"On Thursday a court in Istanbul ordered that Cumhuriyet newspaper’s editor-in-chief Can Dundar, and Erdem Gul, the Ankara bureau chief, be jailed pending trial on charges of political and military espionage. Their crime: publishing images which allege to show Turkey’s intelligence agency shipping weapons to Syria.With friends like these who needs enemies?
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the allegations as baseless this week: "Those trucks were trucks carrying aid to our Bayirbucak Turkmen," he said, referring to a Turkic tribe backed by Turkey that’s resident in northern Syria, where civil war has been raging for four years.
As to whether the trucks were carrying arms: "So what if they were, so what if they weren’t?" he said."
Friday, November 27, 2015
As per Bloomberg:
Thursday, November 26, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Turkey's Erdogan says does not want escalation after Russian jet downed: https://t.co/voKpRbPYAB pic.twitter.com/aL5dONwoj5— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 25, 2015
Erdogan should have thought of that before shooting the plane down.
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The FT reports that the Turkish Air Force shot down a Russian plane on Tuesday, according to a Turkish military official who said the aircraft violated Turkish airspace, “despite repeated warnings”.
Russia’s defence ministry on Tuesday confirmed that one of its jets had been shot down, but insisted it had not strayed into Turkish airspace.
It added that the plane was “exclusively over Syrian territory throughout its entire flight”. “This is recorded by objective controls.”
Allegedly Turkey is fighting ISIS as well. However, the reality is that it is using its involvement in the Syrian conflict to further its military actions against the PKK with the tacit support of the USA.
As to its true intentions towards ISIS, the mainstream media may care to investigate and report on those senior Turkish officials who allegedly have links with ISIS and Turkey's involvement with the purchase of crude oil supplied by ISIS.
We are not all in this together by any manner or means!
Monday, November 23, 2015
As per Reuters:
"Asked in the interview, which Sky said was filmed three weeks ago, whether there was direct link between climate change, conflict and terrorism, Charles said: "Absolutely.""HRH should listen to what US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard has to say on the subject.