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The game behind the scenes: why did Erdogan need Russian missiles. Why Turkey buys C-400 from Russia and goes to a conflict with the US

The game behind the scenes: why did Erdogan need Russian missiles. Why Turkey buys C-400 from Russia and goes to a conflict with the US

Turkey consciously went on exacerbating relations with Washington, signing an agreement with Russia and supplying the missile system C-400. Now the US can block the supply of Ankara F-35 fighters. American experts at the same time believe that Recep Tayyip Erdogan is playing his game with the White House. "Gazeta.ru" figured out what the objectives pursued by the parties to this conflict of interest.

Ankara unconditionally loses the party to Damascus

Ankara unconditionally loses the party to Damascus

The military-political situation in the Syrian Arab Republic has undergone significant changes after the meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump in Helsinki. There is a significant interception of initiative on the part of the Russian Federation and the legitimate government of B. Assad. The American side, fearing full disclosure of its activities to support militants, is forced to make concessions. First of all, Washington "merges" its allies.

Israel did not accidentally declare itself a national state of the Jews right now

Israel did not accidentally declare itself a national state of the Jews right now

The Knesset members adopted the "Law on the Jewish Character of the State of Israel", which postulates the dominant role of the national component in the country's ideology. Simply put, Israel is now the national state of the Jews. And by reaction to this event, it is clear that there is much in common between Israel, Russia and the United States. The new law establishes the official name "Israel", state symbols (primarily a flag and anthem), as well as the status of Jerusalem as the capital. The decision was adopted by a majority of votes: 62 was voted in favor, 55 voted against, the other two abstained.

In Egypt, an operation began to open the black sarcophagus

In Egypt, an operation began to open the black sarcophagus

Egyptian scientists and engineers on Thursday unexpectedly began to open the lid of a mysterious black sarcophagus, discovered in early July in the city of Alexandria, the Egyptian newspaper Al-Ahram writes. The lid has now been depressurized and raised by only five centimeters, but the commission of the Ministry of Antiquities Affairs of Egypt suspended the work and decided to evacuate all observers of the process, as it fears the evaporation of toxic gases from the sarcophagus sealed more than two thousand years ago.

Russian Navy warships to conduct exercises with missile fire off the coast of Syria

Russian Navy warships to conduct exercises with missile fire off the coast of Syria

Combat ships of the Russian Navy (Navy) from the permanent operational unit in the Mediterranean will conduct exercises with missile fire off the coast of Syria. Such data are given in the international notification for pilots (NOTAM). In NOTAM it is noted that to conduct exercises of the Russian Navy with missile launches, an area in the eastern Mediterranean will be reserved: between the coast of Syria and the island of Cyprus on the traverse of the port of Tartus. The area will be closed for aviation flights 11, 12, 18, 19, 25 and 26 July with 10: 00 to 18: 00 MSK.

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