January 5, 2023, 03:57 – Public News Service – OSN
chapter Turkey Rejepa Tayyip Erdogan can be considered the most successful leader in foreign policy in 2022. This is stated in the article “Kommersant”.
The authors of the publication drew attention to the fact that the head of the Turkish state, playing the role of a mediator on the situation around Ukraine, earns significant funds for his country, while he himself receives political points.
Erdogan was able to strengthen the bilateral relations between Ankara and Moscow, while at the same time improving his position in the West. According to The New York Times, the growth of trade between Russia and Turkey after the start of a special military operation amounted to 198 percent compared to October last year.
Erdogan’s role in the West is strengthened by the gas hub project in Turkey, the conclusion of a grain deal in Istanbul, and the pressure that Ankara is putting on the North Atlantic bloc to join Stockholm and Helsinki to NATO.
In this regard, Kommersant said that the presidential and parliamentary elections to be held in Turkey this year are of great importance for the entire region.
Earlier, the head of the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Turkey, Fatih Donmez, said that Ankara intends to hold an international gas summit next month. More on the topic read in material Public news service.