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Expert: Turkey will strengthen relations with Russia against the background of crisis with the USA - RIA Novosti, 8/16/2018


ANKARA, 16 Aug — RIA Novosti, Fedor Smirnov. Turkey in the conditions of crisis in the relations with the USA will seek to strengthen the relations with Russia, but at the same time the speech about her exit from NATO doesn't go, the director of the Turkish Center of the strategic researches Kafkassam (Ankara) Hassan Oktay.© RIA Novosti / Evgeny Odinokov has told RIA Novosti to Pass into an image bank Friendship of Russia with Turkey isn't directed against the third countries, have declared in the MFA "Turkey has already reached a maturity which allows her to take the lead and to define the place in the conditions of crisis between the USA and Russia. Cold War is ended. Therefore that crisis which is endured by the relations of the USA with Turkey in recent days won't force her to incline the head. Turkey will bring good relations with Russia to higher level, however it shouldn't be considered as change of the block. That is you shouldn't expect that Turkey will leave NATO and will enter into SCO" — I have told Oktay. He has noted that after the end of Cold War Turkey was "clamped" between the USA and Russia which want to keep Ankara near themselves. "The Syrian crisis has once again confirmed it. Turkey was guided by the USA more earlier, however following the results of development of the situation in Syria has reconsidered this position and now pursues own policy there. At the same time she has much more improved the relations with Russia and continues to develop them" — the expert has said. According to him, NATO has faced similar crisis in the relations of the USA with one of members of alliance for the first time. © RIA Novosti / Alexey Vitvitsky to Pass into an image bank the Political scientist: in the relations of Turkey and the USA tension very serious "Germany and Italy have already made the statement that the EU can support Turkey, and now, apparently, the USA will be lonely in the policy (in relation to her)" — has noted Oktay. He considers that the USA would like to see Turkey near themselves according to their sanctions against Iran. "Actually, this crisis has been created by them to force Turkey to make such decision. Calculation was on the fact that (the president of Turkey Tayyip) Erdogan won't be able to resist to this crisis and will give unconditional support (the American colleague Donald) to Trump. It is attempt of the USA to use crisis to themselves on advantage and to convince Turkey to turn away from Iran" — the interlocutor of the agency has told. However, according to him, cooperation of the Russian Federation, Turkey and Iran on Syria continues, and the next tripartite summit planned for the beginning of September in Tehran is very important. "If (Russian President Vladimir) Putin and Erdogan manages to convince (the Iranian leader Hassan) Rouhani of need of carrying out reforms in Iran, then Trump's claims will be softened, and though it is a little relation on an axis of "Turkey-USA-Russia", but will calm down" — Oktay.© RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov has added to Pass into an image bank Turkey will continue to strengthen the relations with Russia, Chavushogluotnosheniya Vashington has said and Ankara have become aggravated recently, including because of business of the American pastor Andrew Branson detained in 2016 by the Turkish authorities. At the beginning of August the Ministry of Finance of the USA has imposed sanctions against the head

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