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  • #11
    Re: DAESH-ISIS / Turkey : organic links

    ԻՊ-ից փախած հրամանատարը պատմել է կառույցի և Թուրքիայի սերտ հարաբերությունների մասին
    Lragir.am
    18 Նոյեմբերի 2015,

    «Իսլամական պետություն» (ԻՊ) ահաբեկչական խմբավորումից փախած հրամանատար Սաիդը, որը եղել է Սիրիայի Ալ Բաբ քաղաքի ԻՊ-ի հետախուզության վարչության պետը, պատմել է կառույցի և Թուրքիայի սերտ կապերի, խմբավորման մեջ թուրք մարտիկների, Թուրքիայի տարածքով ահաբեկիչների Սիրիա անցումների, թուրքական հետախուզության և ԻՊ-ի հետ հարաբերությունն երի, ԻՊ-ի հետախուզական աղբյուրների մասին:

    Ինչպես հաղորդում է «Արմենպրես»-ը, թուրքական «Ջումհուրիեթ» թերթի թղթակցի հետ զրույցում Սաիդն ասել է, որ ԻՊ-ին միանալ ցանկացող մարտիկների համար Թուրքիան «բաց սահման» քաղաքականություն է իրականացրել: Նրա խոսքով` քանի որ սիրիացի քրդերը ներկայում վերահսկողության տակ են առել Թել Աբյադ քաղաքը, այժմ Սիրիա անցնել ցանկացող ԻՊ-ի մարտիկները օգտվում են միայն Թուրքիայի Քիլիս քաղաքի սահմանադռնից:

    Նա ասել է, որ եւ’ Ալ Նուսրան (Ալ Կաիդա), եւ’ ԻՊ-ն շարունակում են մարտիկներ մատակարարել Քիլիսից:

    «Քիլիսում նույնիսկ երկու մզկիթ կա, որոնցից մեկը Ալ Կաիդա գնացողների, մյուսը` ԻՊ գնացողներ համար է օգտագործվում: Այդ երկու մզկիթում երկու խմբավորումների ներկայացուցիչներ կան, որոնք էլ կազմակերպում են մարտիկների անցումները Սիրիա եւ Իրաք», -ասել է նա:

    Սաիդը պատմել է, որ իրենք որեւէ խնդիր չեն ունեցել թուրքական հետախուզության հետ համագործակցության մեջ:

    «Քոբանիի վրա հարձակումներում մենք մեծ թվով վիրավորներ ունեցանք, որոնք բուժման համար թուրքական հետախուզության ջանքերով փոխադրվեցին Թուրքիա: Ավտոմեքենաներում մեր վիրավորների մազերը կտրում ու մորուքները սափրում էին, որպեսզի թուրքական հիվանդանոցներում բժիշկների մոտ կասկածներ չառաջանային: Թուրք-սիրիական սահմանին գտնվող Ալ Ռաի քաղաքում ԻՊ-ի ղեկավարը թուրք հետախույզ է: ԻՊ-ի կազմում թուրքական հետախուզության հետ սերտ կապեր ունեցող բազմաթիվ մարդիկ կան», -ասել է նա:

    - See more at: http://www.lragir.am/index/arm/0/pol....LJXn3hIC.dpuf

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    • #12
      Re: DAESH-ISIS / Turkey : organic links

      Թուրքիայի զինված ուժերը հարվածել են Սիրիայի քրդական ուժերի դիրքերին
      Նոյեմբեր 18, 2015
      by Սոնա Սուքիասյան
      razminfo

      Նոյեմբերի 18-ին Սիրիայի քրդական «Ժողովրդական իքնապաշտպանության ջոկատը» (YPG) մեղադրել է Թուրքիայի զինված ուժերին՝ Սիրիայի քրդերի վերահսկողության ներքո գտնվող Թել Աբյադ քաղաքի քրդական դիրքերի վրա կրակելու համար։ Այս մասին հայտնում է թուրքական IMC TV լրատվական կայքը։

      Հաղորդագրության մեջ նշվում է, որ երեկ՝ նոյեմբերի 17, Թուրքիայի ԶՈւ-ն հրետանիով և հրազենով կրակել է Թել Աբյադի արևմուտքում գտնվող քրդերի 2 տարբեր դիրքերի վրա։ Նշվում է նաև, որ Թուրքիան հունիսի 24-ից սկսած պարբերաբար հարձակվել է YPG-ի դիրքերի վրա։

      Հիշեցնենք, որ հունիսի 16-ին Քրդական PYG-ի և «Սիրիայի ազատ բանակ» խմբավորման մարտիկներին վերջնականապես հաջողվել է «Իսլամական պետություն» ահաբեկչական խմբավորման տիրապետությունից ազատագրել Թուրքիայի սահմանակից Թել Աբյադ քաղաքը։

      Նշենք, որ YPG-ն Սիրիայի քրդական «Ժողովրդավարական միություն» կուսակցության (PYD) ճյուղերից մեկն է, որն էլ Թուրքիայում մշտապես դիտել է իբրև «Քրդական աշխատավորական կուսակցության» թև և սպառնալիք Թուրքիայի անկախությանը։ 2014-ի նոյեմբերին Թուրքիայի նախագահ Ռեջեփ Թայիթ Էրդողանը PYD-ին կոչել է նույնպիսի ահաբեկչական կազմակերպություն, ինչպիսին «Քրդական աշխատավորական կուսակցությունն» է, և PYD-ին բացահայտորեն աջակցելու համար մեղադրել ԱՄՆ-ին:

      Հոկտեմբերի 25-ին, քրդական PYD-ն մեղադրել էր Թուրքիայի զինված ուժերին՝ իրենց վերահսողության տակ անցած Թել Աբյադ և Քոբանի քաղաքներում քրդական ուժերի վրա կրակելու համար։ Դրա հաջորդ օրը՝ հոկտեմբերի 26-ին Թուրքիայի վարչապետ Ահմեդ Դավութօղլուն հայտարարել է՝ իրենք ուշադրությամբ հետևելու են, որ քրդական ուժերի վերահսկողությունը չանցնի Եփրատի արևմտյան ափ ու հավելել, որ իրենք կհարվածեն քրդերին այն պահին, երբ տա տեղի ունենա։ «Մենք արդեն 2 անգամ հարվածել ենք նրանց»,-նշել է Դավութօղլուն՝ հաստատելով PYD-ի նախորդ օրվա հայտարարությունը։

      Նոյեմբերի 10-ին նմանատիպ հայտարարություն էր արել նաև Թուրքիայի նախագահ Էրդողանը։ Նա ասել է, որ իրենք կանեն ամեն ինչ, որ «ոչ ոք չանցնի Եփրատի արևմտյան մաս»։

      Օգոստոսի կեսերին տեղեկություն եղավ, որ Թուրքիան Սիրիայի տարածքում «անվտանգ գոտի» է ստեղծում, ինչը շուտով հերքվեց: Ներկայում Թուրքիան նշում է, որ մտադիր են «անվտանգ գոտի» ստեղծել սահմանի մոտ և այդտեղից հեռացնել ԻՊ զինյալներին
      Օգոստոսի կեսերին տեղեկություն եղավ, որ Թուրքիան Սիրիայի տարածքում «անվտանգ գոտի» է ստեղծում, ինչը շուտով հերքվեց: Ներկայում Թուրքիան նշում է, որ մտադիր են «անվտանգ գոտի» ստեղծել սահմանի մոտ և այդտեղից հեռացնել ԻՊ զինյալներին
      Այստեղ հարկ է նկատել, որ Թուրքիային անհանգստացնում է PYD-ի վերահսկողության տարածումը Եփրատից արևմուտք, քանի որ Եփրատից արևելք՝ Սիրիայի հյուսիսն ամբողջության քրդերի ձեռքում է։ PYD-ի վերահսկողության հնարավոր ընդլայնումը դեպի արևմուտք կհանգեցնի նրան, որ Թուրքիան կկորցնի Սիրիայի արաբաբնակ հատվածների հետ ցամաքային կապը։ Քարտեզում նշված ենթադրյալ «անվտանգ գոտին»հենց այն հատվածն է, որով Թուրքիան ցամաքային կապ է պահում Սիրիայի զինյալների հետ, դրանից արևելք և արևմուտք ընկած հատվածները (քարտեզում նշված է կանաչ գույնով) արդեն քրդերի ազդեցության տակ են:

      Հիշեցնենք նաև, որ PYD-ն ԻՊ դեմ պայքարում ԱՄՆ-ի գլխավորած կոալիցիայի հիմնական դաշնակիցներից է և վերջերս հենց այս խմբին էր հասել ԱՄՆ-ի ուղարկած սպառազինությունը (ԱՄՆ-ն նշում էր, թե դա պատահական է եղել, որպեսզի չսրեր հարաբերությունները Թուրքիայի հետ)։

      Ներկայում Թուրքիան և ԱՄՆ-ն կազմել են նոր ծրագիր, որով ամրացնելու են թուրք-սիրիական սահմանի այդ հատվածը, որպեսզի կտրեն «Իսլամական պետության» կապուղիներից մեկը, որով ահաբեկչական կազմակերպությունը նոր անդամներ է ստանում և առևտուր է անում:

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      • #13
        Re: DAESH-ISIS / Turkey : organic links

        COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
        IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK
        INSTITUTE FOR THE STUDY OF HUMAN RIGHTS

        Research Paper: ISIS-Turkey Links
        By David L. Phillips

        Introduction

        Is Turkey collaborating with the Islamic State (ISIS)? Allegations range
        from military cooperation and weapons transfers to logistical support,
        financial assistance, and the provision of medical services. It is also
        alleged that Turkey turned a blind eye to ISIS attacks against Kobani.

        President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu strongly
        deny complicity with ISIS. Erdogan visited the Council on Foreign Relations
        on September 22, 2014. He criticized "smear campaigns [and] attempts to
        distort perception about us." Erdogan decried, "A systematic attack on
        Turkey's international reputation, "complaining that "Turkey has been
        subject to very unjust and ill-intentioned news items from media
        organizations." Erdogan posited: "My request from our friends in the United
        States is to make your assessment about Turkey by basing your information
        on objective sources."

        Columbia University's Program on Peace-building and Rights assigned a team
        of researchers in the United States, Europe, and Turkey to examine Turkish
        and international media, assessing the credibility of allegations. This
        report draws on a variety of international sources -- The New York Times,
        The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, BBC, Sky News, as well
        as Turkish sources, CNN Turk, Hurriyet Daily News, Taraf, Cumhuriyet, and
        Radikal among others.

        Allegations

        Turkey Provides Military Equipment to ISIS

        =80Ē An ISIS commander told The Washington Post
        <http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/how-turkey-became-the-shopping-mall-for-the-islamic-state/2014/08/12/5eff70bf-a38a-4334-9aa9-ae3fc1714c4b_story.html>
        on
        August 12, 2014: "Most of the fighters who joined us in the beginning of
        the war came via Turkey, and so did our equipment and supplies."

        =80Ē Kemal Kiliįdaroglu, head of the Republican People's Party (CHP), produced
        a statement
        <http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/video/video/130347/Kilicdaroglu___Davutoglu_belge_istiyordun__al_sana _belge_.html>
        from
        the Adana Office of the Prosecutor on October 14, 2014 maintaining that
        Turkey supplied weapons to terror groups. He also produced interview
        transcripts
        <http://www.samanyoluhaber.com/gundem/Kilicdaroglu-ISIDe-giden-silahlarin-belgesini-gosterdi/1064168/>
        from
        truck drivers who delivered weapons to the groups. According toKiliįdaroglu
        <http://t24.com.tr/haber/kilicdaroglu-bizim-tezkere-onerimiz-millidir-yabanci-asker-de-isgal-de-yok-icerisinde,273829>,
        the Turkish government claims the trucks were for humanitarian aid to the
        Turkmen, but the Turkmen said no humanitarian aid was delivered.

        =80Ē According to CHP Vice President Bulent Tezcan, three trucks were
        stopped
        <http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turkiye/97017/CHP_tutanaklari_acikladi__O_tirlardan_onlarca_fuze _cikti.html>
        in
        Adana for inspection on January 19, 2014. The trucks were loaded with
        weapons in Esenboga Airport in Ankara. The drivers drove the trucks to the
        border, where a MIT agent was supposed to take over and drive the trucks to
        Syria to deliver materials to ISIS and groups in Syria. This happened many
        times. When the trucks were stopped, MIT agents tried to keep the
        inspectors from looking inside the crates. The inspectors found rockets,
        arms, and ammunitions.

        =80Ē Cumhuriyet reports
        <http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/haber/turkiye/129529/Fuat_Avni_den_bomba_iddia__Erdogan_in__El_Kaide__t apeleri_var.html>
        that
        Fuat Avni, a preeminent Twitter user who reported on the December 17th
        corruption probe, that audio tapes confirm that Turkey provided financial
        and military aid to terrorist groups associated with Al Qaeda on October
        12, 2014. On the tapes, Erdogan pressured the Turkish Armed Forces to go to
        war with Syria. Erdogan demanded that Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey's
        National Intelligence Agency (MIT), come up with a justification for
        attacking Syria.

        =80Ē Hakan Fidan told
        <http://youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=c-1GooSDwJ8> Prime
        Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Yasar Guler, a senior defense official, and
        Feridun Sinirlioglu, a senior foreign affairs official: "If need be, I'll
        send 4 men into Syria. I'll formulate a reason to go to war by shooting 8
        rockets into Turkey; I'll have them attack the Tomb of Suleiman Shah."

        =80Ē Documents surfaced
        <http://www.odatv.com/n.php?n=iside-turkiyeden-boyle-yardim-edildi-2709141200>
        on
        September 19th, 2014 showing that the Saudi Emir Bender Bin Sultan financed
        the transportation of arms to ISIS through Turkey. A flight leaving Germany
        dropped off arms in the Etimesgut airport in Turkey, which was then split
        into three containers, two of which were given to ISIS and one to Gaza.

        Turkey Provided Transport and Logistical Assistance to ISIS Fighters

        =80Ē According to Radikal
        <http://www.radikal.com.tr/politika/mit_isidi_muammaer_gulerin_emriyle_agirladi-1196924>
        on
        June 13, 2014, Interior Minister Muammar Guler signed a directive:
        "According to our regional gains, we will help al-Nusra militants against
        the branch of PKK terrorist organization, the PYD, within our
        borders...Hatay is a strategic location for the mujahideen crossing from
        within our borders to Syria. Logistical support for Islamist groups will be
        increased, and their training, hospital care, and safe passage will mostly
        take place in Hatay...MIT and the Religious Affairs Directorate will
        coordinate the placement of fighters in public accommodations."

        =80Ē The Daily Mail reported
        <http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2734239/How-seven-radicalised-young-Britons-week-taking-Gateway-Jihad.html>
        on
        August 25, 2014 that many foreign militants joined ISIS in Syria and Iraq
        after traveling through Turkey, but Turkey did not try to stop them. This
        article describes how foreign militants, especially from the UK, go to
        Syria and Iraq through the Turkish border. They call the border the
        "Gateway to Jihad." Turkish army soldiers either turn a blind eye and let
        them pass, or the jihadists pay the border guards as little as $10 to
        facilitate their crossing.

        Comment


        • #14
          Re: DAESH-ISIS / Turkey : organic links

          =80Ē Britain's Sky News obtained
          <http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/10/21/383033/new-report-shows-turkeyisil-links/>
          documents
          showing that the Turkish government has stamped passports of foreign
          militants seeking to cross the Turkey border into Syria to join ISIS.

          =80Ē The BBC interviewed <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qARNhiyHvZA> villagers,
          who claim that buses travel at night, carrying jihadists to fight Kurdish
          forces in Syria and Iraq, not the Syrian Armed Forces.

          =80Ē A senior Egyptian official indicated
          <http://www.wnd.com/2014/10/turkey-providing-direct-support-to-isis/> on
          October 9, 2014 that Turkish intelligence is passing satellite imagery and
          other data to ISIS.

          Turkey Provided Training to ISIS Fighters

          =80Ē CNN Turk reported on July 29, 2014 that in the heart of Istanbul, places
          like Duzce and Adapazari, have become gathering spots for terrorists. There
          are religious orders where ISIS militants are trained. Some of these
          training videos are posted on the Turkish ISIS propaganda website
          takvahaber.net. According to CNN Turk
          <http://www.cnnturk.com/video/turkiye/istanbulda-piknik-yapip-cihat-cagrisinda-bulundular>,
          Turkish security forces could have stopped these developments if they had
          wanted to.

          =80Ē Turks who joined an affiliate of ISIS were recorded
          <http://www.cnnturk.com/video/turkiye/istanbulda-piknik-yapip-cihat-cagrisinda-bulundular>
          at
          a public gathering in Istanbul, which took place on July 28, 2014.

          =80Ē A video shows
          <http://www.radikal.com.tr/turkiye/tanrikulu_hukumet_iside_istanbulda_kamp_yeri_mi_ve rdi-1204375>
          an
          ISIS affiliate holding a prayer/gathering in Omerli, a district of
          Istanbul. In response to the video, CHP Vice President, MP Tanrikulu
          submitted parliamentary questions to the Minister of the Interior, Efkan
          Ala, asking questions
          <http://www.taraf.com.tr/haber-istanbulda-isid-kampi-iddiasi-meclis-gundeminde-160456/>such
          as, "Is it true that a camp or camps have been allocated to an affiliate of
          ISIS in Istanbul? What is this affiliate? Who is it made up of? Is the
          rumor true that the same area allocated for the camp is also used for
          military exercises?"

          =80Ē Kemal Kiliįdaroglu warned
          <http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/video/video/130347/Kilicdaroglu___Davutoglu_belge_istiyordun__al_sana _belge_.html>
          the
          AKP government not to provide money and training to terror groups on
          October 14, 2014. He said, "It isn't right for armed groups to be trained
          on Turkish soil. You bring foreign fighters to Turkey, put money in their
          pockets, guns in their hands, and you ask them to kill Muslims in Syria. We
          told them to stop helping ISIS. Ahmet Davutoglu asked us to show proof.
          Everyone knows that they're helping ISIS." (See HERE
          <http://www.samanyoluhaber.com/gundem/Kilicdaroglu-ISIDe-giden-silahlarin-belgesini-gosterdi/1064168/>
          and HERE
          <http://t24.com.tr/haber/kilicdaroglu-bizim-tezkere-onerimiz-millidir-yabanci-asker-de-isgal-de-yok-icerisinde,273829>
          .)

          =80Ē According to Jordanian intelligence
          <http://wnd.com/2014/10/turkey-accused-of-training-isis-soldiers/#RwKhlwojsKO50o08.99>,
          Turkey trained ISIS militants for special operations.

          Turkey Offers Medical Care to ISIS Fighters

          =80Ē An ISIS commander told
          <http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/how-turkey-became-the-shopping-mall-for-the-islamic-state/2014/08/12/5eff70bf-a38a-4334-9aa9-ae3fc1714c4b_story.html>
          the Washington Post on August 12, 2014, "We used to have some fighters
          -- even high-level members of the Islamic State -- getting treated in
          Turkish hospitals."

          =80Ē Taraf reported
          <http://t24.com.tr/haber/akpnin-kurucularindan-firat-hukumet-asiri-dinci-gruplari-silahlandirdi-akpli-kurtler-de-kobane-icin-ayaklandi,273589>
          on
          October 12, 2014 that Dengir Mir Mehmet FÄąrat, a founder of the AKP, said
          that Turkey supported terrorist groups and still supports them and treats
          them in hospitals. "In order to weaken the developments in Rojova (Syrian
          Kurdistan), the government gave concessions and arms to extreme religious
          groups...the government was helping the wounded. The Minister of Health
          said something such as, it's a human obligation to care for the ISIS
          wounded."

          =80Ē According to Taraf
          <http://www.taraf.com.tr/haber-isid-militanlari-devlet-kesesinden-tedavi-oldu-163522/>,
          Ahmet El H, one of the top commanders at ISIS and Al Baghdadi's right hand
          man, was treated at a hospital in Sanliurfa, Turkey, along with other ISIS
          militants. The Turkish state paid for their treatment. According to Taraf's
          sources, ISIS militants are being treated in hospitals all across
          southeastern Turkey. More and more militants have been coming in to be
          treated since the start of airstrikes in August. To be more specific, eight
          ISIS militants were transported through the Sanliurfa border crossing;
          these are their names: "Mustafa A., Yusuf El R., Mustafa H., Halil El M.,
          Muhammet El H., Ahmet El S., Hasan H., [and] Salim El D."

          Turkey Supports ISIS Financially Through Purchase of Oil

          =80Ē On September 13, 2014, The New York Times reported
          <http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/world/middleeast/struggling-to-starve-isis-of-oil-revenue-us-seeks-assistance-from-turkey.html>
          on
          the Obama administration's efforts to pressure Turkey to crack down on ISIS
          extensive sales network for oil. James Phillips, a senior fellow at the
          Heritage Foundation, argues that Turkey has not fully cracked down on
          ISIS's sales network because it benefits from a lower price for oil, and
          that there might even be Turks and government officials who benefit from
          the trade.

          =80Ē Fehim TaÅ=9Ftekin wrote in Radikal on September 13, 2014 about
          illegal
          pipelines transporting oil from Syria to nearby border towns in Turkey. The
          oil is sold for as little as 1.25 liras per liter. TaÅ=9Ftekin indicated
          <http://www.radikal.com.tr/yazarlar/fehim_tastekin/sinirsiz_sinir-1212462>
          that
          many of these illegal pipelines were dismantled after operating for 3
          years, once his article was published.

          =80Ē According to Diken and OdaTV, David Cohen, a Justice Department official,
          says
          <http://www.diken.com.tr/abd-hazine-bakanligi-isid-petrol-satisina-turkler-de-aracilik-ediyor/>that
          there are Turkish individuals acting as middlemen to help sell ISIS's oil
          <http://www.odatv.com/n.php?n=isid-turkiyeye-petrol-satiyor--2410141200>
          through
          Turkey.

          =80Ē On October 14, 2014, a German Parliamentarian from the Green Party accused
          <http://www.diken.com.tr/almanya-meclis-baskani-roth-turkiye-iside-destek-vermeyi-sonlandirmali/>Turkey
          of allowing the transportation of arms to ISIS over its territory, as well
          as the sale of oil.

          Turkey Assists ISIS Recruitment

          =80Ē Kerim KiliįdaroÄ=9Flu claimed
          <http://www.cumhuriyet.com.tr/video/video/130347/Kilicdaroglu___Davutoglu_belge_ist%20iyordun__al_s ana_belge_.html>
          on
          October 14, 2014 that ISIS offices in Istanbul and Gaziantep are used to
          recruit fighters. On October 10, 2014, the mufti of Konya said that 100
          people from Konya joined ISIS 4 days ago. (See HERE
          <http://www.samanyoluhaber.com/gundem/Kilicdaroglu-ISIDe-giden-silahlarin-belgesini-gosterdi/1064168/>
          and HERE
          <http://t24.com.tr/haber/kilicdaroglu-bizim-tezkere-onerimiz-millidir-yabanci-asker-de-isgal-de-yok-icerisinde,273829>
          .)

          =80Ē OdaTV reports
          <http://odatv.com/n.php?n=isidin-adresi-erdogan-ve-davutoglunun-cikti-2710141200>
          that
          Takva Haber serves as a propaganda outlet for ISIS to recruit
          Turkish-speaking individuals in Turkey and Germany. The address where this
          propaganda website is registered corresponds to the address of a school
          called Irfan Koleji, which was established by Ilim Yayma Vakfi, a
          foundation that was created by Erdogan and Davutoglu, among others. It is
          thus claimed that the propaganda site is operated from the school of the
          foundation started by AKP members.

          =80Ē Minister of Sports, Suat Kilic, an AKP member, visited Salafi jihadists
          who are ISIS supporters in Germany. The group
          <http://sozcu.com.tr/2014/gundem/akp-isid-kebapcida-631314/> is known for
          reaching out to supporters via free Quran distributions and raising funds
          to sponsor suicide attacks in Syria and Iraq by raising money.

          =80Ē OdaTV released <http://www.odatv.com/vid_video.php?id=8D3C0> a
          video
          allegedly showing ISIS militants riding a bus in Istanbul.

          Turkish Forces Are Fighting Alongside ISIS

          =80Ē On October 7, 2014, IBDA-C, a militant Islamic organization in Turkey,
          pledged support to ISIS. A Turkish friend who is a commander in ISIS
          suggests that Turkey is "involved in all of this" and that "10,000 ISIS
          members will come to Turkey." A Huda-Par member at the meeting claims that
          officials criticize ISIS but in fact sympathize with the group (Huda-Par,
          the "Free Cause Party", is a Kurdish Sunni fundamentalist political party).
          BBP member claims that National Action Party (MHP) officials are close to
          embracing ISIS. In the meeting, it is asserted that ISIS militants come to
          Turkey frequently to rest, as though they are taking a break from military
          service. They claim that Turkey will experience an Islamic revolution, and
          Turks should be ready for jihad. (See HERE
          <http://ilerihaber.org/istanbulda-isidcilerden-ic-savas-toplantisi/3807/>
          and HERE
          <http://www.adimlardergisi.com/bayramlasma-ve-gundeme-dair-sohbet-1-bolum/>
          .)

          =80Ē Seymour Hersh maintains in the London Review of Books
          <http://www.lrb.co.uk/v36/n08/seymour-m-hersh/the-red-line-and-the-rat-line>
          that
          ISIS conducted sarin attacks in Syria, and that Turkey was informed. "For
          months there had been acute concern among senior military leaders and the
          intelligence community about the role in the war of Syria's neighbors,
          especially Turkey. Prime Minister Recep Erdogan was known to be supporting
          the al-Nusra Front, a jihadist faction among the rebel opposition, as well
          as other Islamist rebel groups. 'We knew there were some in the Turkish
          government,' a former senior US intelligence official, who has access to
          current intelligence, told me, 'who believed they could get Assad's nuts in
          a vice by dabbling with a sarin attack inside Syria - and forcing Obama to
          make good on his red line threat."

          =80Ē On September 20, 2014, Demir Celik, a Member of Parliament with the
          people's democratic party (HDP) claimed
          <http://kurdishquestion.com/kurdistan/west-kurdistan/two-thousand-turkish-special-forces-in-isis.html>
          that
          Turkish Special Forces fight with ISIS.

          Turkey Helped ISIS in Battle for Kobani

          =80Ē Anwar Moslem, Mayor of Kobani, said on September 19, 2014: "Based on the
          intelligence we got two days before the breakout of the current war, trains
          full of forces and ammunition, which were passing by north of Kobane, had
          an-hour-and-ten-to-twenty-minute-long stops in these villages: Salib Qaran,
          Gire Sor, Moshrefat Ezzo. There are evidences, witnesses, and videos about
          this. Why is ISIS strong only in Kobane's east? Why is it not strong either
          in its south or west? Since these trains stopped in villages located in the
          east of Kobane, we guess they had brought ammunition and additional force
          for the ISIS." In the second article on September 30, 2014, a CHP
          delegation visited Kobani, where locals claimed that everything from the
          clothes ISIS militants wear to their guns comes from Turkey. (See HERE
          <http://www.kurdishquestion.com/kurdistan/west-kurdistan/an-exclusive-interview-with-premier-of-kobane-anwar-moslem-about-ongoing-isis-attacks/220-an-exclusive-interview-with-premier-of-kobane-anwar-moslem-about-ongoing-isis-attacks.html>
          and HERE
          <http://www.odatv.com/n.php?n=isid-saflarinda-savasan-turkiyeli-resmi-gorevliler-var--3009141200>
          .)

          =80Ē Released by Nuhaber, a video shows
          <http://www.nuhaber.com/haber/208/iste-turkiye-isid-cetelerine-tank-ve-muhimmat-verirken-kameralara-yakalandilar-iste-o-goruntuler>
          Turkish
          military convoys carrying tanks and ammunition moving freely under ISIS
          flags in the Cerablus region and Karkamis border crossing (September 25,
          2014). There are writings in Turkish on the trucks.

          =80Ē Salih Muslim, PYD head, claims
          <http://www.diken.com.tr/pyd-lideri-salih-muslim-turkiyenin-iside-destegi-suruyor-daha-bu-hafta-siniri-120-militan-gecti/>
          that
          120 militants crossed into Syria from Turkey between October 20th and 24th,
          2014.

          Comment


          • #15
            Re: DAESH-ISIS / Turkey : organic links

            =80Ē According to an op-ed written
            <http://www.odatv.com/n.php?n=turkiyenin-isidi-desteklediginin-kanitlari-var-2910141200>
            by
            a YPG commander in The New York Times on October 29, 2014, Turkey allows
            ISIS militants and their equipment to pass freely over the border.

            =80Ē Diken reported
            <http://www.diken.com.tr/isid-militanlari-sifir-noktasinda-goruntulendi/>,
            "ISIS fighters crossed the border from Turkey into Syria, over the Turkish
            train tracks that delineate the border, in full view of Turkish soldiers.
            They were met there by PYD fighters and stopped."

            =80Ē A Kurdish commander in Kobani claims
            <http://www.odatv.com/n.php?n=isid-teroristlerinin-pasaportunda-t.c.-damgasi-var--2110141200>
            that
            ISIS militants have Turkish entry stamps on their passports.

            =80Ē Kurds trying to join the battle in Kobani are turned away
            <http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2014/sep/21/kurds-volunteering-fight-isis-turned-away-turkish-border-video>
            by
            Turkish police at the Turkey-Syrian border.

            =80Ē OdaTV released
            <http://www.odatv.com/n.php?n=turk-askeri-isidle-hatira-fotografi-mi-cektirdi--1110141200>
            a
            photograph of a Turkish soldier befriending ISIS militants.

            Turkey and ISIS Share a Worldview

            =80Ē RT reports <http://rt.com/news/192880-biden-isis-us-allies/> on Vice
            President Joe Biden's remarks detailing Turkish support to ISIS.

            =80Ē According
            <http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/sympathy-for-the-devil-that-is-isil.aspx?PageID=238&NID=72179&NewsCatID=515>
            to
            the Hurriyet Daily News on September 26, 2014, "The feelings of the AKP's
            heavyweights are not limited to Ankara. I was shocked to hear words of
            admiration for ISIL from some high-level civil servants even in Å=9Eanliurfa.
            'They are like us, fighting against seven great powers in the War of
            Independence,' one said." "Rather than the [Kurdistan Workers' Party] PKK
            on the other side, I would rather have ISIL as a neighbor," said another."

            =80Ē Cengiz Candar, a well-respected Turkish journalist, maintained
            <http://www.realclearworld.com/2014/07/17/will_turkey_midwife_independent_kurdistan_160143.h tml>
            that
            MIT helped "midwife" the Islamic state in Iraq and Syria, as well as other
            Jihadi groups.

            =80Ē An AKP council member posted
            <http://www.odatv.com/n.php?n=isid-iyi-ki-varsin-allah-kursununu-azaltmasin-0410141200>
            on
            his Facebook page: "Thankfully ISIS exists... May you never run out of
            ammunition..."

            =80Ē A Turkish Social Security Institution supervisor uses
            <http://www.odatv.com/n.php?n=devlet-yazismalarini-isid-logosuyla-yapiyoruz-0210141200>
            the
            ISIS logo in internal correspondences.

            =80Ē Bilal Erdogan and Turkish officials meet
            <http://www.sariyergozlem.com/isid-militanlari-ile-bilal-erdogan-ayni-karede.html>
            alleged
            ISIS fighters.

            Mr. Phillips is Director of the Program on Peace-building and Rights at
            Columbia University's Institute for the Study of Human Rights. He served as
            a Senior Adviser and Foreign Affairs Expert for the U.S. Department of
            State.

            Author's Note: Information presented in this paper is offered without bias
            or endorsement.

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-...b_6128950.html

            Comment


            • #16
              Re: DAESH-ISIS / Turkey : organic links

              Comment Daech organise son lucratif marché pétrolier

              Par Marine Rabreau , Service infographie du Figaro
              Publié le 26/11/2015
              http://www.lefigaro.fr/economie/le-s...-petrolier.php

              LE SCAN ÉCO / CARTE - Même si le réseau pétrolier de Daech est affaibli par les frappes occidentales, l'or noir représente encore au moins un quart des revenus de l'État islamique. À qui Daech vend l'or noir ? Comment est organisé son marché pétrolier ? Pourquoi la coalition n'attaque pas directement les puits de prétrole ? Réponses.

              L'État islamique (ou Daech), qui contrôle un territoire à cheval entre la Syrie et l'Irak grand comme la moitié de la France, a mis la main sur une dizaine de champs de pétrole, et produit, selon les estimations de plusieurs instituts de recherche sur le terrorisme et des reportages sur le terrain, entre 20.000 et 40.000 barils de pétrole par jour (à titre de comparaison, la Syrie produisait 385.000 barils par jour en 2010, avant la guerre civile). Daech engrangerait entre 1 et 1,5 million de dollars par jour de son activité pétrolière, soit entre 350 et 600 millions de dollars par an. Même s'il faut rester prudents sur ces chiffres en réalité invérifiables, il fait globalement consensus que les recettes tirées de l'or noir par Daech représentent entre un quart et un tiers de ses ressources financières globales, le reste étant le «fruit» de taxes usurières imposées aux 10 millions d'habitants sous contrôle de Daech, d'extorsions, de trafics en tout genre (art, armes, organes, esclavage humain, etc.) et de donations.
              » LE SCAN ÉCO - Pétrole, taxes, trafics: comment Daech se finance
              » VIDÉO - Comprendre l'ascension de l'État islamique

              • L'affaiblissement pétrolier de Daech
              Sans entrer dans la bataille des chiffres sur les recettes pétrolières et gazières de l'État islamique, il est évident que ses revenus en hydrocarbures ont fortement diminué ces derniers mois. Depuis la prise de Mossoul, deuxième ville d'Irak, par Daech le 6 juin 2014 - date qui a signé l'auto-proclamation du «Califat» État islamique - la coalition internationale (États-Unis, France, Royaume-Uni, canada, Australie, Allemagne, Italie) a ciblé le réseau pétrolier de Daech, pour affaiblir financièrement le groupe terroriste considéré comme le plus puissant et le mieux organisé de l'Histoire. Depuis lors, plus de 11.000 frappes aériennes ont été menées par la coalition occidentale, visant particulièrement les raffineries, les sites de stockages, les oléoducs et, depuis tout récemment les camions de transports.
              En octobre 2015, les Américains ont lancé une opération baptisée «Tidal Wave II» qui visait expressément les camions-citernes. Début novembre, la France bombardait un centre d'approvisionnement vers Deir ez-Zor, particulièrement gros. Depuis les attentats de Paris du 13 novembre dernier, les frappes se sont intensifiées: le Pentagone a annoncé avoir détruit 400 camions-citernes tandis que les Russes en revendiquaient la destruction de 1000.

              • Pourquoi ne pas détruire les puits de pétrole directement?
              Ainsi la puissance pétrolière de Daech est-elle affaiblie, mais pas anéantie. À dessein: la coalition refuse de détruire directement les puits de pétrole contrôlés par Deach. «Certes, militairement, priver l'accès au pétrole à Daech serait efficace, explique Francis Perrin, président de Stratégies et Politiques Energétiques. Mais sur le plan idéologique, attaquer le pétrole à sa source pourrait s'avérer contre-productif. Car ce serait prendre le risque de se mettre à dos la population civile, dont le patrimoine serait attaqué». Anéantir la production de pétrole sur le territoire de Daech, reviendrait à priver de ressources les civils qui se déplacent, travaillent, se nourrissent, s'éclairent, et se soignent «grâce» au pétrole de Daech. Dans son enquête édifiante, le Financial Times rapporte les propos d'un rebelle syrien à Alep: «C'est une situation qui fait rire et pleurer à la fois, mais nous n'avons pas d'autre choix, nous sommes de pauvres révolutionnaires, et personne d'autre (que Daech, NDLR) ne nous fournit du pétrole».
              «L'objectif de la coalition est d'éviter au maximum que la population ne souffre davantage. Mais cela ne veut pas dire que cela ne devra pas arriver», commente encore Francis Perrin.
              • Comment Daech produit du pétrole?
              On estime aujoud'hui que Deech ne contrôle plus qu'une dizaine de champs pétroliers, principalement dans la région de Deir ez-Zor (voir la carte ci-dessus). D'un point de vue opérationnel, le groupe terroriste compte sur la collaboration, forcée ou volontaire, de professionnels qui étaient sur place au moment de la prise de contrôle des sites de production ou de raffinage. Par ailleurs, Daech recrute - au prix fort - des personnes de grande expérience et compétences (techniciens, ingénieurs, traders...), en Syrie et en Irak mais aussi à l'étranger, pour améliorer la productivité de ses sites vieillissants.
              Daech produit donc encore du pétrole: entre 30.000 et 45.000 barils par jour, contre au moins 70.000 barils par jour l'année dernière. Pour rappel, dans le monde chaque jour, plus de 90 millions de barils sont produits.
              • Concrètement, comment Daech écoule-t-il sa production de pétrole?
              Contrairement au reste de ses activités, le pétrole est géré de manière très centralisée.
              Une fois extrait, le pétrole est vendu à des commerçants indépendants : des acheteurs (de Daech ou des contrebandiers) qui font la queue parfois plusieurs semaines dans leur camion, avant de pouvoir s'en procurer. Lorsqu'ils ont chargé le pétrole, soit ils vont le revendre directement à des raffineries alentours, soit ils le vendent directement aux populations locales qui vont le raffiner artisanalement, avant de retourner... faire la queue. Entre temps, Daech aura appliqué des péages à tous les camions.
              Daech raffine peu lui-même, car beaucoup de ses raffineries ont été détruites par la coalition. Mais le groupe terroriste a trouvé des arrangements - financiers bien sûr - avec les propriétaires de raffineries en fonctionnement. Une fois le raffinage effectué, des marchands revendent le pétrole raffiné sur des «marchés du pétrole» (signalés en vert avec le signe «$» sur la carte ci-dessus), présents dans la plupart des villes proches des raffineries. Ces marchés sont contrôlés directement ou indirectement par Daech: pour chaque baril acheté, l'organisation terroriste touche un billet.
              Les prix estimés de vente du pétrole de Daech varient entre 15 et 45 dollars le baril selon la qualité du pétrole. Sur le marché officiel du pétrole, le baril de Brent, principale référence mondiale, s'échange ces jours-ci autour de 45 dollars.
              • Comment Daech exporte son pétrole?
              Avec son pétrole, Daech s'auto-suffit. Environ la moitié des ressources pétrolières sont utilisés pour ses propres équipements militaires et pour les besoins de la population contrôlée (transports, centrales électriques, groupes électrogènes. Puis il reste une partie de la production pour l'exportation, via des réseaux de contrebande terrestre déjà bien établis dans la région, puisqu'ils existent et prospèrent depuis qu'un embargo a été établi contre le régime de Saddam Hussein... il y a 25 ans. Ces réseaux clandestins permettent au pétrole «made in Daech» de passer les «frontières» , par petites quantités transportées parfois à dos d'âne ou de cheval ou acheminées via des mini-oléoducs de contrebande. Ainsi le pétrole des islamistes parvient en Syrie, en Irak, en Jordanie, mais surtout en Turquie. Même le gouvernement syrien de Bachar el-Assad achète du pétrole à l'État islamique. Ce mercredi, les États-Unis ont annoncé des sanctions financières contre un intermédiaire du gouvernement Assad «pour l'achat de pétrole en provenance de l'EI».
              Pour effectuer les transactions, Daech a mis en place un réseau de «bureaux de change» où les transactions s'effectuent de la main à la main, comme le montre un documentaire d'Arte.
              • Pourquoi la Turquie ne ferme pas ses frontières?
              Lorsque la population s'est soulevée contre Bachar el-Assad en Syrie en 2011, le gouvernement turc s'est désolidarisé de Damas, s'estimant «du bon côté de l'Histoire». La Turquie apporte alors un soutien logistique et matériel à l'opposition syrienne. Mais à partir de 2013, cette opposition - éclatée - se radicalise. Des groupes extrémistes se forment, dont l'État islamique en Irak et au Levant (ISIL), désormais couramment appelé État islamique ou Daech, son acronyme arabe. Dès lors, la Turquie joue un double-jeu qui consiste à afficher sa position «modérée» auprès de l'Occident, sans jamais perdre le cap de sa lutte contre Assad... quitte à épauler Daech. En juillet dernier, quand les Américains ont tué Abou Sayyaf, un des dirigeants financiers de Daech, des documents ont été retrouvés, qui, rapportait le Guardian, établissaient des liens directs entre la Turquie et Daech. Pour se «racheter», la Turquie avait lancé des attaques sur les zones de combat, qui ont finalement plutôt ciblé... les Kurdes. Face à l'évidence, la Turquie se retrouve prise dans son propre piège. Et ses frontières avec la Syrie sont toujours poreuses.

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              • #17
                Re: DAESH-ISIS / Turkey : organic links

                http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-1...keys-president

                Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President
                Tyler Durden's pictureSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 11/26/2015 19:55 -0500



                Russia's Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said "a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack", had this to say: "We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation" by Turkey.
                But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).
                As Sputnik transcribes, according to a press release from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov pointed out that, "by shooting down a Russian plane on a counter-terrorist mission of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria, and one that did not violate Turkey’s airspace, the Turkish government has in effect sided with ISIS."
                It was in this context when Lavrov added that "Turkey’s actions appear premeditated, planned, and undertaken with a specific objective."
                More importantly, Lavrov pointed to Turkey’s role in the propping up the terror network through the oil trade. Per the Russian statement:
                "The Russian Minister reminded his counterpart about Turkey’s involvement in the ISIS’ illegal trade in oil, which is transported via the area where the Russian plane was shot down, and about the terrorist infrastructure, arms and munitions depots and control centers that are also located there."
                Others reaffirmed Lavrov's stance, such as retired French General Dominique Trinquand, who said that "Turkey is either not fighting ISIL at all or very little, and does not interfere with different types of smuggling that takes place on its border, be it oil, phosphate, cotton or people," he said.
                The reason we find this line of questioning fascinating is that just last week in the aftermath of the French terror attack but long before the Turkish downing of the Russian jet, we wrote about "The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking" in which we asked who is the one "breaching every known law of funding terrorism when buying ISIS crude, almost certainly with the tacit approval by various "western alliance" governments, and why is it that these governments have allowed said middleman to continue funding ISIS for as long as it has?"
                Precisely one week later, in even more tragic circumstances, suddenly everyone is asking this question.
                And while we patiently dig to find who the on and offshore "commodity trading" middleman are, who cart away ISIS oil to European and other international markets in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars, one name keeps popping up as the primary culprit of regional demand for the Islamic State's "terrorist oil" - that of Turkish president Recep Erdogan's son:Bilal Erdogan.
                His very brief bio:
                Necmettin Bilal Erdogan, commonly known as Bilal Erdogan (born 23 April 1980) is the third child of Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, the current President of Turkey.

                After graduating from Kartal Imam Hatip High School in 1999, Bilal Erdogan moved to the US for undergraduate education. He also earned a Masters Degree in John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2004. After graduation, he served in the World Bank as intern for a while. He returned Turkey in 2006 and started to his business life. Bilal Erdogan is one of the three equal shareholders of "BMZ Group Denizcilik ", a marine transportation corporation.
                Here is a recent picture of Bilal, shown in a photo from a Turkish 2014 article, which "asked why his ships are now in Syria":

                In the next few days, we will present a full breakdown of Bilal's various business ventures, starting with his BMZ Group which is the name implicated most often in the smuggling of illegal Iraqi and Islamic State through to the western supply chain, but for now here is a brief, if very disturbing snapshot, of both father and son Erdogan by F. William Engdahl, one which should make everyone ask whether the son of Turkey's president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.
                By F. William Engdahl, posted originally in New Eastern Outlook:
                Erdogan's Dirth Dangerous ISIS Games
                More and more details are coming to light revealing that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, variously known as ISIS, IS or Daesh, is being fed and kept alive by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President and by his Turkish intelligence service, including MIT, the Turkish CIA. Turkey, as a result of Erdogan’s pursuit of what some call a Neo-Ottoman Empire fantasies that stretch all the way to China, Syria and Iraq, threatens not only to destroy Turkey but much of the Middle East if he continues on his present path.
                In October 2014 US Vice President Joe Biden told a Harvard gathering that Erdogan’s regime was backing ISIS with “hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons…” Biden later apologized clearly for tactical reasons to get Erdo?an’s permission to use Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base for airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, but the dimensions of Erdogan’s backing for ISIS since revealed is far, far more than Biden hinted.
                ISIS militants were trained by US, Israeli and now it emerges, by Turkish special forces at secret bases in Konya Province inside the Turkish border to Syria, over the past three years. Erdo?an’s involvement in ISIS goes much deeper. At a time when Washington, Saudi Arabia and even Qatar appear to have cut off their support for ISIS, they remaining amazingly durable. The reason appears to be the scale of the backing from Erdo?an and his fellow neo-Ottoman Sunni Islam Prime Minister,Ahmet Davuto?lu.
                Nice Family Business
                The prime source of money feeding ISIS these days is sale of Iraqi oil from the Mosul region oilfields where they maintain a stronghold. The son of Erdogan it seems is the man who makes the export sales of ISIS-controlled oil possible.
                Bilal Erdo?an owns several maritime companies. He has allegedly signed contracts with European operating companies to carry Iraqi stolen oil to different Asian countries. The Turkish government buys Iraqi plundered oil which is being produced from the Iraqi seized oil wells. Bilal Erdogan’s maritime companies own special wharfs in Beirut and Ceyhan ports that are transporting ISIS’ smuggled crude oil in Japan-bound oil tankers.
                Gürsel Tekin vice-president of the Turkish Republican Peoples’ Party, CHP, declared in a recent Turkish media interview, “President Erdogan claims that according to international transportation conventions there is no legal infraction concerning Bilal’s illicit activities and his son is doing an ordinary business with the registered Japanese companies, but in fact Bilal Erdo?an is up to his neck in complicity with terrorism, but as long as his father holds office he will be immune from any judicial prosecution.” Tekin adds that Bilal’s maritime company doing the oil trades for ISIS, BMZ Ltd, is “a family business and president Erdogan’s close relatives hold shares in BMZ and they misused public funds and took illicit loans from Turkish banks.”
                In addition to son Bilal’s illegal and lucrative oil trading for ISIS, Sümeyye Erdogan, the daughter of the Turkish President apparently runs a secret hospital camp inside Turkey just over the Syrian border where Turkish army trucks daily being in scores of wounded ISIS Jihadists to be patched up and sent back to wage the bloody Jihad in Syria, according to the testimony of a nurse who was recruited to work there until it was discovered she was a member of the Alawite branch of Islam, the same as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who Erdogan seems hell-bent on toppling.
                Turkish citizen Ramazan Bagol, captured this month by Kurdish People’s Defence Units,YPG, as he attempted to join ISIS from Konya province, told his captors that said he was sent to ISIS by the ‘Ismailia Sect,’ a strict Turkish Islam sect reported to be tied to Recep Erdogan. Baol said the sect recruits members and provides logistic support to the radical Islamist organization. He added that the Sect gives jihad training in neighborhoods of Konya and sends those trained here to join ISIS gangs in Syria.
                According to French geopolitical analyst, Thierry Meyssan, Recep Erdogan “organised the pillage of Syria, dismantled all the factories in Aleppo, the economic capital, and stole the machine-tools. Similarly, he organised the theft of archeological treasures and set up an international market in Antioch…with the help of General Benoît Puga, Chief of Staff for the Elysée, he organised a false-flag operation intended to provoke the launching of a war by the Atlantic Alliance – the chemical bombing of la Ghoutta in Damascus, in August 2013. “
                Meyssan claims that the Syria strategy of Erdo?an was initially secretly developed in coordination with former French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé and Erdogan’s then Foreign Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu, in 2011, after Juppe won a hesitant Erdogan to the idea of supporting the attack on traditional Turkish ally Syria in return for a promise of French support for Turkish membership in the EU. France later backed out, leaving Erdogan to continue the Syrian bloodbath largely on his own using ISIS.
                Gen. John R. Allen, an opponent of Obama’s Iran peace strategy, now US diplomatic envoy coordinating the coalition against the Islamic State, exceeded his authorized role after meeting with Erdogan and “promised to create a "no-fly zone" ninety miles wide, over Syrian territory, along the whole border with Turkey, supposedly intended to help Syrian refugees fleeing from their government, but in reality to apply the "Juppé-Wright plan". The Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, revealed US support for the project on the TV channel A Haber by launching a bombing raid against the PKK.” Meyssan adds.
                There are never winners in war and Erdogan’s war against Syria’s Assad demonstrates that in bold. Turkey and the world deserve better. Ahmet Davutoglu’s famous “Zero Problems With Neighbors” foreign policy has been turned into massive problems with all neighbors due to the foolish ambitions of Erdogan and his gang.

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                • #18
                  Re: DAESH-ISIS / Turkey : organic links

                  Originally posted by Vrej1915 View Post
                  http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-1...keys-president

                  Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey's President
                  Tyler Durden's pictureSubmitted by Tyler Durden on 11/26/2015 19:55 -0500



                  Russia's Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said "a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack", had this to say: "We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation" by Turkey.
                  But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).
                  As Sputnik transcribes, according to a press release from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov pointed out that, "by shooting down a Russian plane on a counter-terrorist mission of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria, and one that did not violate Turkey’s airspace, the Turkish government has in effect sided with ISIS."
                  It was in this context when Lavrov added that "Turkey’s actions appear premeditated, planned, and undertaken with a specific objective."
                  More importantly, Lavrov pointed to Turkey’s role in the propping up the terror network through the oil trade. Per the Russian statement:
                  "The Russian Minister reminded his counterpart about Turkey’s involvement in the ISIS’ illegal trade in oil, which is transported via the area where the Russian plane was shot down, and about the terrorist infrastructure, arms and munitions depots and control centers that are also located there."
                  Others reaffirmed Lavrov's stance, such as retired French General Dominique Trinquand, who said that "Turkey is either not fighting ISIL at all or very little, and does not interfere with different types of smuggling that takes place on its border, be it oil, phosphate, cotton or people," he said.
                  The reason we find this line of questioning fascinating is that just last week in the aftermath of the French terror attack but long before the Turkish downing of the Russian jet, we wrote about "The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking" in which we asked who is the one "breaching every known law of funding terrorism when buying ISIS crude, almost certainly with the tacit approval by various "western alliance" governments, and why is it that these governments have allowed said middleman to continue funding ISIS for as long as it has?"
                  Precisely one week later, in even more tragic circumstances, suddenly everyone is asking this question.
                  And while we patiently dig to find who the on and offshore "commodity trading" middleman are, who cart away ISIS oil to European and other international markets in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars, one name keeps popping up as the primary culprit of regional demand for the Islamic State's "terrorist oil" - that of Turkish president Recep Erdogan's son:Bilal Erdogan.
                  His very brief bio:
                  Necmettin Bilal Erdogan, commonly known as Bilal Erdogan (born 23 April 1980) is the third child of Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, the current President of Turkey.

                  After graduating from Kartal Imam Hatip High School in 1999, Bilal Erdogan moved to the US for undergraduate education. He also earned a Masters Degree in John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2004. After graduation, he served in the World Bank as intern for a while. He returned Turkey in 2006 and started to his business life. Bilal Erdogan is one of the three equal shareholders of "BMZ Group Denizcilik ", a marine transportation corporation.
                  Here is a recent picture of Bilal, shown in a photo from a Turkish 2014 article, which "asked why his ships are now in Syria":

                  In the next few days, we will present a full breakdown of Bilal's various business ventures, starting with his BMZ Group which is the name implicated most often in the smuggling of illegal Iraqi and Islamic State through to the western supply chain, but for now here is a brief, if very disturbing snapshot, of both father and son Erdogan by F. William Engdahl, one which should make everyone ask whether the son of Turkey's president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.
                  By F. William Engdahl, posted originally in New Eastern Outlook:
                  Erdogan's Dirth Dangerous ISIS Games
                  More and more details are coming to light revealing that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, variously known as ISIS, IS or Daesh, is being fed and kept alive by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President and by his Turkish intelligence service, including MIT, the Turkish CIA. Turkey, as a result of Erdogan’s pursuit of what some call a Neo-Ottoman Empire fantasies that stretch all the way to China, Syria and Iraq, threatens not only to destroy Turkey but much of the Middle East if he continues on his present path.
                  In October 2014 US Vice President Joe Biden told a Harvard gathering that Erdogan’s regime was backing ISIS with “hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons…” Biden later apologized clearly for tactical reasons to get Erdo?an’s permission to use Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base for airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, but the dimensions of Erdogan’s backing for ISIS since revealed is far, far more than Biden hinted.
                  ISIS militants were trained by US, Israeli and now it emerges, by Turkish special forces at secret bases in Konya Province inside the Turkish border to Syria, over the past three years. Erdo?an’s involvement in ISIS goes much deeper. At a time when Washington, Saudi Arabia and even Qatar appear to have cut off their support for ISIS, they remaining amazingly durable. The reason appears to be the scale of the backing from Erdo?an and his fellow neo-Ottoman Sunni Islam Prime Minister,Ahmet Davuto?lu.
                  Nice Family Business
                  The prime source of money feeding ISIS these days is sale of Iraqi oil from the Mosul region oilfields where they maintain a stronghold. The son of Erdogan it seems is the man who makes the export sales of ISIS-controlled oil possible.
                  Bilal Erdo?an owns several maritime companies. He has allegedly signed contracts with European operating companies to carry Iraqi stolen oil to different Asian countries. The Turkish government buys Iraqi plundered oil which is being produced from the Iraqi seized oil wells. Bilal Erdogan’s maritime companies own special wharfs in Beirut and Ceyhan ports that are transporting ISIS’ smuggled crude oil in Japan-bound oil tankers.
                  Gürsel Tekin vice-president of the Turkish Republican Peoples’ Party, CHP, declared in a recent Turkish media interview, “President Erdogan claims that according to international transportation conventions there is no legal infraction concerning Bilal’s illicit activities and his son is doing an ordinary business with the registered Japanese companies, but in fact Bilal Erdo?an is up to his neck in complicity with terrorism, but as long as his father holds office he will be immune from any judicial prosecution.” Tekin adds that Bilal’s maritime company doing the oil trades for ISIS, BMZ Ltd, is “a family business and president Erdogan’s close relatives hold shares in BMZ and they misused public funds and took illicit loans from Turkish banks.”
                  In addition to son Bilal’s illegal and lucrative oil trading for ISIS, Sümeyye Erdogan, the daughter of the Turkish President apparently runs a secret hospital camp inside Turkey just over the Syrian border where Turkish army trucks daily being in scores of wounded ISIS Jihadists to be patched up and sent back to wage the bloody Jihad in Syria, according to the testimony of a nurse who was recruited to work there until it was discovered she was a member of the Alawite branch of Islam, the same as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who Erdogan seems hell-bent on toppling.
                  Turkish citizen Ramazan Bagol, captured this month by Kurdish People’s Defence Units,YPG, as he attempted to join ISIS from Konya province, told his captors that said he was sent to ISIS by the ‘Ismailia Sect,’ a strict Turkish Islam sect reported to be tied to Recep Erdogan. Baol said the sect recruits members and provides logistic support to the radical Islamist organization. He added that the Sect gives jihad training in neighborhoods of Konya and sends those trained here to join ISIS gangs in Syria.
                  According to French geopolitical analyst, Thierry Meyssan, Recep Erdogan “organised the pillage of Syria, dismantled all the factories in Aleppo, the economic capital, and stole the machine-tools. Similarly, he organised the theft of archeological treasures and set up an international market in Antioch…with the help of General Benoît Puga, Chief of Staff for the Elysée, he organised a false-flag operation intended to provoke the launching of a war by the Atlantic Alliance – the chemical bombing of la Ghoutta in Damascus, in August 2013. “
                  Meyssan claims that the Syria strategy of Erdo?an was initially secretly developed in coordination with former French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé and Erdogan’s then Foreign Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu, in 2011, after Juppe won a hesitant Erdogan to the idea of supporting the attack on traditional Turkish ally Syria in return for a promise of French support for Turkish membership in the EU. France later backed out, leaving Erdogan to continue the Syrian bloodbath largely on his own using ISIS.
                  Gen. John R. Allen, an opponent of Obama’s Iran peace strategy, now US diplomatic envoy coordinating the coalition against the Islamic State, exceeded his authorized role after meeting with Erdogan and “promised to create a "no-fly zone" ninety miles wide, over Syrian territory, along the whole border with Turkey, supposedly intended to help Syrian refugees fleeing from their government, but in reality to apply the "Juppé-Wright plan". The Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, revealed US support for the project on the TV channel A Haber by launching a bombing raid against the PKK.” Meyssan adds.
                  There are never winners in war and Erdogan’s war against Syria’s Assad demonstrates that in bold. Turkey and the world deserve better. Ahmet Davutoglu’s famous “Zero Problems With Neighbors” foreign policy has been turned into massive problems with all neighbors due to the foolish ambitions of Erdogan and his gang.
                  Just look at the players in this mess. It is so obvious the west is all in on the Syria disaster and is supporting the bloodiest terrorists of the modern era. Hell the son is a Harvard grad doing exactly what he was taught to do. I find it extremely ironic that this article is posted by nonother then our own western resident stooge whose work here is strictly about moving Armenia away from Russia and right into the hands of the very scum described here.
                  Hayastan or Bust.

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                  • #19
                    Re: DAESH-ISIS / Turkey : organic links

                    Noose Tightens on Turkey's Sultan of Swing

                    Finian CUNNINGHAM | 29.11.2015 | 00:00


                    Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ` a self-styled neo-Ottoman
                    sultan ` was only a few years a darling of Western governments and
                    media, proclaimed as a moderniser of Turkey, overseeing a bustling
                    economy and positioning his country as a strategic bridge to Asia.

                    But Erdogan's involvement in the US-led regime-change project in Syria
                    is now steadily revealing his family's appreciable criminal
                    enterprises: from smuggling oil and stolen artefacts, to gun-running
                    for terrorist networks. The former Sultan of Swing is swinging
                    alright, but it could be at the end of an incriminating rope whose
                    noose is becoming ever tighter around his neck.

                    Russia's air strikes in support of the Syrian government in its nearly
                    five-year war against foreign-backed mercenary brigades are blowing
                    the lid on the corruption at the heart of the Turkish ruling AK Party,
                    and the Erdogan family business in particular.

                    One factor in why Erdogan ordered the fatal shoot-down of a Russian
                    Su-24 fighter jet this week was out of revenge for how Russia is
                    destroying the Turkish ruler's criminal schemes. The destruction of
                    hundreds of oil tankers and other facilities commandeered by the
                    jihadist terror network in eastern Syria and western Iraq is hitting
                    Erdogan's lucrative racket.

                    The smuggling routes ` estimated to earn $1 million per day for the
                    terror brigades ` are integrated by Erdogan's son, Bilal, whose
                    licensed shipping companies traffic the illicit goods to global
                    markets. Russian intelligence has laid bare this smuggling empire, as
                    presented by President Vladimir Putin at the recent G20 summit held in
                    Turkey's Antalya. Further incriminating details are expected in coming
                    weeks.

                    This week, following the downing of the Russian warplane, Erdogan
                    boldly dismissed the oil connections as «slander».

                    But as Putin retorted, with a touch of sarcasm, it's hard to imagine
                    how the Ankara authorities could be unaware of an illicit industry
                    involving thousands of oil-laden trucks criss-crossing the heavily
                    militarised Turk border.

                    Among the contraband are believed to be precious artefacts stolen from
                    Syria's ancient dwellings, such as the cities of Palmyra and Iraq's
                    Nimrod, according to the Syrian information minister, Omran al-Zoubi.
                    These artefacts dating from 2,000 years ago are designated as world
                    heritage valuables by the United Nations. It says something about the
                    dubious values of Erdogan and his AK Party cronies when world heritage
                    objects are being looted to finance personal gain and terrorism.

                    The trade in oil stolen from Syrian and Iraqi state-owned facilities
                    by the jihadists is only one half of a giant cross-border loop tied up
                    by Turkey.

                    Convoys of trucks laden with weapons are going back into Syria from
                    Turkey on an almost daily basis. Those weapons, paid for by proceeds
                    from the oil smuggling, are then distributed among the plethora of
                    jihadist terror groups, including the Al Qaeda-linked Al Nusra and
                    so-called Islamic State (IS, also known as ISIS, ISIL or Daesh). The
                    arms trade is overseen by Turkey's National Intelligence Organisation
                    (MIT), headed up by Hakan Fidan, who is closely associated with
                    Erdogan and the AKP leadership.

                    Fidan was quoted by the state-run Anadolu news agency last month as
                    offering an apologia for the IS terror group. «ISIS is a reality and
                    we have to accept that we cannot eradicate a well-organised and
                    popular establishment such as the Islamic State», said Fidan, who
                    added: «Therefore I urge my Western colleagues to revise their mindset
                    about Islamic political currents¦ and thwart Vladimir Putin's plans to
                    crush Syrian Islamist revolutionaries [terrorists]». The statement
                    caused such a controversy that the Anadolu news agency later issued a
                    denial of its prior publication.

                    Despite a heavy media crackdown under Erdogan, sections of the Turkish
                    media have courageously carried damning reports on the oil-weapons
                    nexus that is fuelling the war in Syria. This week, the editor of the
                    Cumhuriyet newspaper, Can Dundar, was arrested on charges of «spying»
                    and crimes against the state because he published articles with
                    photographic evidence exposing the massive cross-border weapons
                    dealing, overseen by Turk I ntelligence. Erdogan has threatened the
                    editor with a life sentence for daring to reveal «state secrets».

                    Another Turk newspaper, Today's Zaman, also this week reported on an
                    unintended slip made by Adana state prosecutor, Ali Dogan, a protégé
                    of Erdogan. The prosecutor inadvertently revealed in a statement that
                    up to 2,000 trucks filled with arms and operated by Turk intelligence
                    have been ferrying firepower to militants in Syria.

                    It thus makes the claims made by the Syrian minister al-Zoubi that the
                    downing of the Russian Su-24 this week ` resulting in the death of its
                    pilot ` was an act of revenge by Erdogan owing to the severe damage
                    that Russia's military intervention in Syria is inflicting. That
                    damage includes not only huge financial losses to Erdogan and his
                    family entourage, but also to the entire war effort for regime change
                    against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

                    In an interview with Russian media, the Syrian minister said: «All of
                    the oil was delivered to a company that belongs to the son of Recep
                    [Tayyip] Erdogan. This is why Turkey became anxious when Russia began
                    delivering airstrikes against the IS [Islamic State] infrastructure
                    and destroyed more than 500 trucks with oil already. This really got
                    on Erdogan and his company's nerves. They're importing not only oil,
                    but wheat and historic artefacts as well», added al-Zoubi.

                    If Erdogan thought he could poke the Russian bear in the eye and get
                    away with it, he is sorely mistaken. Russia has stepped up its bombing
                    campaign along the Syria-Turkey border, hitting oil trucks heading
                    north and the reverse-flow of arms trucks heading south. In the Syrian
                    border town of Azaz, a Russian air strike this week reportedly
                    destroyed up to 20 vehicles believed to be stocked with weapons. Seven
                    people were killed in the air raid.

                    Ankara claims that the convoys crossing the border are carrying
                    «humanitarian aid» to Turkmen Syrians. Turk Prime Minister Ahmet
                    Davutoglu has complained that Russian air strikes have been targeting
                    Turkmen «brothers and sisters» ` inferring civilians.

                    But these are the same Turkmen militia who gained notoriety this week
                    by brutally murdering the Russian pilot who parachuted from the Su-24
                    downed by Turk F-16s jets.

                    The Turkmen militia, with names like the 10th Brigade of the Coast,
                    are fighting hand-in-hand alongside the other jihadist terror groups,
                    Al Nusra and IS, to topple the government in Damascus. The Turkmen,
                    who reside in northern Syria but who are ethnically related to Turkish
                    people, have played an instrumental role in waging Erdogan's covert
                    war of terror in Syria.

                    Last year, in April 2014, Turkmen militia carried out a massacre in
                    the northern coastal village of Kessab, in Latakia Province, where 88
                    Armenian Christians were slaughtered. Thirteen of the victims were
                    beheaded, according to survivors. That attack also involved brigades
                    from al Nusra, IS and the so-called Free Syrian Army, the alleged
                    «moderate secular rebels» much championed by the Western governments
                    and media. (A follow-up column will be published on that specific
                    massacre in the coming days.)

                    Significantly, a Turkmen commander recently protested bitterly to the
                    Erdogan regime over it not suppling his fighters with enough weapons.

                    Turkmen commander Ã-mer Abdullah of the Sultan Abdülhamit Brigade was
                    quoted as saying: «We are trying to survive under unbearable brutality
                    and we need Turkey's help.» He was referring to Russian air strikes,
                    adding: «Every day our Turkmen brothers are dying. We expect the
                    [Erdogan] government to support us. Why have they abandoned us? Our
                    martyrs fall every day. Why are we being left alone? I don't
                    understand».

                    As Turkey's Today's Zaman points out, the Turkmen's claim of not
                    receiving sufficient weapons raises the bigger question about the arms
                    trucks that Turk intelligence, MIT, has been running into Syria. Where
                    have the machine-guns, artillery and mortars contained in thousands of
                    cross-border convoys gone to? If the Turkmen brigades are being cut
                    out of the supply chain then that suggests that Ankara's weapons are
                    being funnelled instead to the other jihadist groups, such as Al Nusra
                    and IS.

                    Russia's military intervention in Syria is turning the tide decisively
                    against the criminal US-led war for regime change, by decimating the
                    ranks for terror brigades that Washington and its allies have deployed
                    for that objective.

                    For Turkey's self-styled strongman Erdogan, Russia's intervention is
                    also hammering home huge personal losses. His egotistical schemes of
                    resurrecting Turkey as a new Ottoman regional power are being
                    shattered. The international reputation of the country under his
                    leadership is sinking into a putrid sewer.

                    Moreover, his family's criminal involvement in the conflict is also
                    being exposed. And his responsibility for fuelling a criminal war of
                    aggression with the loss of over 250,000 lives looms ahead of Erdogan
                    like a noose. The Sultan of Swing indeed.


                    http://www.strategic-culture.org/new...-of-swing.html

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                      Re: DAESH-ISIS / Turkey : organic links

                      Turkey drives hard bargain for stemming refugee flow to Europe
                      DEBKAfile November 29, 2015,


                      Ankara is demanding a 3 billion euro package for a Turkish commitment to stem the flow of refugees from Syria to the European Union, as well as restarting stalled talks on Turkey’s accession to the EU. These terms were to be put before the conference opening in Brussels Sunday, between EU officials and Turkish prime minister Ahmed Davutoglu.

                      DEBKAfile: Turkey is widely criticized by EU members for its lack of respect for the rule of law and fundamental rights, especially in view of President Tayyip’s increasingly autocratic conduct. On the other hand, the refugee crisis preys heavily on Europe.

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