At this point , I would believe the Russians over our media , not that theirs is not also slanted . The Turks need their @ss kicked , and kicked out of NATO . They are scum , they always have been . Kick them out of Syria , kick them out of Cypress , and every other place they are brutalizing people . I would let it be known , that if Putin attacks them in self defense , they are on their own , no help . They are banking on NATO ( the US is NATO for all intents and purposes ) to bail them out , otherwise they would not be so aggressive . If they understood they were on their own , they would be much more diplomatic .