RUSSIA has teamed up with Turkey to announce a coordinated military strategy for Syria and the construction of a new gas pipeline running between the two countries.
The collaboration between Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan comes amid growing tensions between Russia and the West.
The ruthless leaders met in Istanbul on Monday to discuss the Turkish Stream gas pipeline and a joint military strategy in Syria, resulting in an agreement to share intelligence and the joint provision of humanitarian aid.
After the meeting, Erdogan said: “We thoroughly discussed the Syrian issue. We talked about the [Turkish] Euphrates Shield operation and evaluated ways we can cooperate in this direction.
The leaders agreed to “speed up the work” on the gas pipeline and move forward with plans to construct Russia based energy hub, the Akkuya Nuclear Power Plant.
Putin and Erdogan then issued statements to the World Energy Congress that construction will begin on a gas pipeline, which will transport natural gas from Russia through Turkey to other EU countries.
The allied relationship between the countries comes as fears that Russia may launch a nuclear war with the West hit an are all-time high.
Russia has begun to move nuclear-capable Iskander-M missiles in Kaliningrad – a tiny Russian enclave surrounded by EU nations.
And it was revealed last week that Putin has constructed nuclear bunkers capable of providing shelter to Moscow’s population of 12million.
Last week, Russian media warned its citizens that “schizophrenics from America are sharpening nuclear weapons for Moscow”, according to a headline on defence ministry TV channel, Zvezda.
Full article: Putin teams up with Turkey’s ERDOGAN as threat of WAR between Russia & the West increases (Express)