ArmInfo. Russian President Vladimir Putin is obsessed by the idea of Turkey's withdrawal from NATO. For this goal he is ready to provide his Turkish colleague Erdogan even with nuclear weapons, Associate Expert of the Armenian Institute of International and Security Affairs, Turkologist Hayk Gabrielyan expressed a similar opinion to ArmInfo.
The other day, Turkish President Recep Erdogan actually voiced a refusal to recognize the ban imposed on Turkey to create nuclear weapons. In particular, the Turkish president considered it illogical that his country should not have missiles with nuclear warheads, while they are in service with the armies of a number of countries.
"Turkey has been known for its nuclear appetites for a long time. And, in my opinion, today it is moving towards its goal by its own path, part of which is the construction of a nuclear power plant in Akkuy. Given that this project is being implemented by Russia, there are serious concerns about the possibility of providing Ankara with nuclear technology ", he emphasized.
According to the expert, the Russian president seeks to initiate split between NATO and Turkey, in exchange of which it may well provide Erdogan with nuclear technology. In turn, the latter, having received nuclear weapons, will no longer need NATO to the extent that it needs today. According to him, Putin will be able to tear Turkey from NATO solely in case of endowing this country with nuclear weapons. According to the forecasts of the Turkologist, in any other situation, Erdogan would not take such a step. According to Gabrielyan, a similar situation may well be the result of personal relations between the presidents of Russia and Turkey, which play a decisive role in the politics of the two countries. At the same time, the interests of Putin and Russia, as well as the interests of Erdogan and Turkey, do not always coincide. In this light, the Turkish president is convinced of Putin's intentions to promote his own preservation of power, at the same time, not having a similar confidence in the intentions of the US Administration.