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The steel grip of "soft power": Turkey in Syria

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“Soft power is the ability of the state (union, coalition) to achieve the desired results in international affairs through persuasion (attraction), not suppression (imposition, coercion). "Soft power" acts by encouraging others to follow (or by seeking their own consent to follow, or making it beneficial to follow) certain norms of behavior and institutions in the international arena, which leads its carriers to achieve the desired result virtually without coercion. "


The world is changing


The world is changing, and at the same time new players are entering the arena of international politics.

And, perhaps, one of the most unexpected participants in the struggle for new spheres of influence was the Republic of Turkey.

Unfortunately, in Russia, the topic of Ankara's international influence remains completely undisclosed to this day. The few facts about the growing Turkish political power are mainly of interest to only a narrow circle of specialists and do not find any reflection among the masses.

The only exceptions in this case are the few evidences of direct military confrontations between Turkey and the forces acting as allies of Moscow - however, this information is sometimes presented in an extremely distorted form and sometimes is not at all objective.

This cycle will consist of a whole series of articles: in them we will try to reconstruct in a condensed form the picture of Ankara's international influence - an extremely extensive, interesting, and, no doubt, very threatening picture ...

"Active participation in a military bloc is hardly possible directly
correlate with the manifestations of the imperial ambitions of Turkey, but it
emphasizes the centuries-old habit of the Turks to rule rather than
be manageable. Undoubtedly, the pursuit of domination and veneration
"The good old days" has become a feature of the national character,
which is cultivated in the post-war Turkish Republic. So,
demonstrations on the occasion of public holidays by all means
is led by a column of soldiers dressed in janissary uniforms, and
the annually celebrated anniversary of the capture of Constantinople is made
like a costume procession "

- S. Druzhilovskiy, “Turkey: the habit of managing”.

Syria


Perhaps it would be quite fair to start this analysis from the country that became the starting point for Turkey's emergence as a new geopolitical player.

Alas, contrary to all the aspirations and hopes of Russia, the “Syrian tangle” turned out to be very difficult to resolve - the interests of too many players intersect in it, for most of whom the current situation looks more than satisfactory.


Syria as of 2021. Photo source: rossaprimavera.ru

At the moment, the official government in Damascus controls only 63,38% of the country's pre-war territory.

The remaining percentage comes from the US-backed Kurdish alliance SDF, as well as from Ankara's northern security zone.

However, despite the relatively small size, the territories not controlled by Damascus are vital for Syria: the provinces beyond the Euphrates once provided the country with their own oil, and the northern provinces were called the "bread basket" - it was there that the most fertile lands in the country were located. Thus, the United States and Turkey created conditions in advance in which the complete victory of Russia and the subsequent restoration of the SAR became simply impossible - at the moment Syria is experiencing the most severe fuel and food crises, the main beneficiary of which is Iran.


Contrary to popular belief, the United States benefits from a Turkish military presence in the Syrian Arab Republic. Photo source: motherjones.com

Initially, no one expected that Ankara would seriously decide to occupy part of the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic: at the start of Operation Euphrates Shield, most of the Russian experts were confident that Turkey would soon lose its northern provinces - these events, in their opinion, were relegated to the end phases of active hostilities against terrorist groups. This state of affairs continued until the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, when the Syrian army was defeated in the course of unsuccessful attempts to return the lost lands.

Unfortunately, such expert conclusions can only be associated with nothing else than complete analytical myopia - Turkey almost immediately began to invest in its territorial acquisitions. Following the troops were builders and entrepreneurs: the former Syrian provinces soon began to compare favorably with those controlled by the official government in the availability of electricity, fuel, shops and roads.

In the north of Syria, an extremely stormy humanitarian activity was launched by Turkish charitable foundations: for example, the IHH fund provides hot meals for schoolchildren, regularly organizes the supply of food parcels, clothes and bedding. A number of organizations (Association Ataa) are actively building residential complexes for refugees: they are small typical townships, the infrastructure of which includes schools, mosques and retail outlets.

Ankara's state structures, however, keep up with non-profit organizations: the Turkish army regularly participates in humanitarian operations designed to help the local population. This includes the deployment of field kitchens and the distribution of hot meals, the organization of medical centers (with subsequent mass vaccination), the restoration of schools and conducting classes in them with the participation of Turkish military personnel, assistance to socially vulnerable categories of people (the elderly, the disabled, families who have lost their fathers).


Law enforcement agencies in the former Syrian provinces are made up of Syrians - a move by the Turkish administration that has a beneficial effect on relations with the local population. Photo source: nytimes.com

Separately, it is worth mentioning the work with passionate youth, a very significant number of which ended up in the northern territories now belonging to Turkey: young and physically strong people are recruited into the so-called "armed forces of the Syrian opposition", where they undergo full-fledged training under the guidance of Turkish military instructors. It is from them that the police units are formed, which ensure order in the former Syrian provinces controlled by Ankara.

However, the creation of security forces is by no means the only measure designed to reduce tensions and help millions of refugees. Turkey is actively funding Vocational Training and Education Centers, where Syrians can get one or another working profession. Turkish language courses are being held - thanks to them, young Syrians have the opportunity to go to study and work in the Republic itself. Teachers and clerics are perhaps the best conductors of Ankara's "soft power" in the region.

In addition to the military police, Turkey has created and trained a full-fledged bureaucratic apparatus - controlled local Syrian councils for administrative affairs.

Separately, it is worth mentioning that the northern territories are mostly connected to the electricity grid of the Republic of Turkey itself - this put an end to long-term and regular power outages; among other things, mobile communications in the region are provided by Turkish operators, and the lira serves as the means of payment. In addition, Ankara has registered over 500 Syrian companies to facilitate cross-border trade.

Against the background of what is happening, the Syrian refugees literally idolize Turkish soldiers and Erdogan himself: Ankara's active intervention saved many of them from certain death (the security forces controlled by Damascus and Tehran are organizing harsh purges of not only terrorist elements, but also all those dissatisfied with the policy of the official authorities - this is precisely the fact led to a second mass exodus of refugees in Syria, who also went to the northern territories). And subsequent energetic measures to restore the economy and law and order in the region led to the fact that the standard of living in the pro-Turkish north became noticeably higher than in the territories controlled by Damascus.

The Turkish authorities, however, used their military and political successes extremely wisely: constant work with the broad masses, coupled with an extremely soft and noble approach (both in the speeches of high-ranking politicians and in “work on the ground”, the Turks call the Syrians brothers, actively focusing on for general well-being and prosperity) have made the northern lands a showcase of prosperity that Damascus cannot provide. Already at this stage, this causes significant discontent among ordinary Syrians - sympathy for the opposition and its Turkish patrons is only growing, getting an outlet in the form of popular demonstrations (for example, in Daraa on March 18, 2021, where a rally in honor of the revolution took place).


"Ataa Residential Complex" is one of the many refugee townships, equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay. For example, three of these are built around only one Jerabulus. Photo source: ataarelief.org

If the current political and economic situation persists, a new collapse of official Damascus will only be a matter of time: repression, lack of fuel and food, lack of medical assistance and international humanitarian support, unstable electricity supply, active intervention of Iran and active outflow of young people will finish off Bashar al-Assad's regime even without an outside party. interference.

As of 2021, about 11 million people in Syria are in need of humanitarian assistance, and an estimated 9 million are in food shortage. More than half of the country's population is unemployed.

Turkey, represented by almost four million Syrians, received not only vassals, but also ardently devoted and loyal supporters - and here it remains only to state the fact that Ankara's “soft power”, undoubtedly, turned out to be the most effective weapons Syrian Civil War.

The complex of measures, both military and non-military, applied by the Republic of Turkey, helped to win Ankara world recognition and respect even against the background of the very controversial expansionist policies of Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

"Turkey was widely criticized when it brought troops into Syria, but today it is its soldiers who stand between the millions of Syrians and the potential massacre at the hands of Bashar al-Assad's troops,"

- The New York Times.

Of course, against the background of what is happening, in no case should the importance of the Turkish armed forces be belittled, but the key role in the development of northern Syria as a Turkish territory belongs to analysts, economists, officials, psychologists, doctors and teachers. In the shortest possible time, millions of Syrians became loyal subjects of the Turkish Republic, ready not only to defend the new government in their native land, but also to help advance its interests in other countries.

This is “soft power” - and this is what a real, effective foreign policy of the state looks like.

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  1. New Year day
    New Year day April 19 2021 15: 10
    +18
    Here you go! And someone claims that the enemy will be defeated, the victory will be for Assad!
    Soft power is sometimes stronger than tanks and missiles.
    Thanks to the author, good analysis
    1. Civil
      Civil April 19 2021 15: 21
      +9
      1. The Turks have an Idea.
      2. The Turks received no sanctions for the annexation of the northern provinces.
      3. The Turks make good use of the contradictions between Moscow and the West.
      1. New Year day
        New Year day April 19 2021 15: 25
        +1
        Quote: Civil
        The Turks have an Idea.

        And Russia didn't have it? - Was
        Quote: Civil
        The Turks did not receive sanctions for the annexation of the northern provinces.

        They did not receive sanctions, but they spend a lot of money
        Quote: Civil
        The Turks make good use of the contradictions between Moscow and the West.

        Who is stopping us from doing the same?
        1. OgnennyiKotik
          OgnennyiKotik April 19 2021 15: 47
          +4
          Quote: Silvestr
          They did not receive sanctions, but they spend a lot of money

          EU allocates 5,6 billion euros to support refugees in Turkey

          https://ria.ru/20190909/1558489544.html
          1. Anzhey V.
            April 19 2021 17: 03
            +3
            EU allocates 5,6 billion euros to support refugees in Turkey


            All this is a consequence of a strategic mistake: it was necessary to immediately remove Assad themselves and deprive the UN of the main trump card in this game.

            Because of this, Russia cannot even organize the delivery of humanitarian aid through Damascus - Assad is like a bone in the throat in any issue.

            And now it will not work: he refused from the original agreement with Moscow on changing the constitutional system and transferring power, and the country is completely in the hands of Iran. Actually, Assad is now Tehran's puppet - and it is very profitable for them to keep him in power further.
            1. OgnennyiKotik
              OgnennyiKotik April 19 2021 17: 11
              +2
              Quote: Anjay V.
              All this is a consequence of a strategic mistake: it was necessary to immediately remove Assad themselves and deprive the UN of the main trump card in this game.

              I agree. "West" changes its favorites easily and naturally. They always bet on the winner, they don't want losers.
              We are pulling by the ears of the obviously defeated unpopular “leader” who has all power on bayonets. Under such conditions, you can put the donkey to rule.
            2. Barberry25
              Barberry25 April 19 2021 18: 20
              -6
              Oh yes, a brilliant idea, let's throw our allies ... Anzhej, you wrote nonsense ..
              1. Anzhey V.
                April 19 2021 18: 25
                +3
                Oh yes, a brilliant idea, let's throw our allies ... Anzhej, you wrote nonsense


                Your remark about "allies" quite clearly characterizes your understanding of the Syrian realities - more precisely, its complete absence. Well, the maximum is at the level of gallant jingoistic patriotic broadcasts from TV. So thank you, but it is clearly not for you to judge whether I am writing "nonsense" or not.
                1. Barberry25
                  Barberry25 April 19 2021 18: 27
                  +1
                  Well, you know better .. you wrote a whole article .. Just tell me about a respected expert, we are removing the Assad clan .. who will be brought to power, so that in theory the UN would allow humanitarian aid to be delivered?
                  1. Anzhey V.
                    April 19 2021 18: 41
                    +3
                    At the time of 2015, it was possible at least to make Vladimir Vladimirovich Labrador President of Syria - it would not have been worse.

                    Absolutely anyone would come up - a high-ranking military man, a security official ...
                    Assad is not Russia's ally. For that matter, he does not even rely on Russia, we do not control him in any way.

                    At the same time, the very presence of Assad over and over again ruins all attempts of a diplomatic settlement on the part of Moscow with respect to the UN and Israel. Humanitarian aid goes exclusively through Turkey, sanctions are hanging like a weight on the country, the most important regions of the country are beyond its control.

                    Without UN assistance, Syria is doomed - and this is a sad fact.
                    1. Barberry25
                      Barberry25 April 19 2021 19: 09
                      -5
                      laughing Well, it's brilliant ... Let's show the whole world that for the sake of interests we will drown ANY of our ally ... So that the Assad clan becomes hostile to us ... And for a snack, put any character in the place of the head of Syria sanctions against Syria would be preserved, because he would have been accused of having links with the Assad clan and that he was involved in the "atrocities of the regime", and if he were pro-Western, his first decision would have been an order to close the base and requests for help in the war with the remnants of the Assadis ... So all the tales about "the good West is just waiting to start bringing humanitarian aid" - stupidity is unrealistic .. And remind me, what country was able to cope with the conflict not thanks to a strong government, but thanks to "UN assistance"? The fact that you read an article somewhere that the Turks have rebuilt several areas for show does not mean that you have become an expert ...
                      1. Anzhey V.
                        April 19 2021 20: 27
                        +5
                        the kind West is just waiting to start delivering humanitarian aid


                        And the West carries humanitarian aid regardless of who is in Damascus. The only question here is that discontent is growing among the ordinary population of Syria, which sooner or later will sweep away both Assad and our bases - and this population knows perfectly well who feeds them: the Turks and the UN.

                        But it's pointless to discuss such complex topics with characters like you, I already understood.
                      2. Barberry25
                        Barberry25 April 19 2021 20: 36
                        -3
                        laughing I'm sorry, what? "Lucky humanitarian aid regardless"? Oh yes .. and that is why the EU and the US tied the supply of humanitarian aid and the "democratization of Syria" .. And yes .. it turns out that you contradict yourself .. they don't care, then "remove Assad and humanitarian aid will go "... Regarding the" discontent will sweep away "... that's interesting .. a few years ago for some reason it was not bold, But right now, looking at 4 regions that the Turks have built all of Syria, it will rise and go to storm our bases and overthrow Assad. .. Even for 5 years your forecasts are late ...
                      3. Anzhey V.
                        April 20 2021 09: 59
                        +4
                        And yes .. it turns out that you contradict yourself .. they don't care, then "remove Assad and humanitarian aid will go"


                        Remove Assad, and humanitarian aid will go through us. So she went and will go through the Turks. Do you at least approximately realize how important to control the delivery of humanitarian aid?

                        A couple of years ago, the UN would have handed this process over to Russia without any problems - at that time, relations between Turkey and the West had sharply deteriorated, and this was a window of opportunity.

                        By the way, your adored Assad violated the original agreement with Moscow, in which he pledged to ensure the transit of power, and his entourage allows themselves to make public statements that "the Russians must leave." These are the pies.

                        But you continue to sacredly believe that Bashar al-Assad is the best friend of Soviet children)
                      4. Barberry25
                        Barberry25 April 20 2021 10: 02
                        -5
                        How did I succeed ... 1) Why should the Turks suddenly refuse to allow humanitarian aid through themselves? Why should they suddenly abandon such an excellent lever of pressure, and even fat earnings? Especially taking into account the accumulation of several million refugees by Turkey, with which they frighten Europe ... I do not believe, but your base is lame .. or besides "remove Assad and they will immediately decide to do everything through you" - does not work from the word at all ...
                      5. Anzhey V.
                        April 20 2021 10: 25
                        +1
                        And why should the Turks suddenly refuse to allow humanitarian aid through themselves?


                        And the Turks have long begun to dispose of who, how and where delivers humanitarian aid to the UN?

                        Nobody would even ask them.

                        I don’t believe, but your base is lame .. or besides "remove Assad and they will immediately decide to do everything through you" - it does not work from the word at all ...


                        Everyone will not decide. And not right away.

                        But this would already give us room for political maneuver. Now it simply does not exist and is not expected - accordingly, all our military successes in Syria are de facto under threat. And what is the ultimate meaning of having a country as an allies, out of 11 million of whose population 9 has nothing to eat?
                      6. Barberry25
                        Barberry25 April 20 2021 13: 34
                        -2
                        laughing "a maneuver in the form of driving yourself into a corner."
                      7. Anzhey V.
                        April 20 2021 13: 58
                        +1
                        you call a friend to your work for help, and he, by his first decision, offers to fire you)


                        You can't look at foreign policy from the point of view of philistine ethics, Barberry.

                        And, again, Assad is not our friend. If you start thinking, starting from this fact, then everything will fall into place for you.

                        And it all works very simply: a bet on the broad masses is always more effective than a bet on a separate clan / public figure.
                        With this understanding, alas, we have big problems since the times of the USSR.
                      8. Barberry25
                        Barberry25 April 20 2021 15: 07
                        -4
                        he is not our friend, he is our ally ... and you came up with a theory that the whole mess in Syria began precisely because of Assad, and that if you remove him, then abruptly all parties to the conflict will forget about their interests and peace-friendship-chewing gum will come ..About the Bet on the "broad masses" you tell the Ukrainians .. And in general, well, you can't be SO naive ..
  2. Artyom Karagodin
    Artyom Karagodin April 19 2021 20: 10
    +3
    Your article about the fleet caused surprise, to put it mildly, but what you write about Turkey sounds convincing. At least, there is nothing unreal in what is described in the publication. The only question is: where can you find the facts you are referring to? I want to dig deeper into the topic.
    1. Anzhey V.
      April 19 2021 20: 52
      +2
      The only question is: where can you find the facts you are referring to? I want to dig deeper into the topic


      You have a direct road to the English-speaking segment of the Internet. We have practically nothing on this topic. Something you have to read at all in Turkish)

      I advise you to separately look for information on Turkish charitable foundations.
      1. Artyom Karagodin
        Artyom Karagodin April 20 2021 08: 25
        +1
        Thank you, Andrey! Then one more question: what can you believe there, and what needs to be divided by two?
        1. Anzhey V.
          April 20 2021 08: 37
          +1
          I personally tried to "divide in two" directly Turkish sources - here the reason, I think, is quite understandable)

          The main thing is not to read anything from the Kemalist publications, this is in Turkey an analogue of our navalnists, only in a radical performance)))

          In general, in my opinion, it is quite possible to trust the Western media (but not everyone: the French, Italians, etc., definitely do not need it, they have scandalous propaganda) - they dislike the Turks, especially in the light of Erdogan's policy, therefore they do not particularly praise them.

          The personal testimonies of those who have visited the Turkish security zone are especially valuable, but this is a huge rarity - I literally managed to snatch a couple of small notes, and that's all.
        2. Artyom Karagodin
          Artyom Karagodin April 20 2021 08: 38
          +2
          Thank you for the detailed instructions))))!
        3. Anzhey V.
          April 20 2021 08: 39
          0
          Please, Artem, I was glad to help)

          If you find something interesting separately, then write)
  3. OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik April 28 2021 17: 24
    -1


    Another lever of pressure on the Kurds, more precisely the SDF and Damascus. Very, very painful.
    1. Anzhey V.
      April 29 2021 08: 48
      0
      Very interesting news, thank you)
  • vlad.baryatinsky
    vlad.baryatinsky April 20 2021 16: 21
    +3
    Quote: Anjay V.
    So thank you, but it is clearly not for you to judge whether I am writing "nonsense" or not.

    Better than you, no one would write.
    Your article is fundamentally and in the best way different from the rubbish that the media print.
    A sober assessment.
    1. Anzhey V.
      April 22 2021 15: 39
      +2
      Hello Vlad! Thank you very much for your feedback, it is very nice to see that so many are interested in information on this topic, which differs from the bravura howls of propagandists from the media.
      1. vlad.baryatinsky
        vlad.baryatinsky April 23 2021 14: 59
        +1
        I apologize for the late reply.
        Unfortunately, I must admit that you and your articles are rather a bitter exception than a rule!
        But Russia, Russia held on and holds on, thanks to people like you!
  • xorek
    xorek April 19 2021 20: 17
    -4
    Quote: Barberry25
    Oh yes, a brilliant idea, let's throw our allies ... Anzhej, you wrote nonsense ..

    Yes, not nonsense, but someone's theme is promoting here negative
    Quote: Anjay V.
    Well, the maximum is at the level of gallant jingoistic patriotic broadcasts from TV. So thank you, but it is clearly not for you to judge whether I am writing "nonsense" or not.

    Here everything is already clear with him .. negative He whined so viciously))))
  • Vitaly gusin
    Vitaly gusin April 19 2021 19: 22
    +6
    Quote: Anjay V.
    Actually, Assad is now Tehran's puppet - and it is very profitable for them to keep him in power further.

    I read it several times, the first time I did not believe WHAT I READ IN RUSSIAN TK. I've read similar ones in other languages.
    As an article that is the opposite of everything that is in the rest of the Russian media, appeared here.
    I have the hope that YOU will make the same truthful review of the south of Syria, where Iran wants to turn this country into a second Lebanon. Unlike what Turkey did in the north.
    Thanks for the TRUTH missing here.
    PS Do not pay swoops, these are those who simply do not understand what is happening there or blindly repeat what the propaganda media are saying.
    1. Anzhey V.
      April 19 2021 20: 30
      +7
      Thank you for your kind words, Vitaly!

      I will definitely write about Iran - but thank you for writing and reminding me about it. Now I know that there is a request for this topic)
      1. Vitaly gusin
        Vitaly gusin April 19 2021 21: 47
        +3
        Quote: Anjay V.
        Now I know that there is a request for this topic)

        Again THANK YOU for the work done. I'm waiting for the continuation.
        1. Anzhey V.
          April 20 2021 09: 15
          +1
          I'm waiting for the continuation


          I hope it will be soon - now I am finishing an article on Georgia (I will send it today, I think), but the speed of publication depends on the moderators.
          1. Vitaly gusin
            Vitaly gusin April 20 2021 10: 17
            0
            Quote: Anjay V.
            now I am finishing an article on Georgia

            Thank you, this topic is no less interesting.
            I wish you success!
      2. Artyom Karagodin
        Artyom Karagodin April 20 2021 08: 27
        0
        Yes, it would be interesting about Iran. Since the country is also interesting. The Persians are not more cunning than the Turks!
        1. Anzhey V.
          April 20 2021 08: 38
          +3
          I would say the Persians are not just cunning - they are insanely cunning)
          1. aslanismaili611
            aslanismaili611 April 20 2021 21: 34
            +1
            author -> author -> author, thank you very much for the truthful article. It is a pity that such things are less and less common in the Russian media. At the expense of the French and Italians, you did it very well. And at the expense of the cunning and cunning of the peppers, I laughed for a long time. Perhaps more sympathetic epithets would be more appropriate here, say, clever and dexterous. But nothing. And then, for sure you meant the Iranian ayatollahs. My ancestors are from Iran, I often went there before kovid, 30 minutes drive to the border. Interestingly, do you visit the country when collecting material? We have a very strong Turkish influence in Azerbaijan. The idea of ​​justice is said very correctly. In Turkish it is written "Türk adaleti", that is. Turkic justice. Iranians and our brothers are Azeri Shiites, Turks are Sunnis. but if I had to choose between mosques, like an old Siberian I would choose 100 g of vodka. Thank you again, both for the article and for the courage.
            1. Anzhey V.
              April 21 2021 01: 52
              +1
              Salam)
              Do not take epithets about Tehran personally, Aslan)

              Interestingly, do you visit the country when collecting material?


              I would very much like to, but, unfortunately, there is no such possibility.

              Thank you for writing about "Türk adaleti", it is very valuable to hear this from a person who observes all these processes with his own eyes. And thank you for the kind words)
  • Svarog
    Svarog April 19 2021 15: 54
    +1
    Quote: Civil
    1. The Turks have an Idea.

    Of course, the idea is the driving force ..
    2. The Turks received no sanctions for the annexation of the northern provinces.
    3. The Turks make good use of the contradictions between Moscow and the West.

    The Turks are working in the interests of the Anglo-Saxons, simultaneously not forgetting to snatch their own profit .. for this reason, no one will impose sanctions on them .. Erdogan's idea of ​​reviving the empire is very beneficial to the West .. since this idea will inevitably lead to a collision with the interests of Russia .. But in In this regard, the fact of the sale of the C 400, the construction of a nuclear power plant and a pipe looks surprising and naive ... it turns out that Russia also helps the Turks at this stage .. Here is such a "thought out" policy ..
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 19 2021 15: 56
      +2
      Quote: Svarog
      But in this regard, the fact of the sale of the C 400, the construction of a nuclear power plant and a pipe looks surprising and naive.

      That's what it doesn't look naive about. It looks more like a betrayal of Russia's interests, if the word “betrayal” is too loud, it can be called a sale. Previously, such people were called: "Enemies of the people."
      1. Cheldon
        Cheldon April 20 2021 07: 58
        -1
        Quote: OgnennyiKotik
        It looks more like a betrayal of Russia's interests, if the word “betrayal” is too loud, it can be called a sale. Previously, such people were called: "Enemies of the people."

        Kitty, and the names of the enemies of the people were not allowed to write the trembling fingers?
  • Intruder
    Intruder April 19 2021 17: 05
    +6
    The Turks make good use of the contradictions between Moscow and the West.
    Duc, at all times, they used contradictions like that, though later they fought with their northern neighbor, it was a long time ago and many do not remember how these confrontations ended in the past ...
  • Sling cutter
    Sling cutter April 19 2021 15: 27
    -1
    Quote: Silvestr
    Here you go! And someone claims that the enemy will be defeated, the victory will be for Assad!
    Soft power is sometimes stronger than tanks and missiles.

    Well, if we take into account that Erdogash is already in the Transcaucasus and there are no 26 Baku Commissars on the agenda, then an obvious conclusion suggests itself.
    1. New Year day
      New Year day April 19 2021 15: 38
      -1
      Quote: Stroporez
      there are no 26 Baku Commissars on the agenda, then an obvious conclusion suggests itself ...

      ... What were you fighting for?
      1. Sling cutter
        Sling cutter April 19 2021 16: 03
        -2
        Quote: Silvestr
        ... What were you fighting for?

        In those years it is clear, but now? The bulletins simply put the layman into prostration and you get a picture of small things, enemies around the entire perimeter, from the west Labusa, Psheki and even Czechs, from the south of the Khahlapitheki and Turks, from the east of Japa, Chinese and, suddenly, Khabarovsk. Where can the poor peasant go?
        1. Intruder
          Intruder April 19 2021 17: 08
          +3
          Where can the poor peasant go?
          well, something like this in this area, if it is like this everywhere:
  • Anzhey V.
    April 19 2021 16: 36
    +6
    Thank you, Sylvester!

    I will try to cover with a series of similar articles all countries that have come under the influence of Turkey.

    In my opinion, the topic is extremely underestimated and very interesting - the Turks, in the face of a tight resource base, very skillfully select levers of pressure, and achieve their goals with long-term benefit ...
  • Thrifty
    Thrifty April 19 2021 15: 14
    -1
    I would like to receive information from other sources, otherwise the author in the article literally idolizes the Turks, although I sincerely doubt the objectivity of this approach. Genetic experience says that your enemy always tries to be closer to you, because it is easier to hit in the back that way. ..And, the commandment from Peter the Great - "do not believe three, do not believe a Turk. ..." remains relevant today.
    1. New Year day
      New Year day April 19 2021 15: 20
      +3
      Quote: Thrifty
      The author in the article literally idolizes the Turks, although I sincerely doubt the objectivity of this approach.

      But why? No emotion, statement of facts. The credibility is easily verified. 4 million Syrians are anti-Assad and 11 million are pro-Assad (there is no doubt about that) - a condition for the collapse of the country.
      The effectiveness of Turkey's soft power can be confirmed by Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan is completely friends with it. It can't be denied
    2. Anzhey V.
      April 19 2021 16: 25
      +7
      I would like to receive information from other sources, otherwise the author in the article literally worships the Turks, although I sincerely doubt the objectivity of this approach


      I very modestly and briefly listed the facts of Turkish work in Syria.

      For you, I suspect, the "objective analysis" would be turbopatriotic chants about the fact that all our enemies are mentally retarded losers, whom we destroy on all fronts
  • marchcat
    marchcat April 19 2021 15: 18
    +4
    most of the Russian experts were confident that Turkey would soon lose its northern provinces
    Such experts are worthless. Not able to think for the future.
  • OgnennyiKotik
    OgnennyiKotik April 19 2021 15: 19
    0
    At the moment, the official government in Damascus controls only 63,38% of the country's pre-war territory.

    The remaining percentage comes from the US-backed Kurdish alliance SDF, as well as from Ankara's northern security zone.


    And this control is very conditional. Assad's forces do not enter the territory of the Druze without permission, the southern regions are under the control of local warlords (skulls in the photo), on the eastern bank of the Euphrates, ISIS also dominates (gray). In fact, Assad controls major cities and roads.


    In recent weeks, it has been pretty quiet there.
  • knn54
    knn54 April 19 2021 15: 40
    +2
    It turns out that the paradox is that Assad won in Syria, while Syria is practically nonexistent.
    1. Overlock
      Overlock April 19 2021 21: 04
      +22
      Quote: knn54
      It turns out the paradox - Assad won in Syria, but Syria is practically nonexistent.

      No, Syria exists, but there is no livelihood
  • Emil Azeri
    Emil Azeri April 19 2021 15: 42
    +3
    We have a saying, "A Turk will cut off his head with cotton wool."
    About the same soft power, probably.
    1. Anzhey V.
      April 20 2021 18: 56
      0
      A very good saying, Emil)

      To this topic)
  • rocket757
    rocket757 April 19 2021 15: 50
    0
    Unfortunately, in Russia, the topic of Ankara's international influence remains completely undisclosed to this day.
    ... He who is interested, seeks, will find.
  • Dimide
    Dimide April 19 2021 16: 23
    +1
    Excellent analytics. I read that Erdogan skillfully "blackmails" Europe with Syrian refugees, but did not think that it was so effective.
    By the way, the Turks will build a town for the Crimean Tatars in the Kherson region
    1. Barberry25
      Barberry25 April 19 2021 18: 22
      0
      "skillfully"? Is it when he hysterically releases a crowd of tens of thousands of refugees on any sneeze? The problem is that this force can become a problem, the task is to make it become a problem ..
    2. Overlock
      Overlock April 19 2021 21: 05
      +23
      Quote: Dimid
      By the way, the Turks will build a town for the Crimean Tatars in the Kherson region

      Built long ago
  • iouris
    iouris April 19 2021 17: 32
    +1
    Erdogan has "soft power", but Putin does not. Neither inside nor outside. What's the matter here? Probably it's the project. The basis of the project is ideology. Erdogan presents an understandable project.
    1. Barberry25
      Barberry25 April 19 2021 18: 23
      -6
      And under this project, its own people will be thundered with a high share ..
    2. Anzhey V.
      April 19 2021 18: 29
      +3
      The Turks have a very interesting ideology, in fact.

      It is clear that their actions are based on working with economic and religious mechanisms, but the way they interact with the broad masses in different countries ... they have a lot to learn.

      They emphasize soft conservatism, dignity, development. In fact, the Turkish brand is based on the ideology of justice.

      Of course, this is a very good and bright message that few people can resist.
      1. KKND
        KKND April 19 2021 19: 53
        -2
        Quote: Anjay V.
        The Turks have a very interesting ideology, in fact.

        It is clear that their actions are based on working with economic and religious mechanisms, but the way they interact with the broad masses in different countries ... they have a lot to learn.

        What does ideology have to do with it? To speak beautifully is not to roll bags. Turks are actively investing material resources in soft power. No matter how they overstrain in the process, there is how the Turkish lira dances.
        And then why a series of articles about how Turkey is expanding its geopolitical influence? Moreover, with offers to learn. What to learn? In pumping gigantic resources into other nations?
        Why articles? To discover America that Turkey is not our friend? Today not a friend, tomorrow again a friend after tomorrow again not a friend, and the meaning of such an "expert" as you does not get money for the explanation "friend is not a friend".
        1. Overlock
          Overlock April 19 2021 21: 08
          +23
          Quote: KKND
          What to learn? In pumping gigantic resources into other nations?

          Aren't you surprised that the Kremlin is pouring money into pipelines for the sake of pipelines?
          What pipelines are still in operation? "Turetsky" is dead, "Power of Siberia" is on fire, "SP-2" is dangling in the air, even if we build, we still need to pump gas
        2. Anzhey V.
          April 19 2021 21: 41
          +3
          more with suggestions to learn. What to learn? In pumping gigantic resources into other nations?


          I will only say this: the Syrians in the territories occupied by the Turks have already shed blood for Turkish interests three times. In Syria itself, in Libya and in Karabakh.

          You can say anything, but it costs a lot.

          The Syrians in the territories that Assad conquered with our help now believe that the Russians are scoundrels who came to share oil in their country with America.

          And it is definitely impossible to say that Russia spent less money on Syria than Turkey. But the difference in the output is different - this is what you need to learn.
          1. KKND
            KKND April 19 2021 21: 51
            0
            Quote: Anjay V.
            But the difference in the output is different - this is what you need to learn.

            They chopped off the territory and we chopped off the territory for our own money.

            Quote: Anjay V.
            I will only say this: the Syrians in the territories occupied by the Turks have already shed blood for Turkish interests three times. In Syria itself, in Libya and in Karabakh.

            You can say anything, but it costs a lot.

            There are many people in the world who want to shed blood for money. It's not that expensive, the prices are very different, but you know how to place accents in the TASS style lol
            What is the purpose of the article? To convince that the Turks are bad? So everything can change more than once.
            1. Anzhey V.
              April 20 2021 07: 32
              +1
              What is the purpose of the article? To convince that the Turks are bad?


              The purpose of the article is very simple - I just gave information on how Ankara works. No more, no less)
    3. Overlock
      Overlock April 19 2021 21: 05
      +20
      Quote: iouris
      Erdogan has "soft power", but Putin does not.

      He had "soft power" Ukraine did not fall into the hands of the United States
  • Barberry25
    Barberry25 April 19 2021 18: 18
    -5
    The problem with soft power is that it cannot resist the army ... in other words, when the Syrians still mature enough to return the territories, "electricity and shops" will not help much
    1. OgnennyiKotik
      OgnennyiKotik April 19 2021 18: 23
      -1
      Funny. Behind soft power, the most powerful army and navy in the region. Here are the losses in the 2020 Idlib operation, after Turkey's intervention. Strictly with photo / video confirmation.

      19.02 05.03
      Assad's forces, 54 vehicles:

      10 (T55 / 62/72)
      10 (BMP 1)
      17 (2S1 / 3)
      3 (IVECO TRAKKER 420 + M46 130MM)
      9 (BM21, HM-20)
      2 (ZSU-23-4)
      1 (72V6-E2 Carapace)
      1 (Su-24)
      1 (L-39)

      Turkey + "apposition" 12 units:

      4 (M60) +1 (T55)
      2 (GZNP) +1 (BMP 1)
      2 (Anka-s)
      2 (Bayraktar TB2)
      1. Barberry25
        Barberry25 April 19 2021 18: 26
        0
        Yes, the Turks lost more ... they lost some BMPs under a dozen or so during the battles, so with losses they have all the "norms". And about the UAV ... it turns out very funny ... they allegedly lost only 4 units and curtailed their use ..
    2. Anzhey V.
      April 19 2021 18: 31
      +1
      And what will happen when "the Syrians are ripe"?
      1. Barberry25
        Barberry25 April 19 2021 18: 33
        0
        the same as last year, the gradual squeezing out under the pretext of “they fired at us.” There is one option, an agreement between Russia and Turkey on Syria .. So who should we put in place of the Assads?
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        2. Overlock
          Overlock April 19 2021 21: 09
          +22
          Quote: Barberry25
          Here one option is an agreement between Russia and Turkey on Syria ..

          Do you want to say that Erdogan, having invested money in Syria, will retreat?
          1. Barberry25
            Barberry25 April 19 2021 22: 10
            -3
            Provided that an offer is made to him, which cannot be refused, yes ... he will back down and pretend that this is exactly what was planned, And you can write an article about the Turkish genius, who famously did everything ... laughing
  • lelik613
    lelik613 April 19 2021 18: 23
    0
    They drained Ojolan, well done ... Very clever.
  • MrFox
    MrFox April 19 2021 18: 24
    0
    It turns out that in Syria, Turkey chose a carrot, and Russia chose a stick.
    1. Bolt cutter
      Bolt cutter April 19 2021 20: 10
      -1
      organization of medical centers (with subsequent mass vaccination), restoration of schools and conducting classes in them
      The Soviet Union built hospitals, residential buildings, schools - gained influence? As soon as the freebie was over, the soft-strengths were sent.
  • xorek
    xorek April 19 2021 20: 07
    -7
    The article is clearly intended for an Israeli audience and "our" liberal sang along .. hi But you can read it to understand everything that they are trying to impose on us in Russia by force and persecution. wink
    1. Anzhey V.
      April 19 2021 20: 37
      +7
      The article is clearly intended for an Israeli audience and "our" liberal sang along


      The article is clearly designed for people who know how to perceive information more complexly than children's alphabet, so, alas, yes, it is clearly not for you.
  • Artyom Karagodin
    Artyom Karagodin April 19 2021 20: 26
    +4
    Why I believe that Turkey has a very effective "soft" power is due to the presence of the TV series "The Magnificent Century". In Russia, he broke all records at one time, almost like "Breaking Bad". And there is a propaganda of the great past of Turkey, brilliant in quality. The fact that a lot is combed and slicked, and some of it is not true at all, is not important. The people now believe that the Turks had just that, everything was beautiful. "Soft power" as it is.

    From this one example, the conclusion somehow naturally suggests itself that the Turks can be able to shoot not only serials. Therefore, you believe everything said above.
    1. Anzhey V.
      April 19 2021 21: 28
      +2
      Yes, Artem, you are right.

      In general, Turkish cinema is an exemplary tool for cultural propaganda. So effective that the Emirates, for example, even stopped showing them on their TV - albeit without success.

      Plus, they carry a very strong ethical and educational message - and in our time, this, unfortunately, is very rare. Therefore, accordingly, they have considerable success ...
      1. OgnennyiKotik
        OgnennyiKotik April 19 2021 21: 47
        -1
        A couple of times I tried to watch their historical series, it did not work, they are too funny, it is impossible to laugh so much laughing Well, who is familiar with the history, in general, an excellent propaganda Cinema.
      2. Artyom Karagodin
        Artyom Karagodin April 20 2021 16: 58
        +1
        Yes, but at our Oscar, they send films about penal battalions with detachments over and over again (I'm simplifying, of course, but not much), and then they are surprised: “Why aren't we so respected in the world ?! ! ".

        Somehow I decided to write a publication for the website I worked with about why all our foreign policy successes are so shaky. Moreover, at first he took the topic, then began to think about it. He quickly came to the obvious conclusion: the successes of the same China and Turkey lie in the fact that they clearly know what they want to see their country by the middle of the century, and what its place should be in the world. Moreover, they know, firstly, the leaders of the country, and secondly, the people to whom it is easily explained, and they agree with this, because it corresponds to their interests and attitude. And we act according to circumstances, that is, on the basis of other people's rules.

        All the same, the materialists are wrong that being determines consciousness. In my opinion, exactly the opposite. However, they themselves confirmed this when they noted that if an idea is shared by the broad masses, it becomes a material force. This is the reason for the weakness of our foreign and domestic policy - in the absence of an idea that would move the masses. It is she who gives an understanding of what the long-term development strategy of the country should be. China has it, the United States has it (with certain reservations), even Turkey has it. And we have? And we have gas in Siberia! And Poseidon.
        1. Anzhey V.
          April 20 2021 17: 41
          0
          I absolutely cannot disagree with you, because this is the purest truth.

          Indeed, back in the 70s, our country almost completely lost any initiative - in my opinion, the USSR completely missed the new evolution of the public administration system.

          In fact, politics should be implemented by long-term planning, which, in turn, requires thousands of specialists: analysts, orientalists, journalists (oddly enough), political scientists, high-class officials, psychologists and dozens of other specialties. In fact, this whole system works like a huge computer made of human brains, allowing the state to constantly update means, methods, information awareness, and so on.

          I think you are familiar with the term "think tank" - that's what we missed. Our state policy is still guided by the example of the Prussian bureaucratic apparatus of the 19th century.

          Humanitarian specialists in Russia are downright despised to gnashing teeth - so what is there to talk about?)
          1. Artyom Karagodin
            Artyom Karagodin April 21 2021 08: 46
            0
            journalists (oddly enough)

            What's so strange about that? And who else will convey to people in an accessible way for different ages and social groups that there are analysts "to analyze"?
            even the USSR completely missed the new evolution of the public administration system

            Exactly. When in the West these very think tanks and many other things like that began to appear like mushrooms after rain, our "party agenda" was communicated at best at the level of the 30s. Against the background of the "Beatles" and aggressive and very subtle advertising of the Western way of life among young people, our propaganda looked known as.

            Largely because of this, we lost. Gorbachev's comrades did all his stupid things, driven by a "holy" desire to please the West. Accordingly, it is not difficult to conclude that they lost in the first place the battle for brains. And then there was the economy. We would have retained mental sovereignty, and would have figured out how to deal with the economy. Even Western economists who came to the USSR noted that we have structural problems in this regard, not systemic ones. That is, it was just necessary to correct the bias towards the defense industry, heavy and mining industries. But at one time we coped with much more difficult tasks ...
            1. Anzhey V.
              April 21 2021 09: 28
              +1
              What's so strange about that? And who else will convey to people in an accessible way for different ages and social groups that there are analysts "to analyze"?


              Well, for some reason in our country journalism is considered a useless and despicable craft ...

              Accordingly, it is not difficult to conclude that they lost in the first place the battle for brains.


              Alexander Timokhin has a rather fresh excellent article about S. Gorshkov and his strategy. Alexander at the end asks - how did it happen that we could not answer the new challenge in the 80s?

              And this is how it happened: the Americans began by leaps and bounds to shift the emphasis from the confrontation of the state apparatus to the confrontation of "thought factories." For example, in the Reagan administration, people who were completely unthinkable in our country were engaged in the development of a new defense strategy: historians, anthropologists, orientalists ... and many of them (oh horror! They did not even see the army even close!

              So it turned out what happened ...

              Even Western economists who came to the USSR noted that we have structural problems in this regard, not systemic ones.


              I completely agree with this. There was nothing that could not be controlled.
              1. Artyom Karagodin
                Artyom Karagodin April 21 2021 10: 36
                0
                Thank you for a very informative dialogue. It's always nice to chat with a like-minded person hi
                1. Anzhey V.
                  April 21 2021 11: 38
                  +1
                  Mutually, Artem)
                  1. OgnennyiKotik
                    OgnennyiKotik April 22 2021 19: 52
                    0
                    Turkey rolled out a video of testing a new gliding bomb MAM-T an hour ago. From Akinci 30+, from F-16 60+ km range
                    1. Anzhey V.
                      April 22 2021 20: 04
                      +1
                      What a beauty, however)
                      Thank you for the video)
                      1. OgnennyiKotik
                        OgnennyiKotik April 22 2021 20: 07
                        0
                        Of course, they are good at PR. The videos are made very professionally. We would have smeared the floor of the UAV, so that we would not see the technology of the 80-90s that we have with them.
                      2. Anzhey V.
                        April 22 2021 20: 34
                        +1
                        I agree, I always watch Turkish videos with interest. Very professional and beautifully done.
                      3. Anzhey V.
                        April 22 2021 20: 47
                        +1
                        Here's some more interesting news:

                        UAV creator Selcuk Bayraktar announced today that the company has accelerated development of the jet UAV amid Turkey's exclusion from the F-35 program.
                      4. OgnennyiKotik
                        OgnennyiKotik April 22 2021 20: 51
                        -1
                        TAI is also making a jet UAV. They will do it in 2-3 years. They have a major issue with engines.
                      5. Anzhey V.
                        April 22 2021 20: 54
                        +1
                        As I understand it, the British are helping them, so there should be no problem with this ~

                        It's very interesting for me to see their deck UAV ...
                      6. OgnennyiKotik
                        OgnennyiKotik April 22 2021 20: 59
                        0
                        AI-222-25 As a fallback. That's why they need Motor Sich.
                        Quote: Anjay V.
                        It's very interesting for me to see their deck UAV

                        Yeah. I think there will be a tiltrotor scheme. Jet UAVs can take off and land in this way.
                        By the way, we also have interesting developments on this topic.
                      7. Anzhey V.
                        April 22 2021 21: 10
                        +2


                        Half an hour ago, the Turkish defense company Roketsan published an animated video in which the newest UAV Akıncı destroys the Russian carapace system in the desert with MAM-T smart bombs.

                        Apparently, this is a kind of response to a video report on Russian TV, in which Russian "Lancets" destroy Turkish drones.
                      8. OgnennyiKotik
                        OgnennyiKotik April 22 2021 21: 27
                        0
                        Oh thanks, could not find the characteristics of the MAM-T


                        Quote: Anjay V.
                        Lancets destroy Turkish drones.

                        Another direct answer to cartoons. The Akinji-MAM-T complex will be able to destroy the Pantsiri-C1 with impunity. The mythical Pantsir-SM with a range of 40 km has not yet confirmed its characteristics. And the question is, at what height are these 40 km of range.
                      9. Anzhey V.
                        April 22 2021 21: 37
                        +1
                        I was amused separately by the "Lancets", which are actually, in fact, adjustable ammunition and cannot work without an external control center, even on the ground ...

                        But with what fanfare it was presented in the media!
                      10. OgnennyiKotik
                        OgnennyiKotik April 22 2021 21: 40
                        0
                        Regular shuffling on the technologies of the late 80s, if not earlier. I have nothing but irritation. When you know what they are doing there.
                      11. Anzhey V.
                        April 22 2021 21: 52
                        +1
                        I read a very funny note today:

                        The media write about the growth in the number of combat UAVs in Turkey: modernization, the creation of new models, projects of compact aircraft carriers for drones are underway. Something similar happened 500 years ago, when the Ottoman Empire not only got involved in the processes of the "military revolution" - the transition to firearms, but also walked in their vanguard.
                        "The final victory of the mattress arquebus over the bow and pole arms is demonstrated by the following figures. During the Egyptian campaign of Selim I in 1523, out of 12 thousand janissaries, only 3-4 thousand were armed with pole arms. The Mojache Janissaries, built in 1526 ranks, thwarted the attacks of the Hungarian cavalry with continuous fire from tuffins, after which the Hungarians were overturned by the Ottoman cavalry. - polearms. A very remarkable ratio - in Europe at that time it was practically the opposite. " ("The military revolution of the 9nd half of the 1532th-early 10th centuries")
                  2. Anzhey V.
                    April 22 2021 21: 51
                    0
                    Akinji-MAM-T complex will be able to destroy Pantsiri-C1 with impunity


                    In general, air defense is losing more and more to high-precision weapons systems. In fact, it is more and more engaged in self-defense and cannot adequately resist the air even in local conflicts.
                  3. OgnennyiKotik
                    OgnennyiKotik April 22 2021 21: 56
                    0
                    Another spiral of development has begun. It is necessary to create new complexes and modernize the old ones.
                    In fairness, air defense has always played a secondary role, we have elevated it to a cult.
                  4. Anzhey V.
                    April 22 2021 22: 31
                    +1
                    In fairness, air defense has always played a secondary role, we have elevated it to a cult


                    In my opinion, the misinterpreted experience of Vietnam influenced here. The topic of air defense was politicized (officials considered it a superweapon capable of breaking American air power), and further failures of this concept were attributed to the fact that “the Arabs have crooked hands,” “the Armenians are homeless,” “the Syrians do not know how to use,” etc.

                    At the same time, there was no really valuable experience, such as the use of the MiG-21.
                  5. OgnennyiKotik
                    OgnennyiKotik April 22 2021 22: 38
                    0
                    I agree. There will be a mini explosion tomorrow. MAM-T is a game changer. They can be carried by Anka, which has been in the series for several years.

                    And the aksungur which is on its way


                    In theory Bayraktar TB-2S, the default TB-3 should.
                  6. Anzhey V.
                    April 22 2021 22: 40
                    +1
                    What a "Aksungur" chthonic apparatus)

                    About the size of a small bomber ...

                    Yes, the Turks have made great progress.
                  7. OgnennyiKotik
                    OgnennyiKotik April 22 2021 22: 48
                    0
                    Actually, he did not go far from Akinji. But they competently divided them into classes.
                    Akinji is more of a strike and reconnaissance closer to the MQ-9, Aksungur is more of a reconnaissance and strike closer to IAI Eitan.
                    Both have their place in life. With jet UAVs, it will be about the same. Avionics on them from these UAVs will go.
  • g1v2
    g1v2 April 19 2021 20: 58
    +2
    16th year. The Sultan apologizes and our relationship is being restored. Further, under an agreement with us, they carry out Operation Euphrates Shield. For her, they withdraw their controlled militants from Aleppo, sever relations with the igiloids and distract them from the usual tactics of stabbing the Syrian troops in the back when they step on the green.
    Bottom line. For the Turks. Turkey occupied part of the north of Syria, did not allow the Kurdish territories to unite. For us and the Syrians. We won the Battle of Aleppo, which was the Stalingrad of this war. The decisive battle, after which the greens lost their main striking forces, the main Syrian industrial center of Aleppo was liberated, several tens of thousands of soldiers were freed. Prior to that, the Syrians had to collect crumbs of reserves from all fronts for each offensive operation. After that, serious forces were released from them.
    18th year. The Kurds in Afrin are starting to create pro-American armed formations despite all the rhetoric and it becomes clear that they are just messing with our brains. The Sultan receives carte blanche for the operation in Afrin. We are conducting operations to eliminate the largest enclaves and the main one in Eastern Ghouta. Thanks to the Turks, the militants eventually leave for the country of green buses. More than a dozen fronts inside the country are being closed and a bunch of cities are being liberated.
    Bottom line. For the Turks. The Kurdish enclave of Afrin is liquidated and occupied. For the Syrians and us. Large territories inside the country were liberated and heavily fortified enclaves, including in Damascus itself, which could have been besieged for years, were liquidated. Thousands of soldiers were freed up for subsequent operations against igiloids and greenery. The hotbed of Kurdish separatism has been liquidated.
    19th year. Operation "Source of the World". The Kurds, with the support of the Americans, are creating a pseudo-state of Rojava in Zafratiya. The mattresses have a bunch of bases there. We cannot openly do anything against them. And the sultan can and does an invasion of Zafratya.
    Bottom line. For the Turks. The pseudo-state of the Kurds of Rojava was destroyed and part of it was occupied. For the Syrians and us. The main seat of separatism, Rojava, has been liquidated. Syrian troops and ours occupied key points in Zafratya, united with the enclaves in Khasek and Kamyshly and liberated new territories. The Americans fled from northern Syria, abandoning their bases. We have established bases at the Kamyshli airport.
    And so practically everywhere on all fronts. The actions of the Sultan are beneficial to him and to us.
    1. Overlock
      Overlock April 19 2021 21: 11
      +25
      Quote: g1v2
      The actions of the Sultan are beneficial to him and to us.

      Can you say the same about the participation of the Turks and their equipment in the war in Donbass?
      1. g1v2
        g1v2 April 19 2021 21: 44
        +1
        Sure. We need to resolve the Ukrainian issue and the Donbass issue. We cannot act first, and Ukraine is afraid to attack. Here is the sultan and pushes her. "Come on, go. Everything will be fine. I'm with you and all that." Plus, the Sultan has his own interest. The Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People is an organization controlled by the Turkish special service MIT. There are more Crimean Tatars in Turkey than in Crimea. Remember when they staged a blockade of Crimea? After the shooting down of Su24, when the Turks and I were on the brink of war. But as soon as they reconciled in 16, the Mejlis members immediately became lower than grass and quieter than water. No active actions or sabotage. request More with the help of the Turks, they are engaged in the creation of a pro-Turkish enclave in the Kherson region.
  • nikvic46
    nikvic46 April 20 2021 07: 28
    0
    No matter how we treat Ankara, its policy does not seem unpredictable. She "spuds the field" around her. A lot of money invested in Adjara, assistance in the modernization of the army of Baku, and finally Syria. In international relations, money plays a huge role.
    1. Anzhey V.
      April 20 2021 08: 17
      0
      No matter how we treat Ankara, its policy does not seem unpredictable


      Have a nice day!

      You are absolutely right, Turkey's policy carries a completely phased and structured calculation - they do not improvise as much as it seems to everyone in Russia.

      I think this is due to the fact that it is customary in our country to separate state policy and the economy from the war itself.
  • Maks1995
    Maks1995 April 20 2021 09: 16
    0
    And well everywhere they wrote and write that the Turks are outright villains?

    And here they help the Syrians, and the standard of living is higher, etc.

    Someone in propaganda lies and is silent ??? As in the case of Endogan - now a killer, then a terrorist, then a partner ...
    1. Anzhey V.
      April 20 2021 12: 42
      +1
      And well everywhere they wrote and write that the Turks are outright villains?


      How could it be otherwise, Max? After all, Oceania has always fought with Eastasia)))

      In our country, they generally try not to raise this topic, especially in the media, because where the work of snipers and bombers ends, we are insanely weak.

      Which is natural, in order to eliminate this weakness, first of all, you need to learn how to work with your own population and economy ...

      In a word, as you understand, it is not in our hands to tell someone about it)
      1. Maks1995
        Maks1995 April 20 2021 13: 47
        0
        The point of view is clear. In principle, right.
        IMHO, the most fierce enemy is a neighbor, in history. And we are not close to the Turks.

        Look, so as not to forget for the views))))
        1. Anzhey V.
          April 20 2021 13: 51
          +1
          Thanks for the warning)

          I hope it doesn't come to this - I, in the end, just try to convey interesting information that we have in short supply)
  • AĞGURD
    AĞGURD April 25 2021 19: 58
    0
    Thank you very much for the article and for the info and for the competent analysis ... if honestly the infa in the media confused everything ... after a while everything became much clearer ... to Russian and Turkish relations