Syrian Crisis escalates between Turkey and Russia
As of the 24th of November, the Syrian Crisis had accelerated into a much more dangerous conflict. Reported news has revealed that Turkish military forces shot down a Russian warplane that was headed to combat terrorist organisation, ISIS.
Both Russia and Turkey are involved in the Syrian Crisis, that sees itself at civil war, and the leading result of the Refugee Crisis. So it comes as a shock to see two very influential and involved nations have this dispute, and one that could be tragic to the already convoluted global dilemma.
Turkish ministers have claimed the warplane had violated Turkish airspace, and even challenged NATO airspace because of their membership in the NATO defensive alliance. Other ministers have also stressed the Turkish military's attempts to order the warplane outside of Turkish airspace. According to Turkey, no responses had been received, despite their apparent 10 warning attempts. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan justified the attack, calling it an obligation required of the military after communications are ignored.
Despite this, Russian president Vladimir Putin demonstrates a different recount of events. Russia has made claims that Turkey performed no attempts at warning, but instead fired upon the plane, killing one of the two pilots, all without reconciliation or communication. Furthermore, Russia has also denied the claims that the war plane had violated Turkish airspace, thus creating a dichotomy of truths.
One thing that is sure, President Putin has decreed that Turkish-Russian Relations will be detrimentally impacted because of this incident. Many analysts have foreshadowed a world war three scenario as a result of what has happened, yet many major politicians such as President Obama have urged talk and compromise between the two disputing countries.
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