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Expert from the Jamestown Foundation: Russia is concerned about the growing influence of Turkey in the Caspian, Baku is alarmed by Russia's actions

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Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar



Recently, the official publication of the Jamestown Foundation published an article by Paul Goble, in which he speaks of "Russia's concern over the growing Turkish influence in the Caspian region." According to a Western author, this influence of Turkey has grown significantly after Azerbaijan's victory in the Karabakh war, during which Ankara provided direct military assistance to Baku.

From an article by expert Paul Goble:

Turkey now has direct access to the Caspian Sea - significant reserves of oil and natural gas. The way out is through influence in Azerbaijan. Russia is therefore alarmed by Turkey's enthusiasm for trans-Caspian gas pipelines, which could undermine Russia's ability to dominate this market.

The conclusion is somewhat strange. The foreign author presents everything in such a way as if the influence of Turkey in Azerbaijan manifested itself exclusively after the war in Nagorno-Karabakh. At the same time, Goble, for some reason, does not take into account the obvious fact - this influence has been growing in recent years, which is confirmed by numerous Turkish-Azerbaijani agreements and contracts, including contracts in the military-technical sphere.

But an expert from the Jamestown Foundation says that Russia "to resist the growth of Turkish influence in the region has decided to go for rapprochement with Iran."

From the article:

In recent weeks, Russia and Iran have conducted naval exercises in hydrocarbon-rich parts of the Caspian Sea. But such actions of Moscow in the Caspian Sea are already causing alarm in Azerbaijan.

Goble claims that "in response" Baku is "ready to use military means to defend its gas pipelines and other infrastructure in the Caspian Sea."

Protect from whom? From Russia? Such conclusions of Mr. Goble seem obviously far-fetched. This is understandable. After all, the Jamestown Foundation is an organization headed by "former" employees of the US Central Intelligence Agency. At one time, this American foundation held "seminars" with the participation of terrorists operating in the North Caucasus. Among those invited are the militants who were previously part of Maskhadov's terrorist groups. At the same time, they were called either "fighters for independence" or "Caucasian militia".
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  1. From Tomsk
    From Tomsk 27 February 2021 12: 34
    +12
    Now, wherever you spit, you will definitely get into an expert.
    1. Orange bigg
      Orange bigg 27 February 2021 12: 37
      +4
      This is how public opinion is formed, the thoughts necessary for the author and those who are behind him are inspired.
      Goble claims that "in response" Baku is "ready to use military means to defend its gas pipelines and other infrastructure in the Caspian Sea."

      Protect from whom? From Russia? Such conclusions of Mr. Goble seem obviously far-fetched.

      Divide and rule. So the Anglo-Saxons are feeding distrust from all sides in the Russia-Iran-Turkey triangle, because they want to ruin it, having quarreled all its participants. They inspire fear through such informational stuffing. This triangle interferes with the Anglo-Saxons in the Middle East, because it was he who actually stopped the conflict in Syria, at least froze it. The Anglo-Saxons want to dominate themselves.
      1. 2 Level Advisor
        2 Level Advisor 27 February 2021 13: 31
        +3
        1. "This is how public opinion is formed. The thoughts that are necessary for the author and those who are behind him are instilled." - of course I agree with this, now any media is engaged in this ..
        2. "Iran-Turkey-Russia triangle" - does not exist - the meeting ended with "slogans", but Turkey is in NATO (a real alliance, not a far-fetched one) and the US airbase is in place .. by the way, the US was also invited to a meeting in Sochi, but they didn’t come .. but they came - would the "square" be RF-USA-Turkey-Iran?
        3. the conflict in Syria - stopped? I thought it was stopped like in Karabakh .. and in Syria we can assume that Turkey got what it wanted and the US got it, maybe not everything it wanted, but most of it is Kurds, oil and land on the border with Iraq, and the Russian Federation .. I don’t know, we got:
        into the load most of the territory of the destroyed country, with pieces of territory under someone else's control from which the barmaley always climb and who cannot be expelled from there because there is a land of "partners" and even we do not have oil to rebuild at the expense of Syria, not the Russian Federation .. while the battles are mainly on "our" side ..
        it is unlikely that this is what Russia wanted .. it turns out, how to disperse Igil- Russia, but how to divide the buns, we use the residual principle ..
        moreover, "our" territory is constantly bombed, either Israel or the United States, without asking us and nothing in response .. it does not seem like a victory, we are rather just one of the "players" in the conflict that will not last for many years .. although a number of pluses are the image and experience of the army is ..
        but in general I have a personal conviction that global things in the world do not happen without preliminary agreements .. just everyone has their own role in the play .. the world is now one capitalist and ruled by the naglo-Saxons .. even argue, at least not .. but this so .. now the world is ruled by the dollar, and only then the army ..
      2. frruc
        frruc 27 February 2021 13: 57
        0
        They want to destabilize the situation in this region and translate the desired into reality.
    2. paco.soto
      paco.soto 27 February 2021 12: 41
      +2
      Now, wherever you spit, you will definitely hit an expert.
      Neutral opinion: "Perfectly in the hole ® ™"! It became clear to me modusoperanti - to give a logically contradictory article in every sentence and hype on the comments. Well, what is it - logical and monetized
      Only it became excruciatingly sorry for the time spent reading.
      1. oleg-gr
        oleg-gr 27 February 2021 12: 45
        +3
        "Experts" are still those. For a couple of extra bucks, they'll write whatever they want.
        1. paco.soto
          paco.soto 3 March 2021 04: 20
          0
          Experts "still those. For the sake of a couple of extra bucks, they will write anything.
          Reply © ©
          I have the same opinion. I apologize for the late answer.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 27 February 2021 13: 16
      0
      Quote: From Tomsk
      Now, wherever you spit, you will definitely get into an expert.

      Wow ! All experts!
    4. venik
      venik 27 February 2021 14: 57
      -1
      Quote: From Tomsk
      Now, wherever you spit, you will definitely get into an expert.

      =======
      Well, if you don’t get into the “expert”, then you really won’t miss the couch (on which he is sitting)! (The sofa is very large and soft! laughing )!
      drinks
  2. Sergey39
    Sergey39 27 February 2021 12: 35
    +1
    Well, these Foundations are rinsing the brains of their readers, but why do we need this? We have enough "experts" of our own.
  3. Thrifty
    Thrifty 27 February 2021 12: 35
    0
    Russia, of course, is not delighted with the growing Turkish influence, but we do not want to fight not with the Turks, not with the Yankees! "Screw to the wall," the issue will have to be resolved by force, so it is better not to bring the situation to such a turn of events!
  4. for
    for 27 February 2021 12: 42
    +1
    Turkey's influence is significant has grown after the victory of Azerbaijan in the Karabakh war,

    The foreign author presents everything in such a way as if the influence of Turkey in Azerbaijan manifested itself exclusively after the war in Nagorno-Karabakh.
  5. silberwolf88
    silberwolf88 27 February 2021 12: 43
    +1
    the article is so-so ... well, it does not attract discussion on VO ...
    Regarding Azerbaijan / Turkey? Russia / Iran, I will say one thing the Persians (and Azerbaijan has good relations with Iran) and their culture is closer to the Azerbaijanis, no matter how the Turks try ... the rest is just politics ... Russia is equidistant from everyone ... we are over the situation ... and clearly (but it would always be like that) we pursue our interests ... our biggest current problem is the Armenians of the Pashinyan ... and the entire American trace in Armenia ...
    1. staxan
      staxan 27 February 2021 17: 39
      -1
      I will say one thing the Persians (and Azerbaijan has good relations with Iran) and their culture is closer to the Azerbaijanis, no matter how hard the Turks try


      The connoisseur is immediately visible! Does this mean, out of great love, Iran has been drowning for the Armenians for 30 years?!)
  6. cniza
    cniza 27 February 2021 12: 43
    +3
    What the author wanted to say, I still did not understand, but the fact that Turkey has been working closely in the Caspian Sea for a long time, and we just observe this fact, we are waiting for the next problems. without nipping them in the bud ...
    1. prior
      prior 27 February 2021 12: 49
      0
      The entire international policy of Russia begins and ends with one thing - "Maybe" .....
      Maybe it will cost, maybe it will resolve, maybe it will not happen, ........
      1. cniza
        cniza 27 February 2021 12: 59
        0
        And so for many centuries ...
  7. Free wind
    Free wind 27 February 2021 12: 44
    -1
    I wonder who is the author of such notes, without a family without a tribe? Who is this Globel? Does he even know about the existence of Turkey and Azerbaijan and Armenia? It seems there are five authors who scribble news, which they themselves compose, all enemies, everyone wants to offend the great poo.
  8. Cowbra
    Cowbra 27 February 2021 12: 45
    -4
    The situation in the Caspian before the war:
    * Azerbaijan is ultimately controlled by Turkey.
    * Armenia is controlled by the USA. Tensions are escalating around the Russian base in Gyumri.
    * Karabakh is completely closed for the Russian Federation
    Situation after the war
    * Azerbaijan is ultimately controlled by Turkey.
    * The United States has completely lost its influence on Armenia, the war was ended by Russia, Armenia visually convinced that its only possible ally is Russia
    * Karabakh is ultimately controlled by the Russian troops. No one else's decision matters there, the higher power is the peacemakers. I remind you - military force.
    ----------------
    Who strengthened what there? Give "alcohol" a laxative, otherwise it intensified there ... Until constipation
    1. staxan
      staxan 27 February 2021 17: 45
      -3
      Well, drop yourself a little, like iksperdu. ) You at least repeat yourself a mantra a thousand times, but in a couple of years your myth-makers will fly out of Karabakh. And they will fly away to Voronezh in a beautiful flock.))
      1. Alexander Seklitsky
        Alexander Seklitsky 28 February 2021 07: 10
        0
        Something from Transnistria and South Ossetia has not taken off, until now.
  9. Anar
    Anar 27 February 2021 12: 54
    +1
    An expert from the Jamestown Foundation lives in Baku to know what is alarmed there? Another instigator between Russia-Azerbaijan-Turkey relations. The campaign was tormented by envy of many and they cannot indifferently watch how others build bridges !!!
  10. iouris
    iouris 27 February 2021 12: 57
    0
    Don't argue. They made their choice. A great.
  11. rocket757
    rocket757 27 February 2021 13: 05
    0
    Expert from the Jamestown Foundation: Russia is concerned about the growing influence of Turkey in the Caspian, Baku is alarmed by Russia's actions

    The time is alarming and improvement of the situation is NOT EXPECTED, in the foreseeable future, at least.
  12. Ros 56
    Ros 56 27 February 2021 13: 15
    +2
    It is visible
    about such eksperds it is said:
  13. RUSS
    RUSS 27 February 2021 14: 05
    -1
    At the same time, they were called either "fighters for independence" or "Caucasian militia".
    Well, this is both a spy and a scout))), so in the Caucasus we have terrorists, separatists, militants, and in the Donbass there is a militia.
  14. 123456789
    123456789 27 February 2021 14: 41
    0
    Quote: Cowbra
    Who strengthened what? Give "kspirt" laxative, otherwise it intensified there ... Until constipation

    With sleeping pills laughing
  15. izGOI
    izGOI 27 February 2021 23: 52
    0
    It seems that this Paul Goubal learned about the existence of Azerbaijan half an hour before writing the article, about the Caspian Sea in an hour, about Turkey in 2 hours. XSPORD !!!
  16. Petrol cutter
    Petrol cutter 28 February 2021 18: 05
    0
    To our Turkish partners. It would be necessary to know the edge, however.
    Bo, it is not even the hour the Russian Federation will indicate them. God willing.
    I would not like to bring to this ...