Vladimir Putin Plotting Revenge Against Turkey – Source

Vladimir Putin Plotting Revenge Against Turkey – Source
Vladimir Putin’s annual news conference President of Russia/website CC by 4.0

Tensions between Russia and Turkey continue as Moscow appears to be working on provoking Ankara effectively. In line with this, the Russian Ministry of Defense issued a warning against Turkey about setting up a military incursion in Syria.


According to the ministry, Turkey appears to be preparing for an intervention in the conflicted region. Ankara is expected to support rebel forces fighting against the pro-regime troops in the northern region. To this, there are analysts who strongly believe that Russian President Vladimir Putin is also consequently trying to provoke Turkey to join the Syrian battlefield. The move was in part of Russia’s retaliation for its downed plane last November.

“Russia is trying to draw Turkey into a fight to avenge the downing of its jet. Putin is confident he can win,” al-Monitor quoted retired Brig. Gen. Naim Baburoglu, an adviser to the Ankara-based National Security and Foreign Policy Research Center.

“He also needs this to counter domestic difficulties. Downing one or two Turkish F-16s will make him a hero at home,” added the official. “It will also be a serious embarrassment to Turkey and the Turkish air force,” he said further.

Like us on Facebook

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuted claims about the country’s troops advancing in the region. “We don’t want to fall into the same mistake in Syria as in Iraq,” Business Insider quoted Erdogan. “If … Turkey was present in Iraq, the country would have never have fallen into its current situation,” he said.

To add to that, The Guardian reports that tensions could further escalate should the Democratic Union party (PYD), the leading Kurdish political organization in north-eastern Syria, set up shop in Moscow. Turkey considers PYD as a terrorist group. However, Putin apparently thinks otherwise as he sent out a personal invitation to the organization. The move comes on top of the tensions in Syria and Moscow’s position against other coalitions fighting in the area like the United States. With this, analysts also think that Turkey will be pushed into a corner.

Liked this story? Subscribe to our newsletter or follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more updates on America.


  • Regula

    This article appears to have been written by the CIA/NSA as disinformation. Turkey may well prepare an incursion into Syria – for which it has no right whatsoever, it would be unprovoked aggression. But such a move is desired by the US, still trying to lure Russia into a war with NATO. Russia will clearly not let itself go into a war with NATO and knows full well that the US/Turkey/NATO will simply falsify all the facts to accuse Russia of being the aggressor even if Turkey attacks Syria, not the other way round.

    Beyond that, yes, Turkey’s and the US’s policies in Syria have failed entirely. YPD should have been allowed at the peace negotiations – and had Turkey been clever, Erdogan would have insisted on that, to keep Syrian Kurdish regions a part of Syria! But Erdogan wants to attack the Kurds in Iraq, Turkey and Syria to “exterminate” them in order to prevent an independent Kurdish state.

    As to an incursion into Syria – Erdogan still dreams of ousting Assad and installing a Turkish puppet in Damascus and appropriating several regions of Syria into Turkey to restore the Ottoman empire.

    While people flee Aleppo due to the battles there now, the exodus was also aggravated by the US destroying the only electricity plant in Aleppo that provided electricity for both IS and the people. Life without electricity, water, sewerage and war closing in is too much to bear for anybody. But the US bombardment of that electricity works suggests that mass exodus from Aleppo was in fact intended and prepared by the US. Turkey now wants to refuse entry to the refugees and instead establish a safe zone inside Syria and a no fly zone to protect its neo-national Turkish and Turkmen thugs so they would be able to fight against Assad without Russian bombardment and so weapons and fighters would be deliverable via that safe zone and oil from Latakia would also be exportable via that safe zone. Not a very realistic plan. But no wonder that the western press turns everything upside down before to serve disinformation as desired by the government to the US public.

  • Ben Latimore

    “Tensions between Russia and Moscow continue…”

    LOL x1000

  • Love One Another M

    Turkey is after the Kurds. Turkey hates to give rights to the Kurds.
    Turkey is bombing Syria, not the other way around. It is Turkey who is provoking Russia.