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War of Words Over Turkish Aircraft Incident


Turkey advances the ball closer to war.

by Stephen Lendman

On Friday, Turkey provocatively flew two warplanes at low altitude over Syrian airspace. Perhaps it was testing its defense systems or probing for other reactions. 

With conflict raging for months, doing so for any reason was hostile and aggressive.

Ankara's directly involved in Washington's war on Syria. It's arming insurgents. It provides safe havens. 

On May 22, the London Telegraph headlined "Syrian rebels say Turkey is arming and training them," saying:

Turkey's military is delivering arms "to the Syrian-Turkish border. No one knows where (they) came from originally, but no one much cares."

"....(N)ot only is Turkey supplying (weapons), it is also training Syrians in Istanbul."

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