The Turkish authorities cannot cope with the influx of gangs, because, “it seems, are in contact with them”. “In Turkey, with which we have the known relations is not our fault, the government, unfortunately, does not yet cope with the influx of different gangs from neighboring countries, because, it seems, are in contact with them”, — he said at the forum of the popular front in Yoshkar-Ola (quoted by TASS).
The President said this in regard to the topic of tourism, which was raised at the forum. A similar statement Putin made during a “Straight line” on April 14, answering the question about the timing of the return of the Russians in Egypt and Turkey. Speaking about Turkey, he said, according to Russian authorities, the leadership of this country “is not so much struggling with radicals as cooperating with them.”
Relations between Moscow and Ankara have deteriorated sharply after at the end of November last year the Turkish air force shot down a Russian su-24 that took part in operations against Islamists in Syria. As a result, killed the commander of the crew of the aircraft, as well as another Russian military who participated in the rescue operation. After that, Russia has imposed sanctions against Turkey, in particular has banned Charter flights between the countries, as well as recommended tour operators to stop selling tours to Turkey.
After this, the Russian side stated that the attack on the su-24 is a desire to ensure the delivery of oil to the militants of the “Islamic state” (organization banned in Russia).
“We obtained additional data confirming that the oil controlled by ISIS, this oil on an industrial scale flows to Turkey”, — said on 30 November Putin at a press conference after the Climate conference in Paris, noting that “there is reason to believe that the decision over whether to shoot down our aircraft, was dictated by the desire to ensure the safety of these routes for the delivery of this oil to ports where it is shipped in tankers”.