Middle East turns to the North

Inthe East are tired of the intrigue! The East wants the World! Together with Russia!


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There is nothing more interesting than to watch the Geopolitics in real time. While being mindful of the eternal Maxim: “Politics is the art of the possible”.
Under this approach today, right now, you can say that our eyes converge two Tendencies.


In Russia, the head of the eagle on the coat of Arms, facing East, woke up and saw a huge perspective. It took some time, and already the East, disappointed in the West, which had betrayed him, turned his eyes North, to Russia. First it was the far East and now Middle East. Pure Geopolitics.
And now the theme is “solve the problems on the Globe,” what with feigned indignation wrote in the mid-twentieth century, our detractors, becomes under the name of “geopolitics” in the most that neither is Realpolitik.
Look at the map and rate the meeting of the last days of the Russian President with the leaders of Azerbaijan, Iran and Turkey on 8 and 9 August. And on 10 August took place the summit Russia-Armenia. Is – countries that are our southern borders in the middle East. This – countries with which Russia is interested in establishing good neighborly relations. These are countries which are part of the Anglo-Saxon project on coverage of Russia “loop Anaconda”, about which we wrote, for example, comments in “Kill “Anaconda“”.
There, in particular: “”Loop Anaconda” plan for the coverage of our borders from Finland and Norway through the Baltic States, Eastern Europe, the black sea region, the Caucasus, Central Asia and further on to Chukotka implemented. Just look at the map… “Loop Anaconda” is not a game of mind and strategy our “partners”… but still, it is a quite obvious attempt to “stretch” the Russian defenses on the perimeter of the huge lines to get “a free hand” in the Pacific. Yes, it is there, in the East will soon unfold the main battle for the world championship…
In these circumstances, NATO is advantageous to divert Russia to Europe, the Caucasus, and Central Asia. To Moscow simply did not have enough forces and resources — either military or financial — and to defend the Western border, where provocations are possible, and to respond to threats from the South, and to the simultaneous assistance to China if it fell the power of the fading hegemon. Ceremony no one will be — at stake is the leadership for at least 100 years ahead.”
And here is the Russian response.

For some days the situation is deployed so sharply and effectively that of “loop Anaconda” ripped three of the link – Turkey, Iran and Azerbaijan. That, of course, caused a tantrum of information in “partners”. They understand what is happening from the point of view of geopolitics. Here are just some of the assessments voiced in the Western press in the days of talks between Vladimir Putin and the leaders of Iran, Azerbaijan and Turkey.
Columnist for the British air force Michael Salin writes that “Western leaders are nervously watching developments in St. Petersburg at the meeting of Putin and Erdogan.
The analyst newspaper “the Independent”, Robert Fisk sure if anyone should follow the news from St. Petersburg, it is the countries of the middle East. In his words, “the fate of the Syrian crisis will be predefined today.”
“Turkish President feels betrayed by the West, the American generals and the CIA. Therefore his first foreign trip after the attempted coup (on July 15-16 – S. F.)has not led him anywhere, but in Russia, where for eight months Erdogan openly feuded – said the German edition of “Spiegel”. – So is the Kremlin is able to seriously weaken NATO?”
The French newspaper “Le Monde”, analyzing Erdogan’s interview to Russian TV, he writes that Turkish President puts Russia in the example of the West, and that West does not like.
Columnist CNN’s Matthew chance was sure that the meeting between Putin and Erdogan will benefit both parties: Turkey return lost influence in Syria, and Russia will become a strong ally against the West.
Threat to the Western world in the very fact of the meeting sees the Explorer of the American magazine “Foreign Affairs” Jonathan Rugman. “The meeting of Erdogan and Putin is not so much a u – turn in Turkey in the direction of Russia, how many turn back to the West”, – he wrote in his Twitter.
However, by the end of the meeting in St. Petersburg CNN correspondent Matthew chance said: “What most caught my eye? I think that, according to my calculations, President Erdogan 4-5 times called President Putin “my dear friend”. To this, I think, very carefully followed, it may even cause anxiety in many of Turkey’s allies in the military Alliance NATO and the European Union. The fact that many are very concerned about is this: Turkey is angry at the West that can make a geopolitical turn and more to get closer to Russia”.
In General, the continuous concerns – “the Turkish turn over the Black sea” was caught, apparently, “partners” by surprise. And they even hide it can’t.
From our side we see how quickly and efficiently this “turn” with the direct participation of Moscow. The talks in Saint Petersburg were just a perfect continuation of the negotiations in Baku. The leadership of Russia in this sensitive region near our borders almost two days has changed the situation towards a favourable strategic prospects.
Note that on the eve of these meetings, Vladimir Putin held a meeting with permanent members of security Council of Russia. “They discussed the socio-economic situation in the country and planned for the near future international meetings of head of state“. Here the importance of these contacts with neighbors.
Let’s start with the visit to Baku, where Vladimir Putin, the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Hassan Rouhani held a trilateral meeting.


Photo press service of the President of Russia

According to the official website of the Russian President, the meeting participants adopted a Declaration, which confirmed the intention to develop trilateral cooperation. The document covers such areas of cooperation as joint struggle against terrorism, settlement of regional conflicts, cooperation in the Caspian sea, cooperation in energy, transport and other fields. The parties agreed to create working groups on areas of mutual interest, and this means that the agreement is supported by concrete programs of cooperation.
The fight against terrorism will be highlighted. There is no doubt that the collective efforts in this area to touch on Syria, Afghanistan and other “hot spots” on the trajectory “loop Anaconda” along our borders.
The President of Iran spoke about this directly: “given the fact that three neighboring States for various reasons (in particular, geographical location, and geo-strategic position) are common challenges, as well as some common threats in the sphere of politics, economy, culture, public life and infrastructure and environment, and therefore the overall cooperation and interaction between the two of us are even more important.”
Please note, geopolitical issues become an integral part of the summits, and this is the trend in recent years. Too closely linked problems of today in various parts of the world.
Vladimir Putin also has paid attention to this theme: “Stress… largely present on our borders, referring to Afghanistan and the middle East. A zone of instability and hot conflict, the growing terrorist threat, primarily from ISIS, Jabhat al-Nusra and other terrorist organizations – all of this for us is a real danger… Consider, for example, appropriate to strengthen the exchange of information on the activities of international terrorist organizations.”
At the meeting of Vladimir Putin and Hassan Rouhani voiced the following: “This meeting can play an important role in strengthening the trilateral relations between our countries and to strengthen stability and security in our region“.
This is probably the main aspects of the talks in Baku on regional security problems. And the fact that immediately after the negotiations in Baku and Saint-Petersburg took place the visit to Russia of the President of Armenia, testifies: Moscow develops and strengthens relationship with each of the neighbouring countries located in the same region, which is called the Middle East.
Of particular interest to the world press called the visit to Russia of Turkish President erdoğan, which was held the day after the trilateral summit in Baku. Of course, it’s not a coincidence, and well thought-out program. Turkey is located next to Iran, Azerbaijan and Armenia, therefore, to consider the results of Erdogan’s visit to St. Petersburg is quite logical in the context of a common view of Russia’s relations with this region. Fortunately, two rounds of negotiations ended with very positive results.
Here are some important details that drew attention to themselves during the Saint Petersburg meeting.


Photo press service of the President of Russia

Turkish welcoming the guest, Vladimir Putin said: “Your visit today, despite a very difficult domestic political situation in Turkey, says that we all want the resumption of our dialogue, of rapprochement in the interests of the peoples of Turkey and Russia.”
That’s right – in the interests of the peoples of Turkey and Russia. And one of our fundamental interests – the security of the borders. It seems that the Turkish leadership is ready for such format of cooperation.
When the Turkish President arrived in St. Petersburg, he was full of emotions and enthusiasm as if relieved he fell after a few months the sharp deterioration of relations. Shooting down a Russian plane over Syria, the Turks could permanently compromise the cooperation with Russia. But it was Moscow, strictly answering to the death of a Russian pilot in the economic sphere, Turkish losses estimated in the billions, had shown political foresight in supporting Erdogan personally when you attempt a military coup in Turkey a month ago. And I was not mistaken in their calculations to rapidly reorient the policy of Ankara. Turkey, a NATO member our southern borders, and we all care about how the relationship with the country that represents the “southern flank” of the Alliance.
So precious are the words of President Erdogan on negotiations with Vladimir Putin: “Indeed, Your call is immediately after the attempted coup, and me personally, and my colleagues, and our people very happy… In the region have great expectations from a political point of view from us. I believe that our cooperation will contribute to the resolution of many problems in the region“. Note – in the case of the regional situation.
The meeting of the two presidents with representatives of the Russian business community was marked not only by a surprisingly broad perspectives offered to the business to raise trade to $ 100 billion. Journalists on the sidelines drew attention to the fact that before this meeting, the two presidents retired and had a long discussion behind closed doors, the crisis in Syria. And after this rather positive attitude of Erdogan in the conversation with the Russian entrepreneurs could well be interpreted as a sign that in the process of the Syrian settlement reached certain agreements.
At the press conference, which took place before the talks on Syria, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on this subject: “Everyone knows that our views on the settlement are not always matched on the Syrian track. We agreed that after this part will meet separately with the foreign Ministers, with representatives of the special services, exchange information and look for a solution…
As for the coordination of our views and approaches, I think it’s also possible, though, because we have a common goal – the settlement of the Syrian crisis. And I think that on this platform based on this General approach, we will look for acceptable overall solution.”
So, the top-level talks on Syria between Moscow and Ankara started. And this is a big plus. From Turkey to resolve the crisis depends very much.
Another important point of the restoration of relations of Russia with Turkey, the project of gas pipeline “Turkish stream” to southern Europe. On this subject the two leaders spoke like this. Vladimir Putin said: “We initially considered the “Turkish stream”… as the possibility of expanding our cooperation in the gas sector Turkey and Europe. One part of the “Turkish stream” is provided solely for the internal consumers of Turkey in connection with increasing needs and growth of the economy of the Turkish Republic. Today we talked about it that this part is generally not subject to any doubt you may begin implementation in the near future”.
The President of Turkey has noted the following: “We are going in two directions to implement this flow, one of which provides for deliveries of Russian gas to Europe, and to accelerate this project. This is one of our current challenges, I think that’s right.”
Thus, it becomes clear that the Turkish position – “pipeline.” This statement immediately stirred the Europeans. From Bulgaria to and from Brussels came a voice: we are ready to resume the project “South stream” through Bulgaria further South in Europe. They realized that if Turkey would create a gas hub for Russian trade fuels in southern European countries, the EU will be very uncomfortable to watch as control of the gas vintel will be in the hands of those Turks that the EU is already a half-century keeps in the hallway and doesn’t want to consider admitting Turkey into its composition.
Now the EU will have a new headache. Know what it means for them will continue to be Turks, bearing in mind the attitude towards them, to stand on ceremony with Europe will not. Therefore so sharply and reacted in the EU the rapid rapprochement between Moscow and Ankara. Here’s an effective energy policy in Bulgaria and Brussels…
As for the security of Russian borders and the fight against terrorism, immediately after the negotiations in Baku and Saint-Petersburg Vladimir Putin submitted for ratification to the state Duma the agreement between Russia and Syria to place in this Arab country, Russian aviation group. As noted by the press, the agreement on this subject signed in Damascus on 26 August 2015 and is concluded for an indefinite period. Now the document will be supported by the decision of the legislature.
It seems obvious but not the only result of the negotiations of Moscow with the leaders of the countries of the region.
“The wind of change is already rocking our banner”.
Middle East, disillusioned with the West, turns North.
Russia prepares presence in Syria of its air force in law.
“Loop Anaconda” natubleng.

…Quite a lot of things done in just a few days.

Translated by Yandex Translate