Turkey downed Russian fighter jet to protect ISIS oil sales: Putin

Turkish air force shot down a Russian fighter jet killing the pilot over the skies of Syria in order to protect ISIS oil sales to Turkey, Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists following a meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan who is visiting Russia.

“We have long been recording the movement of a large amount of oil and petroleum products to Turkey from ISIS-occupied territories,” Putin said. “This explains the significant funding the terrorists are receiving. Now they are stabbing us in the back by hitting our planes that are fighting terrorism.”

Russian Defence Ministry video of airstrike on facilities of oil production, storage and processing (Deir ez-Zor province)

The Russian president claimed that the Su-24 fighter was shot down over Syrian territory by an air-to-air missile launched from a Turkish F-16 plane and fell on Syrian territory, four kilometres from the Turkish border.

When it was attacked in the air, it was flying at an altitude of 6,000 metres, one kilometre away from the Turkish territory, Putin explained.

“In any case, our plane and our pilots were in no way a threat to the Turkish Republic in any way,” Putin said. “This is obvious.”

Amateur video footage of the Russian Su-24 downed by Turkey over Syria

The Russian military had also earlier denied that the warplane crossed into Turkey’s airspace.

“The Russian aircraft did not cross the Turkish border and acted only against objects on the territory of Syria,” the Russia’s Ministry of Defence claimed in a press release. “Combat actions of the Russian aviation were conducted against illegal terrorist formations, which consist of a large number of militants from the Russian North Caucasus.”

“Efforts of the Russian Defence Ministry specialists to organize cooperation with the Turkish party by emergency communication link were not successful,” the statement read. “The Defence Ministry considers actions of the Turkish Air Force as an unfriendly act.”

“If ISIS is making so much money – we are talking about tens or maybe even hundreds of millions, possibly billions of dollars – in oil trade and they are supported by the armed forces of an entire state, it is clear why they are being so daring and impudent, why they are killing people in such gruesome ways, why they are committing terrorist attacks all over the world, including in the heart of Europe,” Putin added. “We will of course carefully analyse what has happened and today’s tragic event will have significant consequences for Russian-Turkish relations.”

Putin claimed that Russia has always treated Turkey not merely as a close neighbour, but as a friendly state.

“I do not know who benefits from what has happened today,” Putin said. “We certainly do not.”

The Russian president also rebuked Turkey for calling an emergency NATO meeting to discuss the incident.

“Instead of immediately establishing contacts with us, as far as we know Turkey turned to its NATO partners to discuss this incident,” Putin said. “As if we had hit their plane and not the other way around.”

“Do they wish to make NATO serve ISIS?” Putin asked.

NATO announced that the organization agreed with Turkey’s claim that the plane was shot down over Turkish airspace 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.”

Military authorities in Moscow disagree with NATO’s assessment, and showed an animation of the flight paths of the Turkish and Russian aircraft alleging that the former made an incursion into Syrian airspace to down the latter.

Russian Military showed an animation of the flight paths of the Turkish and Russian aircraft

While acknowledging every state has its regional interests, and that Russia always respect those, the Russian President hinted at possible retaliation.

“We will never turn a blind eye to such crimes as the one that was committed today,” Putin warned.

The Russian President called on the international community to make an effort to join forces in the fight against the “common evil”.

Meanwhile, the Russian Defence Ministry has sent a Moskva cruiser equipped with air defence system to the shore zone of Latakiam Syria and warned that all the potentially dangerous targets will be destroyed.

Russia has also terminated all contacts with Turkey at the military level.

33 Responses to Turkey downed Russian fighter jet to protect ISIS oil sales: Putin

  1. A no knee mouse says:

    Mr. Putin, no one believes you.

    • ASDF says:

      That’s just a false statement.

    • Anonymous says:

      Yeah, let’s side with Erdogan, he’s a good guy.

    • Anonymous says:

      Er. Really? Think they do.
      If this was a British, American or French plane we would be having 24 hours news of people lighing candles and Facebook would have we are all world Pilot status updates. As its Russia it’s all fuck them.

      Turkey constantly go into Greek airspace and?
      America was told by China to fuck off out its waters and even if you side with other countries would you seriously think China would be OK to torpedo them? In Ireland the amount of times soldiers in the British army would “accidentally” go into Southern Ireland was common.

      It happens and to be shot down? Why? Turkey really thought that the plane was going to do what? Israel wondered over Syria or nips around and who cares? Fuck France once sunk a ship in New Zealand, and you would have been ok if they killed their soldiers?

      So turkey knew the plane was about to leave so regardless of what political ideology you want to spout this was fucked up.l so stop the hate

    • CP says:

      If you take off the burqa, you will see that people believe Putin more than they believe NATO and its Al Qaeda allies.

    • Putins whitness says:

      Do you believe google (BMZ ltd Erdogan)?

  2. A na knee mause says:

    @A no knee mouse: yeah, we should all believe Turkey, a repressive regime with almost as many Humanitarian violations as Saudi Arabia, who have been supporting ISIS (and profiting off their black-market oil). What, because Obama said they were in the right? Or because Turkey is a NATO ally?

    Fuck Turkey.

    http://www.businessinsider.com/links-between-turkey-and-isis-are-now-undeniable-2015-7

    • Anonymous says:

      The US supports Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Now the US says Turkey were right. The US didn’t want to hit ISIS’ oil wells so as not to “weaken the country economically”. And Turkey hits a Russian jet to protect ISIS’ oil as they are their main buyer. Hmmm… anyone else seeing what’s happening? Fuck the US.

      • YoyoMama0314 says:

        We make bombs, sell bombs & drop bombs. The only hope now is that we stop killing & bring in every refugee we can. If ISIS is among them, do they not become the perfect human shield. When we are them the war is won.

    • Mark says:

      Well said

    • Anonymous says:

      Fuck you!

  3. Sandman says:

    I trust putin more then I do a sand nig like turkey country

  4. Sven H says:

    http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/schlupfloecher-fuer-die-is-terrorfinanzierung-13917911/infografik-faelle-von-13918132.html

    Ordered list of countries financing terrorismn since 2010 according to FAZ:

    1. Saudi Arabia
    2. US
    3. Turkey
    4. Algeria
    5. France
    6. Israel
    7. Russia
    8. China

  5. Anonymous says:

    Funny. American jets are always “military” ones, russian jets are “warplanes”. no biasing whatsoever, just simple journalism. right?

  6. annonymous says:

    let’s agree with erdogan , he tries to save his country !!
    its the mistake of russian aircraft in the first place !! ,they think they can dd whatever they want just because they have a strong army !

    • Freeflight says:

      Save his country from what? Having a Russian plane, with no ill intentions at all, fly near it?

      Maybe Russia should be generously donating a couple of S-400 to Greece, so the Greek can “save their country” from all those Turkish planes constantly violating their air space. Wouldn’t THAT be really cool?

    • Putins whitness says:

      “A short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack” Erdogan in 2012 (after shooting down a Turkish F-4 in Syria)

  7. man neg says:

    Fuck fucking turkish goverments married with isis fuck both

  8. Eatthisfuckthat says:

    Fucking Erdogan. this little promitive motherfucker pushes the world to another worldwar. Time to kick the turks out of the nato.

  9. jimmy says:

    Vladimir lets fuck the Turks-Armenians-Georgians -Kurds-Greeks-Ponti- waiting for a start lets eliminate the Evil Mongols once for all

  10. jimmy says:

    Vladimir lets fuck the Turks…..Armenians-Georgians -Kurds-Greeks-Ponti- waiting for a start lets eliminate the Evil Mongols once for all

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