Tensions continue to rise between Turkey and Russia as both sides increase their military power at the Turkish-Syrian border.
Accusations between the two countries grew after Turkey shot down a Russian military jet last week.
Turkey said Russia invaded Turkish airspace illegally after being warned to fly out.
Since then, the two world leaders have thrown complaints and charges at each other. Russian President Vladimir Putin accused Turkey of aiding Islamic State oil smuggling. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged Putin to prove it.
Erdogan said he would resign if Russia could prove the charge. Russia offered no evidence to support the smuggling claim.
Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told journalists in Moscow this week that Turkey is the main destination for the oil stolen from its legitimate owners, which are Syria and Iraq. Turkey resells this oil. He said the appalling part about it is that the country's top political leadership is involved in the illegal business — President Erdogan and his family.
Charges that Turkey profits from buying cheap oil from smugglers is a sensitive topic. Erdogan's son, Bilal, has been named in the issue. The Turkish president denied his son's involvement and any wrong doing.
On the Syrian border with Turkey, military forces were added this week. Russia announced that its Su-34 bombers that are flying over Syria now carry air-to-air missiles for self-defense.
The Turkish air force increased its patrols along the border.
Tuesday, Turkey called for the two countries "to gather around the table and talk." Turkey added it would talk but would also continue to protect its borders and airspace.
In another developing story on Wednesday, NATO foreign ministers invited Montenegro Wednesday to join the military alliance.
It would be NATO's first addition since 2009. It also defies Russian warnings that Balkan countries joining NATO is "irresponsible."
Montenegro is an ex-Communist country on the Adriatic Sea. It borders Serbia and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Montenegro plans on becoming a full NATO member in 2016.
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1.accusation n. 指责；指控
He roused up at the accusation of laziness.
2.invade v. 武装入侵
The enemy troops are ready to invade.
3.complaint n. 抱怨，控诉
The jump in food prices gave rise to a lot of complaint.
4.smuggle v. 走私
On no account must you smuggle things into the country.
5.challenge v. 向...挑战；反对；需要；要求
He left a note at the scene of the crime, challenging detectives to catch him...
6.appalling adj. 令人震惊的，可怕的
So we have come here today to dramatize an appalling condition.
7.irresponsible adj. 不负责任的，不可靠的
But he turned out to be immature and irresponsible.
1.Accusations between the two countries grew after Turkey shot down a Russian military jet last week.
He was able to shoot down a flying bird with the bow and arrow.
2.Tuesday, Turkey called for the two countries "to gather around the table and talk."
Did he call for a referendum?
此后，两国元首不断抱怨并互相指控。俄罗斯总统普京指控土耳其援助伊斯兰国走私石油 。土耳其总统埃尔多安要求普京提出证据证明 。
俄罗斯国防副部长安东诺夫本周在莫斯科对记者表示，土耳其是这些被盗石油的主要目的地，这些石油的合法主人是叙利亚和伊拉克。土耳其将这些石油转卖 。他说，骇人听闻的是，这个国家的最高政治领导层，也就是埃尔多安总统及其家人参与了这种非法业务 。
土耳其从走私者手中低价购买石油获取非法利益，这是一个敏感话题。埃尔多安的儿子比拉在该事件中被特别点名 。埃尔多安否认他的儿子参与这种非法业务，也没有做错任何事 。
这将会是2009年以来北约第一次扩展阵容。俄罗斯警告称，巴尔干国家加入北约是不负责任的 。北约无视了该说法 。
黑山是亚得里亚海的一个前共产主义国家。它毗邻塞尔维亚和波斯尼亚―黑塞哥维那 。黑山计划在2016年正式成为北约成员 。