Russia Releases Video Of Turkey Shelling "Syrian Civilian Settlements", Demands "Immediate Explanation"

Tyler Durden's picture

Last week, tempers flared anew between Ankara and Moscow after Turkey accused Russia of violating its airspace near the Syrian border.

This time around, Turkey summoned the Russian ambassador - a much more prudent course of action than shooting down a Russian warplane, which is what Ankara decided to do back in November.

Of course every geopolitical action has an equal and opposite reaction. Russia’s response to the downing of its Su-24 by Turkish F-16s was to tarnish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s international image by linking his government to Islamic State’s illicit crude trade. The Kremlin’s anti-Erdogan PR campaign came complete with dozens of videos depicting oil tankers barreling across Turkey’s border with Syria unimpeded and the Russian Defense Ministry delighted in broadcasting footage of airstrikes that turned hundreds of the tankers to dust.

Now, Russia is hitting back at Turkey after the latest spat over Moscow’s alleged incursion into Ankara’s airspace and once again, The Kremlin is breaking out the videos.

According to the Russian Defense Ministry, Turkey is shelling civilian areas in Syria from a border outpost. Maj. Gen. Igor Konashenkov showed video footage depicting the attacks at a press conference.

"This facility is a Turkish border outpost, which did not have any firing points a few months ago," he said, adding that "This is called fact. This is irrefutable proof that the Turkish Armed Forces are shelling settlements on the Syrian border from heavy artillery systems.

So why is Turkey shelling Syria you ask? Well that's an open question but there are two rather obvious possibilities. First, Ankara could be hitting the YPG, who Erdogan deeply distrusts and equates with the PKK.

It's also possible Turkey is attempting to assist the opposition as Russia and Iran bear down on the rebels and militants. Sputnik said on Monday that one Syrian soldier was killed in shelling from Turkey in norther Latakia. "At present, it is the region where the Syrian Armed Forces are carrying out an offensive against the Nusra Front militants and a number of other extremists," Sputnik notes. "The jihadists aim to establish full control over the Turkish border, through which they regularly receive reinforcements such as equipment and fighters."

So Turkey, it would appear, is now actively involved in the ground battle - on the side of the terrorists. 

We expect an immediate reaction and explanations of the actions of Turkish military by NATO and the Pentagon,” Gen. Konashenkov says.

Good luck with that.

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Soul Glow's picture

War crime caught on video, but not to be played on MSM.

knukles's picture

You didn't shoot those artillery rounds yourself.

thesonandheir's picture

But this is the West and we don't do stuff like that!




Yes we do.

nuubee's picture

Did Turkey go through any background checks to get those artillery pieces? No? Well, then, all we need is one more law banning something and we'll have that communist paradise!

Baby Bladeface's picture
Baby Bladeface (not verified) nuubee Feb 1, 2016 3:27 PM

Merdogan with maniacal persistence just tend to step on the same rake.

KesselRunin12Parsecs's picture
KesselRunin12Parsecs (not verified) Baby Bladeface Feb 1, 2016 3:37 PM

Where does 'TOFURKEY' fit into all of this?

Latina Lover's picture

Another Russian False Flag!  Russian Terrorists, dressed up as Turks, deliberately fired  artillery pieces with U shaped barrels, to make it look like the innocent Turks are guilty. Then the Russian will Invade Turkey to steal their Crimea. Turkish Artillery fires USSA made humanitarian shells, designed to kill only the guilty in a nice way.

Signed: Ukrainian Dept of Propaganda/Information.

OregonGrown's picture



Fixed it for you!

nidaar's picture

Why this is so hard to understand I don't know.

For the past at least 40 years, Turks have not even wiped their asses whithout order or permission from US / NATO.

Father Thyme's picture
Father Thyme (not verified) KesselRunin12Parsecs Feb 1, 2016 6:32 PM

<-- Constantinople

<-- Istanbul

Jtrillian's picture

Turkey's fascist regime has no place in NATO. 


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- - - - - - (not verified) Jtrillian Feb 1, 2016 3:32 PM

nonsense   turkey is not as close as fascist as nato empire is   


they fit each other like a donkey and a farm

Miles Ahead's picture

I've been trying to work out from whence you hail.  Obviously it's can't be a native English-speaking land, even inner city or deep south.  But also it can't be from any agriculture-dependent environment either. 

This is going to be difficult.

I'm going to guess mainland China, city dweller, and your ESL teacher cannot be very happy.  This guess, since you seem to have it in for the Uighurs even when off topic.

DeadFred's picture

He was born in an Intel assembly plant. 001001 001111 110100

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- - - - - - (not verified) Miles Ahead Feb 1, 2016 6:00 PM



thats the second time in my life some one accused me of being from china  



uygur trash is islamo-garbage. muslims have no right to excist and have to be extinguishly exterminated   ponit

every muslim is free to leave islam and he will become human again 



im by far the most innovative person of this millennium   not on all aspects but definitely on the most



mexicans cant speack english and niggers are naturally born dumb - thay cant learn any language. usually they pretend to be smart by trying to mimic others

white people are without children so they dont count any more. and british english is a twisted vomiting, makes them unable to pronounce their own language right

that makes my english better than 95% of usa's population and not only that! i simplyfied it. it turns me into a hero for contribution to social communication and exchange of information


Herd Redirection Committee's picture

That moment WHEn you realize the House of Saud, Israel and US foreign policy have MAGNIFIED the threat posed by Islam, to provide a FUTURE JUSTIFICATION for getting involved in RUSSIAN AND CHINESE domestic affairs.  Muslims are 1.7% of China's population, but the area where they reside is also the BEST area to invade China from.

Same thing for Russia.  If they lose anything south of Volgograd, they will lose western Russia (because they will lose control of both the mouth of the Don and Volga rivers), of which not only is the canal connecting the two vital, but the path into the heart of Russia is commanded by them.

iinthesky's picture

It never ceases to amaze me no matter how much evidence there is that the west / NATO funds and defends their ISIS / Al-queda creatures, people just cannot comprehend what they're seeing..

EDIT--then again--now that I consider how many commentors online actually do know.. maybe a little optimism is in order.

o r c k's picture

See some Kurds   Bomb some Kurds

iggenFlot's picture
iggenFlot (not verified) Soul Glow Feb 1, 2016 6:33 PM

Vlad is desperate to distract from the souring Russian economy and slumping ruble.

OregonGrown's picture

Why is Turkey shelling Syria you ask?


Its all about the proposed oil pipeline from Turkey to the EU.... using a NATO member (turkey) to sell AS WELL AS "clean" "isis" stolen oil from syria, afghanistan, and iraq.... while trying to supply Europe 100% of it's oil.  

This will in turn will help the EU become less dependent on russian oil..... which now relies on pipelines, going through Ukraine and PAID in advance with all proceeds going directly to the russians.

That is why Russians is helping Assad.... to ensure that NEVER happens!


USA CANNOT AFFORD to have oil traded in Rubles/Yuan/Gold...... or it's game over!

Sudden Debt's picture

Yep, and this was all setup years ago when the Turkish army leaders stepped down from power and let the fraud take over.

This isn't some accident, everything what is happening now was dedicded almost half a decade ago.

OregonGrown's picture

"USA CANNOT AFFORD to have oil traded in Rubles/Yuan/Gold...... or it's game over!"


Just ask muammar gaddafi or saddam hussein..... 

RiverRoad's picture


      Nailed it.

roadhazard's picture

Another oil piple line, lol. Ain't nobody spending money to move oil anywhere.

L Bean's picture

"Human shields!!1!"

or something, will be the Turkey/Israel/US defense, as it always is.

Hapte's picture

Destroy village to save villagers.

-Sun Tsu

alexcojones's picture

As a US Veteran I only have Two Words:

Go Putin.

The Bigger Wild Card - Trump Or Putin? 


silverer's picture

I was laughing when I first saw it. Hell, Putin's really getting the hang of it. It's a marketing showdown. But really, WTF is Turkey bombing civilians for? And while we're at it, what the hell are the Saudis doing? Same thing. NATO is off the wall. So, yes. Go Putin.

pods's picture

I'm sure Saudi Arabia will investigate this fully. /s

Disgusting what the US has done in the ME.


Miles Ahead's picture

Aw, don't be so down.  Look at the bright side of it.  At least Latin America (Chile, Argentina, Guatemala, Nic. El. S. etc) are catching a break due to distraction.

Countrybunkererd's picture

If the "we the people" of the "Peoples Republic of the Collective States" had any idea what is being done in their name and with their tax dollars (NEW TO ZH? that means/ ie: those who work/produce/create for a living who are then sanctioned to pay for others who do not work/produce (this particular case excludes reproducing)/create for a living, such as federal employees, state and local employees, and those that are maintained by those same federal, state and local employees, mainly for their votes to stay in power but not necessarily confined to that group only would go ape-shit crazy...maybe...maybe not.

It is sickening, pods.  But hey "God Bless the USA" - apparently, for reasons beyond me, we have the patent and TM on God's blessings. 

Paul John Smith's picture

Obama will say "we shelled some folks" ...

(and brag about his killing)

(and the dead flies)

JustObserving's picture

Erdogan is a criminal and a useful idiot

US Using Turkey’s Erdogan to Provoke Confrontation with Russia?

Turkey’s Erdogan is a  loose cannon, a valued US imperial ally, part of NATO’s war agenda,  increasingly risking direct confrontation with Russia.

Washington likely orchestrated Turkey’s downing of Russia’s SU-24 bomber last month in Syrian airspace, a reckless act of war.

Gamma735's picture

Cold War 2 is heating into World War 3.

Grave's picture

with so many nuclear warheads, there will be nothing left

for comparison:
- past - total energy of all explosives used in ww2 (including hiroshima/nagasaki war crimes) was around 3 megatons of tnt
- today - around 30 000 nuclear warheads totalling over 7 000 megatons

- past - nuclear warheads each about 0.02 megaton destroyed cities of hiroshima and nagasaki
- today - a single russian status-6 nuclear torpedo carries 100 megaton salted nuclear warhead capable of apocalyptic destruction and longterm radioactive contamination

skinwalker's picture

There are no 100 megaton warheads in active service. Most warheads are a few hundred kilotons to a few megatons. 

Scooby Dooby Doo's picture

It's nice to see that Russia wants peace.

SoDamnMad's picture

I am sure Russia has a missile capable of leveling the top of the hill where the border outpost formally stood.

RiverRoad's picture

"One of these days Alice, one of these days....."


          Jackie Gleason

NoWayJose's picture

If NATO dismisses the video, then Russia can hit that site. How is NATO going to prove it was Russia? A video?

Jack Oliver's picture

Don't go there Turkey !! From 18 attempts at invading Russia,you have FAILED 18 FUCKING TIMES !!!

RadioFlyer's picture
RadioFlyer (not verified) Feb 1, 2016 3:27 PM

UN should declare Syria "Bomb and Gun Free Zone"


Problem solved.  Everyone laughed and laughed and danced and danced and went home.

RiverRoad's picture

Give peace a chance:  Move the UN to Yemen.  Let them party over there instead of their LLC penthouses in NYC.

SgtShaftoe's picture

The war criminals have become so emboldened with their crimes as to do a virtual selfie in front of the aftermath.  The level of this insanity is unprecedented in history.  This deviation from normalcy is like a very, very coiled spring and when it snaps back, the result will likely look less like the Nuremberg trials and more like the French Revolution.  Tick tock motherfuckers. 

johnlocke445's picture

Oh, how I want Russia to decimate Turkey into oblivion. Power is the only thing tyrants understand and respect. Erdogan must be killed by Russian airstrikes!

SgtShaftoe's picture

I beg to differ.  Erdogan might be dragged from his palace by the Turkish people, strung up on a post while all the turkish citizens can carve off a piece of his flesh for posterity.  A doctor might even volunteer to keep the SOB concious as long as possible through the dismemberment process. 

Countrybunkererd's picture

BUT... when i saw the entire stadium of Turks chanting "aloha snackbar" at a soccer match just after the Paris attacks, my mind was made up regarding their position.