Expert: evidence of the involvement of Turkey in the illicit oil trade with is convincing

Expert: evidence of the involvement of Turkey in the illicit oil trade with is convincing


MOSCOW, December 2. Evidence of the involvement of Turkey to buy oil from the militants of the “Islamic state” (is prohibited in the Russian Federation a terrorist organization, IG), represented by the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation, “more than convincing”. This opinion was expressed Director of the Center for the study of Middle East and Central Asia semen Bagdasarov, answering the question.

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The supply routes of illegal oil in Turkey. Data Of The Ministry Of Defense

“Were mentioned, in particular, and the towns of Azaz on the West Bank of the Euphrates river, on the border with Turkey and port of Iskenderun, where everything focuses, he said. – All this more than convincing”.

Speaking of the next steps of Russia, Bagdasarov stressed that the main task of the Russian Federation and its allies in the antiterrorist coalition at the moment – “close the buffer zone, where oil comes to Turkey and all the replenishment for the terrorist groups”.

According to the expert, the U.S. and the West, most likely, will deny allegations of involvement of Ankara to the purchase of oil from ISIS. “It would be strange if the Pentagon has admitted the allegations, he said. Americans and the Western partners of Turkey will say that it is not so, because Turkey is a NATO member”.

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“And for them to accuse a member of NATO in support of terrorism is unacceptable,” said Baghdasarov.

Data Of The Ministry Of Defense

Earlier, senior representatives of the defense Ministry at a briefing led evidence that the Turkish government and President Tayyip Erdogan are involved in illegal extraction and transportation to Turkey of Syrian and Iraqi oil. The volume of illegal trade reach 200 thousand barrels per day, which brings the terrorists millions of dollars.

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Defense Ministry: the Turkish government is involved in illegally obtaining Syrian oil from ISIS