December 02, 2015

War of words heats up between Putin and Erdogan as Turkey accuses Russia of slander

Igal HechtIsrael Correspondent

Turkish President Erdogan accused Russia of slander on Wednesday over Moscow’s allegations that Ankara had purchased oil from the Islamic State jihadists in Syria.

Erdogan denied the allegations prompting Russia’s defence Minister to make a statement indicating they had proof that Erdogan and his family were benefitting from ISIS holding territory in Syria and Iraq.

Russian officials pointed out that the bombing campaigns conducted by the Russian Air Force had made a dent in the Islamic State’s ability to produce, refine and sell oil.

Erdogan has been accused by various leaders around the world of turning a blind eye to what ISIS is doing in Syria and Iraq.


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commented 2015-12-03 10:15:32 -0500
I hope Putin slaps him down hard, which seems to be what he’s looking for. I have no doubt that Putin is looking forward to getting even with Turkey. Turkey does not deserve to be in NATO. When you play both sides, and don’t play by the rules, eventually the other side will win.
commented 2015-12-03 08:38:52 -0500
i think putin hit the nail on the head with this one. Turkey has been playing both sides for a long time. Putin is the only leader with enough balls to call them out on it.
commented 2015-12-03 03:48:15 -0500
I would like to see the rebel staff give their predictions on what will happen in 2016 between the russians and the turks.
commented 2015-12-03 02:22:42 -0500
Have to side with Russia on this one, Turkey is a hellhole and full of it.
commented 2015-12-02 23:22:27 -0500
Turkey is not turning a blind eye to ISIS, they are the gateway for foreign recruits heading to Syria, thereby directly supporting ISIS. Apparently they are also protecting ISIS from the Kurds and buying Oil from ISIS. Who knows if they might also be allowing arm shipments as well?
commented 2015-12-02 20:29:51 -0500
Turkey is not to be trusted, it is nothing but a gateway to Europe for so called refugees. 90% of Turkey’s bombing raids have targeted Kurdish positions. The Kurds are the best of fighters, fighting for the Allies and have made the greatest inroads against the Muslims, fighting with WW2 Weapons. Obama refused to give them modern weapons but he was quite happy to give the Muslims, that call themselves ISIS, any thing they wanted, including rocket launchers, like the one they shot down the Russian Plane with.
commented 2015-12-02 20:25:01 -0500
Turkey is an evil Islamic regime

Cut them loose so they can openly do what they have been doing covertly

Supporting isis

Then bomb the schitte out of them