Turkey’s ‘Criminal Action’, Dangerous Escalation in Russia-NATO Ties
Published on Nov 25, 2015
The Russian prime minister has warned Turkey of serious consequences for its QUOTE thoughtless criminal action in downing the country’s bomber aircraft. Dmitry Medvedev says the downing of the Russian Sukhoi Su-24 will dangerously escalate tensions between Russia and NATO. He said it would also inflict irreparable damage to neighborly relations between Russia and Turkey, especially in economy. Medvedev says the bulk of this damage will be felt by Turkey’s economic sector as Moscow is considering cancelling some important joint projects between the two countries. The Russian prime minister added that Ankara’s actions prove its support for ISIL terrorists. However, he says the revelation does not strike as a surprise given the financial interest of certain Turkish officials in buying ISIL-produced oil.