[Marxism] Syria’s Turkmen: who they are, and what they have to do with Russia’s downed plane

Ken Hiebert knhiebert at shaw.ca
Wed Nov 25 06:51:15 MST 2015


Turkey claimed the attack happened because the Russian plane violated its airspace, a claim that seems quite plausible. That might well be all that's going on here.

But it's also possible that the Turkish actions were influenced by Russia's attack on the Turkmen. The Russian plane appeared to have been flying over Syrian Turkmen territory at one point. It's possible that the Turks were, at least in part, attempting to send a message about Russian aggression in Turkmen territory.

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