Government deep throat Fuat Avni claimed that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was planning to take Turkey to war in order to gain complete control of the country.
ISTANBUL – Oct 12,
En.Cihan (h/t Nick VR) Posting on his Twitter account on Sunday evening, Avni claimed that Erdoğan is even contemplating downing a Russian jet to ensure that Turkey is embroiled in a war with Russia in Syria.
Avni, who claims to be among Erdoğan’s inner circle, says the president of Turkey has seen the latest polls in the run-up to the snap election in November, and is convinced that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) cannot regain a single-party majority.
Avni purports that Erdoğan is even thinking of declaring war on Russia and taking advantage of the de facto situation, consolidating his grip on power.
Russia’s recent military build-up at Syria’s Latakia airport and fighting alongside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s forces against Syrian opposition forces, backed mainly by the US and Turkey, has pushed Turkey to align more closely with the US and NATO than it has in a long time.
After several Russian violations of Turkish airspace in early October, Erdoğan’s views appear to have changed regarding Turkey’s relations with the West.
Barack Hussein Obama considers Erdogan his best friend among international leaders.