The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov will meet in Geneva with his American counterpart John Kerry on August 26 in Geneva. According to the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry, the theme of the talks of the two foreign Ministers will be the Syrian crisis, which took a new perspective in the light of the ground operation Turkey launched against ISIS (banned in Russia) and Kurdish forces. As the invasion of Ankara will affect the negotiations between Lavrov and Kerry, we were told by the experts.
“In this case we have a little distanciruemsa from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, who loses the territory, although I would like to convey to his son, grandson, great-grandson of a holistic country, which he received from his father, – has declared “MK” the General Director of the Center for political technologies Igor Bunin. We are looking for other options – more federated Syria, Assad less. Now there was a peculiar situation, when the efforts of all parties not aimed at Assad and ISIS. He’s beaten the Turks, the Kurds beat him, beat him, Russia and the United States. The problem of Assad withdrew a little into the background, because everyone decided that we should deal with the main enemy, and so the problem of Assad can be solved later. In addition, I think that in the negotiation process with the Turks, this operation was specified.
I understand that the visit of Vice President Joseph Biden to Turkey’s agreement to solve the problem of the preacher Fethullah Gulen (his Ankara accuses of organizing the attempted coup of 15 July – “MK”), is now for Obama the most important is to solve the ISIS problem: he wants to leave a man who has coped with at least ISIS. From this point of view, Assad is for him not the main problem. We can be allies in this case, because only separated by Assad. I think that Kerry and Lavrov will speak on the Syrian issue, the resolution of which really need need Obama and Putin, otherwise out of isolation, where we are now. The possibility for the negotiation process is the statement made by the Prime Minister of Turkey: we are not required tomorrow to Assad’s departure, but he can’t stay in power forever.”
“We build our relations with Turkey and we do not want them to escalate, so we are now in the phase of observation: what happens now – says “MK” associate Professor of the Department of European law of MGIMO Nikolay Topornin. – On the one hand, there are statements by Assad that the Turks had violated the territorial integrity and entered without the permission of the legitimate government. On the other hand, it is obvious that this province is beyond Assad’s control. Was eventually taken action. Given the fact that Turkey is a NATO country, it is clear that this operation coordinated with the Americans. We is of some concern. It turns out that Turkey is a country that is double and triple game. She’s with us normalizes relations and draws us to ensure that we crushed the terrorists, but at the same time collaborating with the Americans reaching their goals. It is necessary to understand: Turkey has its own policies and it tries to achieve its goals persistently and consistently. On you need to be mistaken about this. We burned many times in Turkey”.