''Allah is punishing'' Turkey''s rulers: Vladimir Putin

 With the war of words between the two nations escalating since the downing of the Russian jet by Turkey, President Vladimir Putin hit out at the Turkish leadership saying, that `Allah` was punishing their leaders by stripping off their `sanity` and depriving them of `intelligence`.

ANI| Last Updated: Dec 04, 2015, 12:35 PM IST
''Allah is punishing'' Turkey''s rulers: Vladimir Putin

Washington: With the war of words between the two nations escalating since the downing of the Russian jet by Turkey, President Vladimir Putin hit out at the Turkish leadership saying, that `Allah` was punishing their leaders by stripping off their `sanity` and depriving them of `intelligence`.

According to the Washington Post, Putin made the statement while delivering his annual state of the union address in Russia.

"Only Allah knows why they did it, and I guess Allah decided to punish the ruling clique in Turkey by stripping it of its sanity," Putin said about the downing of the jet in an hour-long address to Russian lawmakers and other public figures.Putin had earlier alleged that Islamisation had been `creeping` in under the nose of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.