A US investigation has revealed Turkey’s involvement in the establishment and financing of al-Qaeda and ISIS cells in Syria in recent years.
The probe, which was shown on the site for more than 30 minutes, hosted former Turkish police chief Ahmet Yayla who resigned in protest against President Erdogan’s administration funding tens of thousands of ISIS fighters, smuggling them into Syria, as well as buying oil from terrorist organizations. Worth hundreds of millions of dollars.
The investigation also showed numerous documents and audio recordings, which support his disclosure.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was “aspiring in 2010 to establish a major Islamic state,” said Yayla.
“Erdogan thought that his support for militant groups would eventually lead to his control of Syria,” said Yayla.
The website aired an audio recording in Turkish of a meeting where then-Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu was involved. “This meeting was held before the 20014 parliamentary elections,” Yayla said.
At the meeting, HakanFidan, the director of Turkish intelligence said “We sent about 2,000 trucks to Syria”
This is not the first time that the involvement of Erdogan and Turkish intelligence in the transfer or arming of extremists has been exposed, photos, video footage, and a report revealing that intelligence officials are helping to transport weapons and gunmen to Syria are there.
A similar report published by the Swedish Nordic Monitor website in May revealed the Turkish government’s support and tolerance of foreign militants.
According to the report, which was based on Turkish intelligence data, Ankara released the vast majority of foreign hard-line fighters it captured between 2014 and 2016, who had come to the country as a transit station for combat operations in Syria and Iraq.
According to data from the intelligence branch of the Turkish police, only 37 percent of foreign fighters have been arrested
From 1 January 2014 to 30 June 2016.
During the same period, police in Turkey’s rural and border areas arrested 311 Turkish extremists, of whom only 39 percent remained in prison, and the rest were released.
Most of those released are from extremist organizations such as ISIS and al-Qaeda, who are freed after speedy trials.
According to Turkish intelligence documents, the detainees were divided into terrorists, collaborators, and sympathizers who are aiding and abetting terrorism, without providing any information on what is the criteria used to distinguish between them and to judge the danger they represent.
Turkish project in Syria :
Secret documents revealed in January that Turkish intelligence had secretly transferred “militant” fighters to the Turkish-Syrian border, to influence the war in the neighboring country.
The documents pointed out that the “secret operation”, which took place about four years ago, was exposed when the Turkish local police units were called to search for two buses, used to transport armed militants fighters from one point on the Syrian border to another.
A leaked document signed in 2014 by Turkey’s deputy intelligence chief, Ismail Hakki Musa, who is now Turkey’s ambassador to France, revealed that the transfer of fighters was a “state secret.”
The document explained that the fighters were transported across the border on the night of January 9, 2014, inside buses contracted with the Turkish intelligence MIT.
The buses arrived at the border gate in the Turkish town of Akcakli and then passed through the border gate without any inspection or inspection.
Buses of fighters, weapons, and ammunition were unloaded around 5 am, and the buses returned to Turkey.
The following day, Turkish local police received a report that two buses, parked in a rest area on a highway, were involved in drug trafficking.
The bus security personnel were searched, but found no drugs and found 40 boxes of ammunition for heavy machine guns.
The drivers, ShaheenGovinmez and Essat Lutfi, were arrested along with the owner of the bus company, Mihrak Sari.
During their interrogation, the detainees admitted that the buses were hired by MIT, noting that they had carried out similar missions before.
According to the detainees’ confessions, Turkish intelligence transferred approximately 72 “militants” to the Syrian border to help extremist groups there.
After prosecutor Mustapha Sirli led the investigation and ordered a field inspection of the places where the fighters were detained, he was exempted from the case for unknown reasons.
ComaliTolo, the new prosecutor in the case, quickly dropped the case and closed the case against the intelligence service on November 28, 2014.
“ISIS Financial Committee”
Yayla said that Turkey was the only source of trade for militant groups in Syria and that ISIS had received all their supplies from Turkey (clothing, medicine, weapons, and food).
In March, a recent investigation revealed that ISIS had transferred large financial assets to Turkey and that the military defeat of the terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq was an opportunity for terrorists to adopt an economic strategy adopted by al-Qaeda in the past.
In an investigation conducted by the magazine “Atlantic” American, a senior Iraqi official revealed that the bulk of the financial assets of “ISIS” has been transferred to Turkey, despite the sanctions imposed by the US Treasury and extended to financial services companies in Syria and Iraq.