The NYT published a report today claiming that, “… Mr. Erdogan had several more nuanced reasons to allow Turkish pilots to open fire.

This statement is an error as it is the Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu, who is responsible for such civilian-to-military directives in the Turkish political system. In fact, PM Davutoğlu told the press that he personally was responsible for the directives that resulted in the downing of the Russian jet on Tuesday.

 

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