The leaders of the two countries have mutual interest and their own opinion on further cooperation.
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A Russian military covert operation in the Ukraine is bringing Russia and Turkey closer together, according to the US business daily The Wall Street Journal. And the leaders of the two countries have mutual interest and their own views on further cooperation.
So, according to the WSJ, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is doing everything he can to support the national economy by deepening ties with Russia. In turn, Russian leader Vladimir Putin sees Turkey as an opportunity to “open up the world, especially from the Black Sea region.”
Furthermore, The Wall Street Journal authors argue that for Erdogan, contacts with Russia are extremely necessary also for the reason that Turkey’s relations with NATO members are not very good.
In October, the Russian president proposed to his Turkish counterpart the creation of a gas hub to supply blue fuel to EU countries. Some time later, Erdogan said that preparatory work was being carried out in Turkey as part of this project. Just the day before, this information was confirmed by Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak, noting that, in addition to Turkey, other countries may participate in the creation of the center.