View Full Version : Yes, Turkey IS Buying Oil from ISIS

12-07-2015, 12:21 PM
As mentioned before if we cut off the money and supplies to ISIS they die.
And there has to be state players involved or allowing that flow or the fighters would be working at falafel stands.
Now there's more our NATO "Ally" Turkey

Yes, Turkey IS Buying Oil from ISIS

In response to Russia’s accusation that Turkey is buying oil from ISIS, the Turkish president said that – if that is proven to be true – he’ll resign (http://www.afp.com/en/news/erdogan-says-would-resign-if-putin-oil-trade-claims-proven).
It turns out that Turkey is buying oil from ISIS.
The Guardian reported (http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jul/26/isis-syria-turkey-us?CMP=share_btn_tw) this summer:
US special forces raided the compound of an Islamic State (http://www.theguardian.com/world/isis) leader in eastern Syria in May, they made sure not to tell the neighbours.
The target of that raid, the first of its kind since US jets returned to the skies over Iraq last August, was an Isis official responsible for oil smuggling, named Abu Sayyaf (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3084323/US-special-forces-kill-ISIS-commander.html). He was almost unheard of outside the upper echelons of the terror group, but he was well known to Turkey. From mid-2013, the Tunisian fighter had been responsible for smuggling oil from Syria’s eastern fields, which the group had by then commandeered. Black market oil quickly became the main driver of Isis revenues – and Turkish buyers were its main clients.
As a result, the oil trade between the jihadis and the Turks was held up as evidence of an alliance between the two.

In the wake of the raid that killed Abu Sayyaf, suspicions of an undeclared alliance have hardened. One senior western official familiar with the intelligence gathered at the slain leader’s compound said that direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking Isis members was now “undeniable”.

ABC news Australia points out (http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2015-12-01/is-turkey-is-buying-oil-smuggled-by-islamic-state/6991526) today:
In June 2014, a member of Turkey’s parliamentary opposition, Ali Edibogluan, claimed that IS had smuggled $800 million worth of oil into Turkey from Syria and Iraq, according to the Al Monitor website.
He cited oil fields at Rumaila in northern Syria and others near Mosul in Iraq, saying that IS had laid pipes allowing it to “transfer the oil to Turkey and parlay it into cash”.
“Turkey’s cooperation with thousands of men of such a mentality is extremely dangerous,” he said, according to the Al Monitor report.
“Similar pipes exist also at [the Turkish border regions of] Kilis, Urfa and Gaziantep … they take the oil from the refineries at zero cost.
“Using primitive means, they refine the oil in areas close to the Turkish border and then sell it via Turkey.”
Now, a former Iraqi member of parliament has backed up those claims.
“In the last eight months [IS] has managed to sell what is $800 million worth of oil in the black market of Turkey. This is Iraqi oil and Syrian oil, and these are carried by trucks from Iraq, from Syria, through the borders to Turkey and sold … [at] less than 50 per cent of the international oil price,” Mowaffak al Rubaie said in an interview with the Russian channel RT.
“It has always been sold in the region of $21-22 for the barrel.
“Now this either gets consumed inside, the crude is refined on Turkish territory by the Turkish refineries, and sold in the Turkish market. Or it goes to Jihan and then in the pipelines from Jihan to the Mediterranean and sold to the international market.
“Money and dollars generated by selling Iraqi and Syrian oil on the Turkish black market is like the oxygen supply to [IS] and its operation.
“Once you cut the oxygen then [IS] will suffocate.”
The former Iraqi MP said there was “no shadow of a doubt” that the Turkish government knew about the smuggling operations....


12-07-2015, 03:20 PM

12-07-2015, 03:32 PM

Well, never mind. The first mission that UK jets flew into Syria with was the targeting of oilwells under ISIS control ... and reports we had back indicated that our mission had been completely successful. No doubt, even despite disapproval from our own Lefties, we shall continue on.

Black Diamond
12-07-2015, 03:57 PM
Just give the Turks Teslas. What do they cost again?

12-07-2015, 04:49 PM
Saudi Arabia funds and encourages terrorism. Yet we don't prohibit U.S. companies from trading with them. Why is this?