Stanislav Tarasov: Will Turkey into an alliance with Iran

Stanislav Tarasov: Will the alliance with Turkey on IranIn Iran on a visit, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He held talks with the management of the country. As noted in this regard, the Turkish newspaper Today's Zaman, the agenda for the day or in Tehran, Erdogan was "very intense." This is due to the special relationship that in recent years has been building Ankara and Tehran. Turkey first expanded trade and economic cooperation with Iran. And at the moment she does not want to turn away from it. Namely, Turkish prime minister and his Iranian partners in Tehran expressed the desire to increment the yearly volume of trade between countries with 2 more than doubled — from 16 billion. dollars to 35 billion dollars. dollars in 2015. In the current international conjuncture around Iran, when the West is not only valid in the sanctions regime against the country, and the intense pushing to join the sanctions Turkey, Erdogan says such a desire Turkey take an independent stance on Iran.

In Tehran, it is understood and behold the. According to the president of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, "there is an urgent need to preserve and deepen the political, economic and cultural ties and increasing trade between the two countries-name, especially in the energy sector." At the same time, Iran is trying to bring under the cooperation with Turkey have their own political context. It is no coincidence, President Ahmadinejad in a meeting with Erdogan specially stressed that "Iran and Turkey once supported each other in the international arena and constantly come up against hegemonic policies of the Western nations," and because they "should keep attention to the machinations of our enemies."

Hitch that the Erdogan government, showing intrigued to maintain a constructive relationship with Iran is still far from being able to cross the Rubicon, behind which looms the alliance 2-Islamic states. Yes, and resource Turkish diplomacy, positioning itself as a typical Western envoy in the Middle East, also in the finals. In Seoul, the second nuclear summit Turkish Prime Minister held talks with U.S. President Barack Obama. In discussing the problem of Iran's nuclear utilities that Obama said that the "window of abilities to solve this dilemma is not closed yet, but soon it may snap shut." In this regard, many Turkish media made with the assumption that Erdogan can bring back from Seoul to Iranian control some signal, the script for the follow-up. Indeed, during the Iran-Turkey talks in Tehran climbed out certain aspects. Erdogan made a statement addressed to Israel. Alluding to the likely military operation in Tel Aviv against the Islamic Republic, he stated that "for the sake of peace can not bombard nuclear facilities." He also expressed support for Iran's right to the introduction of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. But Erdogan could not play so referred to as "the Istanbul card."

Earlier, between Ankara and Tehran had agreed to hold a meeting in Istanbul between Iran and the "six" (five UN Security Council permanent members and Germany) on the nuclear dilemma. With all of this resumption of negotiations was welcomed by all the participants of this formula. South American officials denied that Barack Obama declared as the emerging next round of negotiations, "six" with Iran in Istanbul should be evaluated as a "last chance" for Tehran's peaceful solution prepyadstviya. That gave some hope of appearing out of the Iranian impasse. But now comes into force yet another affair. Representatives of the six countries mediators to resolve the Iranian nuclear negotiators and the difficulties of Tehran — indicating that the meeting is scheduled for April 13, did not confirm that it will take place specifically in Istanbul. In the Western media are hints that the "six" prefers to hold talks in Vienna, which houses the headquarters of the international agency Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Disclaimer of Istanbul as the venue of Iran with "six" almost only means withdrawal of Turkey, "the Iranian game", and markedly lowered and the status of Erdogan's visit to Iran.

The situation also exacerbated by the fact that the Syrian bridgehead, and not only there, Turkey had to face directly with Iranian interests. As Erdogan said after meeting with the president of Iran, the two sides "have not come to some decisions on Syria because of their radically different approaches to this dilemma." In Turkey, are well aware of the value of bonds is closely Iran not only with the regime of Bashar al-Assad, but the Shiite Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, with which Ankara has actually overtaken political contact. For Turkey, the potential threat is born of a "destabilization of the bridge," spanned between Syria, Iraq and Iran. Because the outcome of negotiations with the management of Erdogan Iran on this issue are the most intriguing and mysterious storyline while still held in the Turkish-Iranian dialogue.

In our view, the Iranian diplomacy could offer Ankara to analyze a package deal to reduce tension in its relations with Damascus and Baghdad. Nor can it be ruled out that the Turkish government waits for entry onto the international stage as president of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Because of the fact that the results of Erdogan's visit to Tehran in a final statement noted that "the decision was made to increase cooperation between the countries," in particular "about the regional and international problems," testifies: Ankara and Tehran together seek out "interchanges" and No cause for confrontation. Anyway, at the moment.

It seems that the West is trying to get rid of the intermediary services of Turkish diplomacy towards Iran. Moreover, he has increased the pressure on Turkey to her to join the anti-Iran sanctions, particularly in the field of energy purchases from Iran. Incidentally, the same is subjected to pressure and Azerbaijan. In Seoul, the summit on nuclear security, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for hidden services Dan Meridor called on President Ilham Aliyev also strengthen sanctions against Iran.

But the rejection of Istanbul as the venue Iran with "six" means practically the conclusion Turkey of the "Iran game." And not only that. Down after the Seoul summit, the situation at first played down the value of Erdogan's visit to Iran. The Turkish government acted as a relay some thoughts on the prospects of the western settlement of the nuclear difficulties, or tried to take a stand. In other words, once again confirm the refusal to join in sanctions against Iran. But almost all, of course, rests on the search capabilities of resolving the Iranian nuclear prepyadstviya. Turkish diplomacy has made great efforts in this direction. Speaking at a press conference in Tehran, together with the Vice-President of the Islamic Republic Mohammad-Reza Rahimi, Erdogan expressed his support for Iran's right to the introduction of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. Because Tehran to Ankara, there can appear any claims.

Iranian media has now released details of the meeting, Prime Minister of Turkey, with the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani. The head of the Majlis said Erdogan who is in Iran on a visit, "Nothing should interfere with our struggle against the Zionist regime," adding that Iran and Turkey will be able to overcome all difficulties and
to cooperate closely.

The parties also discussed the NATO radar, which Turkey has agreed to install on its territory, at first, to keep track of Iran. Larijani said that this "hitch will be addressed in the consultation process between the two countries-name. "Erdogan said in response announced that Iran's affairs and Turkey have a long-standing history, recalled the experience of cooperation in the cultural and religious spheres, and said that is not allowed to break rapport 2-states.

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