Kurginyan answers Putin’s question about peaceful co-existence with Turkey

25.11.2020, Moscow.

The leader of the Essence of Time movement, analyst and political scientist Sergey Kurginyan in his author’s broadcast “The Meaning of the Game” explained why no parallels can be made between France and Germany on the one hand and Russia and Turkey on the other.

He believes when Russian President Vladimir Putin says that he looks forward to a peaceful and mutually beneficial co-existence of Russia and Turkey, is missing one detail.

Definitely, a national leader must ensure peace for his country, the political scientist noted. Especially when Russia’s actual situation is quite poor, he added.

However, one cannot live in peace with his neighbors when they do not want to, Kurginyan stressed.

If one of the sides talks about meekness and moderate economic development, while the other side declares expansion, then the former will either have to surrender to the latter, or prepare for war and wage it, the analyst explained, “but there will be no chance for any equal co-existence.”

According to Kurginyan, contemporary Turkey led by Recep Tayyip Erdoğan can only be aggressive against Russia. First, this is what the Western countries want, and they are pushing Turkey towards neo-Ottomanism, the political scientist noted; secondly, “the northern direction is the most natural” for Turkey. “It has actually no other place to show aggression, it cannot even be aggressive towards Greece, until it leaves NATO,” he explained.

Meanwhile, Turkey will definitely be aggressive, Kurginyan said. “Can Erdoğan not be aggressive? He cannot. He desperately fears all the neo-Kemalist parties, and he feels pressure from the right-wing parties, which are even bigger expansionists than him,” the political scientist stressed. Especially now that “they have tasted smaller victories [in Nagorno-Karabakh ― Rossa Primavera News Agency],” he added.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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