Turkey has serious questions to answer: Reactions to RT report on post-ISIS town in Syria
(RT News) The stream of accusations is growing against Ankara over illegal oil trade and support of Islamic State, with politicians and experts calling for Turkey to be held accountable for its actions after a new batch of evidence gathered by RT.
Reactions to RT report on post-ISIS town in Syria
“There was plenty of evidence even before these latest – very damning – revelations that Turkey was up to its neck in support for collaboration with Islamic State,” he said. On Tuesday, 31 people died in the Belgian capital in suicide bomb attacks at the airport and subway.
We already knew that the flow of oil into Turkey and sold at low prices according to an energy report by Rystad Energy of Norway. Read more, Norwegian report: Most ISIS oil goes to Erdogan’s Turkey. Now RT has provided the world with undisputed proof that Erdogan is involved neck deep.
I really have to question whether or not NATO is playing a role? It is obvious to me Ankara has been given a cart blanche to do whatever they can to destabilize Syria through funding, training and recruitment of ISIL combatants.
The UK weighs in
Former UK ambassador to Syria, Peter Ford, has described as “very convincing” a report aired by RT which features piles of oil accounting papers left behind by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) fighters.
“There was plenty of evidence even before these latest – very damning – revelations that Turkey was up to its neck in support for collaboration with Islamic State,” he said.
According to Ford, the “obsession” of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with removing from power his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, and preventing the strengthening of the Kurds in Syria saw Turkey become eager “to stop at nothing, including collaboration with Islamic State terrorists,” Ford stressed.
“It’s not an exaggeration to say that if Turkey had sincerely tried to put an end to the activities of Islamic State it could well have gone slow and we wouldn’t perhaps even be having this latest atrocity in Brussels,” the former ambassador stressed.
On Tuesday, 31 people died in the Belgian capital in suicide bomb attacks at the airport and subway. The attacks were later claimed by IS.
Lord Peter Truscott, a life peer in the UK’s House of Lords, stressed that Ankara has “serious questions” to answer following the revelations by RT.
“RT’s report highlights some alarming evidence that Turkey is buying oil from Daesh [Arabic pejorative term for IS], and is either supporting or turning a blind eye to terrorists crossing its border into Syria. If this is the case, Turkey needs to stop aiding Daesh in its murderous activities,” Lord Truscott stressed.
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