Suleiman the Magnificent

Atatürk & Erdoğan

Russia & Turkiye Against the World

Russian-Turkish collaboration dates back five hundred years. Nowadays, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan are reigniting these concerted Turkish-Russian efforts again. They are doing it in Syria, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, and Ukraine. They are collaborating strategically, economically, militarily, and through technology transfer.

Turkish-Russian Concerted Efforts

Western Challenge

Both sides of the Atlantic, now, have a choice. They can benefit from working together with this duo. Yet, the duo will no longer allow for the West to push them around at will. Moreover, they will confront any attempt in unison. In other words, it is a sure bet that the Turkish-Russian collaboration will stand as a bulwark. They will object to Globalist values from the West. They will expect the West to work with the nationalist regimes of the East like they are.

Chances are for the West to repeat earlier success against this duo do not compare anymore. Until WWI, Turks and Russians had their empires. It took centuries for the West to turn the tables against both. Past century, while Russians and Turks were dealing with their socio-political revolutions, the West built a hegemony around them. In the twenty-first century, tables turned again in favor of Russians and Turks.

Now, under the leadership of Putin and Erdoğan, Türkiye and Russia understand that they have a common destiny. Like their nations also did in the past when Suleiman the Magnificent and Ivan the Great were in power.

Concerted Turkish-Russian Efforts

Concerted Turkish-Russian efforts began with Suleiman, the Magnificent. He shared the mighty military means of his empire with Russia in the 15th century. As a result, Russia became another empire for the West to reckon with. Atatürk, the founder of the Republic of Türkiye and Lenin of the Bolsheviks, the Soviets, also collaborated well. In other words, Putin-Erdoğan rapprochement in the 2000s have significant historic roots.

The Western powers were able to interrupt the five hundred year long concerted efforts between these two Eurasian powers. Last set of success came with the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire and creation of NATO. The arrival of Globalists was the misfortune of the West. They allowed historic Turkish-Russian concerted efforts to take root again. As a result, the 24 years reign of Globalists in the West was enough for Russia and Türkiye to take advantage of the West again.

In retrospect, the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire allowed the West to subjugate India and China. After that, the Middle East, Horn and North Africa also became the playground for the Western powers. NATO was created to keep Türkiye subservient to the Western will. It was a brilliant idea to make the two gatekeepers of the West fear from one another all throughout the twentieth century. Twenty first century now allows Putin and Erdoğan to change the course of history once again.


I authored “GameChanger Trump Card: Turkey & Erdoğan” published in 2020. I argued that the US and Türkiye must collaborate for the US to remain the sole superpower in the world. In view of the historic Turkish-Russian concerted efforts, the gate for the West will be closed soon. Russia and Türkiye, like they did when they first collaborated in the 15th century, will again collaborate to greater ends.

As a result, India and China, but also the entire Middle East and Africa, will also exploit this opportunity as well. Free from the Western bondage or threat, they will make the twenty-first century their own. In a sense, they will get back to the West. Perhaps, they will also revisit how the West exploited them after the dissolution of the Turkish and Russian empires.

How the US will cope with these radical changes and Europe will survive this slaughter, only time will tell. Yet, in the “GameChanger” I gave enough hints. My ensuing “Erbil Writes” postings also provide additional details on what to do and not do. Unless the West tames Globalist ambitions soon, the fate may not be as forgiven. After all, there are large masses of humanity in the East. Most will soon learn how the West enslaved them when the West had the upper hand.

In the next decade or so, this massive humanity will first strive to arrive to Western Europe with this history in mind. Not even an Armageddon can save the West from their fury if they were to unleash it in due process. After all, their numbers is six or seven times of those “living the good life” in the West. In that regard, what is urgent now is to collaborate with this mass of humanity. Here is the caveat. This collaboration must start between the United States of America and the Republic of Türkiye.

Sooner it gets underway, it is better for the sake of the Western civilization as we know it. To understand it better, read GameChanger now or a decade later, and regret it!