Tempers Flare Anew As Turkey Accuses Russia Of Violating Airspace

Tyler Durden's picture

Back in November, Turkey very nearly started a world war when Ankara decided it would be a good idea to shoot down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border.

Only one of the two Su-24 pilots survived after the plane was ambushed by two Turkish F-16s.

The other pilot was killed by the Syrian resistance and in a brazen move, the FSA destroyed a Russian search and rescue helicopter with a US-supplied TOW hours after the plane was downed.

That incident triggered a rather heated war of words between Ankara and Moscow, with The Kremlin launching a PR campaign that accused Turkey of aiding and abetting Islamic State by, among other things, facilitating the group’s illicit oil trafficking business.

Since then, Russia has also deployed S-400 advanced missile defense systems to Latakia which effectively means that Turkish F-16s are no longer allowed in the skies above Syria.

Well, just when you thought the tensions between Erdogan and Putin were calming down, Turkey has summoned the Russian ambassador over what Ankara claims was another violation of Turkish airspace by Russian jets.

Turkey said Saturday that a Russian warplane breached its airspace, accusing Moscow of seeking to escalate tensions and warning of consequences two months after Turkish F-16s downed a Russian jet for violating its territory from Syria,” WSJ reports. “A Russian Su-34 entered Turkey’s airspace at 11:46 a.m. local time on Friday, despite repeated warnings from Turkish radar operators in Russian and English, the Foreign Ministry in Ankara said in an emailed statement Saturday.”

We are issuing an explicit and clear call to the Russian Federation to act responsibly in the matter of not violating the Turkish airspace, and therefore NATO airspace,” Turkey said, as though Russia had somehow forgotten that Turkey was a NATO member.

We hope cooler heads will prevail in Ankara this time around because if Erdogan shoots down another Russian plane, they’ll be long range bombers over Erdogan’s $615 million palace.

In any event, we're sure Erdogan will write this off as a misunderstanding.

After all, it was the Turkish President himself who in 2012 said "a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack."

Meanwhile, assuring tensions between the two nations remains at their highest in years, a Turkish ultranationalist who bragged about killing the pilot of a Russian bomber shot down by Turkish fighter jets has showed up for the funeral of a fellow militant in Istanbul. Moscow has demanded the man’s arrest on war crime charges.

Alparslan Celik is a Turkish citizen, the son of a former district mayor elected from Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) and a member of the party’s unofficial youth military arm, Bozkurtlar.

He appeared in Istanbul on Wednesday for the funeral of Ibrahim Kucuk, the head of the MHP bureau in Istanbul’s Fatih district, who was killed in an airstrike in a Turkmen village in Syria, the Hurriyet newspaper reported.

“The martyr [Kucuk] was our friend. He was with us in Bayirbucak and Turkmen Mountain. We were together,” he told journalists referring to the northwestern region of Syria, where ethnic Turks are an ethnic majority. The Turkish government has been supporting Turkmen militias in Syria, including the group in which Celik is deputy commander.

Alparslan Celik is seen during an interview with the Do?an news agency in northwestern province of Kocaeli on Jan. 28. (Photo: DHA)

Previously Celik challenged the Russian threat to his life, vowing he will continue to fight to defend the Turkmens' territory in Syria against government forces backed by Russia.

He confirmed that rebel groups fighting against Syrian government forces in the Turkmen region have been getting military support from Turkey.

Underlining the rebels' need to have air defense weapons to protect themselves against Russian jets, Celik reportedly praised Turkey's assistance that has been given to Turkmens in the region; however, he said the amount of support is still not sufficient.


He complained about still being provided with the same rudimentary weapons as the ones those given to them while they were fighting Syrian and Iranian forces -- before the involvement of Russia on the side of the Syrian government.

He reportedly told the news agency: “The same [kind of] weapons are coming today when we are fighting against Russia, which is a world power. We are not equipped with the weapons to counter their high-tech devices. But they [weapons] are certainly coming from the Turkish state. The [sort of] weapons that work in combat at close quarters. But we don't have an air defense system… What we are asking from the Turkish state is to provide us with air defense weapons."

Celik previously implied he had killed Oleg Pe?kov, a Russian pilot, as he parachuted from his plane, which was hit by a Turkish jet for allegedly violating Turkish airspace. A Turkish F-16 shot down the Russian pilot's Su-24 on Nov. 24, an act that has led to a crisis in relations between the two countries. Pe?kov was one of the two pilots in the downed jet that fell over Syrian territory near the Turkish border after being hit by a missile.

The video of the mid-air execution can be found here.

As for Russian threats, he is not afraid: "I have no such fear [of death]. We will continue our fight to the last person, the last breath, [and] the last drop of blood,” Celik told the Dogan news agency on Thursday.

Putin may promptly oblige.

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Pheonyte's picture

Free Constantinople!

Croesus's picture

Turks...another group of useless shitbags, if there ever was. 

Tao 4 the Show's picture

Hmm.... Mystery visit by Biden to Turkey just a few days ago. Wonder what (who?) is for dinner?


Haus-Targaryen's picture

Fuck Turkey.  Assholes. 

I'd love to watch Russia light up Turkey like the 4th of July. My bet -- NATO does shit.  

Money Counterfeiter's picture

The bad thing in all this is those Russian missiles, jets, and antiaircraft weapons should be aimed and used on the fucking Zionist in Israel.

As for the USSA it’s hard to fight wars when your peasants are broke after you fucked them in the ass for 102 years and your money isn’t worth shit, and your enemies own a few trillion of your paper.

Dumb shit Zionist MF’s destroy another empire, put this shit in the books and move on.

HowdyDoody's picture

Erdogan has requested a meeting withPutin, supposedly to discuss the alleged intrusion. The Russian Foreign Ministry has denied that any of their aircraft entered Turkish airspace.



I suspect this is a bs attempt by Erdogan to smooth down the effects of Russian sanctions on Turkey.



COSMOS's picture

No these false accusations are looking to give Turkey some kind of excuse to close down the Bhosphor straits so Russia cant supply Syria with weapons etc.

SWRichmond's picture

We hope cooler heads will prevail in Ankara this time around because if Erdogan shoots down another Russian plane, they’ll be long range bombers over Erdogan’s $615 million palace.

Nope, a couple of cruise missiles will do nicely.

No these false accusations are looking to give Turkey some kind of excuse to close down the Bhosphor straits so Russia cant supply Syria with weapons etc.

Perhaps.  But Erdogan owuld lose that confrontation, badly.  Putin would sail through anyway, forcing Erdogan to fire.  That would not end well.

Stainless Steel Rat's picture

I know it hasn't been weaponized yet, but they should go all in with this violating of airspace thing and use Phosphine-32.  It leaves the smell of rotten eggs.

datura's picture

"Close down the Bhosphor straits" - well, if Turks are prepared that Russia will stop all gass supply? This all makes no sense, because Turkey is dependent on Russia not the other way round....Turkey cannot even go to war with Russia, you simply CANNOT fight someone, who is able to immediately shut of your lights. Either Erdogan just uses this bullshit so that his Turks do not blame him for the economic troubles,

or......Turkey is edged on by NATO and in such case WWIII is on the horizon. Turkey alone has no chance against Russia and they know it. 

Bumpo's picture

Time to carpet bomb the uninvited Turkish 'guests' in Iraq, and the "Russian" airbase being built in NE Syria Turkey/NATO is responsible for.

the phantom's picture

 in the matter of not violating the Turkish airspace, and therefore NATO airspace,” Turkey said.

That's all you need to know about these pussies.  Even when they pot-shotted the Russian jet, then ran under the skirt of NATO then as well.  Let's look at the language of Article 5 of the NATO charter:

"will assist the Party or Parties so attacked by taking forthwith, individually and in concert with the other Parties, such action as it deems necessary, including the use of armed force, to restore and maintain the security of the North Atlantic area."

As deemed necessary.  So it does not mean NATO countries have to come to the defense of another member militarily... at all. My guess is if Turkey sends up some jets again, and Russia shoots them down, tough-talking NATO members are going to be staring at the floor.

True Blue's picture

When their every action has been the provocation of war, chaos (even within their own borders) and destruction?

These nitwits are taking the broken window fallacy nuclear. Guarantee that some people in positions of considerable political and particularly financial power have raging hard-ons over this whole thing. 





Rakshas's picture

...... it's hard to smile when you spend your days picking your teeth out of your  excrement...........  Putin is not very a very tall man but he stands above the "Santorum" residue known as NATO like a giant............. ok granted even a child looks like a giant when standing above a pit of shit vipers........ ok I'm done now.... 

BobEore's picture


Erdie and his jihadi kids are under a lot of stress – have some sympathy will ya! You see, there's a bit of a problem on the home front. Seems that the gals are gettin hip to the old con – where the man is the boss and the boss writes the rules. One of my fave reads from last year -http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/07/turkey-islamist-pundit...

illustrates the problem. Now that traditional Muslim ladies have been encouraged to seek higher education and enter the work force, they are leaving the mouth breathers indoctrinated in the Islamist ideology behind. They haven't any interest in these tough talking wankers who imagine themselves as neo-Ottoman throwbacks while spending their days sucking the hookah pipe and dreaming of past glories.

These gals are smart and ambitious, but in no way 'feminists' – they want a family and home life with all the trimmings, but refuse to take on the baggage of dead end guys who hope to live off of their earnings while cheating on them too! It's a nightmare for the Muslim Brotherhood – of their own making! They made a huge political issue of the 'headscarf,' and are now on the run from the blowback in their own backyard! No marriage - no skills - no hope. Perfect suicide bomber material!

Never let it be forgotten, these are the 'warriors' who dress up in burkas in order to escape from the battle field in Syria when somebody forgets the script and actually attacks them.

Calmyourself's picture

Erdogan quit talking tough and send 10-15 f16's into Syria that will show Putin who the boss is...





omniversling's picture

Isn't Turkey normally roasted on Thanksgiving?

chiswickcat's picture

Russia should fly into Turkey during the dead of night, parasail down and grab the fucker and tack him back to Russia.

o r c k's picture

It's good that Celik the war criminal has no fear of death because Russia will absolutely guarantee that he won't die of old age.

Peter Pan's picture

They can keep it as long as they hand back the Church of the Holy Wisdom to Christians or at least allow for its full restoration.

Lumberjack's picture

Greece asks the same of you, repeatedly, Turkey.

Peter Pan's picture

Fuck of Erdogan and Co.

When you violate Greek airspace on a daily basis you have no moral or legal grounds for such an expectation.

And if your air space is so sacred how about staying out of Syria.

And if you want respect then give some to the lives of ordinary Kurds.

And if you want even more respect then recognize the genocides you have perpetrated against Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks.

Abitcoinbrain's picture

i love the comment on the map Facist Turkey.... Like Putin Drew Lines in the sand and named this one FACIST LAND....

Max Steel's picture

Just shoot Turkey birds down.

Peter Pan's picture

Are you advocating a turkey shoot?

tarabel's picture



How did a picture of Mel Brooks get onto this article?

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

Easy... The jew owned MSM media gets a jew into every picture (until you're beaten fully senseless & everyone in the world starts to look like Adam Sandler, Jerry Seinfeld, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, & Barbara Streisand)... The 'over/under' on when you finally figure out that none of them have any talent at all, whereby the jew controlled jury has awarded them 6 million Oscars & Grammy's in the process, is 50 years, whereby they've grown a new crop (of, ummm, u kno, 'TALENT')...

__Usury__'s picture
Insight - Hollywoodism: The Ideology that has Devoured Western Culture


Infinite QE's picture

Any way to link Anne Franke into this and keep that myth alive?

Savyindallas's picture

But didn't Anne actually die in the gas chambers at Auschwitz? I'm waiting for the new sequel to her diary and Weasel's "Night" to show she was actually gassed -despite heroic efforts of Weasel -who beat up 6 German guards, killing three, before Anne was wrenched from his hands and gassed - and how weasel was supposed to be in the next gassing the following day, but they took him back to be tortured, and then he miraculously escaped by digging a tunnel under the walls -and under the barbed wire fence to freedom. I think Steven Spielberg already is preparing the script for his new movie based on these recently discovered historical revelations. 

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

Wait! I thought Anne Frank died under that stone that was being rolled into place by Ramuses II, reported by Metro Goldwyn Mayer, you know, (before 'Moses' stepped in to save her life, & soon there afterwards, pious Yaweh worshipping Anne, was INSTEAD worshipping golden calves underneath a mountain whereby Moses was getting '15' Commandments, as re-edited, by MEL BROOKS, carved into a stone from a burning bush, & eventually, poor Anne afterwards died & was re-incarnated as Anne Frank to write sonnets about how her brothers & sisters were slaughtered by gaseous lice removal chemicals, to the EXACT number of 6 million, because some EVIL NAZI GENIUS, who, apparently, must have thought that George Schwartz (Soros) thought they were better DEAD & be turned into lampshades & soap, BECAUSE AS EVERYONE KNOWS, IT'S MUCH BETTER TO KILL PEOPLE THAN than to USE them as slave labor & actually PRODUCE something, LIKE, u know, back in the days of Ramuses II... which is where this narrative all began... because, you know... it was the 2nd chapter in THE BIBLE, & the Earth is, by extrapolation, only 6,000 years old & all based on the family trees of Cain & Abel, & snakes, apples, & gardens & shit like that)... It ALL MAKES SENS TO ME!!!


Clearly, my knowledge of history is incorrect!... A few more Spielberg movies should put my mind right! (for those weak moments that I say to myself WTFF?)

COSMOS's picture

I thought Anne Frank was a Hollywood script for a fictional drama.

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

Eureka! You finally figured something out in your jew worshipping life!.. Most folks struggle with that in their eagerness to glue themselves to the narrative, lest be shunned & outcasted...

ebear's picture

I saw that movie! She was hiding above a bowling alley in Pasadena and didn't come out until 1964 because no one told her the war was over.

Oops. Spoiler. Sorry.

Infinite QE's picture

Yeah, too bad it was scientifically proven that there were no gas chambers at Auschwitz. Spielberg will have to make another movie to keep that lie alive.

Funny how part of the diary was written in ballpoint pen. Something that didn't exist in the mythical girl's time.

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture

Come on now!!!


We can't have comments based upon FACTS!!! (you're risking JUNKS from all the jews here my brother)... Your entire existence is at stake!... You may NEVER get a decent table at  a restaurant EVER AGAIN!...



Mr.BlingBling's picture

It was invented in 1938, but I admit it's unlikely that AF was an early adopter.

flapdoodle's picture

The modern ball point pen was developed in Argentina in late 1945 *after* WWII. What passed as a "ball-point pen" before that was very expensive, and its output was covered with smudges.

The "original" Diaries show virtually NO smudges anywhere.

The Diary of Anne Frank was written by her father, likely in the early fifties, and I understand he eventually claimed co-authorship.

shovelhead's picture

They're beaming jewrays into your house!

Even your pets are turning jewish.

tarabel's picture



Hey, where'd he go?

The Czar doesn't like being laughed at, apparently.

ebworthen's picture

Bomb the palace Vlad!  Bomb the palace!

will ling's picture

empire probing - constantly. will eventually kickstart  "the end" when vlad says enough.

Haole's picture

I hope Vlad makes Celik's fantasy come true, to the last drop...

lolmao500's picture

Putin should kidnap Erdogan's son who's trading oil with ISIS and keep him hostage for the lulz

Yttrium Gold Nitrogen's picture

Turkey used the N-word. Again.