Ankara defends ISIS, Turkish officials have financial interest in oil trade with group – PM Medvedev — RT News

Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama

Dmitry Medvedev and Barack Obama (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Russia is now raising huge questions about Turkey’s foreign policy. According to a leading Russian news agency, some Turkish officials have ‘direct financial interest’ in the oil trade with the terrorist group Islamic State, citing Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev in Russian retaliation to Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane in Syria on Tuesday.

Source: Ankara defends ISIS, Turkish officials have financial interest in oil trade with group – PM Medvedev — RT News

Of course, Turkey is a member of NATO and President Obama seems to have no influence over Turkey.

It raises questions about America’s foreign policy too.  Obama can get into bed with Iran and Turkey but seems to always have strong words for Israel – surely something’s wrong big time?

Downing of Russian Su-24 looks like a planned provocation – Lavrov — RT News

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According to leading Russian news agency, RT, The downing of a Russian warplane in Syria by Turkey appears to be a pre-planned provocation, citing the Russian Foreign Minister.

Source: Downing of Russian Su-24 looks like a planned provocation – Lavrov — RT News

A leading Washington think-tank also speculates that this was not simply an accident.

Personally, I think that it’s time for Washington to start to apply heavy pressure to Ankara. Turkey desperately needs investment from US multi-nationals. Perhaps, it’s time for US business interests to look at the political risk of the current regime in Turkey?

Thoughts?