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Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian bomber involved in an anti-terror mission against the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group means that Ankara has effectively sided with IS.

Heading off any denial of this fact, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov reiterated Turkey’s role in the terrorist group’s illegal oil trade.

Discussing the downing of the Russian Su-24 bomber on Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov had harsh words for his Turkish counterpart, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

According to a press release from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov pointed out that, "by shooting down a Russian plane on a counter-terrorist mission of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria, and one that did not violate Turkey’s airspace, the Turkish government has in effect sided with ISIS."

"…Turkey’s actions appear premeditated, planned, and undertaken with a specific objective."

Lavrov also pointed to Turkey’s role in the propping up the terror network through the oil trade.

"The Russian Minister reminded his counterpart about Turkey’s involvement in the ISIS’ illegal trade in oil, which is transported via the area where the Russian plane was shot down, and about the terrorist infrastructure, arms and munitions depots and control centers that are also located there," the statement read.

"Sergei Lavrov specifically said that this act by Turkey will have serious consequences for Russian-Turkish relations and will not go unanswered."

Retired French General Dominique Trinquand made similar statements when speaking to Sputnik earlier on Wednesday.

"[Turkey is either not fighting ISIL at all or very little, and does not interfere with different types of smuggling that takes place on its border, be it oil, phosphate, cotton or people," he said.

Turkey downed a Russian Su-24 bomber Tuesday, claiming that the aircraft violated Turkish airspace. The Russian Defense Ministry has released flight path data proving that Russian remained aircraft never left Syrian airspace.

The incident left one of the pilots dead, shot by militants on the ground after ejecting. The other, Captain Konstantin Murahtin, was rescued.

Russian President Vladimir Putin described the incident as a "stab in the back by accomplices of terrorists."

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  • qvasko 15in reply toVladislav Sotirovic(Show commentHide comment)
    Vladislav Sotirovic, Covece prosipate nerealne price ovde nzm zasto?
  • cast235
    Russia could get the evidence..copies of course prepared for the view of public and pass it to opposition in Turkey.. They don't know what they doing.
  • choticastile
    Never seen Lavrov's normally warm and friendly brown eyes, looks so cold and forbidding. Beautifully explained FM Lavrov Sir -- you said it so perfectly, that even mindlessly corrupt Turkmen cannot but fail to understand! The whole world knows now that in one breath -- Turkey equals Terrorists -- the unholy support for and breeding ground for this global menace.
  • Turkey’s decision to shoot down a Russian bomber involved in an anti-terror mission against the self-proclaimed Islamic State terrorist group means that Ankara has effectively sided with IS.
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    Many of the commenters here at the Sputnik site have referred to NATO as the air force of the terrorists. I think our position is confirmed by this criminal act by Erdogan.
  • Manuel Flores
    if Russia dont attack one turkey city where terrorist training camp are!..will show weakness..and it is too bad for Russia..it show that be part of NATO is a guarantee to attack russian forces without any response!
  • farwatchpostin reply toDR. EVIL(Show commentHide comment)
    DR. EVIL,
    sto kazu u filmovima "Don't confuse my kindness for a weakness." Putin nije niti naivan niti slab i nekad je akcija iza kulisa javnog mnjenja daleko produktivnija od javne kaubojstine.
  • farwatchpost
    "Sergei Lavrov specifically said that this act by Turkey will have serious consequences for Russian-Turkish relations and will not go unanswered."
    This is all I needed to hear, feel better already.
  • Lucas T Rech
    this envolvement should be in all main stream media (MSM). But as we know, the MSM has a secret owner.
  • Vladislav Sotirovicin reply toqvasko 15(Show commentHide comment)
    Vasko Kelic, Ваљда зато да бисмо се нас двојица дописивали
  • DR. EVILin reply toVladislav Sotirovic(Show commentHide comment)
    Vladislav SotirovicVladislav Sotirovic, ne bih se slozio za Putina ali za Vucica 100% amerikanci su pustili Tadica niz vodu kad je trebalo da potpies ono sto su oni potpisali kroz dogovor sa ketrin eston -valjd kumanovki dogovor ,Amerikancima je sasvim sve jedno dali su na vlasti I crveni kmeri dok potpisuju sta I'm se daje na potpis -putina su ocenili da je mlak I sad gaze sve vise I vise umesto da je koknuo ukrajince I bio shvacen ozbiljno ovako ga zatvaraju sve vise I narod ce kad I'm padne standard poceti da optuzuje za propast zemlje tuzno ali taj recept smo mi iskusili sa slobodanom milosevicem I sada istu foru rade sa putinom
  • DR. EVILin reply tofarwatchpost(Show commentHide comment)
    farwatchpost, I sta ce da urade ? nece da idu na more u tursku? nece da kupuju piletinu od turske ,nece da kupuju voce od turske -tuzno je kad cujes da oni nemaju nista covece imaju samo naftu I gas ne proizvode nista mozda votku ,I pile I'm snese jaje ostalo uvoze I kad cela koalicija zavrne slavine trgovinski sta ce I'm ostati ?? da se napiju I zaborave sve
  • qvasko 15in reply toVladislav Sotirovic(Show commentHide comment)
    Vladislav Sotirovic, I to je vec nesto
  • qvasko 15
    Prava srpska rasprava na redu...oleee
  • Vladislav Sotirovicin reply toqvasko 15(Show commentHide comment)
    Vasko Kelic, Балкан румба
  • Vladislav Sotirovicin reply toqvasko 15(Show commentHide comment)
    Vasko Kelic, То добија ратове засигурно
  • Vladislav Sotirovicin reply toDR. EVIL(Show commentHide comment)
    DR. EVIL, Само да пре тога једном засвагда коалиција одлети у небо. После могу да пију и шљивовицу ако хоће
  • Tactical Investor
    Let's hope this does not lead to world war 3. Sadly, I feel the U.S was behind this as Turkey would never dare commit such a brazen act on is own.
  • qvasko 15in reply toVladislav Sotirovic(Show commentHide comment)
    Vladislav Sotirovic, Hahahah ludnicaa
  • Mr Lavrov is right.
  • Tactical Investor
    A Turkish paper exposes Erdogan for what he really is
    On Sept. 1, police raided numerous news outlets, including one that happened to publish on that same day a report documenting weapons being transported from Turkey to the Islamic State (IS) in Syria with the knowledge of the local customs director.

    The police searched more than 20 media organizations and commercial companies of Koza Ipek Holding, accusing owner Akin Ipek of being a terrorist leader. Some of Akin Ipek's media holdings are supportive of an ex-friend of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    In requesting permission to search Koza Ipek premises, a public prosecutor said Akin Ipek “is a leader of Fetullahist Terror Organization [FETO]; his group of companies finance terrorism and conduct propaganda for the terror organization.” Ipek owns daily newspapers Bugun and Millet, and channels Bugun TV and Kanalturk TV. The outlets are known to speak favorably of the Gulen movement, which is led by Islamic scholar, Sunni religious figure and Erdogan enemy Fethullah Gulen. (The difference in spelling between Fetullahist and Fethullah Gulen is considered an intentional jab.)

    The movement led by Gulen, who now lives in exile in Pennsylvania, has numerous supporters in Turkey’s security and judiciary services who call themselves the “Service Movement.”www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/turkey-syria-daily-exposes-transfer-weapons-supplies-to-i

    The raids take the battle between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Gulen movement up another notch. This no-holds-barred confrontation between old allies began in December 2013, when prosecutors who were accused of being part of the Gulen movement launched bribery and corruption investigations against government ministers, families of top AKP leaders and companies close to the government.
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