In the evening, the Turkish Foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, has called on the secretary-general of Nato, Jens Stoltenberg. After months of collaboration competitive with Russia, and Ankara against Moscow now asks for the support of Nato allies that, until now, neglected, involved in the complex game of political and military with the Russia of Vladimir Putin.
a Few minutes after the announcement of the call of Cavusoglu to Stoltenberg, the ambassador of the Usa to Nato said freddaemnte that “Turkey should learn something from the recent clashes with Russia in Syria”, by renouncing, for example, the anti-missile system S-300, which Erdogan wanted to buy it right from Moscow: “I really hope that the preisdente Turkish know how to figure out who is a reliable and trusted friend and who is not,” said ambassador Kay Bailey Hutchison.
The flare-up of these arises from the decision of the syrian army, supported militarily by Russia, move to retake the territory occupied by the turks in the area of Idlib. The turks are reacting, but they are in trouble: yesterday, the special units of the Turkish army were reported to have engaged in an attempt to shoot down aircraft syrian (but also russians) with missiles, shoulder-type “stinger”.
weeks, the Syrian army moved to liberate from the turks and rebels, with their allies, the western region of Idlib: the troops of Ankara were you enter the area coming from the North after the operation “the Source of peace” launched in November against the territories the kurds in Syria. Ankara and Moscow since the days continue to keep on foot a negotiation entrusted to them sent to the military and diplomats: Turkey wants to respect the cease-fire, and the boundaries set by the agreement in Sochi between Erdogan and Russian president Vladimir Putin in September 2018. Moscow supports the offensive in Damascus against the "terrorists," rebels, including jihadists supported by the turks.
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