The Turkish Russian Cast Iron Bed
Turkey did not allow the American troops to enter Iraq via Turkey’s territory in 2003…
In 2008 during the Russo-Georgian war Turkey did not allow US warships to enter the Black Sea abiding by the letter of the Montreux Convention,” .
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who has come to Russia on a two-day visit, will meet with President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Thursday to sign agreements on multifaceted privileged partnership, also described as strategic partnership. The latter implies political cooperation and even regular ministerial meetings.
The question of which of the two countries needs oil and gas pipeline friendship more is no longer on the agenda. Everything has become so mixed up in this area that it is very difficult to say where the pipes end and policy begins. …
Turkey is the only NATO country with which Russia has signed over 60 treaties, agreements and other documents promoting friendship. The two countries maintain regular contacts at the political, including government, level as well as in the economy, where their relations range from fishing to oil, gas and nuclear energy.
And now they are considering multifaceted strategic partnership, possibly influenced by the unfailing attraction of hydrocarbons.
Russia and Turkey have shaken hands on all the details and commercial terms for the construction of Turkey’s first nuclear power plant in Mersin’s Akkuyu district, Russian Energy Minister Sergei Shmatko has announced.
“Turkey and Russia are strategic partners, not just in words but in reality,” the Russian president told reporters on Wednesday during a trip to Ankara, where he also discussed Moscow’s involvement in an oil pipeline that will cut tanker traffic through the Bosphorus straits and struck a deal to scrap visa requirements for short visits.
Russian Prime Minister Putin expressed his sorrow over killing of nine people during the raid.
He called on everyone not to escalate tension in the Middle East, adding that they were in favor of lifting of embargo on Gaza.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Erdogan invited his Russian counterpart to the conference on “Cooperation in Asia and Confidence-Building Measures” in Istanbul on June 8.
Prime Minister Putin accepted the invitation and the two leaders agreed to hold a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the conference.
Now consider their dealings with Israel. When Turkey was mediating between Syria, Israel and Hamas, In the midst of the negotiations Israel suddenly launched operation Cast Lead against Gaza without informing the Turks. It was a betrayal.
The entire Georgian Russian war was seemingly orchestrated by Israel. And again there was betrayal, with the war being launched immediately after peaceful overtures were given to the Russian peacekeepers.