Moscow anxious on Turkeya s shield role

Following a briefing in US military bases in order to convince Moscow on the anti-missile project of NATO, Russian envoy is in Ankara to voice his concerns Dmitry Rogozin is seen between Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in this file photo taken in Sochi. Full Story
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ole

United States

#1 Jul 28, 2011
Russian envoy voices unease on deployment of some elements of the U.S.-lead project of an anti-missile defense network in Europe ahead of his talks with Turkish leaders on the issue.

“Having missile defense elements in someone’s territory makes a country into a target. That’s why you have to think very well before you make the decision. Russia thinks a lot on this issue,” Dmitry Rogozin, Russia’s Ambassador to NATO and Russian President Medvedev’s special envoy on NATO missile defense system told a group of journalists on Thursday. Remarks of Russian envoy came up ahead of his talks in Ankara with President Abdullah Gül, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Defense on the missile defense project. Rogozin arrived Ankara following his meetings with the U.S. administration and the Pentagon. He stressed that they “still had the same number of questions” on the missile defense project after his visit to military base Colorado Springs where the U.S. century missile defense center is located. It’s the first time that Russians were allowed there.“So that’s why I’d like to hear the opinions of Turkish leadership,” he added. Russian envoy openly voiced his country’s concerns especially on deployment of the U.S ships in the Black Sea region, interceptors in Poland, early warning and missile defense radar in Turkey.

NATO, the U.S. and Ankara are still carrying out talks on stationing an early warning and missile defense radar in Turkey. Rogozin described significance of Turkey’s upcoming decision on the project, which would have crucial impact on Russia’s interests.“Turkey will have a direct influence on the decision to deploy U.S. radar here which then will become a part of overall U.S. system. And also, since Turkey has access to Mediterranean and Black Seas, it will have a direct influence on the decision to deploy U.S. missile defense ships, cruises in these seas,” he said.

“We don’t want new weapons in Black Sea”

Briefing on the recent plans on systems which could be deployed in Turkey, Russian envoy said missile defense radar could be stationed in southeast of Turkey and would be able to see a 7000 km of land to the east and south of Turkey.“Interceptors which will be deployed on the cruisers by 2018-2020, will have a distance of about 2500 km and these cruises will be deployed with senses which have provided additional guidance to missiles for the intercept. American friends told us that they plan no stationary missile interceptors deployed in Turkey.”

However, he drew attention to the ships equipped with missile defenses which would be able to come to Turkish ports.“Naturally even if they stay away 5 km away from coast line, they will have a distance of 2500 km long range and it would be same as deploying on the land,” he said.“We are against militarization of Black Sea region and don’t want new weapons here, don’t want players to play on this ground if they are not a part of this region,” Rogozin stated. He underlined that Russia was against the U.S missile defense ships being stationed in the Black Sea and in general in Black Sea region.“I will be disappointed if there will be foreign ships in Black Sea which have nothing to do in the region. Black Sea always has been a sea of friendship and cooperating and that’s the way it should stay.” Russia would not like to have anything that would increase the tension in the region, Russian diplomat noted.

President Gül met with the Russian envoy on late Thursday; however the meeting did not mentioned in the President’s official program bulletin.
WHY

Sydney, Australia

#2 Jul 28, 2011
Turkey within a rock and a hard place, plus the burden of pleasing the muslim.
Dana Perino

United States

#3 Jul 28, 2011
Where's Turkey?
Sarah Palin

United States

#4 Jul 28, 2011
I shot a turkey from a helicopter once, Dana. That means they must be in Alaska.
Noah

United States

#5 Jul 28, 2011
WHY wrote:
Turkey within a rock and a hard place, plus the burden of pleasing the muslim.
The Bosphorus is indeed between a rock and a hard place.

Did you know that it was created by the Great Flood?
Turk 187

Melbourne, Australia

#6 Jul 28, 2011
No dander, thats your position...

Turkey is a regional power, always has been, always will be, if I was armenian (god forbid) i would drop to my knees and beg for mercy...before we flex our mucles.....again.

Enjoying my tax dollars you immigration cheat...?
WHY wrote:
Turkey within a rock and a hard place, plus the burden of pleasing the muslim.
Soothsayer

United States

#7 Jul 28, 2011
Turk 187 wrote:
i would drop to my knees and beg for mercy...before we flex our mucles.....again.
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Flexing your mucus? Isn't that called spitting into the wind?
WHY

Sydney, Australia

#8 Jul 28, 2011
Soothsayer wrote:
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Flexing your mucus? Isn't that called spitting into the wind?
leave him alone.
he is a poor turk taken refuge in a Christian country.
Turk 187

Melbourne, Australia

#9 Jul 28, 2011
Not too sure, you should confirm that with your mother...
Soothsayer wrote:
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Flexing your mucus? Isn't that called spitting into the wind?
Turk 187

Melbourne, Australia

#10 Jul 28, 2011
Yes dander, refuge in the country I was born in...

Do tell me, have you laid a wreath for your grandpa, oh sorry, you dont know where he is buried.

My apologies, I dont want to hurt you, but its still on the list.
WHY wrote:
<quoted text>leave him alone.
he is a poor turk taken refuge in a Christian country.
WHY

Sydney, Australia

#11 Jul 28, 2011
Turk 187 wrote:
Yes dander, refuge in the country I was born in...
Do tell me, have you laid a wreath for your grandpa, oh sorry, you dont know where he is buried.
My apologies, I dont want to hurt you, but its still on the list.
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no problems,
your father must have felt secure enough to have you in a Christian land.
Otherwise he could have taken refuge in a muslim land, couldn't he?
Akilli

Mersin, Turkey

#12 Jul 29, 2011
I think Moscow is right...
Our government is zionist....We should not co-operate with illuminati on any matter.
WHY

Sydney, Australia

#13 Jul 29, 2011
Akilli wrote:
I think Moscow is right...
Our government is zionist....We should not co-operate with illuminati on any matter.
I think Moscow should have fixed mustafa efendi themselves instead of letting him sleep around with the westerners.

Since: Apr 11

Izmir, Turkey

#14 Jul 29, 2011
WHY wrote:
your father must have felt secure enough to have you in a Christian land.
Otherwise he could have taken refuge in a muslim land, couldn't he?
Umm my Catholic grand grandfather moved to a muslim land, wonder where it puts your claim..
WHY wrote:
I think Moscow should have fixed mustafa efendi themselves instead of letting him sleep around with the westerners.
I guess Moscow were busy playing with their new toy :]
WHY

Sydney, Australia

#15 Jul 29, 2011
Mannus wrote:
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Umm my Catholic grand grandfather moved to a muslim land, wonder where it puts your claim..
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I guess Moscow were busy playing with their new toy :]
forgot to add;
but he converted and became a muslim.
Yes, Moscow was very happy to receive the gift of a toy turkey dipped in Baku oil.

Since: Apr 11

Izmir, Turkey

#17 Jul 29, 2011
WHY wrote:
forgot to add;
but he converted and became a muslim.
Yes, Moscow was very happy to receive the gift of a toy turkey dipped in Baku oil.
Umm nope, he dies as a Christian and his son born as a muslim and rewarded with Pasha title..
WHY

Sydney, Australia

#18 Jul 30, 2011
Mannus wrote:
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Umm nope, he dies as a Christian and his son born as a muslim and rewarded with Pasha title..
Now you fkd up totally!
I can understand you born an atheist but Christian father's son born muslim can only happen in DENIALAND.

Since: Apr 11

Izmir, Turkey

#19 Jul 30, 2011
WHY wrote:
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Now you fkd up totally!
I can understand you born an atheist but Christian father's son born muslim can only happen in DENIALAND.
I born muslim,

And it was Christian father with Muslim mother in a muslim country and his son and got rewarded for being a muslim, no one forced anybody lol..
WHY

Sydney, Australia

#20 Jul 30, 2011
Mannus wrote:
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I born muslim,
And it was Christian father with Muslim mother in a muslim country and his son and got rewarded for being a muslim, no one forced anybody lol..
I thought you were a bit more clever than the rest.
You dissapointed me!

Since: Apr 11

Izmir, Turkey

#21 Jul 30, 2011
WHY wrote:
I thought you were a bit more clever than the rest.
You dissapointed me!
I'll make it up,

'If one rectify his mistakes, their traces will soon disappear':]

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