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Putin to World Leaders: We Have Evidence Turkey Shot Down Russian Plane to Protect ISIS Oil Deliveries

At Paris climate summit, Russia's President accuses Turkey of protecting ISIS oil convoys

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Discussing Turkey's recent downing of a Russian bomber with world leaders earlier today in Paris, Russian President Vladimir Putin made this incredibly blunt statement

At the moment we have received additional information confirming that that oil from the deposits controlled by Islamic State militants enters Turkish territory on an industrial scale. We have every reason to believe that the decision to down our plane was guided by a desire to ensure security of this oil’s delivery routes to ports where they are shipped in tankers.

<figcaption>The gloves are off. Completely off.</figcaption>
The gloves are off. Completely off.

There it is. There's no more beating around the bush from Moscow. It's out in the open: Russia is accusing a NATO state of directly supporting and profiting from ISIS. 

Erdogan vows that he will resign if Putin's claims are proven true. 

Poor Erdogan. The New Ottoman Empire had so much potential. 


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