Turkish journalist: having lost the Bosphorus, Russia will return Crimea to Ukraine within a week
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Turkish journalist: having lost the Bosphorus, Russia will return Crimea to Ukraine within a week

30 October , 16:41In the world
Yunus Erdogdu, a Turkish correspondent permanently living in Ukraine, said that the Crimea could be returned to Turkey by blocking the Bosphorus for Russian ships. However, if Erdogan decides to take military action, "on the way to Crimea, the Turks may lose Istanbul".

Yunus Erdogdu points out that such an approach is fraught with serious consequences, and Erdogan will have to maneuver between Moscow and Kiev in attempts to pursue his policy.

"Why not close the Bosphorus to Russian military and commercial ships? The closure of the straits vital for Russia could return Crimea to Ukraine in a week”, - says Erdogdu in a conversation with Reporter.

He recalled that many Turks still consider Crimea to be Turkish territory, but Erdogan's words about the possible return of the peninsula, as it was during the Ottoman Empire, are only populism designed for nationalists.

The journalist admits that there are forces in the world for which it is beneficial to embroil Turkey with Russia.

We will remind that earlier the media reported about Turkey's claims to the Crimea. In Crimea, they are concerned about the recently intensified military cooperation between Turkey and Ukraine. Turkey, in particular, is ready to invest and independently build the newest enterprise for the production of modern attack drones in Ukraine - Bayraktar TB2 and others.

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