Under the above heading, Gennady Petrov, in “Nezavisimaya Gazeta”, wrote about the inability of the United States to neglect the Turkish role in the region.
The article said: Despite all its dissatisfaction with the policies of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the White House will continue to cooperate with Turkey, whose aid the Americans cannot do without in Syria. This is what follows from the statement of the Director of the State Department’s Press Service, Ned Price, following a letter sent by members of the US Congress to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken demanding a tougher path towards Turkey.
Price decided to refrain from criticizing Turkey while waiting for the opposite from the White House. First, the Turkish authorities themselves are acting provocatively. On March 3, the Director of the Turkish Defense Industry Corporation, Ismail Demir, said that his country, despite US pressure, does not intend to cut off negotiations with Russia regarding supplying it with the second regiment of the S-400 air defense system.
Second, they are demanding in Congress that the Biden administration take effective measures against Erdogan. More than 170 lawmakers, Republicans and Democrats, have signed a letter to Blinken urging him to pay attention to human rights violations in Turkey.
Price’s announcement appears to be a kind of response to US lawmakers, evidence that the dispute with Turkey is not desirable for Biden.
In this regard, Alexander Shomilin, Director of the Europe and Middle East Center at the European Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, told Nezavisimaya Gazeta: “It is unlikely that any radical review of the relations between the two countries will take place.
Shomelin believes that the American policy in the Turkish direction will be closely related to how the European Union deals with Erdogan. So far, there are no indications that Brussels has decided a serious dispute with the country on which it depends to solve many of Europe’s urgent problems, for example, the problem of illegal immigration from the Middle East, which has so far been caught thanks to the refugee camps in Turkey.
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