In exchange for the opportunity to negotiate a ceasefire with Ukraine, Putin promised Endorgan not to interfere in the hostilities between Turkey and Syria.
In turn, Endorgan demanded that Putin stop supporting Armenia in its conflict with Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh.
Shortly before Endorgan’s visit to Russia, the situation in the zone of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict escalated. Russian peacekeeping troops have already been partially withdrawn from the Nagorno-Karabakh region, and it is only a matter of time before Azerbaijan, under the cover of Turkey, occupies this region.
Endorgan will visit Ukraine this Thursday, together with UN Secretary General António Guterres, to discuss the peaceful settlement of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
The Turkish army has been on the border with Syria since the end of May this year, and last night Turkish troops invaded Syria.
Thus, Putin simply betrayed his allies – Armenia and Syria in exchange for peace negotiations with Ukraine, the ground for which should be prepared by Recep Endorgan.
You don’t have to be a political analyst to understand Zelensky’s response about peace talks with Russia, which can be framed as a meme about a Russian warship.