Russian Pres. Putin: Downing of Russian jet over Syria stab in the back by terrorist accomplices. (RT).
Turkey backstabbed Russia by downing the Russian warplane and acted as accomplices of the terrorists, Russian President Vladimir Putin said.
The plane was hit by a Turkish warplane as it was travelling 1 km away from the Turkish border, Putin said. The plane posed no threat to Turkish national security, he stressed.
Putin said the plane was targeting terrorist targets in the Latakia province of Syria, many of whom came from Russia.
Russia noticed of the flow of oil from Syrian territory under the control of terrorists to Turkey, Putin said.
Apparently, IS now not only receives revenue from the smuggling of oil, but also has the protection of a nation’s military, Putin said. This may explain why the terrorist group is so bold in taking acts of terrorism across the world, he added.
The incident will have grave consequences for Russia’s relations with Turkey, Putin warned.
The fact that Turkey did not try to contact Russia in the wake of the incident and rushed to call a NATO meeting instead is worrisome, Putin said. It appears that Turkey want NATO to serve the interests of IS, he added.
Putin said Russia respects the regional interests of other nations, but warned the atrocity committed by Turkey would not go without an answer.
a Russian Su-24 bomber was shot down by Turkish fighter jets near the Turkish-Syrian border. Turkey claimed that the plane violated Turkish airspace and did not respond to warnings. Ankara said it was rightfully acting to defend its sovereignty.
Russia insists that the plane stayed in the Syrian airspace.
One of the two pilots of the downed Russian warplane was reported killed by a rebel group as he was parachuting down on the ground after ejecting from the plane. The fate of the second pilot remains unknown. Hmmmm......Finally someone said what we all knew and were thinking. How far will Obama go to protect his BFF?
Moscow warns Ankara of "inevitable consequences" for attack on Su-24 https://t.co/rq5rWsij5l— TASS (@tassagency_en) November 24, 2015
@MFS001 @EjmAlrai They tweeted it and delete the Tweet later. Scrren Shoot thanks to @cahitstorm pic.twitter.com/actY14whDE— Juliane Meyer (@JulianeMeyerK) November 24, 2015
@EjmAlrai Good morning Eli, Erdo is crazy enough to draw the whole NATO in to the war for his personal ambitions of a turkmen statelet— MFS - The Other News (@MFS001) November 24, 2015
Turkmen Commander: We shot both pilots dead as they parachuted after the shoot down. Their dead bodies are here. #Russianplane— BerNa (@bzgncl) November 24, 2015
#Turkmen rebel fighters in #Syria tell @cnnturk that they shot & killed both #Russian pilots as they parachuted out of hit Su-24.— Emre Peker (@wsjemre) November 24, 2015
9. #Turkey recalled the #Russia/n Ambassador to protest against "its presence close to the border" just after the attack on Turkmen & oil +— Elijah J. Magnier (@EjmAlrai) November 24, 2015
Putin: Ankara to discuss this tragedy with NATO as if it was Russia who shot down their jet. Does Turkey want NATO to serve ISIS goals?— Военный Советник (@miladvisor) November 24, 2015
Decision to shoot down Russian warplane was made personally by the Turkish prime minister— Военный Советник (@miladvisor) November 24, 2015
P.S. Vice Chairman of #US Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul J. #Selva is in #Ankara as #Turkey shot down a Russian plane— Mete Sohtaoğlu (@metesohtaoglu) November 24, 2015
Putin adviser SergeiMarkov tells @AJEnglish he thinks #RussianJet was shot as revenge for destroying 1000 oil trucks @HalaJaber @EjmAlrai— Dr Subroto Roy (@subyroy) November 24, 2015
Countries guilty of letting loose calamity of #ISIS on the world: 1. #SaudiArabia 2. #Turkey 3. #Pakistan 4. #Qatar #ExpelTurkeyFromNATO— Tarek Fatah (@TarekFatah) November 24, 2015