Tuesday, October 11, 2016
'Sometimes NATO Ally' Turkey ready to dump the West for Russia.
'Sometimes NATO Ally' Turkey ready to dump the West for Russia. (Tass).
The results of Monday’s Russian-Turkish talks in Istanbul have surpassed all expectations, especially in the spheres of military-technical cooperation and economy, Vyacheslav Nikonov told TASS on Tuesday.
"The emergence of the issue of military-technical cooperation itself is symptomatic. This is a signal that Turkey is sending to the United States, showing that they are ready to switch their military-technical ties to Russia. This is a very serious signal," Nikonov said.
He reminded that over the last 60 years, Turkey was one of the key military-political allies of US and NATO.
"The statement that Turkey may develop its military-technical cooperation with Russia is one of the sensations of these talks," the lawmaker noted. Read the full story here.