Bism Allah Alrahman Alrahem
Can the war in Syria lead to regional or world war?
Irrespective of the real cause of the Turkish fighters shooting down the Russian air-fighter and whether it happened inside or outside the Turkish airspace; there should be an investigation.
If this shooting was happened more than 50 years ago it could have been led to regional or even world war. Next world war (supposed to be the third) is only a matter of time to happen but the people learnt a lesson that wars can only damaged both the losers and the winners. It is therefore will not happen easily and only those who are too fool enough to make war on their lands.
In fact war in Syria is a small scale world war happening on behalf of different powers on the Syrian soil. Russia entered the war against the terrorists strongly and will not leave it easily at all. There are only two options for Russia is either to emerge as victorious or as a looser. If she loose it will never again have the same interests to only in the middle east but everywhere else. From this we know that the shooting of its airplane fighter and the killing of one of its pilot while he was alive on the ground by the Turkish supported rebels is a serious issue as President Putin said. It is the first accident of its kind since the WW-II! Alone might not lead to a wide spread war but it is certainly increased the tension and any other incident will make that kind of war more looming. The other certain outcome is it served the interests of the Daiesh (ISIL).
On the other hands the Turkish air fighters so frequently infringe the boarder over Iraq and attacks the villages of the Kurdish citizens inside Iraq. It is therefore the rights of these people to shoot down the Turkish fighters too. In fact the Iraqi government should make mutual pact with Russia for protecting the Iraqi airspace and buy from them missiles for that aim. Turkey is having problems with most of its neighbors include Syria, Iraq, Iran, Arminia and others. It is playing with fire by many actions to support the ISIL, smuggle weapons, smuggling the oil from Iraq and Syria and all that help in terrorism and attacks happened last in France.
Raja Tayeb Erdogan dreaming and behaving like he is the Othman Emperor so he will lead Turkey into grave consequences.