World War Three is inevitable if Syria conflict continues, Turkey warns
Bombs continue to rain down on the Syrian city of Aleppo every day (Picture: Getty)
Fighting in Syria has put the world ‘on the brink of a global war’, according to Turkey’s deputy prime minister.
Numan Kurtulmus said he fears a third world war over the rising tensions between Russia and the US, who are on opposing sides of the Syria conflict.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and US Secretary of State John Kerry had warned that economic sanctions could be imposed on Russia and Syria.
While Britain and the US have called for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad to resign, Russia backs the regime and has launched air strikes on the city of Aleppo.
Mr Kurtulmus said: ‘If this proxy war continues, after this, let me be clear, America and Russia will come to a point of war.’
He said the world is now ‘on the brink of the beginning of a large regional or global war’.
Mr Kurtulmus’ words are the latest indicator that war on a larger scale could be around the corner.
American military chiefs believe a war is ‘almost guaranteed’, and people are building bunkers in anticipation of nuclear war.
According to activists, air strikes killed at least 36 people in Aleppo yesterday, including several children.
Turkey is an ally of Britain and the US, and has been part of the coalition targeting Isis with air strikes.
It has also helped rebel fighters reclaim territory from Isis in Syria and Iraq.
Russia tells citizens ‘war with the west could happen soon’
As tensions rise in the middle East, an official TV channels in Russia has issued a chilling warning that war with the West could be imminent.Zvezda, a nationwide TV service run by the country’s Ministry of Defence, said, ‘Schizophrenics (Clinton and Obama administration) from America are sharpening nuclear weapons for Moscow.’
Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a law suspending a Moscow-Washington agreement to dispose of weapons-grade plutonium.
Officials said that underground shelters had been built which could house 12 milion people – enough for the entire population of Moscow.
Russia has clashed with the Western powers over its policy in Syria – where it’s accused of bombing civilians – and the US suspended negotiations with the country.
The Kremlin and the White House are sitting in a tense standoff as the US accuse Russia of “war crimes” over atrocities in Syria.
Relations have plunged to Cold War levels, but tensions could heat up as it is warned Putin is primed and ready to go to war against the US.