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Don't public statements offer more of an indication regarding future actions than private conversations?

Reader comment on item: Why Erdo─čan Decided to Shoot down a Russian Plane

Submitted by Anon. (Israel), Dec 12, 2015 at 17:01

Publically, NATO has had Turkey's back. The political establishment treats good relations with Turkey as sacred and time and again refuses to condemn Turkey. I would have expected at least a measured rebuke of Turkey's shooting down that plane.

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