MOSCOW, November 27. Turkish journalists who told him about the supplies by the Turkish authorities of arms to militants in Syria should receive international protection, said the Chairman of the state Duma Committee for security and combating corruption Irina Yarovaya.
© AP Photo/Vedat Arik, Cumhuriyet
In Turkey arrested two journalists for an article about the Ankara deliveries of weapons to militants IG
Earlier media reported that in Turkey, the police arrested the chief editor and correspondent of the Turkish newspaper “Republic” Jana Dundar and Erdem Gul for the article about the Turkish government supplies weapons to the militants grouping “Islamic state” (banned in Russia as a terrorist organization) in Syria. Two other journalists the Turkish authorities have accused of participation in a terrorist organization and espionage.
“Turkish journalists are required to obtain international protection, as reveal dangerous international crime”, – said Yarovaya. “If a hundred journalists from France will write the truth and I will quote the answer of our President about “living the oil pipeline ISIL (formerly ISIS) in Turkey” and the official notice Russia, the USA about the time and flight level of our aircraft, striking at ISIS, the world has a chance to learn about the lies disseminated by U.S. officials and Turkey,” he said.
In her opinion, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan “can deal with their journalists in Turkey who have dared to write the truth about the blood-oil corruption, feeding terrorism”. “Therefore French journalists have the ability to protect Turkish colleagues and to tell the world the truth,” suggested the politician.
“Russia’s position has been and consistently remains the same: we are fighting terrorism and aiding terrorists consider as a crime”, – said Yarovaya.
On Thursday, President Vladimir Putin said at a press conference after talks with French counterpart Francois Hollande that it’s hard to believe” that Ankara is not aware of illegal oil supply from terrorists from Syria. The head of state recalled that just two weeks ago at the summit of “twenty” in Antalya, Turkey “showed pictures taken from the height of 5 thousand meters of our pilots”. Cars carrying oil arranged in sequence and go beyond the horizon. “It looks like a living oil pipeline,” he described the pictures of the President of the Russian Federation. According to him, “we’re talking about industrial oil supplies from the occupied Syrian territories captured by the terrorists.” “From these territories, and not with any other,” said Putin.
“Islamic state” (ISIS) – an Islamist terrorist organization operating inside Iraq and Syria. Established on 15 October 2006 by the merger of 11 radical Sunni groups. The core group forming the militants, who fought with American troops during their stay in Iraq and with the forces of the government of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.
The IG recognized as a terrorist organization in the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Turkey, Egypt, UAE, India, Indonesia, and Russia (29 December 2014).