In 1960 a US U-2 spy plane took off from Turkish Incirlik air base entering Soviet airspace, where it got shot down. This U-2 incident happened in the time of Cold War. History repeats, but why now? As one gets closer to the answer more questions arise. When asking "why a Russian plane?" another question is weighing on - "who did this to Turkey?"
Paris attacks will be on top of the agenda for a long time. The statements of world leaders and politicians after the attacks of November 13 were remarkable in every aspect. In addition to the official display of the “victim” image, the government tried to respond to the massacre using the usual official rhetoric.
There are approximately 4,000 migrants hoping to get to Europe in Greece's Lesbos island. Most of them departed from Turkey by boat. Six boats carrying approximately 50 people arrive to the beaches of Lesbos daily. Meanwhile, the difference between Europe's income through arms sales and money spent on refugees is a drop in the ocean.
Following speculations about Turkey playing the 'safe zone' card, military intervention inside Syria is off the agenda after the visit of a high profile American delegation to Ankara. Meanwhile Iran, Turkey, and Greece have been turned into 'obstacles.'