The provocation in Syria: who is pushing Russia into Turkey?

While President Erdogan was eating ice cream and peering over Russian fighters at the MAKS-2019 air show, events took place in faraway Syria that could lead to a military clash between the Turkish army and the Russian air forces stationed in the SAR. Who is behind the attack on post number 10, and how will Ankara react to the advance of the Syrians with their allies to their border?

According to the statements of the Turkish television channel Haberturk, an air strike was inflicted by the Syrian air force. Given the fact that the Syrians had previously bombed a Turkish military convoy, the message looks quite believable. However, the Turkish media is not the Turkish Ministry of Defense, and there are other explanations for what happened.


It must be remembered that one could not have to worry at all about the fate of the Turkish military, had they remained in their homeland. But in fact they are invaders, since Damascus Ankara did not give official permission to enter its troops. The Turkish-controlled de-escalation zone in Idlib has become a hotbed of terrorists of all stripes, which pose a serious threat to both the ATS and the Russian air base Khmeimim.

Having liberated the city of Khan Sheikhun, the Syrians moved northwest, towards the territories of the Republic occupied by the Turks. Between the positions of the two armies there was only a small enclave controlled by the militants. On the way of government forces stood Turkish observation post No. 10. In theory, you can simply get around it by taking it into the boiler. But it inflicts a powerful blow. This is explained by the fact that not far from the Turkish military, militants dug in, which were the target. It is impossible to exclude such a scenario, however, a direct clash with the Turkish army is now not in the interests of Damascus.


The Russian Aerospace Forces, indeed, are very actively helping to move the Syrian military to the north. This is in our interests, since this is the only way to move the front line further from the Khmeimim air base, which is under constant attack by terrorists. It is no secret that some of the militants are supplied from Turkey, claims to which were directly expressed to Ankara by the head of the Federation Council, Valentina Matvienko.

It's like that. But right now there is a clear warming in relations between Ankara and Moscow. The Turkish president has seriously quarreled with the United States over the purchase of the S-400, now it is eyeing the Su-35 and Su-57. At the beginning of next year, the Turkish Stream is due to start operating. The situation is hardly conducive to deliberately escalating tensions between the two countries by bombing Turkish observation posts. The element of chance cannot be ruled out, it is a war, but the direct intention does not look quite logical.


According to a statement by the Turkish media, the strike was dealt by aviation, and the terrorists do not. But this information is from the words of the interested party. For example, the famous Russian military expert, Alexei Leonkov, makes the following hypothesis:

The only party who could attack the Turks are the Idlib militants. The latter are now using any means to embroil Moscow and Ankara. Provocations, as you can see, are also moving.

The motivation to embroil the beginning friendship between Russia and Turkey is also among the terrorists, whose positions are pressed by the Syrians, and many more. With the advent of additional information, a more complete picture of what happened will be possible.
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  1. SERGEY SERGEEVICS 29 August 2019 13: 56
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    The provocation in Syria: who is pushing Russia into Turkey?

    There are a lot of people who want to, first of all - striped with Israel to defend their potential in this country.
  2. Sapsan136 Offline
    Sapsan136 (Sapsan136) 29 August 2019 14: 40
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    And when Turkey supported Islamic terrorists in Chechnya, and supports them today in Syria, what does it not think about relations with Russia ?! I don’t speak for the Russian plane shot down by the Turks ... It’s time for Moscow and personally the GDP to start thinking with your head, and not with what he’s used to, before selling the latest types of weapons to Turkey, which even the domestic army is not fully equipped with, and if he is already age ... then you need to retire and grow cabbage in the cottage, and not make rash decisions that can go sideways with the Russian Federation, since the S-400s sold to the Russian Federation in Turkey can turn against the Russian Federation itself ... as it already was with the Buk air defense systems repaired with the help of the Russian Federation, by which Ukraine, who fought against the Russian Federation for the Georgian side, in 2008 shot down the Russian aircraft in South Ossetia.
  3. steelmaker Online
    steelmaker 29 August 2019 17: 55
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    Turks in Syria are invaders! And so that there are no provocations, we must leave ourselves on time. And there is nothing to hide behind friendship with Russia. They still have not avenged our pilots killed.
  4. kriten Offline
    kriten (Vladimir) 29 August 2019 18: 21
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    The terrorists whom Erdogan feeds and equips do not like the fact that they are being bombed, but he defends them weakly, and does not want to fight with Russia.
  5. Panting Offline
    Panting (Vyacheslav) 29 August 2019 20: 47
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    How does anyone collide? Faced by those who benefit from pushing.

    Destroy the enemy - valor. To destroy the enemy with his own weapon is double valor. To make enemies destroy each other is the highest valor!

    A vivid example is the First and Second World Wars. Who prepared them, unleashed and had a great profit from them.
  6. gorenina91 Offline
    gorenina91 (Irina) 29 August 2019 21: 48
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    Who is pushing Russia into Turkey?

    Yes, what is the need for such a "collision" ??? - There is no need for a collision here ... - Russia and Turkey have absolutely opposite interests ... - that in Syria, that in Crimea, that outside Ukraine, that in any other life forms ...
    - So different that these "interests" cannot even be parallel ... - And any "intersection", including local confrontation, up to a serious conflict, is an ordinary pattern ... - And what kind of "relationship", and what kind of Russia and Turkey started a "friendship" ... - it's just everything beyond the bounds of elementary logic ...
    - So, no collision is required at all ... The enemies and enemies of Russia simply have to watch “all this” from the side, and rejoice and be glad that everything is so simple and by itself (without any special expenses on their part). ..
    - Well, sometimes they can aggravate the situation and slow it down ... So far, Russia is so "friendly" with Turkey ... - The war in Syria will be endless ...
    - And this is exactly what suits the enemies of Russia ...