Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov dismissed Turkish reports of Russia operating a second airbase in Syria as “a complete farce.”

“There are no ‘new’ airbases or additional ‘jump-up bases’ for Russian military aircraft in the Syrian Arab Republic, as well as no plans to create any,” Konashenkov said on Monday

He explains that Russian jets at the Hmeymim airbase in Latakia province can reach any point of Syria in 30 minutes “so there is no need for any additional base.”

The spokesperson instead suggests that this rhetoric from Ankara is just “an awkward attempt to provide a cover-up for the large deployment of Turkish troops to the Syrian border close to Qamishli.”

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Marie Culle

Erdoğan, was talking with Merkel. Says they stand shoulder to shoulder. As One. He crawled up her skirt for protection guess Israel didn’t open the door for him.

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Smash the b****y lot of them !! No more dithering !!!!

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