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February 24, 2016 10:38 am

EU Foreign Policy Chief Warns of War Between Russia and Turkey

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European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, pictured, warned of the risk of a “hot war” between Russia and Turkey. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

European Union Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini, pictured, warned of the risk of a “hot war” between Russia and Turkey. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

JNS.org – The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, on Tuesday warned of the risk of a “hot war” between Russia and Turkey.

“We are always referring to Syria as a proxy war among regional actors. This risks to become something bigger than this. I’m not thinking of a cold war. No, we risk a hot war among different actors than the one we always think of. Not necessarily Russia and the United States, but Russia and Turkey, could be. And, as Europeans, we have a clear interest in trying to contain and scale down the tensions,” Mogherini said during a debate at the EU Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, Reuters reported.

Tensions between Russia and Turkey boiled over late last year when Turkey in November shot down a Russian warplane that had repeatedly violated Turkish airspace, authorities claimed. Turkey, a member of NATO, has long called for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad — who Russia supports — to step down. But Russian forces have intervened in the Syrian civil war in support of the Syrian government.

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At the same time, Russia has accused Turkey of tacitly supporting the Islamic State terror group by allowing it to sell oil on black markets in Turkey, as well as enabling the transit of new fighters into Syria.

Russia and the United States recently announced plans for a cease-fire in Syria to take effect on Feb. 27.

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  • Harry

    NATO is a superiorist Catholic organization, that due to its bubbling over, rabid antisemitism, is also Islamist. And in the 1990s helped the former Nazi Bosnians by doing an ethnic cleansing of the Christian Serbs, and wiped Serbia and its culture off the map.

    Before they were NATO they did the same thing to the Jews of the mideast.

    They want to do the same thing to Israel.

    NATO like Obama is evil, and colonialist. Funny but NATO today is more Socialist than Russia. So it was just about making a superiorist club and nothing else.

    It is ilegal in Poland to say the Catholic Poles had anything to do with the Holocaust, while every school from birth teaches them day and night, that the Jews invented the Soviet Union and were responsible for all its evils. Because Catholics write very trustworthy history books, which make the basis for all human history books.

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