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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Turkey is trying to replace the apology “by the Commission on the normalization of relations”

“Another ploy of the Turkish leadership”. With these words, the evil scientists comment on the proposal by Turkey to create a Russian joint Commission on normalization of relations. Ankara understands why such a Commission at this point is useless, and its proposal was in fact not Moscow.

Ankara offers Russia to create a working group for the normalization of Turkish-Russian relations, on Monday said the head of the Turkish foreign Ministry Mevlut Cavusoglu. “Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he wants to resume the relationship and expects us to take steps. We also want to normalize”, – quotes the words, ” the RIA “Novosti” with reference to newspaper Turkiye.

“Cavusoglu and his boss Erdogan know: to force Europe to move, you need to show that they can still go for rapprochement with Russia”

According to the Turkish Minister, the working group “may be formal or informal as you wish of the Russian side”. “Let the members discuss among themselves the issues and look for solutions. In the end, we will be able to find a common path to normalization. It’s not unsolvable question,” he noted.

In the same vein, spoke and the Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus, saying that Ankara hopes for a quick normalization of Russian-Turkish relations, reports Reuters. In his opinion, between the two countries there are no unsolvable problems. “We had no intention specially to shoot down Russian aircraft. We hope that relations with Russia will be corrected in a short time. Neither Russia nor Turkey can donate them,” he added.

“No, the working group of the problem can not solve”

Moscow, however, reacted to the proposal of Ankara quite skeptical. The idea of Ankara to establish a working group on the normalization of relations with Russia will not solve the problem, this is possible only when the leadership of Turkey, said the President’s press Secretary of Vladimir Putin Dmitry Peskov. “I think that the answer to these words, perhaps, can be found in the statements of President Putin that had been made before. President Putin has clearly outlined our position. He said that, of course, some contacts with the aim of finding solutions underway, but no working group to solve the problem can not”, – quotes its words of RIA “news”.

On the eve of the Russian President visited Greece, where he reported, as can be established Russian-Turkish ties.

“We hear statements about the desire to renew (the relationship). We also want to get back together. Don’t we have them torn down,” he recalled. “We are in contact with the Turkish authorities, through various channels partners face. They know our response. We are waiting for some concrete steps on their part. While they are not” – said the head of the Russian state. “We heard the explanation of the Turkish authorities, we have not heard an apology. Never heard of readiness to repair the damage”, – said the President of the Russian Federation.

We will remind, Moscow has repeatedly said that Ankara should officially apologize for the downed Russian su-24 aircraft and killing the pilot Oleg Peshkov. Also, the Russian side demands a fair trial of the criminals who killed the pilot.

“Informal visits”

As explained by the assistant to the Russian President Yuri Ushakov, Turkey has made “informal approaches” in terms of contacts with Russia, but no concrete steps to restore relations with Russia did not.

“This question (about the relations between the two countries) hangs in the air,” said assistant to the President. “Our relationship has reached the point where they are, although different kinds of informal visits made by the Turkish side, but the main thing is missing, without which our state simply cannot take the path of normalization of relations,” – said the assistant to the President.

Maneuver based on the Europe

Similar opinion adheres and Director of the Center for the study of the Middle East and Central Asia semen Bagdasarov. In conversation with the newspaper VIEW, he noted that Cavusoglu’s statement – “this is another ploy of the Turkish leadership”. He believes that Turkey through this wants to solve the problem with the tourism economy, to continue building its nuclear power plants, but “it does not fulfill a known requirement of Russia – punishment for the downed su-24”. The expert said that that person had claimed responsibility for the murder of the pilot of the Russian su-24 – Alpaslan Celik, cleared of charges. “Moreover, recent polls in Turkey show that the vast majority of the population thinks is right, that the plane was shot down. Not to mention the fact that Erdogan himself had to personally apologize,” said the source.

In addition, peace talks on the working group due to the fact that Turkey today is in a difficult situation, the expert added. “The EU is increasingly anti-Turkish stance. Against this background, begins the maneuver. Cavusoglu and his boss Erdogan know: to force Europe to move, you need to show that they can still go on rapprochement with Russia. It’s these games”, – said the Agency interlocutor.

In his opinion, even the theoretical assumptions about the composition of the proposed working group is inappropriate. “Who can this working group to enter? Well, let Erdogan with Mevlut Cavusoglu and go in there. Russia cannot lose its face”, – said the expert.

“Judged not by words but by deeds”

Chief editor of the magazine “Problems of national strategy” the Russian Institute of strategic studies (RISS), a political analyst Azhdar Kurtov believes that he delivered the statement Mevlut Cavusoglu from the regular Turkish Oriental games. He explained that the initiative is not concerned with the causes of conflict between Turkey and Russia.

“The root causes reside in non-recognition by Turkey of its responsibility for the downed Russian military plane. Without that the citizens of Russia do not understand any of the actions of their government. The Russian leadership in the person of President Putin is unlikely to back down, and take repeatedly expressed his assessment about the actions of Erdogan and Turkey back,” Kurt said the newspaper VIEW.

Moreover, Erdogan continues to undertake clearly hostile actions contrary to expressed intentions to normalize relations and dialogue with Russia. For example, in one of the latest such statements Black sea was called the target of aggression from Russia, which allegedly wants to make him her inland lake. And on Monday, Erdogan said that Russia allegedly supplies weapons to the Kurdish workers party.

“Judged not by words but by deeds. Turkey continues its aggression on the territory of Syria, sometimes in Iraq. Turkish tanks cross the Syrian border, although it is illegal to erect structures there certification. The last two years is the counterfeiting of oil extracted by illegal means. Through the Turkish-Syrian border is providing weapons, Finance and fighters. If people genuinely want to rekindle the relationship then perhaps they would confirm these intentions in practice. We do not see. We see the opposite,” concluded Kurtov.

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