Monday, November 30, 2015

Russian President Putin Accuses Turkey Of Shooting Down The Russian Military Jet To Protect Islamic State Oil Trade

© Sputnik/ Alexey Nikolsky

RT: Russia has ‘more proof’ ISIS oil routed through Turkey, Erdogan says he’ll resign if it’s true

Russia has received additional intelligence confirming that oil from deposits controlled by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) goes through Turkey on an industrial scale, President Vladimir Putin said speaking on the sidelines of the climate change summit in Paris.

Moscow has grounds to suspect that the Su-24 was downed by Turkish jets on November 24 to secure illegal oil deliveries from Syria to Turkey, he said.

“At the moment we have received additional information confirming that that oil from the deposits controlled by Islamic State militants enters Turkish territory on industrial scale,” he said.

“We have every reason to believe that the decision to down our plane was guided by a desire to ensure security of this oil’s delivery routes to ports where they are shipped in tankers,” Putin said.

WNU Editor: On the day that the Russian military jet was shot-down I had mentioned in this blog that I found it to be quite a coincidence that this happened a few days after Russia began bombing the Islamic State's oil facilities and tanker trucks in Syria. Is there a Turkey - ISIS link over oil .... I do not know. But that oil has to be going somewhere, and since the neighbouring states of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Jordan are not interested in this oil .... one can only guess it has to be going to Turkey.

More News on Russian President Putin Accusing Turkey Of Shooting Down The Russian Military Jet To Protect Islamic State Oil Trade

Putin: Russia has grounds to suspect Russian plane was downed to secure oil deliveries -- TASS
Russia says Turkey 'shot down plane for IS oil' -- BBC
Turkey shot down Russian warplane to protect IS oil trade: Putin -- AFP
Putin says Turkey shot down Russian plane to defend IS oil supplies -- Reuters
Putin claims Turkey downed Russian fighter jet to defend IS oil supplies, Turkey offers no apology -- ABC News (Australia)
Putin: Turkey shot down Russian warplane to protect its oil trade with Islamic State -- ITV News
Putin: Turkey Shot Down Russian Jet to Protect Islamic State Oil -- RFE

Update: Erdogan says ready to resign if claims about Turkey's buying oil from IS are confirmed (TASS).


Anonymous said...

This may be some hard news on the ALLEGED closure the Bosphorus.

Update :

Editor’s note: Information on the closure the Bosphorus, aka the Istanbul Strait, is up on the Turkish Straits website. The providers of information to are the following companies:

Düzgit Vapur Hizmetleri Tic. A.Ş. – Strait of İstanbul Northern Entrance – established 1966
Denizciler Düzgit Gemi Acenteliği Tic. Ltd. Şti. – Strait of Çanakkale – established 1984
GEMTAC – S.S. Gemi Tali Acenteleri Deniz Motorlu Taşıyıcılar Kooperatifi
– Strait of İstanbul Southern Entrance – established 2005

N.B. I am not qualified to judge evidence.

Jay Farquharson said...

WNU Editor,

Ergodan won't resign, he will just reject the proof, and double down on censorship,

fazman said...

If it was true ld be pretty sure putin would be screaming his titts off about now.