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Russia Backs Proposal to Close Turkish-Syrian Border

Postby yialousa1971 » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:40 pm

BREAKING: Russia Backs Proposal to Close Turkish-Syrian Border - Lavrov

14:17 25.11.2015(updated 15:22 25.11.2015)
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is addressing journalists following the downing of the Russian Su-24 jet by an air-to-air missile launched from a Turkish F-16.
Lavrov spoke to his Turkish counterpart in a phone conversation.
"Moscow is not avoiding contacts with Ankara — my phone conversation with the Turkish FM is proof," Lavrov said.
Turkey's foreign minister expressed his sincere condolences to Sergei Lavrov, the Russian Foreign Minister said. But the Turkish minister tried to excuse the incident, Lavrov added.
The Turkish minister said that Turkey did not know it was a Russian jet.
"We have serious doubts it was an accident and prepared footage of the jet downing suggests it wasn't," Sergei Lavrov said. "It all looks like a planned provocation".

The incident occured following the airstrikes by Russian aviation on ISIL oil trucks.
At NATO's meeting yesterday, strange words concerning Russia's Su-24 jet tragedy were said. We recieved no condolences from NATO or the European Union, Sergei Lavrov said.
Let me remind you, Russian warplanes were in Syrian airspace. But even if a Russian jet crosses into Turkish airspace serious questions arise as to why Turkey did not use the emergency communication line with Russia before or after downing the Su-24 bomber jet, the Russian Foreign Minister added.
"I reminded him [Turkish foreign minister] that on Russia’s initiative a hotline between the Russian National Defense Control Center and the Turkish Defense Ministry was established. The line was established at the beginning of the Russian Aerospace Forces operation in Syria, and was used neither yesterday nor before that, which provokes serious questions," Lavrov told the press.
The minister also wondered if Turkey has coordinated its actions with the United States.
"I wonder whether Turkey consulted the US before downing any jet in the Syrian airspace," he said.
Russia is still expecting apology from Turkey over the downing of the Russian Su-24 bomber jet over Syria.
"We're not going to wage a war against Turkey," Sergei Lavrov said answering a question from a journalist.
According to the Russian foreign minister, "the attitude toward Turkish people has not changed."
"We have questions only to the current Turkish government," Lavrov noted.
But Russia will seriously reassess all agreements with Turkey, he added. As for specific measures, we've recommended our citizens not to travel to Turkey, Lavrov said.
Russia tried to persuade Turkey to take a more balanced position on the Syrian crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview with Russian and foreign media.


According to Lavrov, Moscow "did not try to turn a blind eye" to the fact that Islamists are using Turkey as a platform to prepare terrorist acts in Syria and other countries.
"We tried to take into account the interests of our Turkish neighbors and tried to explain our positions in a dialogue," the Foreign Minister said.
"We tried to persuade them to conduct a more balanced policy not aimed only at getting rid of Assad at any cost and thus cooperating with all kinds of extremist groups," the foreign minister stressed.
Moscow backs the proposal of French President Francois Hollande to close the Turkish-Syrian border, Sergei Lavrov said.
"I think this is the right desicion. I hope President Hollande will tell us more about the issue tommorow. We would be ready to consider all measures that needed for this [closing the border]. By closing the border we will basically thwart the terrorist threat in Syria," the minister said.
Earlier Russia's top diplomat cancelled his visit to Turkey after a Russian Su-24 jet was downed over Syria.
"The president clearly stated that this could not but affect Russian-Turkish relations. In this context, it was decided to cancel the meeting between Russia's and Turkey's ministers of foreign affairs, which was planned for tomorrow [November 25] in Istanbul," Sergei Lavrov told journalists on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, a Russian Su-24 jet crashed in Syria. Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the plane was downed over Syrian territory by an air-to-air missile launched by a Turkish F-16 jet, and fell 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) from the Turkish border. Putin described the Turkish attack as a "stab in the back" carried out by "accomplices of terrorists."
The Su-24 tragedy also claimed the life of a naval infantry soldier, who was killed in the rescue operation, according to the Russian General Staff.


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Re: Russia Backs Proposal to Close Turkish-Syrian Border

Postby DrCyprus » Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:47 pm

The Turkish government is currently acting like a high school bully. Caught in the act and shitting their pants.
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Re: Russia Backs Proposal to Close Turkish-Syrian Border

Postby Paphitis » Wed Nov 25, 2015 3:12 pm

This is hilarious! :lol:
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Re: Russia Backs Proposal to Close Turkish-Syrian Border

Postby Maximus » Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:50 pm

Its embarrassing more like.

France has to team up with Poootin to secure Europe because the rest of the coalition are incompetent, negligent or just out right aiding and abetting ISIS.
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Re: Russia Backs Proposal to Close Turkish-Syrian Border

Postby Paphitis » Thu Nov 26, 2015 12:45 am

Maximus wrote:Its embarrassing more like.

France has to team up with Poootin to secure Europe because the rest of the coalition are incompetent, negligent or just out right aiding and abetting ISIS.


No I am having a laugh.

Turkey shot down Russia's plane and that is EXACTLY the responce it deserved.
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Re: Russia Backs Proposal to Close Turkish-Syrian Border

Postby repulsewarrior » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:29 am

...like in anything else an extremist like Erdogan does, they go too far. This is a fine example.

He has isolated himself from allies, as much as the adversaries he must contend with in other spheres. He invites action in kind. It may be the Turkmen who will suffer the brunt from their isolation too, with a border, closed to them. Unlike the Kurds, who will likely benefit from the cover France, and Russia, will now provide against the fight with Daesh, in Syria. And there remains the border with Iraq, Turkey's air incursions there, against the Kurds, they too will be limited now, from the attention, i suppose.
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Re: Russia Backs Proposal to Close Turkish-Syrian Border

Postby Maximus » Thu Nov 26, 2015 2:38 am

between this and the downing of the Russian plane

I see turkey having bigger economic problems and a tougher time with the kurds.
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Re: Russia Backs Proposal to Close Turkish-Syrian Border

Postby Paphitis » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:12 am

Maximus wrote:between this and the downing of the Russian plane

I see turkey having bigger economic problems and a tougher time with the kurds.


I doubt it mate! The entire West has a Russian embargo against them and we seem to be just fine but the same can't be said of Russia!
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Re: Russia Backs Proposal to Close Turkish-Syrian Border

Postby boomerang » Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:49 am

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