As surprising but inevitable the turn of events, Russia and Turkey are now friends. The two countries are bound to be involved in a number of military exercises that leave some wondering whether Turkey will be choosing Russia against NATO as tensions rise. Who will win the brewing World War?
Turkey and Russia Working Together
Turkey reached out to Russia to mend relations following the downing of Moscow’s war plane. Ankara also called for cooperation against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group. The decision came following the meeting of President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
“We will discuss all the details. We have always called on Russia to carry out anti-Daesh (ISIL) operations together,” Aljazeera quoted Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu following the visit of the Turkish delegation to Russia.
“Let’s fight against the terrorist group together, so that we can clear it out as soon as possible,” said the minister. The brewing alliance between Russia and Turkey is bound to raise some questions, since Moscow is at odds with NATO now to which Ankara is a member.
However, reading in on Turkey and Russia’s relationship against the West is still boggling many, especially since the West is prone to making presumptuous comments.
“Turkish-Russian relation can be simply defined as the normalization of relations and rapprochement between two states. Normalization is to bring relation back to the state they were before Nov. 25, 2015, and rapprochement will create a new area of opportunity. This normalization and rapprochement is not only at Ankara’s request, but Moscow’s as well,” wrote Fahrettin Altun on the matter.