Did Putin really said that ?JR8 wrote:'Russia says...'. Well i wouldn't trust the Russians as far as I could throw them, as the saying goes.
Mind you Turkey are up to their necks in playing one faction off against another. But keep in mind the charming Putin threatened to nuke Turkey just last week or so...
I found some media with misleading headers while the content said otherwise..
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest- ... jet-downed
Yeah..I think US has valid reason to ignore Russia' allegation, never mind the fact one of its NATO member somehow is buying low quality oil from ISIL exporter.p.s. and the impression I get re: oil coming from Syria into Turkey is that it's the equivalent of running home-made moonshine over the border. It's low quality, and in small volumes. I can see why the US suggest it is insignificant, within the greater scheme of things that's about it.
OMG...Turkey is ISIS's ally ?pps Both Russia and Turkey are playing off ISIS and Syria for their own advantage. It's hard to know from one week to the next who is supporting whom, as it shifts so fast. But loosely, Moscow support Syria/Assad (for his oil exports to Russia), and Turkey support ISIS to try and keep Assad in check, since he's a megalomaniac and right on the door-step.
Has Ankara made this position official ?