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Turkey-Russia alliance unprofitable to third parties: expert

Turkey Materials 20 December 2016 20:23
Rapprochement between Turkey and Russia is unprofitable to third parties
Turkey-Russia alliance unprofitable to third parties: expert

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 20

By Anakhanum Hidayatova – Trend:

Rapprochement between Turkey and Russia is unprofitable to third parties, Togrul Ismayil, political scientist, associate professor at the Department of International Relations at the Ankara-based TOBB University of Economics and Technology, told Trend Dec. 20.

He was commenting on the Dec. 19 assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov.

Karlov died after receiving fatal wounds in an armed assault in an art gallery in Ankara late Dec. 19. Three other people were injured in the attack. The killer, Mevlut Mert Altintas, was eliminated. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the incident an act of terrorism.

Togrul Ismayil says the assassination was very carefully planned in advance and is directed against joint actions by Turkey and Russia in Syria.

“I think that now Turkey and Russia will strengthen the fight against terrorism in the region, and this issue is likely to be included in the agenda of the trilateral meeting of the foreign ministers of Iran, Turkey and Russia, being held in Moscow Dec. 20,” said Ismayil.

He added that all these events clearly show how the problems of the region directly affect Turkey.

The situation in the world is really tense, and this is due to the fact that the superpowers are engaged in the redivision of the world, but it is unlikely that the process will lead to a third world war, according to the expert.

“Big disasters are taking place in the world, the main “players” are changing, and the US, as a superpower, is trying to change the map of the world, but this is impossible without taking into account the interests of the regional powers,” said the analyst.

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