The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlüt Cavusoglu, has boasted on Turkish television that Russia should be very scared and wary of Turkey.
“We call on Russia, which is one of our major trading partners, to stay quiet, but we also say that our patience is limited.”
“Since the crash of the Su-24 jet, Russia has taken every conceivable opportunity to undermine Turkey.”
“Certainly my government behaves like a mature and experienced government, but our patience has limits.”
Faced with Russian efforts, we have, no fear, no remorse. We act with moderation, to bring our relations back to normal.”
However, if necessary, I assure you , we can can occupy Russia in less than seven days with NATO and our regional allies,” he warned.
The tension between Russia and Turkey has escalated since the shooting down of the Russian Su-24 plane by the Turkish airforce.