Thursday, December 1, 2016

Lavrov Denies Russian & Syrian Role in Turkish Soldier Deaths

Contrary to the spin Turkey did not blame the Syrian Arab Army
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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday that Moscow and Damascus were not behind an air strike in northern Syria that killed four Turkish soldiers last week.

“Neither Russia nor Syria, its air force, had anything to do with this,” Lavrov told a news conference in the southern Turkish resort of Alanya, alongside his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

Our president’s, our views on Assad are known,” said Cavusoglu. “We know that Assad is responsible for the deaths of 600,000 people. We may at times have different views on Assad with Russia, that is natural but in general on cease-fire, on humanitarian aid and a political solution — we are in agreement with Russia.”

Cavusoglu said Turkey wanted to “deepen” cooperation with Russia while Lavrov said the two nations agreed that the “normalization (of ties) must be achieved fast.”
Digital Journal

Moscow and Damascus were not behind an air strike in Syria last week that killed four Turkish soldiers, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday, refuting Turkish claims.

"Neither Russia nor Syria, its air force, had anything to do with this," Lavrov told a news conference in the southern Turkish resort of Alanya, alongside his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.

"Our (Russian and Turkish) representatives had discussed this issue right after the incident on various levels," he said.
Baku – APA. The airstrikes that wounded Turkish soldiers in Syria were carried out by neither the Russian armed forces or the Syrian armed forces, said Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.
Lavrov, who is paying a visit to Turkey, told a press conference following the meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu.
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Contained in this post: This Is The End Of Syria (?)

 Turkey and Russia are still communicating.


The latest sees Turkey and Russia Moving Forward With Relations Normalization

- Russian diplomat says Moscow, Ankara taking steps to restore ties

ALANYA, December 1. /TASS/. Moscow and Ankara have been taking specific steps in order to restore full-fledged relations, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexei Meshkov told reporters on Thursday.

"Not only have we been discussing possible measures with our Turkish counterparts, but we also have been taking specific steps on the path to restoring full-fledged relations," he noted. "Today’s meeting is one of these steps."

On Thursday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding a meeting with his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu in the Turkish city of Alanya. The two ministers will take part in a session of the Joint Group for Strategic Planning.

And there you have it. No SAA  jets hit the Turkish soldiers. No Russian jets hit the Turkish soldiers
anonymous commenter has raised the prospect, again, of a third party. Similar to what occured with the Belgians:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-belgium-diplomacy-idUSKCN12L0S1

Belgium scenario?
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  1. Interesting... so your suggesting that the strike was done by a third party- with this scenario setting the precedent?
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anonymous quoted Lavrov who is clearly alluding to someone..

"We have coordination aimed at avoiding unintentional incidents with the US-led coalition, and Turkey is part of it," Lavrov noted. "So I believe it is necessary to verify through these channels who carried out flights."

Reads to me as if Lavrov is saying ask the US led coalition....

As of now I'm most suspicious about the US. For reasons already mentioned. Rescue has also spoken of  the Israelis as a possibility.
It seems most sensible that Turkey and Russia both  know who did the deed but, they aren't saying.

 

3 comments:

  1. I'm sure they all know who did the deed....air traffic control radar screens being as accurate as they are. Didn't I read in the last day or so that Israel has conducted airstrikes on Damascus by violating the sovereign airspace of Lebanon???

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    1. Yup! Wasn't sure how they did it, but, they did it!
      Israel that is.

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  2. I thought the airspace in Syria was locked down tightly. If Russia knows who did it, then they also chose not to blow them out of the sky. If it truly was Israel, then this is more proof that they are untouchable for some reason. Why ??

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