I can make it clear that I do not consider the attitude of the West towards Russia correct. Because the West is following a policy based on provocations, Erdogan said after a meeting with Serbian President Aleksandar Vuy.
He added that Russia is not a country that should be underestimated. Erdogan said on Tuesday that Russia is limiting gas supplies to the European Union in retaliation for anti-Russian sanctions and the EU slippage it has sown.
Erdogan also emphasized that Turkey will stop the developed policy in relations with Russia and Ukraine. He added that this policy has borne fruit, such as the Armenian agreement from Istanbul to unblock grain imports from Ukrainian farms.
Turkey has helped Ukraine to defend itself against Russia with additional weapons, but has not joined the West in the imposed sanctions and continues to trade with Moscow. Ankara claims that the sanctions are not small and would damage its economy, which is currently suffering from unprecedented inflation. The Turkish government is trying to play the role of mediator between Ukraine and Russia in this conflict.
Serbia after Bayraktars
Vui said on Wednesday that Serbia would like to buy Bayraktar drones from Turkey. We want to buy Bayraktar drones, but now the whole world wants them, so we will have to wait in line, said Vui.
At the same time, Erdogan criticized the reduced tension between Serbia and Kosovo, which escalated again last month due to demands for movement along the common border, and called for a dialogue to solve the problem.
The President of Turkey, his accompanying businessman, signed several agreements in Serbia on cooperation in industry, technology and the simplification of the travel regime, including mutually recognized travel documents. Erdogan signed a similar agreement yesterday in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In Wednesday, Erdogan will continue his journey through the Balkans for the second day, which he will conclude in Croatia on Thursday.