The Turkish press is predicting a deepening economic crisis in Russia in the year 2015. In this regard, referring to RUSSIAN officials data and expert opinions publications warn of a significant slowdown in growth in the Russian economy, the probability of further fall of the ruble, rising interest rates and the reduction of the Russian economy (Dünya, 24.12).
The main reasons for the crisis in Russia MEDIA events include the fall in oil prices (Dünya, 24.12), deterioration in relations between the West and Russia (Habertürk.com, 25.12), as well as "attempts by outside forces to change the regime in this country" (Yeni Çağ, 25.12). As noted by Akşam (29.12), "unprecedented since the cold war tensions between the United States and Russia established the crimeans to join Russia's decision, which was adopted following a referendum in Crimea, as well as separatist conflicts in the East of Ukraine with Ukrainian army". Despite all the warnings from Europe, Russia never was on assignment.
Commentators were unanimous in their view that the signals of the crisis in the Russian economy is the most important trade partner of Turkey — could not touch Turkey declining purchasing power of the Russians, their demand for imported goods and tourist services. However, as adds Habertürk.com (Dec. 25), the scale of this effect depends on how "veteran experience crises, Turkey will use its experience in relations with States with which it cooperates closely today."
Now ruble devaluation sparked frustration Turkish exporters of textile, leather, vegetable, fruit production, reports the Yeni Çağ (25.12). Russia is a market that is extremely important for the construction sector in Turkey, but due to the collapse of the Russian currency, the Turkish contractors waive an increasing number of contracts in Russia. The new challenges faced by Turkish firms engaged in the retail sector in Russia: they sell their goods in rubles, but the rent made in dollars. In addition, the marked decline in Turkey's exports is expected in the automotive sector. However, according to Sabah (24.12), ruble crisis has not touched the poultry farmers that are not less than other Turkish exporters were encouraged by the introduction of Russia food embargo against the West.
According to the Russian-Turkish Union of businessmen (Yeni Asya, 25.12), Turkey should make the most of opportunities of the eruption of the crisis in Russia. In this regard, Turkish businessmen have to operate under long-term plans and thoroughly developed objectives. However, because the economic crisis in Russia was provoked by external political interference, it makes it virtually impossible to sober predictions and calculations based on lessons learned from past crises. Be that as it may, "Turkish businessmen would leave the Russian market latest», — said the Chairman of the Russian-Turkish entrepreneurs Union Asad Sarah (Esat Sarı).
According to Minister of economy Turkey Nihat Zejbekči (Nihat Zeybekçi), despite the negative trends in the Russian economy, Turkey has a number of advantages in trade with Russia, which in any case will grow due to factors such as the close geographical position, logistics, quality (Star, Dec. 28). At the same time, it was noted that the agenda of Russia and Turkey today raised the question of transactions in Turkish lira.
According to Yeni Çağ (25.12), the crisis in Russia is a turning point for Putin. Since "anti-crisis measures domestically can very soon make life unbearable Russians, Putin first strike can get to the" home front ", noted author of the publication. Although developments in Russia today, look like the economic crisis caused by the fall in oil prices, the main purpose of these events is to provoke the "Orange Revolution" in Russia and to change the regime. "Turkey sincerely believes that its centuries-old neighbor will overcome all these difficulties", sums up a Turkish journalist.
Anxiety sparked MEDIA information about the introduction of grain export restrictions by Russia, which, as pointed out by newspapers, aimed at ensuring stability on the domestic Russian market against the backdrop of a sharp fall of the ruble exchange rate. It was reported that more than half of the grain imports of Turkey provides at the expense of Russia (Hürriyet, 23), and in the event of termination of Russia's grain export from Turkey will be forced to rely on other countries, such as Canada, Kazakhstan, United States, and to buy grain at a higher price (Cumhuriyet, 26.12). As reported by Habertürk.com (27.12), Russia introduced duties on grain exports that would not apply to the members of the Customs Union. In addition, since 17 December, Russia ceased to issue export certificates to all destinations, with the exception of Turkey, Egypt, India, the Republic of Armenia.
Publications are not spared several Russian-Turkish contacts. In particular, Habertürk.com (23.12) held in Moscow a meeting of Deputy Ministers for Foreign Affairs of Turkey and Russia Feridun Sinirlioglu (Feridun Sinirlioğlu) and Mikhail Bogdanov, during which the two sides exchanged views on the situation in Syria, including the humanitarian aspects of the Syrian crisis and combating IGIL ("the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant). It was reported that after the meeting, parties stressed the need to maintain regular Russian-Turkish dialogue on key Middle East issues.
The newspaper also reported on the visit to Moscow the leader of the Kurdish Democratic Party of Turkey Salahettina Demirtaša (Selahattin Demirtaş), which announced plans to open a Permanent Mission in Moscow of his party (Hürriyet, 23), and also stressed the need to discuss the Kurdish problem in the context of Russian-Turkish relations (Yeni Çağ, 26.12).
MEDIA informed about plans to negotiate the Government of Damascus and the Syrian opposition in Moscow in January 2015 onwards. Hürriyet (25.12) recalled that the last such meeting was held last January in the framework of the Conference "Geneva-2", in which the parties had not been able to reach final agreements while meeting in Russia announces the publication entitled "Moscow-1". As reported by Akşam (26.12), Russia demonstrates its willingness to accept on its territory of members of the regime of Assad and the Syrian opposition, planning by the end of January to start a comprehensive consultation process on the Syrian issue. It is noted that Damascus supports the initiative of Moscow, while Syrian opposition treats her very reserved.
Radikal (25.12) informed about district of Trabzon province of Turkey, held in meeting the province's Governor Abdilâ Dželilâ Oza (Abdil Celil Öz) and Russian Consul General Dmitry Talanova. According to the Turkish Governor, economic relations Turkey and RUSSIA develop through mutual visits of Heads of State and Governments of the two countries. The statement also emphasized that the integrated development of maritime and air transport with Sochi will increase the volume of trade between the two countries.
Some Turkish Edition drew attention to the decision of the Ukrainian Rada to lift «non-aligned status of Ukraine. As noted by Zaman (24.12), although it is mentioned as a step, followed by the accession of Ukraine to anti-Russian military alliance NATO, experts don't expect that Kiev will soon become a member of the North Atlantic Alliance. " In the opinion of the columnist-Star (26.12), to date there is no indication that this Alliance will invite Kyiv in the Union if Ukraine would request for NATO membership. In particular, there was a high degree of probability that Ukraine still long will have to stand on the threshold of NATO, such as the Turkey on the threshold of the EU ".
"Russia considers the United States and NATO as the main external threat," wrote the newspaper, reporting on the approval of the new revision of military doctrine of Russia (Habertürk.com, Dec. 28; Haber7.com, Dec. 28). In this connection, it was noted that, in recent years, Russia is seriously concerned about the NATO'S relations with the countries of Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The main anxiety of Kremlin-draft antiraketnogo shield and enlargement policy. It was emphasized that due to events in Crimea and Ukraine Russia is undergoing perhaps the most tense since the cold war period in relations with the West.
Commenting on the accession of Kyrgyzstan to the Eurasian Economic Union Yeni Çağ (27.12) notes that this event will enhance trade between States is to exclude any political pressure economic Union, Kyrgyzstan it will involve a process of economic transformation and modernization.
Russia has experienced a new rocket Angara maximum lifting capacity of 25 tons, reported the Türkiye (24.12), noting that this test has a special value from the point of view of the "acquisition of Russia's independent access to space, as well as Putin's promises to develop the space industry in Russia.