Ankara may have already begun preparing a bridgehead for an armed confrontation with Russia. This is at least the opinion of Konstantin Sivkov, a Russian political analyst, Doctor of Military Sciences.
In an interview to Tsargrad TV channel, the expert said that there are alarming signals, which have been sounded from the Turkish side relatively recently. Sivkov also reminded his interlocutors that war plans against Russia were considered in the south back in the 90s before Recep Erdogan came to power.
Turkey’s ambitious projects included the “Greater Turan” concept. It was supposed to include the Turkic-populated territories of Central Asia, Kazakhstan, and even the Russian Volga and Urals. According to Sivkov, Turkey’s actions in the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict can be considered the first step. As a reminder, as a result of the Karabakh conflict, Ankara gained a military base in the region.
Sivkov warns that this outpost in Transcaucasia is ideal for waging a hybrid war against Russia. So far, the Turks have been relatively mild, but the plans from the past decades have already begun to be implemented. Konstantin Valentinovich mentions the information about the deployment of S-400 air defense systems on the Black Sea coast. If Turkey deploys longer-range missiles, it will soon reach Crimea, the political scientist warns.