Stanislav Tarasov: Turkey can change the vectors of foreign policy

Stanislav Tarasov: Turkey can change its foreign policy vectors

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has officially appealed to Russian President Vladimir Putin with a sensational request — to accept Turkey as members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). He said this in an interview to "24 TV". "Notwithstanding that we are almost done for the European integration and even made a separate ministry, but French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have blocked the process. Prior to joining Sarkozy and Merkel, I participated in the summits of EU favorites. After the decision was made to minimize Us case. But we have not suffered from it. Currently, all the eyes, where Europe where we are. Yet it is not clear whether Europe will continue until 2023. Putin suggested I take on Turkey in the SCO, and he promised me to see this issue with other partners this organization, "- stated the head of the Turkish government.

Let's start with the fact that in 2005 Turkey was headed for the official recognition of the EU's own candidate status for EU membership. After which the process was started accession negotiations, there were 36 global sections or "chapters." These include such nuances as the norm civilian society and the principles of freedom of the media, the rules civilian control over the security services and armed forces, the mechanisms of regulation of all types of markets, the methods of control of movement, the conclusion of the various free trade agreement with the EU and almost everything else. These negotiations are going and going with the same pauses. She also intrigue came after Ankara threatened to "freeze" their business with the EU symbol of protest coming from July 1 to the EU Presidency of the Republic of Cyprus. In response Turkey promised to run the program from the abolition of the visa regime with the EU — and less.

Specifically, at the time of this complex negotiation process at the Summit of Heads of State of the SCO in Beijing, Turkey was status partner in dialogue. But then this fact, many Turkish politicians, and of the media, did not try in particular to advertise. At the moment, the situation has changed, and, above all, in the economic sphere. The fact that the Turkish economy segodnyaschy model focuses more heavily on exports to European countries. But in the economy of Europe is going through the criteria of economic and financial crisis began to fall markedly the rate of use of Turkish products, which is already affecting the state of the economy. Did not pay off and the rate of Turkey the fact that, as the Minister for EU Affairs Egemen Bagis, "Turkey can help the EU overcome the crisis, as its economy is very strong and healthy in Europe." Europe from Turkey refuses to help. At the same time, previously many Turkish experts have warned the government about the need for a reorientation of economic goods-flow from the West to the East. There, where in contrast to Europe, gaining strength integration processes. Customs is working alliance, the Eurasian economic community (EEC), lining up the structure of one economic space (SES), are gaining momentum Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) and the Asia-Pacific Economic cooperation (APEC). But to work in this region of Turkey will need to be subjected to harsh audit tools and techniques with which she tried to achieve the tasks ahead of him — the strengthening of the status of a leading regional power.

Recall that in recent years, Ankara has almost all went on the cooperation of, first, with the adjoining Islamic countries. But the course of events associated with the phenomenon of the so-called "Arab Spring" in foreign policy Turkey became more pronounced slope of the South American, which led to a narrowing of the range of its main directions of foreign policy of the country. Phenomenon: the implementation of today's foreign policy has led to the fact that country was not only a "ring of enemies", and was balancing on the brink of a regional war involving, for it is fraught with even the loss of part of its territory in the event of "Birth of Kurdish baby." So is the script, which in 2007 wrote the Turkish Daily, warning that the United States, supporting the establishment of a Kurdish state Iraq, Turkey will leave no options other actions.

But, as it turns out after the interview Erdogan now for Ankara other way out is to membership in the SCO. With all this, the Turkish government is trying to buy time in order not to "resolve" the effect of the role played — the first time in its own new stories — Turkey in the Middle East. Especially since the SCO countries to accept Turkey into its ranks in the status of a partner, it's not slander any political criteria, which means their recognition of Turkey's status as a leading regional power.

On the other hand, Turkey intensification of cooperation with the countries of Eurasia opens unheard horizons to export their own products and the role of large-scale energy projects. We note another important feature. One of the basic principles of the SCO is a regional security and stability. The program is aimed at cooperation in the fight against terrorism, separatism and extremism for 2013-2015, and brand-new edition of the Regulations on Political Diplomatic Measures and Mechanisms of response to situations that pose a risk of peace, security and stability in the region. So that Ankara is again a stark choice in their own upcoming foreign policy strategy.

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