The maelstrom of the confrontation between Russia and the West is drawing more and more players, making the global game increasingly complex. The players become involved in the mess being orchestrated by the key sides of the confrontation who are just trying to derive benefit from the mess. This involvement in the quarrel, often conditioned by national interests, changes not only the alignment of forces on the chessboard but the whole world arena, giving it new traits and predetermining new features of the international system to be built after the ongoing transitional period. These voluntary and involuntary involvements become true game-changers. One of these game-changers is the recent visit of Vladimir Putin to Ankara.
The extraordinary mutually profitable step forward in bilateral relations, this Russian Turkey gambit, is a true game-changerMaria Dubovikova