The trio of Russia - Iran - Turkey threatens to upset the balance in the region
22/4/2018 12:00 am
[rtl] Dr . Qais al-Azzawi
did not return 90 percent of the cards in the Middle East to the United States, as Sadat did when Egypt disengaged from the Soviet Union and resorted to America and Israel. The question today is whether Turkey, the strategic ally of America and Israel, will break its strategic link with them and turn to Russia and Iran. A question that worries the United States and puts Europe at all levels following the Russian-Iranian-Turkish understandings and its repercussions in Syria.
Turkey and the United States are no longer at odds with one another and can no longer be settled in the scenes, especially after Ankara received the chief of staff, defense minister, national security adviser and US Secretary of State, and met their counterparts and President Erdogan in a failed attempt at a settlement. The dispute has shifted from the threshold of allies to the anger of friends to stop visas to economic pressures and devaluation of the Turkish lira to the language of deprivation to reach the public threat of enmity !! In all the crises that Turkey experienced with its European environment, the United States stood firm with it. Even when Turkey occupied half of Cyprus in 1973 and the European Union threatened and threatened NATO, the United States was unable to force Turkey to withdraw despite its pressure and remained limited.
The alliance continued even when the AKP took power; on the contrary, the Americans and the Europeans were behind the model of moderate secular Islam and called on Muslims everywhere to follow it.
Today, everyone sees that the US-Turkish coalition is rupturing for the following reasons: - The dispute began with the attempt by US-based Fatahullah Gul to topple the elected Turkish government in its failed military coup in 2016, supported by the United States and the Europeans with their claim that they were against coups and with the legitimate authorities. When the Americans refused to hand over Gulen, Erdogan was angry. Turkey has arrested employees of the US consulate in Ankara and an American priest, Andrew Branson, for collaborating with the putschists and bringing them to trial. In a chant at the end of this month, President Trump demanded their release and Erdogan replied: "They tell us they gave us the pastor. We say you have an advocate (Gulen), they gave us to try him "!!.
The declaration of the United States on 14 January 2017 that it will establish a Kurdish force of thirty thousand elements in order to extend security on the Syrian border with Turkey and Iraq, which Turkey considered a serious threat to the Turkish national security, it suffers from 8 thousand fighters number of forces to protect the Kurdish people If they add thirty thousand fighters ?! In an interview with Russia, Iran, Syria and opposition to the United States, Turkey carried out Operation Olive Branch in Afrin. Erdogan threatened before the start of the operation US forces in Manbaj if Turkish forces were subjected to any American obstruction. The former US ambassador to Damascus, Robert Ford, warned against the tension between his country, Russia and Turkey, which would expose 2,000 US military personnel stationed in Mabaj and risk
Turkey was able to control and concentrate on Afrin. - US Assistant Secretary of State Wes Mitchell has threatened Ankara with consequences for cooperating with Russia and Iran in Syria and making strategic concessions to Moscow and would be sanctioned if it purchases the S-400 air defense system from Russia and considers it a "foe of America" "Erdogan replied:" The enemies of Turkey and Russia have failed to spoil relations between Russia and Turkey, and the United States is working against Turkey, Russia and Iran in Syria, and called on the US administration to withdraw its troops from Manbaj. Mitchell "America's opponents" and Erdogan's use of "enemies of Turkey" has been transferred Dispute to a dangerous level of hostility threatens the heart of balances for the benefit of our region.[/rtl]