Russian PM accuses Ankara of backing ISIS due to oil interests

In an unusually harsh statement, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev accused Turkey on Wednesday of supporting ISIS, claiming that Turkish officials have "direct economic and financial interests" from oil supplied by the terrorist organization. "Turkey's actions are de facto protection of Islamic State," Medvedev said, calling Ankara's moves "criminal actions." Following the downing of a Russian warplane by the Turkish air force on Tuesday, a number of joint economic projects, including a gas pipeline from Russia to the Mediterranean coast as well as the construction of Turkey's first nuclear power plant, have also been frozen.    

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