UK Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond insists Turkey will remain a “very important partner” for the UK, hours after it shot down a Russian war plane near the Syria border.
Britain’s foreign secretary, Philip Hammond, has accused a Labour MP of being an “apologist for Russian actions” after questions were raised in Parliament about Turkey’s reliability as a British ally.
PA reports the exchange:
Labour’s Dennis Skinner pressed Hammond for his views on Turkey’s role agains Islamic State following the incident. He also accused Turkey of buying oil from the terror group, “in order to prop them up”.
Hammond replied: “I see old habits die hard and you remain an apologist for Russian actions. On the question of Turkey, Turkey is an important Nato ally.
“It holds the key to a number of really very important questions, both in relation to the battle against Isil but also in relation to the migration challenge that Europe faces, and it will remain a very important partner for this country and for the European Union.”
Skinner had asked Hammond: “Do you regard Turkey as a reliable ally in the battle against Isil [Isis]?
“When you consider that not only today that they’ve shot down a Russian jet – who are also trying to fight Isil – they’re buying oil from Isil in order to prop them up, they’re bombing the Kurds who are also fighting Isil.
“This Syrian engagement is an almighty mess.”
Source: The Guardian, UK.
Over the years I have called Turkey a fifth column in NATO. After the radicalization of President Erdogan, it is even more important that NATO suspend Turkey’s membership.
After Putin stopped the immoral Turkish oil trade with ISI, this was the Turkish response. To shoot down a Russian war plan at the border between Syria and Turkey.
What else can you expect, from a supporter of Islamic terrorism?
This is the age of betrayals.
That the Foreign Secretary of the United Kingdom refuse to condemn Turkey, is a fruit of years of ignorance and denial. It looks like NATO will continue its policy of supporting Islamic Jihad. Just like they did in Libya, and have continued to do in Syria.
May Jesus the Messiah have mercy on all deceived souls. The majority of the people on Earth, are not prepared for His second coming. If they were, they would have surrender to His Lordship today. Be wise.
Written by Ivar