Turkey shot down Russia’s bomber as revenge for the destruction of oil smuggling business that belongs to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son, a Syrian minister stated, Sputnik News reports.
The information minister said that oil smuggled into Turkey was bought by the Turkish president’s son, who owns an oil company.
“All of the oil was delivered to a company that belongs to the son of Recep [Tayyip] Erdogan. This is why Turkey became anxious when Russia began delivering airstrikes against the IS infrastructure and destroyed more than 500 trucks with oil already. This really got on Erdogan and his company’s nerves. They’re importing not only oil, but wheat and historic artefacts as well,” al-Zoubi told RIA Novosti in an interview.
“The fact of the attack on the [Russian] plane in Syrian airspace without any warning, as the surviving Russian [co-]pilot reported, confirms once again that Turkey is lying,” the information minister said.