A worrisome new Turkish survey has revealed that more than half of respondents nationwide believe their government was right to shoot down a Russian jet bombing terrorists on Syria’s border in November. The reason? “It showed Turkey is a big country.”
Over 58 percent of Turks surveyed said shooting down Russia’s jet was the right thing to do, Hurriyet Daily News reported. Meanwhile, 41.8 percent disagreed, saying that it was the wrong move.
The survey was conducted by Kadir Has University’s Turkish Research Center.
More than a half of those supporting the downing said that it demonstrated to the world that Turkey is “a big country.”
Meanwhile, about a third of those disagreeing with the decision said that Turkey’s response had been “disproportionate.”