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Russia released video proof that turkey buys oil from ISIS

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posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 08:26 PM
(CNN)Russian military officials laid out Wednesday what they say is "hard evidence" that Turkey is involved in an oil trade with ISIS

"We presented evidence how the illegal oil trade is carried out to finance the terrorist groups," Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said [snip]


Officials presented photographs and videos that they said show links between Turkey and oil refineries in ISIS-controlled territory in Syria, estimating $3 million worth of oil per day was traversing this route before Russian airstrikes cut that roughly in half. Sergey Rudskoy, one of the military leaders, pointed to "three main routes (that) have been exposed for the transportation of oil to Turkey" -- one ending in Turkish ports on the Mediterranean Sea, another at an oil refinery in Batman and a third in Cizre.

Antonov said "the highest political leadership of the country -- President Erdogan and his family -- are involved in this criminal business," crediting Russian journalists for their reports tying one of Erdogan's sons to a role in the scheme.

What is sad is that this evidence is hardly hidden. If Russia knows this then surely the US knew this, and probably has known it for some time.

Turkey continues to defend itself by claiming it is Assad who is buying oil from ISIS, one of the most asinine claims ever, as Assad is locked in a battle to the death with ISIS and would never allow them to profit like this, off oil taken from his or Iraqi refineries.

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edit on 2-12-2015 by Blackmarketeer because: (no reason given)

posted on Dec, 2 2015 @ 08:49 PM
Please use existing thread.



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