Wednesday, December 2, 2015

'Change of regime’ needed for Moscow and Ankara to start talking

Yekaterina Sinelschikova, Russia Beyond the Headlines

Putin image from article
Vladimir Avatkov, a Turkologist and the director of the Center of Oriental Studies, International Relations and Public Diplomacy, agrees that a change of regime in Turkey is the only realistic way out of the crisis, though he warns that the Turkish regime should not be equated with the Turkish people.
"Yes, the Turkish regime sided with terrorism when it shot down our plane, but we must think about the future," he said, adding that Turkey is still unlikely to be forgotten as a promising partner. ...

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