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First Brexit fallout: Turkey Abruptly Ends EU Pandering and Mends Fences with Russia and Israel

from Rogue Money:

Immediately following the historic referendum vote in Britain on June 24, emotional and knee jerk reactions exploded all over Europe as political activists and parties in up to eight countries began publicly demanding their own referendums to decide on whether to also remain within the EU sphere.

And while these reactions will either burn out or boil over in the coming weeks, one nation which had been seeking assistance from the EU and from NATO over the past six months in support of their political agendas has suddenly decided to cancel their application with the European Union, and over the weekend attempted to mend fences with both a short and long term adversary.

In two stunning geopolitical developments over the past 24 hours, Turkey – which is finding itself increasingly snubbed by not only Europe but also the US – has pivoted dramatically and shortly after restoring full deplomatic ties with another country that has recently seen the cold shoulder from the Obama administration, namely Israel, moments ago apologized to Russia for last year’s downing of a Russian jet which allegedly crossed above its territory as part of the Russian campaign against ISIS.

As RT reports, Vladimir Putin has received a letter in which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized for the death of the Russian pilot who was killed when a Russian jet was downed over the Syrian-Turkish border last November, the Kremlin said.Erdogan expressed readiness to restore relations with Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday.

“The head of the Turkish state expressed his deep sympathy and condolences to the relatives of the deceased Russian pilot and said ‘sorry,’” Peskov said.

Turkey joins Switzerland in pulling out their applications for joining the EU just prior to, and immediately after, the Brexit vote finished.

But the apology made to Vladimir Putin and the Russian people today by Turkey is not the only sudden shift in foreign policy relations for Tayyip Erdogan who is seeking to put a tourniquet on his hemorrhaging economy and political status. Over the past few months Turkey has also sought to repair broken relations with Israel, and is now in the process of signing a new energy deal with the Jewish nation after they found massive oil and gas reserves off their coastlines.

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