The deterioration of relations between Russia and Turkey would be a great loss for countries, and most importantly – a blow for European Affairs, believes former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
MOSCOW, 2 Dec. Russia and Turkey should try to move closer and to establish a dialogue for compromise, believes former Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev.
“For some reason I thought that in the coming days, there will come a time when Trustees at the highest level will begin to understand what was happening, to make it perfectly clear. But while that is growing,” he said. He noted that it is difficult to say how the situation will develop.
“It is a pity that it happened, it took a lot to make these relations become as they were literally the last few years. When I worked in this time many things were going on expanding the relations. We have a large, broad communication. This is in fact an important element of our development and Turkey. And go for it — too the motives must be serious,” — said Gorbachev.
In his opinion, the deterioration of relations between the two countries will be a great loss for Russia, and for Turkey. “And most importantly — a blow for European Affairs, generally speaking”, he added.
On the question of whether the impact impact on security in the middle East, the former Soviet President said, “I think there are already institutions we have that are not going to make it possible”.
“Politicians have to feel the responsibility and role in this regard”, — said the Agency interlocutor.
Responding to a question about whether a political settlement to the soured relations between the two countries, Gorbachev stressed that the compromise, mediation was used in the experience of mankind.
“The compromises, the mediators — all of these were used in the human experience, especially now, when such communication is diverse, deftly penetrating the lives of people and Nations, from which much depends the safety of all, it assumes that those who are today the powerful are encountered and involved in this situation should understand,” he said.
According to him, the dialogue between Russia and Turkey is now needed.
“I think in all cases it is necessary to get into the situation, to engage in dialogue. As he may initially not even be able to manage — but it should and out of this”, — the politician.