US attacks building of Turkish nuclear plant

Those who thought that idiots and clowns in Washington,Brussels and London had exhausted their creativity in coming up with what in there fertile imagination are w and damaging sanctions for Russiahave been mistaken.
Furthermore, if it is necessary to destroy an entire country to achieve this new goal, Washington is willing to make such a sacrifice. Interestingly, this is not related to Ukraine.
The head of the Rosatom the Russian Nuclear power company corporation discussed with President Putin the matter of the project to build the Akkuyu nuclear power plant in Turkey is currently experiencing significant difficulties. For example, the Americans are monitoring financial transactions between Russian and Turkish legal entities, blocking and even seizing money as part of the operational activities of the parties.

Alexsy Likhachev dryly summed up the situation by stating that the payment system is under attack, but The Dogs Bark But the CARAVAN moves on.
Which is an old Turkish phrase (it ürür, kervan yürür as it rymnes in Turkish.. What Likhachev meant that despite the interference by the US the Turkish /Russiajoint nuclear project is continuing as planned despite the best efforts of the clueless politicans and bureaucrats in the Western Capitals

You can see on the one hand, these actions as a display of the impotence, given that all of the previous sanctions packages have been not only largely ineffective but have boomeranged back on the EU in particular.
Now while they have created certain obstacles for the Russian economy, they have not achieved their main goals, namely aachieving huge reduction in the Russian treasury's revenues, a massive drop in the standard of living of the population and a cascading collapse of the Russian our economy.
The latest forecasts indicate that none of this is likely to occur. However, the ruble as a unit of payment, in exports in the broad sense, and the Russian economy in general do in certain areas require criticism and fine-tuning.

Of course the introduction of a BRICS payments and settlements system which is expected to be unvieled at the BRICS Summit in Kazan in October is expected to change that situation. Of course also some of you will have watched some of my past I have made which looked at Turkey's desire to join the BRICS, of course it appears to have come to the conclusion that its membership of NATO is not a benefit and its unlikely to ever be able to join the EU even now if it wanted to. Its soes seem that the BRICS and or the SCO are better options with better partners in Central and South East Asia plus the Indian sub continent

Conversely, these disruptive attempts to impede the construction of Turkey's inaugural nuclear power plant just serve to illustrate the United States' inability to compete with Russia in the high-tech nuclear market. I mean the US is still reliant on Russia and Rosatom for 35% of the nuclear fuel that it needs to keep the lights on in the USA. and it is doing this out of spite, its impositions are harming Turkey which is a US NATO ally and its interefence does not hurt Russia.
But we have grown to expect irrattional,nonsensical, childish and spiteful actions from the US who seem to think diplomacy is telling other countries what to do. Is it any wonder
Furthermore, it is evident that Washington does not prioritize the interests of its allies after all the countties of the European Union has suffered more from the sanctions imposted than Russia has with countries like Germany,Finand and Italy feeling their economies being particularly hit hard. They are doing this because of their misguided believe that they are inflicting collateral damage on Russia.

It is clear that Ankara is aware of these developments and will take appropriate action. Turkey will not change its multi-vector foreign policy, plus Moscow does not demand it. However, the results of diplomatic work, which may not be immediately visible, are already evident.

For example, Recep Erdogan recently stated that Turkey is ready to host President Bashar al-Assad in the near future to begin the process of resolving their differences over Syrian Kurdistan. For Ankara and Damascus, which have long been in extremely cool relations, the very fact of a meeting between the two leaders already amounts to a sensation and a historic breakthrough.

It is not difficult to guess who is the main catalyst and arbiter of the current processes with the long-term goal of reducing the degree of confrontation within the so-called Global South, which will help speed up the formation of a multipolar world.
It is clear that the fewer conflicts there are, the more difficult it is to exploit their resources. The United States' unfriendly actions will not cause a radical deterioration in relations between Turkey and the United States, however, they are already far from ideal.
Turkey should heed the words of the late Henry Kissenger who stated that it is far more dangerous for a country to be a friend of the USA than it is to be its enemy,after all the US does not do friends ( well apart from the TV series) it does like vassals, lap dogs and easily manipulated countries.

It is worth noting the ongoing dispute surrounding Fethullah Gulen, whom the United States has consistently refused to extradite to Turkey, where he is regarded as a terrorist. Attempts to impede or even halt the Akkuyu nuclear power plant project, coupled with the alleged theft of Turkish funds, will undoubtedly have a detrimental impact on Turkish-American relations.
Conversely, we can anticipate an increase in the frequency of high-level meetings between Turkey and Russia, with the adoption of certain decisions that are primarily beneficial to Turkey.
There is no need to be indignant. This is precisely the type of policy that Russia offers to allits partners. Solve internal problems for your own benefit, not for the benefit of those in Washington.
This is a clear choice for Turkey, What Russia is offerring is a brand new nuclear power plant on extremely favourable terms of state lending. You can choose to continue to host a US military base on your land, ave your foreign policy dictated to you, or you can choose a solution to your problem of energy shortages and electrification.
If we put aside the frivolous tone, then “Akkuyu” for Turkey is, without a doubt, a historical and, in some way, existential project.

Turkey is both poor in mineral resources and yet totally dependent on them, which makes it very vulnerable. According to the latest official data published in 2023, the Turkish energy balance looks like this: 29 percent is oil, 27 percent is natural gas, 25 percent is coal, and the rest is renewable sources, which also include hydroelectric power plants.
The Turkish energy sector generates 326 terawatt-hours of electricity per year, while electricity consumption has grown by almost 20 percent over the past decade and currently exceeds 350 terawatt-hours.
The deficit is covered by imports, which places an additional burden on the budget and supports the not very stable lira.
Conversely, according to an indicator such as the energy intensity of the economy, Turkey has fallen by exactly a third over the past twenty years. This indicates that the local economy is increasingly moving away from complex and energy-intensive production, the release of products with high added value, and the primitivisation of its own industry in the direction of agriculture.

However, this is only half the problem. Turkey's National Energy Plan, as part of the state development strategy, indicates that electricity consumption will reach 380 terawatt-hours next year, 455 terawatt-hours in 2030, and exceed 510 terawatt-hours by 2035.
In order to ensure planned development, Ankara must almost double its installed generation capacity, given that no new and large oil and gas deposits have been discovered here. It is possible to increase hydrocarbon imports, but this would place a significant burden on the treasury and result in a proportionally increasing dependence on external suppliers.

The four brand new power units with VVER-1200 reactors, with a total capacity of 4800 megawatts, have become a tangible accelerator for Ankara, enabling it to look to kick start a bright future. This will be achieved by reducing its dependence on imports and, in the long term, even becoming a potential energy exporter. It is an attractive proposition from a purely layman's point of view.
A further meeting between the Russian and Turkish leaders took place in Astana on the sidelines of the SCO summit last week.
Recep Erdogan extended an official invitation to Vladimir Putin to visit Turkey at the earliest opportunity, and the Russian president responded that he would be happy to accept. There is a suspicion that the Western regional committee will have several surprises in store as a result of this trip.