- An analyst says US aggression and irrationality in pursuit of regime change in Syria and ultimately in Iran, Russia and China will drive the world to an ‘Archduke Ferdinand moment’ leading to a world war. The comment comes as Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Saturday announced that Ankara had banned all Syrian aircraft from entering its airspace as the row between the two neighboring countries escalates.
The move comes in retaliation to Damascus’ decision to ban all Turkish civilian planes from entering its airspace. Syrian Foreign Ministry announced the decision three days after Turkish F-16 fighter jets forcefully grounded a Syrian passenger plane flying over Turkish airspace and escorted it to Ankara’s Esenboga Airport.
The plane was en route from Moscow to Damascus and was reportedly carrying 35 passengers, including 17 Russian nationals. Turkish foreign minister said the decision was made based on information that the aircraft might be transporting “certain equipment in breach of civil aviation rules.”
Press TV has interviewed New York based political analyst and radio host, Don Debar, to further discuss the issue. The program featuring Debar also offers the opinions of two other guests: London-based analyst, Sukant Chandan and Beirut based political activist Hayan Heydar.