Russian academician: Erdogan understands that direct confrontation with Russia may be fatal

Erdogan understands that direct confrontation with the Russian Federation may be fatal. This is what Russian academician Fyodor Voytolovsky said during the session entitled “Russia and Armenia: Imperative of a New Strategy”.

“In addition, Turkey’s leadership knows very well that it won’t be allowed to implement Article 5 of NATO which implies that the attack on one member of NATO is an attack on all of its members. Any confrontation of Russia and NATO members will inevitably entail a military clash of Russia and all NATO members, and nobody will play those games since the price for such games is linked to the use of a nuclear weapon. This is why I don’t believe in the opportunity for a military confrontation between Russia and Turkey,” he stated.