“I gave the order myself” − Turkish PM on downing Russian plane


Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu today revealed that he personally gave the order to down the Russian Su-24 fighter jet that lead to the death of one pilot.

“Despite all the warnings, we had had to destroy the aircraft” Davutoğlu told a meeting of his AK party. “The Turkish Armed Forces carried out orders given by me personally”

Davutoğlu holding a meeting with his AK party

Meanwhile, the Russian Defense Minister told reporters today that the Russian and Syrian special forces have successfully completed a rescue operation to rescue the navigator who ejected from the Su-24.

“The Captain has been delivered to our base alive and well,” General Sergei Shoigu said. “I would like to thank all of you for working all night at great risk. They completed the job at 03:40 Moscow time.”

Russia has begun deploying S-400 “Triumph” anti-aircraft batteries near the Hmeimim airbase in Syria, the Defence Ministry announced in a release.

Both Davutoğlu and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is the commander in chief of the nation’s armed forces, continued to defend the decision to shoot down the Russian plane saying that his country had the right to defend its national airspace and insisting that the Su-24 had made an incursion into Turkish territory and was downed while still inside Turkey’s airspace.


A letter sent to the UN Security Council by Turkey’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations alleges that the Russian Su-24 spent 17 seconds inside Turkish territory before it was shot down.

NATO announced that the organization agreed with Turkey’s claim and pledged to stand in solidarity with Ankara.

“The Allied assessments we have got from several Allies during the day are consistent with information we have been provided with from Turkey,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporter at press conference. “So the information we have from other Allies is consistent with what we have got from Turkey.”

The United States, however, seems to be privately disagreeing with Ankara’s assessment believing that the Russian jet shot down by Turkey on Tuesday was hit inside Syrian airspace after a brief incursion into Turkish airspace, according to top US official who spoke to Reuters on the condition of anonymity.

108 Responses to “I gave the order myself” − Turkish PM on downing Russian plane

  1. David says:

    Turkey + Saudi Arabia + Qatar = ISIS

  2. billy bob says:

    IS there anything in the world that the USA doesn’t get blamed for… jeez

  3. Ryan says:

    USA gets blamed because its a simple response from simple people. The masses lack the ability to look anything objectively and only want to put everything into a nice neat little box (USA is EVIL). In reality nothing is ever black & white. I am sure some blame can be placed on the USA but we are not the only ones involved by a long shot.

    • Matt says:

      Actually Ryan the US gets blamed because their foreign policy since at least WW2 has been about global hegemonic domination and the expansion of national (read business) interests. Including but not exclusively the arms industry and oil industries. Thus they have disposed of dozens of democratically elected leaders in the middle east and Latin America through CIA backed coups or bald faced military intervention in order to instill right wing doctors who heal to Washington and not their local constituents. The current clusterfuck in Syria and Iraq is no different. Who is profiting in all of this. US corporations.

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      • Anonymous says:

        This guy knows what’s up

      • Anonymous says:

        I laugh at people who saynthey don’t want USA as world ruler, do they think it would be better if it where russia or china? Just look how their own people is treated in those countries and you’ll have a nice idea of how it would be.

      • Anonymous says:

        Though you make good points I tend to agree with Ryan. Corporations will always find ways to survive by adaptation and improving their environments, they are afterall in the eyes of the law citizens. Any citizen acts the same on the micro scale. Business communities as a whole influence these things but largely as a non-point source. The 1st world as a whole can be blamed with notable individuals as actors but no one party holds blame for our era’s ills.

      • Mark says:

        Thank gods only the USA had had policies like that.

        What a world it would be if Russia, the UK and France were doing the same shit.

    • Anonymous says:

      You forgot the gold trade as well.

    • Manuel castillo says:

      ISRAEL is evil, they are behind everything that happen in the middle east, but the media never print that because the sionist control the world Media.

  4. sf... says:

    “A short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack,” -Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, 2012, after a Turkish plane was shot down over Syria.

    source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-18584872

    Nice double standards here.

  5. Paid Russian Social Media Troll says:

    I am getting paid to do Russian proganda in all social media.
    Turkey is an evil and muslim country.. Russia is an angel, doing charity work in Syria.

  6. Anonymous says:


  7. Trump says:

    If nor for the USA, this world would be much worse off than it is today. Losers living off the socialist societies of Canada and others are cretins.


    Dont worry, hopefully this will all just drown itself in its own poop.

    This event, although dangerous, serves to wake people up to:
    * who was buying oil from ISIS for years?
    * Who has been training them and offering travel though their borders?
    * who has been “bombing” ISIS for years and not made any headway? (deliberately)
    * Who has been sending Arms,money and advisors to ISIS?

    hopefully this will be the straw that makes morons not so moronish!?

  9. That guy 2 says:

    It’s about damn time someone put Russia in their spot. Maybe they’ll stop acting like they can do anything they want all the time. After all, they’re not the U.S. :P Rock on Turkey!

  10. Define a problem says:

    Andrew Korybko writting for Global Research make a good case that USA setup Turkey and Russia. http://www.globalresearch.ca/
    Turkey had to know in advance how NATO would react. This is why Turkey called the special meeting ASAP. However, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu could not have know that US military would purposely leak a statement saying that the Turkey downed the Russian plane in Syrian airspace.

    Was this another April Glaspie moment? Did Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu get setup based on the likely response of Russia and Turkey and the economic damage it would cause?
    It is clear that there was much to loose and little to gain by Turkey’s action.
    Russia can easily back the Kurds like Andrew Korybko states in his article. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu can continue to support the Turkmen in Syria. But it is now clear Syria and its allies will make every attempt to secure the boarder with Turkey.

    No when you look at what Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu gains out of this action and what Turkey will loose, this action smells like a April Glaspie moment!

    • ANONYMOUSTOO says:

      I would be more inclined to think Turkey done this of it’s own accord, knowing it was GUARANTEED cover from NATO. Hence the leak from U.S I would also question Turkeys motives, they are after all the only Muslim member of NATO, and have gone from being a secular state, to increasingly fundamentalist of late, funding ISIS and other groups. For once I think America’s hands are clean, if only of direct involvement this one narrow incident

  11. Chris Clarhaut says:

    And I ask Russia. Where is Harry Moore?

  12. Chris Clarhaut says:

    Harry Cecil Moore

  13. Wynelle says:

    Yep, it was just a matter of time that someone would somehow manage to blame it on the USA. Seriously?

  14. Stephen says:

    Turkey has violated Greek Airspace no less than 2244 IN 2014 ALONE!!! It costs Greece millions of euros each year to chase Turkish fighter jets out of its airspace. Prime Minister Davutoğlu and President Erdogan ok’d downing a Russian plane because they claim that the Russian violate Turkish airspace for 17 SECONDS!!!!??? Let’s get real here. Call a spade a spade. This was an act or war.


  15. Siberian Savage says:

    Time to wake up. The United States with his servants, NATO began military companies around the world since the 1950′s. They never washed clean their hands with the blood of victims of war.
    You all know that.
    The whole world saw it.

  16. Anonymous says:

    I agree stephen this is an act of war. Russians always invade our airspace. The U.S. try to get us to shoot them down. Why? If they are not being aggressive their is no need to escalate things further. Usually we send up some F-15 and escort them from our airspace. I think Turkey got NATO approval to shot down the aircraft and to bring NATO into the conflict if this leads to war.

  17. Anonymous says:

    As usual as I can say turkee is pidorasy

  18. Nick says:

    What makes and of you angry people different from those that these countries are trying to fight against, is it simply that the tools of your wars are keyboards and mice loaded with angry comments for anyone who posted before you? Keep shifting the blame around like its going to solve anything, keep getting stuck in that circle of hatred that spins this great rock of ours to its inevitable breaking point. The level is politics in this situation is over 80% of the worlds heads, dont assume that you, the avid internet browser has any more key insight than the guy you reply to. Shapen up people. Keep leaving impressions like this and we will never outgrow the parasite of hatred that rests in the minds of so many.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Pm should have shown restraint.you killed the boy who was fighting the common enemy.don’t boastabout your stupidity. O

  20. Klaus says:

    It seems that the NATO (= the US of A) is urgently wanting a war ?!
    Their generals still dream of the “wonderful” Cold War times? …and want it back, maybe this time HOT? They want to see their names in the history books? Silly egos. Or are they just insane?
    AND: the military-industrial industry needs more orders from the USA & the NATO? Is their profit getting too small recently?

  21. zhi says:

    Turkey + Saudi Arabia + Qatar = ISIS

  22. Anonymous says:

    This is not country vs country.. it’s all just a show. All these wars and terrorist attacks are there to keep all the sheep looking the wrong way. It was like that during both world wars, where a group of people funded both sides and after everyone got rekt, came up with a new world order, constricting human rights more and more every day. Now, there are a lot of people waking up to the reality of this global shadow government, therefore there needs to be another war. However this one might be the last one. Technologically we are extremely advanced and capable of human mind and body control, through psychological and physiological manipulation. All that is needed is a huge war with extreme casualties, so the survivors would give up all their freedom just so they could live a little longer…

  23. Anonymous says:

    super gay

  24. ANONYMOUSTOO says:

    Since this has descended into a who done what instead of anyone pointing out an awful lot happened in that 17secs. I would like to throw this link into the argument from BEFORE OBUMMER’S administration came into being.

  25. Anonymous says:

    idiots. su-24 is not fighter.
    it is bomber!

  26. Anonymous says:

    TAIWAN #1

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