Thursday, November 26, 2015

Erdogan — We’ll continue shooting down planes violating our airspace

War of words heating up. This is far from over. Looks like that ISIS oil thing hit a nerve.

Turkey will open fire on foreign planes violating Turkish airspace in the future, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned amid a diplomatic crisis caused by the downing of a Russian warplane by the Turkish Air Force.

“If another violation of our aerial border happens, we can respond in the same way,” he said. “The plane was shot down within the rules of engagement announced earlier.”
Did Erdogan consult with Obama with Obama telling him to go for it?

Erdogan: We’ll continue shooting down planes violating our airspace

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accuses Moscow of slander after suggesting Ankara buys oil from Isil....
Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan exchanged accusations of treachery and slander on Thursday, as the diplomatic fall out of Turkey shooting down a Russian warplane continued to mount.
The Telegraph
Turkey accuses Russia of slander as Moscow has 39 businessmen arrested in wake of downed plane
and Roland Oliphant

Quite a bit in this article.
Political analyst and Israeli publicist Avigdor Eskin spoke to Sputnik about the incident.
“Turkey today is the only country which supports ISIL openly and if someone questions what I just said let them see what is happening with ISIS. It all goes through Turkey. They sell their oil through Turkey and if Turkey wanted it to stop they would have stopped it. There are volunteers that came to fight for ISIL from different parts of the world. How did they end up in Syria? They all landed in Turkey and went to Syria. Again Turkey could have stopped it.”
Regarding the Russian Su-24 bomber, “The issue is not that maybe the Russian plane went through the Turkish territory for three seconds or so, that is not the issue as first of all we don’t know that they violated by mistake. There was a plan to shoot down Russian plane to show who is in charge and it really reveals some very ill Turkish desires to rebuild their empire. They perceive these territories as their own territories.”
“This is what they want from this war and from Assad’s regime. They want to take over some of these territories. Turkey needs to be stopped and I am sure it will be stopped because other NATO countries are not interested in any confrontation with Russia.”
Talking about the current Turkish government, Eskin said that the problem with Erdogan and his government is that they derive from the Muslim Brotherhood and their ideological core is terrorism and extremism. This organization is outlawed in Russia and in many other countries, even in Egypt.
“When we deal with this ideology we cannot expect anything but more trouble. However, there are some very wise people in Turkey who see the situation differently than their president,” Eskin said.
Somewhat ironically, Turkey is in a similar position to Russia with respect to ethnic Turks and Russians abroad. Just as Russia is faced with Russians in eastern Ukraine, so too is Turkey with Turks in northern Syria. The "Turkmen" of which Erdogan speaks are not from Turkistan but ethnic Turks living in across the border in Syria. Crimean Tatars also fall into this category.

Just as Russia is accused of recidivism and irredentism in attempting to revive is old empire through cunning and violence, so too is Erdogan accused of neo-Ottomanism.

History and geography are important.

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