Isos wrote:Russia doesn't give a fuck about who rules Turkey as long as they don't close or threaten russian ships in the Bosphorus strait.
Turkey hasn't got the military, economical or political power to face Russia. No matter what Erdogan pretends. He has 200 f16, few corvettes and subs and no air defence system. How could he face su57, tupolevs, kalibr and other cruise missiles, s-400, economical pressure from russia ?
The big issue is in the mediteranean with Greece, Cyprus and Egypt. And that's EU's problem.
Bosporus strait status for naval ships has always been a point of disagreement between Turkey and USSR/Russia. It was the reason actually that Turkey entered NATO in 1952. So dont be surprised if it will come up again in short-term future