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Erdoğan: I will resign if any oil purchase from Daesh is proven

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posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 12:45 PM
So has Erdogan stepped down yet or what ?
People around the world, including inside Turkey, are waiting on him and his family to be tried in court for dealing with terrorists ..
Whats he waiting for, Christmas?

posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 01:07 PM
a reply to: Obi88

RT is useful if you assume it is an opinion pages saying "What Putin Thinks" or, more precisely, "What Putin wants People to Think".

My opinion:

Putin is a fool and taking a losing path if he wants to build his political career on opposing EU and NATO.

He has the opportunity to pivot from a losing cause [Europe is Evil Nazi, and Ukraine is Western Russia] to, if not a winning cause, at least a popular cause.

He doesn't need to convince many people, other than bad Arab states that most others hate anyway, that IS is actually evil.

Perhaps he is realizing this: accommodation with modern democratic states in NATO and EU is going to be possible and accommodation with Islamist radicals is impossible. He cannot use IS or Assad or anybody else to weaken the West (the old Soviet strategy of supporting Baathist & socialist 'anti-imperialist' Arab dictators). The enemy of the enemy of IS is an enemy of IS.

Message to Putin: EU and USA do not need to fail for Russia to win. There will be a two generation long problem with the radicals, and they will not refrain from attacking Russia just because Russia is opposed to the West. You cannot control the binary in their strategy. They define it as loyal Muslim subject or infidel and it will not be altered.

In the end, most of your people think that they are European in some way---Peter the Great did not look to the Ottomans as a model to modernize Russia.

Note to Putin: be wary of Iran. As long as the Revolutionary Guards are in charge, they still believe in 'loyal Muslim subject vs infidel". Though most of the urban population is different.
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posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 01:22 PM

originally posted by: AVoiceOfReason
a reply to: Peeple

this isnt about him versus them. this is about his government buying his own stolen oil back. i mean you do realize how ridiculous that sounds right?

I didn't think Syria had much oil production anyway. I would assume it's more Iraq's and Kurds' oil. The Baathists running IS operationally think it's their oil.

posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 04:00 PM
did you see the news? Today that Russia gave in public the info regarding turkey and isis, Isis published a video of a russian citizen execution and the video title is " my beloved russia " or something similar. Not posting any link from my country because its very graphic, it contains the execution.
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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 10:58 AM
We have to revive the topic, because Russia released today more evidence about the thing...

news from my country - you must translate with an automatic translator


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posted on Dec, 25 2015 @ 11:14 AM
Militants in Syria change illegal oil trade routes

MOSCOW, December 25. Terrorists are changing crude oil smuggling routes and using new paths to avoid Russian air strikes in Syria but Turkey remains their final destination, Chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operations Department Sergei Rudskoi said on Friday. "They are changing logistics and laying new routes for crude oil smuggling to avoid Russian air strikes," he said.

The route is running from the province of Deir-ez-Zor controlled by the Islamic State terrorist organization through the border settlements of Guna and Tell-Sfuk in Syria towards the communities of Mosul and Zaho in Iraq, he added. Convoys of auto trucks follow the shortest route towards the Syrian-Iraqi border, which they cross in the area of the settlement of Tell-Sfuk, he said, adding that Turkey remains the final destination point of oil smuggling. Oil is smuggled into Turkey through the checkpoint in the area of Zaho, the chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operations Department said.


"As of the moment of surveillance in the Zaho area, there were 11,775 fuel tanker trucks on both sides of the Turkish-Iraqi border. As many as 4,530 of them were on the territory of Turkey and 7,245 in Iraq,’ he said. The chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operations Department also demonstrated enlarged photos of the area by grids. Specifically, there are 3,850 fuel tanker and large-duty trucks in Grid A on the Turkish side, with 200 of them moving towards the Iraqi border and the rest amassed in parking areas. Russia’s reconnaissance has also spotted 980 fuel tanker trucks in Iraq and 680 in Turkey in Gird B in close vicinity to the border, Rudskoi said. About another 4,900 fuel tanker trucks are amassed in Grid B and about 1,350 in Grid D, the chief of the Russian General Staff Main Operations Department said. "It is necessary to note that this checkpoint is used to transport oil extracted both in Iraq and Syria," he added.

posted on Dec, 28 2015 @ 01:24 PM
the following news relate with Kurds and Turkey... So I have to copy paste it in a topic... So allow me

Kurds announced their independence

link You have to translate it with google translator or any other translator.

also english article 3 hours ago

you can make a topic if needed.

There is dozen of topics the prev days, turks make direct attacks and killing civilians with tanks, raids and ground forces in kurdish properties and inside turkey. It looks and sounds like civil war.
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