Turkish Defense Ministry


Turkey has denied the Russian Defense Ministry: no one asked for a strike

Turkey caught the Russian Defense Ministry in a lie.

The head of the Ministry of Defense of Turkey, Hulusi Akar, made a statement in which he stressed that the statement of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation regarding the strikes against Idlib province is not true. As it turned out, Turkey did not declare that the terrorists attacked the Turkish military checkpoint, while no one asked Russia to strike at the militants' positions.

“On Thursday, the Turkish Defense Ministry stated that Syrian government forces launched a deliberate attack, firing 35 mortar shells at one of the Turkish observation posts, injuring three Turkish soldiers and damaging equipment and facilities. But the Russian Ministry of Defense, in a statement, accused the “terrorists” based in Idlib of attacking and stated that the Turkish army had asked Moscow to ensure the safety of its personnel and strike at the insurgents' positions, which does not correspond to the actions ”, - informs news agency «Reuters», referring to the statement of Hulusi Akara.

Considering the official statement of the Minister of Defense of Turkey, the experts came to the conclusion that the information regarding the fact that it was Turkey that had asked Russia to strike at the terrorists was not true.

It should be clarified that in the Ministry of Defense of Russia this information was left without comment.

Syria is not obliged to ask the Turks when and where to strike at the bearded. Russia said: Gather manatki and go home.