The areas Eurasia and Russia separated from each other, the Ottoman Empire-Byzantine and Orthodox basins have been the focus of both civilizations and clashes. It seems that this situation has been continuous. At the top there is war among religions, civilizations and radical movements and at the bottom is war of the big commercial hegemony, which is actually a war of trust, monopolies and great vested interests.
The projection of this war includes the following 50 years. Meanwhile many people say the war between Russia and the US has already started.
In the dimension of this war surrounded by overlapping interests, Turkey has been the only country standing in between.
Now let's briefly look at the important points of this war.
Russia and Europe have been vitally connected with each other because of the inevitable interests in the Gazprom project.
But it is expected that today the lawsuit filed against Russia with the claim of violation of the anti-trust law in the EU would be decided and Russia would be sentenced.
America sees the sensitivity Gazprom has for the EU as a risk.
They either want to finish the Gazprom project or create an alternative. At the same time, this will mark the end of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Russia is in a weaker position against the US and the Western bloc, but it wants to expand its own status to become a global player.
This is unacceptable for the US because it does not want to lose its global hegemony and monopoly. The final aim is to make USD the only power that will determine the entire market.
The first battlefield of the war has been Syria. On the Russian front there are Iran, the countries established after the collapse of the Soviet Union, and as the industrial power there are countries such as North Korea. The US front includes Western Europe and the allies of the US in the Middle East, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
In the Syrian war, Russia is providing support to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad against the US front. The medium used to overthrow/not to overthrow Assad was the radical groups. It was completely a part of the military operations in 2015.
But Russia is a nuclear power, so its involvement in the Syrian war directly changed the course of the war, no longer making it a local one. This is not only Assad's problem, those who are against him are also fighting against Russia.
Indirectly Russia has been against the US and NATO countries. It wants the Western countries to see it involved in the war against Daesh.
Meanwhile the term for Russia's International Monetary Fund (IMF) debt expired early this month. The IMF announced its decision to continue to lend money to Russia. But how much, and under what conditions will it postpone the expiry date?
From another aspect, the presence of Salafi jihadis in Iraq in the region near Russia legitimizes the deployment of US troops there.
At the same time, Salafis have been controlling many regions in Syria.
Russia is not only fighting against extremist networks as Daesh and Al-Nusra, but also the gulf monarchies in the American front.
Fighting against Salafis means fighting against the boss of the oil prices, Saudi Arabia.
Keep in mind that natural gas prices are determined over the oil prices.
The cost of Russia is high due to its oil drilling technology. If oil prices fall under $35 per barrel, it is at a loss, while Saudi Arabia profits.
Of course these complicated and overlapping relations have an effect on internal dynamics.
For example the pro-American opposition in Russia, the liberal economy having its own way, the continuing lack of law to supervise the market, a nation without an ideology except the country concept, will of course be among the factors that will affect the cause-effect relationship.
The effect of Russia on the dynamics to drag Turkey further into the clashes in the region more is strong. At such a time, Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş's visit to Russia can only be placed in the circle of betrayal.
In the past when the Communists went to Russia, it had a meaning. Today Russian people are paying the price for the things Communism caused them to lose.
Meanwhile, it has been a long time since it was given up and the mindset of the Tsarist Russia was back.
When Demirtaş says “we have dignity in the region" with whom, against whom and with which title does he ally with?