Russia and Turkey are back to normal. In his first trip outside of Turkey since the coup attempt, Turkish President Erdogan chose to visit Russia, in what is sure to anger his NATO partners.
What will really set off the White House and Brussels elite is the recent announcement both leaders made at a joint press conference.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a joint decision to resume the projects of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant and the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.
The mega gas and nuclear deals announced put another stake in the heart of the false western narrative of Russia’s isolation.
If anything the deals highlight how impossible it is to remove Russia from the Europe/Eurasia equation…as the opposite of what the White House wanted has just occurred. Russia is now about to become even more embedded in the energy future of the European and Eurasian land mass.
Another Obama foreign policy victory? Let’s see how the western main stream media spins the latest, in what is becoming a long list, of Putin victories, over the teleprompter President.
We are sure Obama is mobilising his late night talk show hosts and TV news pundits to start demonising both leaders asap.
Realpolitik wins the day over neo-liberal, progressive hissy fits.
Putin said at the joint press conference that took place in St. Petersburg…
“We have discussed major joint projects in the fields of energy whose resumption require political decisions. The Turkish side has already taken corresponding decisions on the Akkuyu nuclear power plant construction and the Turkish Stream gas pipeline.”
“We have initially considered the Turkish Stream not as an alternative to the South Stream, but as an opportunity to expand our cooperation in the area of gas supplied both with Europe and with Turkey.”
“Providing this project with the strategic investment status which we have requested from Turkey, and this request Turkey granted today, it’s a project worth …