ArmInfo. NATO is approving a new stage of rapprochement in Turkish-American relations. Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of NAS RA, Orientalist Ruben Safrastyan stated this at a meeting with reporters.
According to the expert, the hottest problem that currently exists in Turkish-American relations is Turkey's bunker deal for Russian S-400 air defense systems, which the parties decided to put aside. "After meeting with Trump, Erdogan said that the United States fundamentally agreed to sell the Patriot system to Turkey, which means that certain changes have occurred in the approaches of the American side," Safrastyan noted.
Another issue around which the parties were able to agree, Safrastyan called the Kurdish issue, which, in turn, is linked to the oil factor. The expert is sure that the Americans will continue to hold in their hands oil wells located in Syria, mainly east of the Euphrates, inhabited by Kurds.
To note, according to rough estimates, the United States receives a profit of $ 30 million every month, the profit from which, according to the Americans, goes to the aid of the Kurds. Oil is exported and sold, presumably through Turkey.
Safrastyan believes that in all likelihood, the parties also agreed that the ethnic cleansing of Kurds from the Turkish-Syrian border will continue, which is a long-standing requirement of Turkey, and will concentrate on those territories where the mines are located.
According to Safrastyan, the Americans are in favor of such a scenario, so that when the real settlement process begins in Syria, through the Kurds to create some kind of autonomous Kurdish entity that will be under American control and will create an opportunity for them to continue to use oil wells . According to expert estimates, today the United States is demonstrating a rejection of classical geopolitical approaches, and is developing a new strategy, resulting in leverage over the leadership of different countries. <Times are changing, and with them political strategies. The US begins to pursue a point foreign policy. Trump took control of the important for the US oil fields in Syria. The rest for them becomes secondary and uninteresting. However, the new US strategy that it is deploying in Syria needs the support of Turkey. In turn, Ankara, using its geographical and geopolitical position, ensuring that the United States turned a blind eye to the sanctions that they themselves have imposed, makes concessions where Turkey is launching aggressive actions. In this regard, the sanctions against Ankara will not only not be toughened, but on the contrary will be relaxed>, the expert assured.
The orientalist recalled that a meeting between Erdogan and Putin will take place in Istanbul on November 19, where, according to the expert, Turkey will speak with another person favorable to Russia. <This is a big geopolitical game, but I think it is also a gamble that may have a bad end, first of all, for Turkey>, Safrastyan does not exclude.