The change in national priorities and behavior on the international scene is obvious when we look at Turkey's actions in the previous two decades and compare them with Ankara's goals fr
Ex-Prime Minister of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, has admitted that he gave the order which led to the downing of the Russian Su-24 in November of 2015. This has been reported by Hurriyet Daily News. Earlier, Turkish authorities said that shortly before the tragic incident, the Turkish government had changed the rules on aerial incident response, placing decision-making authority in the hands of pilots. At the same time, Davutoglu acknowledged that on October 10th, 2015 he gave the order to shoot down any aircraft that had violated the country's airspace.