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Turkish press: Zelensky tries to attract Erdogan to fight against Russia

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The role of Turkey in the political life of not only the Middle East, but also Eastern Europe is rapidly increasing. President Recep Erdogan is an ambitious man, whom only the lazy did not accuse of trying to implement a neo-Ottomanist project. Naturally, Turkey also has its own interests in the Black Sea region, especially considering that the Ottoman Empire once controlled these territories, and the Black Sea was actually an "internal Turkish lake." Ankara has certain contradictions with Moscow, and not only in Syria or Libya, but also in the Black Sea region, in the North Caucasus. Now Ukraine is going to play on these contradictions.


On April 10, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky is to pay an official visit to Turkey. The presidents of the two countries are going to discuss the situation in Donbass and Crimea, economic and military cooperation between the states.

Note that Erdogan has repeatedly spoken in the spirit that Crimea is the territory of Ukraine, and this position cannot but appeal to Zelensky, as well as to other Ukrainian leaders. Another thing is that it is difficult to suspect Erdogan's Ukrainian patriotism: it is not profitable for the Turkish president to enter Crimea into Russia, he would prefer to have a weak neighbor in Crimea in the person of Ukraine, which could be imposed on anything, up to the military bases of the Turkish Navy in the Crimean ports.

Milliyet writes about the importance of military cooperation between Ukraine and Turkey. So, back in October 2020, Ukraine and Turkey signed a military agreement and a memorandum of intent. The memorandum of intent spoke of the desirability of developing joint Turkish-Ukrainian projects for the construction of warships, unmanned aerial vehicles and turbine engines. Also Turkey and Ukraine decided to exchange intelligence information.


Ukrainian military at the Bayraktar drone

On December 14, 2020, another agreement was signed, according to which Turkey will supply Ukraine with Bayraktar unmanned aerial vehicles. The Turkish publication does not exclude that drones can be used by Ukraine in hostilities in the Donbass. Moreover, now the Ukrainian side is inspired by the example of Azerbaijan and the successful use of Turkish UAVs by the Azerbaijani army, and without a doubt projects this experience onto a possible resumption of hostilities in Donbass.

Thus, according to the Turkish press, Zelensky is trying to involve Erdogan in the fight against Russia. Despite the fact that Recep Erdogan is a cautious president and skillfully maneuvering between different poles of modern world politics (especially after the coup attempt directed against him several years ago), he is also interested in friendly relations with Ukraine.

Kiev's support allows Erdogan to weaken Russia and influence the balance of power in the Black Sea region. Moreover, now in Ukraine there are Crimean Tatar nationalists and enjoy wide support of the Ukrainian authorities, and Turkey has always considered both Crimea and the North Caucasus as territories of its influence, temporarily lost in the XNUMXth-XNUMXth centuries. due to circumstances.

However, the question remains about Moscow's reaction to such actions of Turkey. Russia not so long ago supplied Turkey with S-400, has a number of joint expensive projects, but at the same time Ankara supplies "Bayraktars" to the armed forces of Ukraine and in every possible way emphasizes that Crimea should belong to Ukraine. Of course, not only a diplomatic, but also an economic response to such behavior of the southern neighbor could not be superfluous.
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  1. salad
    salad April 6 2021 09: 32
    +6
    "Do not goof" funny guy
    1. xorek
      xorek April 6 2021 09: 50
      +5
      Like how was the operation in Karabakh ..? Well, for this you need to elect Pashinyan as head of Eh Zelensky in the Donbass, you will end badly.
      1. knn54
        knn54 April 6 2021 11: 00
        +1
        The Turks can plant Syrian mercenaries in Ukraine at any time. There is experience (including the Karabakh one) in organizing sabotage detachments, in this case from the same Tatars and Ukrainians. (living in the LDNR) sympathetic to Kiev.
        According to the Turkish Air Force general, who visited Ukraine, the latter has enough up to 60 drones to destroy all armored vehicles (up to 400 units) of the LDNR.
        1. xorek
          xorek April 6 2021 12: 38
          -2
          Quote: knn54
          The Turks can plant Syrian mercenaries in Ukraine at any time. There is experience (including the Karabakh one) in organizing sabotage detachments, in this case from the same Tatars and Ukrainians. (living in the LDNR) sympathetic to Kiev.

          Well, maybe, only we can too hi The Donbass militias have motivation and are very serious, in contrast to the mercenaries of these hi
          Quote: knn54
          According to the Turkish Air Force general, who visited Ukraine, the latter has enough up to 60 drones to destroy all armored vehicles (up to 400 units) of the LDNR.

          Do they take into account electronic warfare? Do you think we do not have this and the specialists? And also our air defense missile defense, which are on the border with them and cover Ukraine completely ... Then a racket can fly from any direction and it is to the control point, etc.
          It is not for nothing that Bandera's people are shaking and their curators .. Everything can end quickly and they won't even have time to get scared .. Why are we worse than Israel in countering the threat? They can, but we are prohibited from Russia?
          There will be something if something happens negative
          1. Shurik70
            Shurik70 April 6 2021 22: 32
            0
            The Turks are not at all opposed to supplying their mercenaries and weapons to Ukraine.
            Nevertheless, although they quarrel with NATO, they will not leave NATO itself.
            And here is such a good reason to show that they are "for NATO."
        2. Egor53
          Egor53 April 6 2021 22: 41
          -2
          Turkey, militarily, is a dwarf compared to Russia. And the Turks will never fit in for Ukraine.
    2. avg
      avg April 6 2021 10: 09
      +3
      Quote: salat
      "Do not goof" funny guy

      Not Loh - ... rare, cowardly and venal. With fright, he can do a lot of things, so he needs to be afraid of Russia most of all.
    3. barclay
      barclay April 6 2021 10: 18
      +2
      Quote: salat
      "Do not goof" funny guy

      He is, of course, still a "green pod" in comparison with Erdogan, but we must remember that Erdogan will not let his own go, even though his relations with the GDP are of a completely different level.
    4. Lionnvrsk
      Lionnvrsk April 6 2021 10: 36
      0
      Quote: salat
      "Do not goof" funny guy

      Well yes!
      And he's not a BAD guy, by the way, but ...
      And everything seems to be smooth, but ...
      And maybe, really, for a long time
      Everything would be like in a movie, but ...
      Moscow lights ... Manhattan, I'm sorry ...
      lol
    5. Jaromir
      Jaromir April 6 2021 14: 32
      0
      Yes, he is not a sucker. The main occupier of Ukraine is, all the same, a "Materially Secured Person" wink
  2. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima April 6 2021 09: 35
    +8
    Erdogan would not refuse Crimea, but how will the transition of the peninsula from Russia to the Ottomans help Ukraine? Or here, on principle, do not you get it to anyone?)
    1. avg
      avg April 6 2021 10: 23
      +5
      Quote: Ruslan Sulima
      ... how the transition of the peninsula from Russia to the Ottomans will help Ukraine

      Sumerians, suffering unbearably from the loss of the "Heart of Ukraine", try to completely forget the history of Crimea and how they got it. Moreover, they do not think about the further development of events.
    2. venik
      venik April 6 2021 10: 36
      +2
      Quote: Ruslan Sulima
      Erdogan would not refuse Crimea, but how will the transition of the peninsula from Russia to the Ottomans help Ukraine? Or here, on principle, do not you get it to anyone?)

      ========
      Rather, it's just not there can't believethat Turkey "has views" on the Crimea! request
  3. cniza
    cniza April 6 2021 09: 43
    +3
    On April 10, President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky is to pay an official visit to Turkey. The presidents of the two countries are going to discuss the situation in Donbass and Crimea, economic and military cooperation between the states.


    Funny, they shout that Russia is about to attack, and the President is rolling around the world ...
    1. 210ox
      210ox April 6 2021 10: 53
      +1
      Well, he's probably looking for an "alternate airfield" ..
      1. cniza
        cniza April 6 2021 12: 26
        +1
        I do not know what he is looking for, but in Qatar he solves issues, let's say - at the household level ...
  4. Ruslan Sulima
    Ruslan Sulima April 6 2021 09: 45
    +1
    And so, in his country, a war looms, and where is he going there, to Qatar, Turkey ...
    Obviously I misunderstood the instructions of Vasily Ivanovich, I was going to the deep rear ...

    Need to think!
  5. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 April 6 2021 09: 51
    +4
    These two leaders have points of contact, and this is not only Crimea. Therefore, they will whisper, smile at each other and the Ukrainian side will receive several more UAVs and an additional ten Turkish instructors. All these flirtations with Ukraine on the part of the United States, the EU and Turkey will only lead to the fact that a false sense of their military power, arrogance, ambition and impunity will push Ukraine to another crime. In this situation, Erdogan is as much a provocateur as the United States and Europe.
  6. Yves762
    Yves762 April 6 2021 09: 56
    +1
    Turkish press: Zelensky tries to attract Erdogan to fight against Russia

    The Karabakh history was inspired.?. what
    Unlike Azerbaijan, Ukraine has more chances to be "in the wrong" relative to Turkey.
  7. tihonmarine
    tihonmarine April 6 2021 10: 10
    +1
    Again today about "error 404" and VAZelin fourth post, not yet evening, continuation of an interesting series.
    Today I heard a song from V / N from Gordon, you can't even think of such words - "I bought you a house in the village of Kobyla, jingling a duckweed with a quack." I don't even know what to say to that.
  8. rocket757
    rocket757 April 6 2021 10: 14
    +1
    Turkish press: Zelensky tries to attract Erdogan to fight against Russia
    kid ZO is trying to sign a big, cunning uncle for some kind of stupidity ... heh, heh!
  9. DymOk_v_dYmke
    DymOk_v_dYmke April 6 2021 10: 15
    +2
    Turkey and Ukraine decided to exchange intelligence information.

    In fact, this is a NATO service, which Ukraine has long been striving for.
  10. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 April 6 2021 10: 18
    +2
    Recep didn’t pay back his debt to Putin, when he was hiding in the night sky of Istanbul, praying to the Almighty !!!
    1. Pereira
      Pereira April 6 2021 10: 45
      +3
      The service provided is worth nothing.
      1. tralflot1832
        tralflot1832 April 6 2021 10: 57
        -3
        And I have the impression that Erdogan is working it out. Nagorno-Karabakh was resolved fairly, they could have solved this issue earlier peacefully. Well, in Syria, this is already a question for the United States and the Kurds. Indeed, the ways of God are not confessable, the Kurds were supported by the USSR, and Now the United States. The Kurds are not lucky, they have oil under their feet, but there is no vigorous loaf.
  11. APASUS
    APASUS April 6 2021 10: 56
    0
    Whoever Zeliboba is not trying to win over to her side. The problem is that as a partner, everyone is interested in a strong Ukraine, and not as a beggar.
    1. Vladimir61
      Vladimir61 April 6 2021 11: 25
      +2
      Quote: APASUS
      The problem is that as a partner, everyone is interested in a strong Ukraine, and not as a beggar.
      And it seems to me that its closest neighbors Poland, Hungary, and the same Turkey do not need such Ukraine. By spinning the flywheel of war, everyone wants to take advantage of this - the weakening of both Russia and Ukraine. Only Russia is difficult to bring down and they do not particularly hope for it, but weak Ukraine will be like a cheap whore on the sidelines. Everyone will take what they can grab.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS April 6 2021 12: 03
        0
        Quote: Vladimir61
        Ukraine will be like a cheap whore on the sidelines. Everyone will take what they can grab.

        If you only work with it and destroy it yourself, and then pick up what remains. And so all relations with the country end with a request for money
        1. Vladimir61
          Vladimir61 April 6 2021 12: 39
          +1
          Quote: APASUS
          If you only work with her and destroy it yourself

          Yes, the "Russian statesman and diplomat" Zurabov also worked there, now we are only reaping the benefits.
    2. cat Rusich
      cat Rusich April 6 2021 20: 48
      0
      Quote: APASUS
      as a partner, everyone is interested in a strong Ukraine, and not as a beggar.
      "Foreign policy illusion" since the times of the USSR ...
      A strong, wealthy neighbor becomes a competitor.
      Competitor - cannot be a friend or partner.
      1. APASUS
        APASUS April 7 2021 09: 18
        0
        Quote: cat Rusich
        A competitor cannot be a friend or partner.

        Maybe there are plenty of examples. USA and Great Britain for example.
        And at this stage there is no partner from Ukraine at all, all relations with the country are reduced to begging for money. All the technological and technical backlog of the USSR has come to an end.
        1. cat Rusich
          cat Rusich April 7 2021 19: 12
          0
          Quote: APASUS
          Quote: cat Rusich
          A competitor cannot be a friend or partner.

          Maybe there are plenty of examples. USA and Great Britain for example.
          USA and Britain = suzerain and vassal
          USA - overlord smile Britain is a vassal sad
  12. Alexilyin
    Alexilyin April 6 2021 13: 01
    +1
    Zelya is a straightforward political woman with low social responsibility. But the Turks are only interested in it to a certain extent. After possible use, they will be thrown away and forgotten that such (s) were. And they can also present for the Zaporozhye slaughter))) The Turks have a better history than the modern Ukrainian.
  13. Comrade Kim
    Comrade Kim April 6 2021 15: 25
    -1
    Quote: knn54
    Turks can "throw up" at any time

    Erdogan has enough of his own problems.
    He removed the curator of the financial sector from the world elite (Head of the Central Bank) - got in the gut, Lira collapsed into the abyss.
    While the heads of state are carrying out the orders of the IMF and the World Bank, tanks can be sent to the shores of Lake Geneva.

    Katasonov on the dependence of "independent" economies.
    https://m.tsargrad.tv/shows/rekordnyj-vyvoz-zolota-iz-rossii-v-london-jelita-gotova-bezhat_340922
  14. Lister
    Lister April 6 2021 15: 55
    +1
    Zelensky tries to attract Erdogan to fight against Russia

    Now Erdogan is busy with other issues. One of which is the eradication of hostile forces in Turkey itself. The only thing they can agree on now is to expand military-technical cooperation.
  15. Retvizan 8
    Retvizan 8 April 7 2021 17: 09
    0
    If this Ukrainian clown decided to outwit and involve such a wolf as Erdogan in order to solve his selfish questions, then I am amused by the naivety or even stupidity of “Monica” and his team.
    To Erdogan harnessed in the interests of another state? I strongly doubt it.
    But for the sake of his geopolitical benefits, he will "devour" Loja and not choke!
  16. ArtA777
    ArtA777 April 28 2021 17: 16
    0
    Zelensky is not trying to attract the Turks, but the Turks are trying to push Ukraine to attack Donbass!