Former Lebanese Minister Says Erdogan Hid at Russian Base During Coup (Video)

Erdogan may owe Putin even more for saving his butt than we thought

Thu, Sep 8, 2016 | 9761 Comments

The extent to which Vladimir Putin may have stuck his neck out to save Turkish President Recip Erdogan is becoming more clear.

In an interview with Lebanese TV, a former government minister and TV personality Wahim Wahab stated that Russia not only warned Erdogan of the impending putsch, but also provided him a safe haven at its base in Syria.

If true, Erdogan's tentative rapprochement with Moscow may have an even more personal motive than previously thought. 

advertisement

Click here for our commenting guidelines