RTI-According to Vasfi, in the case of the Ukraine war, Turkey wants to maintain good relations with Russia and Ukraine, and not take sides with either one. Many business collaborations are carried out between Türkiye and Russia. Turkey wants to pursue a more independent foreign policy, but on the other hand, Turkey is also a member of NATO. In the case of the Hamas vs Israel war, Turkey supports Palestine, but its assistance is still on a limited scale, because Israel is supported by NATO's boss, the USA. According to Vasfi, Turkey still needs NATO to provide its military equipment needs.
Ilber Vasfi Sel is a Researcher in the Eurasian Research Center under St. Petersburg State University Faculty of International Relations Assistant in St. Petersburg State University Faculty of International Relations Department of International Humanitarian Relations. Freelance journalist from Turkey Secretary of General in Crimea Development Foundation. Member of the Coordination Board of International Association "Friends of Crimea".