Failed coup in Turkey and how it affects Russian-NATo relations, and the problem of Crimea.

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Slava Jefremov Staff asked 1 year ago

In the past, Russia and Turkey had fought against each other in several Crimean wars for domination in the Black Sea and Crimea. Ottoman Empire had a number of Western allies, possible allowing us to say that modern NATO would be a representation of such alliance.
Following the failed coup attempt in Turkey, President Putin issued a statement, that Russia does not support unconstitutional activities, i.e. coups. NATO representatives must not be happy with the situation as well.
Would you say that there is a possibility that on the grounds of recent events in Turkey NATO and Russia can engage in a dialogue (and potentially de-escalate the current moods) at least by sitting down and discussing global security issues in the Black Sea region?
Turkey is an important force in the region and historically had a lot of influence over Crimea. Coups are not planned in a day. Is there a possibility that rebel generals were unhappy with President Erdogan’s re-engagement with Russia? Are there any historical parallels in the history of Russian-Turkish relations?