in 10 months of 2021 (January-October) to north-east Syria versus
in 5 months (July-November) to northwest Syria. Apparently, cross-line aid deliveries do not meet cross-border by volume and frequency, and the situation has remained ... ... obvious progress” in cross-line aid deliveries, when the situation has hardly improved.
Finishing the Job: Turkey Preparing For Military Operation in Syria
Russia’s main concerns about CBM and prolongation of UNSC res. 2585
To wrap ...
... deals signed, including a nuclear plant and a gas pipeline that will allow Moscow to gain independence from Ukraine and export its gas to Europe via the Black Sea and Turkey, all are steps of good cooperation.
The handover of the Russian S-400 system to Turkey is also a matter of pride and sovereignty for the latter, which feels the West's betrayal of it on several issues. This includes membership in the European Union, Washington's support for the Syrian extension of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) (classified on NATO's terrorist lists), and the extradition of Gulen.
... will serve both Moscow and Ankara.
Both Erdogan and Putin are disappointed with their relations with the West, for different reasons.
What unites Russia and Turkey?
First of all, both Erdogan and Putin are disappointed with their relations with the West, for different reasons. Although Russia and Turkey have different vís-a-vís stories with the European Union, most are convinced that both countries feel they are not treated properly, that they are not respected enough by their Western counterparts. This is something that definitely ...
... lack of effective communication channels between Russian and Western political elites and top brass, the possibility of the war, even though hypothetical, is increasing amidst the tension between Turkey and Russia. The world might underestimate the Turkey factor in Russia-West relations and its implications for the world stability, when it was probably the case during the onset of the Ukraine crisis, before the Euromaidan protests turned into the civil war in the country. “I wouldn’t dare to say that the possibility ...