Istanbuller wrote:In Crimea, Russian state proved its resistance. Russian state just made its mind. They got what they wanted. It was a milestone. Crimea was Russia's red line. You are trying to do the same in your struggling with Turkey. That is how state should behave.
Syria has become a Russian state. Putin reached out Arab nations. They made lots of agreements on economic relations. It helped Russia to diversity its clients.
Crimea and Syria are both success stories for Russia. After all, Russia has a close friend in NATO now. Erdoğan and Putin trust each other more than they trust to other leaders. Russian companies do business in Turkey. They build nuclear plants in Turkey. Turkish and Mideast markets are Russia's way to economic independence.
Neither Turkey nor Russia trust each other; in both Syria and Libya you are enemies killing each other and reducing both of these countries to ashes.
Your hubris and arrogance has replaced US hubris and arrogance.
Both of you are trying to sabotage European efforts to become independent(largely in energy) and that is the extent of your cooperation but both of you are failing and have been trapped in foreign adventures that drain your resources and destroy your standard of living.
As for "Turkey acting like Russia in the Crimea", tell me Istanbuller why is the Greek territory between Athens and Chios yours to claim?
Under what kind of logic?
...take your common sense with you, and leave your prejudices behind...