Turkey shot down Russian warplane to protect is oil trade: Putin | Al Arabiya

“We have every reason to think that the decision to shoot down our plane was dictated by the desire to protect the oil supply lines to Turkish territory, right to the ports where it is loaded onto tankers,” Putin said during a news conference on the fringes of U.N. climate talks near Paris.

“We have received additional information which unfortunately confirms that this oil, produced in areas controlled by the ISIS and other terrorist organizations, is transported on an industrial scale to Turkey.”

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Bosphorus and a new air base | Colonel Cassad

Not yet officially confirmed, but the expansion of the Syrian Air Group for a long time suggests whatever Shayrata as the current count of planes and helicopters apparently not enough for all of the many Syrian fronts, and the use of long-range aviation is more of a temporary support (and very expensive) than the full replacement permanently current tactical aviation. Probably it will increase as the number of bombers and attack aircraft, and the number of fighters in the light of the recent incident with the Su-24.

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Cancelled meeting and its consequences | Colonel Cassad

Regarding the military aspects, the course of the Russian Federation and Turkey are unlikely to fight (unless there is some foolishness) and limited to saber-rattling – at this stage it is expressed in the promotion of Turkish mechanized units to the border with Syria and Russian air strikes against militant pro-Turkish and indirectly help the Syrian Kurds. As Turkey has decided to showcase the power to send to the missile cruiser “Moskva” its submarines and the Russian Federation launched patrols in northern Syria aircraft missiles “air-air”.

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Alexander Dugin: We are at a war deeply and seriously | Mianews

The peace has ended. We see the brutal and bloody face of war. It is the war, which won’t be, the war which is already underway. It is the war which is quite a large amount of time. If we visit in the Donbas, if we look at the shelling of Donetsk and other cities of the DPR and the LPR those are underway at this time, in this moment, when we see bullets, explosions when we see the bodies, we will become clear that this is not happened today. And when we wonder: Oh, they shut off power supplies to the Crimea. We are fighting essentially. In Ukraine is civil war. We reunited with the Crimea. The Crimea rebelled against the Ukraine, Ukraine and the whole world does not recognize it. We are in the war deep, long and seriously.

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Erdogan starts purges in preparation for war | Katehon

Turkey is preparing for war. In these circumstances, the Turkish leadership is going to concentrate power and suppress the opposition. The crucial issue is to liquidate any possible opposition within the army and security forces where many are skeptical of the neo-Ottoman course.

It is most probable that on the eve of the war, arrests of opponents of Erdogan’s political path – including the military, journalists, and politicians – will continue. This endeavor will show Erdogan’s willingness to act aggressively.

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Dugin: “Our goal is the liberation of Turkey from American influence; Armenia is our greatest ally” | Fort Russ

“There is pro-Russian sentiment in Turkey and it is very serious. Turkey depends on Russia from the point of view of tourism, economics, energy, and in many issues from the point of view of geopolitics. Therefore, Turkey will never drastically exacerbate relations with Russia, although occasionally they are not so good.”

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