Syria Audio Analysis: Putin’s Anti-Turkey Strategy After Russian Jet Downed
PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday
After Turkey shot down a Russian jet fighter near the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday, killing two pilots, what is President Vladimir Putin going to do?
I spoke with BBC Coventry on Tuesday afternoon to reassure that it is not World War III, as Putin is not going to make a direct military response. Instead, he will try to split countries like the US, Britain, and France from Turkey, claiming that Ankara is an “accomplice” of the Islamic State.