
23 comments
Information
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. askort154
    askort154 28 January 2021 11: 23
    0
    The US wants to show that it punishes rebellious countries, regardless of NATO membership. In fact, Turkey has been and remains under the control of England all its life. And the United States and England are in one bundle.
    1. Simon
      Simon 28 January 2021 11: 37
      0
      With England - a bunch, a bunch, but still bought the S-400 in Russia! wink laughing
      1. askort154
        askort154 28 January 2021 12: 07
        0
        Simon ....With England - a bundle, a bundle, but I still bought the S-400 in Russia!

        Erdogan "freaked out" at the United States because of Gulen, his ideological enemy, who organized the coup and the assassination attempt on Erdogan.
        Knowing what the United States did with Gaddafi and Libya (no-fly zone), he insured himself by buying the S-400. The British ruled Erdogan through their ambassador to Turkey, Richard Moore, who became Erdogan's family friend, especially after the surrender of all the coup plotters to him. After that, Moore became the head of MI6's British intelligence.
        Soon Zelensky visited him, and straight from him met with Erdogan. And after this meeting, Erdogan allocated 36 billion dollars to Ukraine for armaments, and concluded a number of agreements:
        - for the joint production of UAVs,
        - the construction of the Ukraine Frigate,
        - supply of weapons and instructors,
        And soon, the head of the Turkish Foreign Ministry, Cavusoglu, openly declared that Turkey would support Ukraine in all matters, upon its return to Crimea. Later, Erdogan said the same. So, Erdogan, who was "offended" by the United States, was taken under the "tutelage" of England. As a result, Erdogan climbed not only to Ukraine, but also to Azeybarjan. Erdogan is not controllable for the EU and the United States, easily fell under England.
        And England has hundreds of years of experience of "undercover" divorces. hi
      2. Temples
        Temples 28 January 2021 12: 08
        +1
        In the top photo, who is the guy next to Biden? request
    2. venik
      venik 28 January 2021 12: 10
      0
      Quote: askort154
      Turkey has been, and remains, under the control of England all its life.

      ========
      I wonder, but HOW today England may контролировать Turkey? what
      1. askort154
        askort154 28 January 2021 12: 13
        0
        venik ..I wonder how HOW can England control Turkey today?

        I answered the above in "a nutshell". hi
        1. dauria
          dauria 28 January 2021 12: 30
          0
          I answered the above in "a nutshell".


          Unconvincing. You can control it with money, critical places in industry (both export and import), and finally the armed forces. And then they tried to throw you off, it didn't work out - and after that they send one intelligence officer to "control"? Not enough to control an entire country. Rather, they try to push, but they are afraid to go too far. Moreover, both ours and the Yankees (England so, the left syavka in this scenario)
          1. askort154
            askort154 28 January 2021 12: 40
            0
            dauria .....Unconvincing. You can control with money

            For the convincing influence of England on Turkey, it is necessary to stir up the history of the Turkish-Russian wars since 1854. And the history of the English
            colonial wars. And also, the history of activities in the world, the British foreign intelligence MI-6. Their working methods.
            Then "conviction" will appear hi
  2. APASUS
    APASUS 28 January 2021 11: 24
    +1
    Regardless of what they say in the US, they need Erdogan as an ally. For Western policy, Turkey is an outpost in the region, that's why they got by with rather narrow sanctions. But these are not sanctions, they failed a couple of deals.
    1. Vadim_888
      Vadim_888 28 January 2021 12: 09
      0
      ... They need Erdogan as an ally.

      Turkey is needed, and Erdogan is "a blacksmith? Why do I need a blacksmith, I don't need a blacksmith"
  3. Ros 56
    Ros 56 28 January 2021 11: 27
    +2
    Erdogan is scratching his turnips, are these allys, these striped ones? laughing
  4. bar
    bar 28 January 2021 11: 34
    -1
    Improvement in relations between Washington and Ankara under Joe Biden is also unlikely.

    And this is good news. Let the Sultan cool down a bit, it hurts too hot.
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 28 January 2021 11: 36
    +3
    Buying them was a historical mistake.
    Therefore, the purchase of the Patriot air defense system would be a historic victory? In the photo, what Biden is a "playful rascal" with his vice and is not afraid that harassment will be attributed.
    1. Uncle lee
      Uncle lee 28 January 2021 12: 39
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      not afraid of being attributed to harassment.

      What harassment! He has one foot in the grave ...
  6. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 28 January 2021 11: 50
    +1
    This is good for Russia. Otherwise, Istanbul will have to be turned into Constantinople ... laughing and this is not good. There is 15 million people, according to rumors.
    1. Vadim_888
      Vadim_888 28 January 2021 14: 23
      +2
      More, 15,67
    2. The comment was deleted.
    3. The comment was deleted.
    4. Anar
      Anar 28 January 2021 15: 06
      -1
      Quote: Mountain Shooter
      Otherwise, Istanbul will have to be turned into Constantinople ...

      Well, not one country in the world can do this.
      For 568 years, some countries have been dreaming about it, and they are drowning in their dreams.
      1. Mountain shooter
        Mountain shooter 28 January 2021 15: 09
        0
        Quote: Anar
        Well, not one country in the world can do this.
        For 568 years, some countries have been dreaming about it, and they are drowning in their dreams

        The last 100 years have already had several chances ... to change their face ... Remind me? Do not "run into" ...
        1. Anar
          Anar 28 January 2021 15: 21
          -1
          Quote: Mountain Shooter
          The last 100 years have already had several chances ... to change their face ... Remind me? Do not "run into" ...

          There would have been chances long ago. Couldn't .... and someone can't.
      2. Jaromir
        Jaromir 28 January 2021 23: 16
        +1
        Quote: Anar
        Already 568 years

        Of these, only 90 years as the city became Istanbul.
        Quote: Anar
        some countries dream about it and drown in their dreams

        Dreams tend to come true wink yes
  7. Nibiru
    Nibiru 28 January 2021 16: 40
    0
    Erdogan never freaks out! Never!
    1. Jaromir
      Jaromir 28 January 2021 23: 19
      +3
      Quote: nibiru
      Erdogan never freaks out! Never!

      Well yes, yes ... never ...
      Erdogan's hysteria turned into blackmail, or Turkish paranoia is already in everyone's throat https://newsland.com/community/5325/content/isterika-erdogana-vylilas-v-shantazh-ili-turetskaia-paranoiia-vsem-uzhe-poperek-gorla/6099016
      Erdogan hysterical: Turkish arrogance crashed against Russian composure in Syria https://tsargrad.tv/news/jerdogan-v-isterike-tureckaja-naglost-razbilas-o-russkoe-hladnokrovie-v-sirii_241680
  8. Jaromir
    Jaromir 28 January 2021 23: 12
    +4
    Former US envoy: Improvement in relations between Washington and Ankara under Biden is unlikely

    Now relations between the United States and Turkey will reach a new level. Of course, there will be no such relations as it was before, before the Trump presidency, but the Biden administration will try to soften the differences that have arisen.