Kremlin says not inclined to believe rumors of Erdogan’s order to shoot down Russian Su-24
SOCHI, December 3. /TASS/. Moscow proceeds from the fact that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not give orders to attack a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 fighter jet in Syria in 2015, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters.
"We are guided by Turkey’s statements, including public ones, that other people ordered the Russian plane to be shot down," he said.
When asked about the Kremlin’s attitude to allegations that Erdogan could have given the order, Peskov pointed out that the source of those rumors was unclear so it was hard to say if they were true.
On November 24, 2015, a Turkish Air Force F-16 fighter jet shot down a Russian Sukhoi Su-24 attack aircraft taking part in Moscow’s counterterrorism operation in Syria. One of the two Russian pilots was killed, while the other was rescued in a 12-hour operation carried out by Russian and Syrian troops. A marine was killed during the operation, and a Mil Mi-8 helicopter was destroyed.
At the time the shoot down took place there was no inclination on my part to blame Erdogan either. However, blaming Ahmet Davutoğlu allied with the Americans, that's an entirely different story. He, Davutoglu, was the power at that time because the President (Erdogan) was not. All covered here at length. Davutoglu was embedded with western interests then and now.
Going back to a 2015 post on the subject
The Russian minister said there was a question of American involvement in the downing of the Russian plane. According to his sources, the US demands all members of the anti-IS coalition led by Washington, who use US-made military aircraft, coordinate all deployments with the US military.
“I wonder if this demand of the Americans covers… Turkey. If it does, I wonder whether Turkey asked permission from the US to fly its US-made planes and take down – let’s say 'an unidentified' – plane over Syrian territory,” Lavrov said.A comment from that time regarding that incident.
It looks to me as if, again, the NATO nutters are attempting to get Turkey and Russia at each other's throat- for lack of better term
As I mentioned, along with James, someone is playing 'let you and him fight'
NATO wants Turkey destroyed- What better way then to get the Russian and Turks fighting?