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Wild Turkey: Su-24 Shooting Shows That Ankara Doesn't Follow the Rules.

TEHRAN (FNA)- News broadcaster Don Debar told Sputnik that Turkey's decision to call a NATO meeting after shooting down a Russian warplane demonstrates that Ankara does not behave according to diplomatic norms; its support for terrorist groups in Syria is another example of its abnormal behavior.

When Turkey shot down a Russian plane in Syrian airspace, it committed an act of war against Syria and Russia and brought Turkey's support for terrorism to light, Don Debar, the host of CPR News, an independent daily radio newscast, told Radio Sputnik on Tuesday, Sputnik News reported.

​"Turkey has no right to warn Russia about flying in Syrian airspace, when Russia is there at the invitation of the Syrian government."

Debar referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin's statement at the G20 forum in Antalya earlier this month, where he said that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant benefits from the support of 40 countries, including some members of the G20.

"He said several days ago that Russia has irrefutable evidence that there are some 40 countries that were financing ISIL, including some members of the coalition; he was clearly referring to Turkey, he stated that Turkey is one of those, the primary one, handling the oil transfers that are benefitting ISIL, you can bet that that's the case."

Debar added his voice to those who link Turkey's shooting of the plane to Russia's recent success in bombing Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant oil transportation facilities, which it uses to send contraband oil to Turkey.

"Given the assault on ISIL's pipeline several days ago, that convoy from horizon to horizon of oil trucks that somehow has managed for years to evade US satellite surveillance, somehow they've been able to ship oil that way for better than a year and not get bombed by the US."

"Russia began several days ago interdicting this oil supply, and then you have this escalation by Turkey; I don't think it's a coincidence."

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Date:Nov 26, 2015
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