Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey’s President

In addition to son Bilal’s illegal and lucrative oil trading for ISIS, Sümeyye Erdogan, the daughter of the Turkish President apparently runs a secret hospital camp inside Turkey just over the Syrian border.
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    Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say: “We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.

    But even that was tame compared to what Lavrov said to his Turkish counterparty Mevlut Cavusoglu earlier today during a phone call between the two (Lavrov who was supposed to travel to Turkey has since canceled such plans).

    As Sputnik transcribes, according to a press release from Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Lavrov pointed out that, “by shooting down a Russian plane on a counter-terrorist mission of the Russian Aerospace Force in Syria, and one that did not violate Turkey’s airspace, the Turkish government has in effect sided with ISIS.

    It was in this context when Lavrov added that “Turkey’s actions appear premeditated, planned, and undertaken with a specific objective.

    More importantly, Lavrov pointed to Turkey’s role in the propping up the terror network through the oil trade. Per the Russian statement:

    “The Russian Minister reminded his counterpart about Turkey’s involvement in the ISIS’ illegal trade in oil, which is transported via the area where the Russian plane was shot down, and about the terrorist infrastructure, arms and munitions depots and control centers that are also located there.”

    Others reaffirmed Lavrov’s stance, such as retired French General Dominique Trinquand, who said that “Turkey is either not fighting ISIL at all or very little, and does not interfere with different types of smuggling that takes place on its border, be it oil, phosphate, cotton or people,” he said.

    The reason we find this line of questioning fascinating is that just last week in the aftermath of the French terror attack but long before the Turkish downing of the Russian jet, we wrote about “The Most Important Question About ISIS That Nobody Is Asking” in which we asked who is the one “breaching every known law of funding terrorism when buying ISIS crude, almost certainly with the tacit approval by various “western alliance” governments, and why is it that these governments have allowed said middleman to continue funding ISIS for as long as it has?

    Precisely one week later, in even more tragic circumstances, suddenly everyone is asking this question.

    And while we patiently dig to find who the on and offshore “commodity trading” middleman are, who cart away ISIS oil to European and other international markets in exchange for hundreds of millions of dollars, one name keeps popping up as the primary culprit of regional demand for the Islamic State’s “terrorist oil” – that of Turkish president Recep Erdogan’s son: Bilal Erdogan.

    His very brief bio:

    Necmettin Bilal Erdogan, commonly known as Bilal Erdogan (born 23 April 1980) is the third child of Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, the current President of Turkey.

    After graduating from Kartal Imam Hatip High School in 1999, Bilal Erdogan moved to the US for undergraduate education. He also earned a Masters Degree in John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University in 2004. After graduation, he served in the World Bank as intern for a while. He returned Turkey in 2006 and started to his business life. Bilal Erdogan is one of the three equal shareholders of “BMZ Group Denizcilik “, a marine transportation corporation.

    Here is a recent picture of Bilal, shown in a photo from a Turkish 2014 article, which “asked why his ships are now in Syria”:

    In the next few days, we will present a full breakdown of Bilal’s various business ventures, starting with his BMZ Group which is the name implicated most often in the smuggling of illegal Iraqi and Islamic State through to the western supply chain, but for now here is a brief, if very disturbing snapshot, of both father and son Erdogan by F. William Engdahl, one which should make everyone ask whether the son of Turkey’s president (and thus, the father) is the silent mastermind who has been responsible for converting millions of barrels of Syrian Oil into hundreds of millions of dollars of Islamic State revenue.

    By F. William Engdahl, posted originally in New Eastern Outlook:

    Erdogan’s Dirth Dangerous ISIS Games

    More and more details are coming to light revealing that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, variously known as ISIS, IS or Daesh, is being fed and kept alive by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President and by his Turkish intelligence service, including MIT, the Turkish CIA. Turkey, as a result of Erdogan’s pursuit of what some call a Neo-Ottoman Empire fantasies that stretch all the way to China, Syria and Iraq, threatens not only to destroy Turkey but much of the Middle East if he continues on his present path.

    In October 2014 US Vice President Joe Biden told a Harvard gathering that Erdogan’s regime was backing ISIS with “hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons…” Biden later apologized clearly for tactical reasons to get Erdo?an’s permission to use Turkey’s Incirlik Air Base for airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, but the dimensions of Erdogan’s backing for ISIS since revealed is far, far more than Biden hinted.

    ISIS militants were trained by US, Israeli and now it emerges, by Turkish special forces at secret bases in Konya Province inside the Turkish border to Syria, over the past three years. Erdo?an’s involvement in ISIS goes much deeper. At a time when Washington, Saudi Arabia and even Qatar appear to have cut off their support for ISIS, they remaining amazingly durable. The reason appears to be the scale of the backing from Erdo?an and his fellow neo-Ottoman Sunni Islam Prime Minister, Ahmet Davuto?lu.


    Nice Family Business

    The prime source of money feeding ISIS these days is sale of Iraqi oil from the Mosul region oilfields where they maintain a stronghold. The son of Erdogan it seems is the man who makes the export sales of ISIS-controlled oil possible.

    Bilal Erdo?an owns several maritime companies. He has allegedly signed contracts with European operating companies to carry Iraqi stolen oil to different Asian countries. The Turkish government buys Iraqi plundered oil which is being produced from the Iraqi seized oil wells. Bilal Erdogan’s maritime companies own special wharfs in Beirut and Ceyhan ports that are transporting ISIS’ smuggled crude oil in Japan-bound oil tankers.

    Gürsel Tekin vice-president of the Turkish Republican Peoples’ Party, CHP, declared in a recent Turkish media interview, “President Erdogan claims that according to international transportation conventions there is no legal infraction concerning Bilal’s illicit activities and his son is doing an ordinary business with the registered Japanese companies, but in fact Bilal Erdo?an is up to his neck in complicity with terrorism, but as long as his father holds office he will be immune from any judicial prosecution.” Tekin adds that Bilal’s maritime company doing the oil trades for ISIS, BMZ Ltd, is “a family business and president Erdogan’s close relatives hold shares in BMZ and they misused public funds and took illicit loans from Turkish banks.”

    In addition to son Bilal’s illegal and lucrative oil trading for ISIS, Sümeyye Erdogan, the daughter of the Turkish President apparently runs a secret hospital camp inside Turkey just over the Syrian border where Turkish army trucks daily being in scores of wounded ISIS Jihadists to be patched up and sent back to wage the bloody Jihad in Syria, according to the testimony of a nurse who was recruited to work there until it was discovered she was a member of the Alawite branch of Islam, the same as Syrian President Bashar al-Assad who Erdogan seems hell-bent on toppling.

    Turkish citizen Ramazan Bagol, captured this month by Kurdish People’s Defence Units,YPG, as he attempted to join ISIS from Konya province, told his captors that said he was sent to ISIS by the ‘Ismailia Sect,’ a strict Turkish Islam sect reported to be tied to Recep Erdogan. Baol said the sect recruits members and provides logistic support to the radical Islamist organization. He added that the Sect gives jihad training in neighborhoods of Konya and sends those trained here to join ISIS gangs in Syria.

    According to French geopolitical analyst, Thierry Meyssan, Recep Erdogan “organised the pillage of Syria, dismantled all the factories in Aleppo, the economic capital, and stole the machine-tools. Similarly, he organised the theft of archeological treasures and set up an international market in Antioch…with the help of General Benoît Puga, Chief of Staff for the Elysée, he organised a false-flag operation intended to provoke the launching of a war by the Atlantic Alliance – the chemical bombing of la Ghoutta in Damascus, in August 2013. “

    Meyssan claims that the Syria strategy of Erdo?an was initially secretly developed in coordination with former French Foreign Minister Alain Juppé and Erdogan’s then Foreign Minister Ahmet Davuto?lu, in 2011, after Juppe won a hesitant Erdogan to the idea of supporting the attack on traditional Turkish ally Syria in return for a promise of French support for Turkish membership in the EU. France later backed out, leaving Erdogan to continue the Syrian bloodbath largely on his own using ISIS.

    Gen. John R. Allen, an opponent of Obama’s Iran peace strategy, now US diplomatic envoy coordinating the coalition against the Islamic State, exceeded his authorized role after meeting with Erdogan and “promised to create a “no-fly zone” ninety miles wide, over Syrian territory, along the whole border with Turkey, supposedly intended to help Syrian refugees fleeing from their government, but in reality to apply the “Juppé-Wright plan”. The Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, revealed US support for the project on the TV channel A Haber by launching a bombing raid against the PKK.” Meyssan adds.

    There are never winners in war and Erdogan’s war against Syria’s Assad demonstrates that in bold. Turkey and the world deserve better. Ahmet Davutoglu’s famous “Zero Problems With Neighbors” foreign policy has been turned into massive problems with all neighbors due to the foolish ambitions of Erdogan and his gang.

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    • Tom Jery

      Stop that nonsense it is proved that 75 % of the oil is consumed within Syria the remaining was exported from the Mikail Khodorkovsky wanted from UN Russian Businessmen trading from Latakia to the world which is assumed 20% left over 5% probably traded to individuals to pay bills could be via turkey or other parts of the world. Hence Syria has never been an export nation of oil so there is not much to trade in fact they imported in they past from Jordan to meet the local demand.

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    • Lilian

      Erdogan and Adolf may be one and the same story. It was in Oct. 2014 that Vice-president Biden blamed the Erdogan regime in backing ISIS with “hundreds of millions of dollars and thousands of tons of weapons”. No reaction followed to stop this. The Turks shot down the Russian SU bomber involved in counter-terrorist mission in Syria. No relevant reaction followed. Now there are clear proofs of “nice” Erdogan family business with stolen by ISIS Iraqi oil. No relevant reaction again. Doesn’t it remind you Adolf Hitler story when a dictator transformed into a real monster due to lack of strong opposition on part of the world community?

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    • Diane Conti

      I have to chuckle to myself when Americans et el blow long, moralizing about ‘corrupt leaders’ such as al Assad and Erdoğan. The world’s purveyors of fine terrorism wear suits and reside in plush offices in D.C. and Tel Aviv. Better clean your own house before accusing another’s of living in a mess. Geneva Convention? What Geneva Convention? The West, whaddazionist tool you are!

      • freefromchoice

        I don’t have any personal knowledge of our leaders except Obama and he is one strange person. Upon retrospect tho it usually turns out that fact is stranger tha fiction. To often the powers that be in a country do not eve come close to the actual things that the actual majority of the people want and what they are.

      • John Miller

        Every government is corrupt, even your own! If you don’t admit to it, you are blind and part of the problem the world as a whole faces, and that is people with money control everything behind the scenes. Our so called “world leaders” just listen to what the rich want!

    • Teressa BluesBabe Brewer

      And the Antichrists rise stems from Turkey, just as I warned it did many months ago. Belal. Even his name is demonic and his actions speak far louder than these words.

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    • Enes

      Kurds say that these are our oil in terms of russian satellite pictures and USA supports that, furthermore it is revealed that the areas that shows the Russian paintings not controlled by Isis. On the other hand we know the people who make the oil trade in Syria is an Russian citizen (USA treasure minister said). You become pretty funny with your photoshops like in ship and bilal erdogans photo. Anyway believe whatever you want and defame Turks with your imaginer proofs (!)

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    • Mihir Thakkar

      shame opn these islamic countries qatar , saudi arabia and turkey which are runing peoples lives and robbing a country like syria and iraq of its resources. shame on anto which is allowing this to happen

      • Tim

        Lies lies lies

    • Nknk

      Erdogan is as corrupt as they come!!

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    • Frank

      Just breaking Russia says has video proof Turkey buying oil from ISIS . That is the end of this discussion . Russia and turkey go to war, it could very well escalate to something very scary.

      • Tim

        You should use your brain to evaluate the claims but it is understood that it is either not working properly or not used effectively.

    • Ali Boy

      Turkey is NATO member and ISIS supporter. Where do justice stand ?

      • Mihir Thakkar

        i agree usa and nato countries are equally responsible for this henious criminal act. Russia said 450 countries are involved and sosme g20 countries are also involved in this ridiculous acts. The media and the so called invetigative journalists are makeing all people around the world fools in the name of terrorism when the media companies are owned by these people

    • Necdet

      it is completely wrong and comic information. it is just defamation

      • MikeTheYid

        Russia has proved it buddy.

      • Ali Boy

        You can not distort the Truth. Hundreds of trucks of stolen oil from Syria and Iraq can be seen on satellites flowing to Turkey.

      • Jon King

        It’s blatantly obvious what a duplicitous role they’ve been playing. They’ve regressed backwards to a corrupt, religiously distorted, clan based, excuse of a 3rd world nation.

      • Nknk

        It is not defamation. Erdogan and his kids are back stabbing Isis supporters!!

    • Gabriel T

      Bloody animal family feeding on people’s misery.

      • kutup balkaymak

        Unfortunately, US policy is one of the “feeders” of Tayyip Erdogan and his Radical Islamist movement. 2014, ISIS held meetings in Istanbul and had recruiting offices in major cities in Turkey. Since 2005 Radical Islamist movements became more powerful in our everyday life and everyday our nation is moving away from being a secular modern democracy into a Islamic state. However, as always USG is the game maker and radical or non-radical islamists are OK as long as they serve the US policy in the region. USG doesnt care who rules Turkey or what goes on and what is happening to democracy and its instututions. I cannot understand how US is going to gain from this policy a powerful NATO ally the only moslem country an example, once an inspiration to all the non democratic moslem nations within the region is fading away and becoming into an Islamic Republic like so many in the region.

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    • Everglades

      It’s pretty self evident that Erdogan is trying to provoke Russia. It is also clear that Turkey deals with and protecting ISIS. I hope that they won’t be able to drag NATO and especially the US into their mess. That would be WWIII – and for what? To keep ISIS and Islamic terrorism alive?

      • Mustafa Moosa Darsot

        And on what basis do you these assumptions? U claim its evident, can we view the evidence?

    • Whatafuname

      as far as i see it with S400 no fly zone is already imposed but by the Russians…

    • Mochomo

      At the end only one heroe with big balls , VLADIMIR PUTIN

    • Jammooly

      That photo is photo-shop and this whole article is a bunch of BS.

      • Mart kenyon

        The photo is photoshoped? No waayy??!! Really??! Thanks, captain obvious. But it’s specifically stated that the photo is taken from another source.

    • papparotc

      Does anyone wonder why this isn’t the biggest story on the news around the world? Is it pure speculation by Putin?

      With Obama in the final days of his presidency, I’m sure that the US will remain mum on this. If there’s any truth to Erdogan funding international terrorism, the next administration will be forced to deal with it.

      As a member of NATO, Turkey is being accused of funding a group that has attacked other NATO countries. That puts the treaty in jeopardy of coming apart. This seems like the beginning of something big. I hope people pay attention

    • Frank

      The evil koran makes even the OLD testament read like a girl scout manual compared to the vile evilness and death and hate of the evil koran. Mohamad was pure evil with his pedophilia he owned slaves had numerous wives, he himself chopped off 200 heads in one night, had his full blood brother killed so he could have his wife, And on, and on, and on. Nothing religious about the blood cult of islam.

      • HAMZA

        …………this is just crass craze….and simply huge allegation with empty evidence!!! You have completely deviated from the TOPIC being discussed here.

      • ra232

        Whatever Koran says this mess is not because of it. This mess is a direct result of today’s politics. It is easy to make uninformed statements but that is just what they are: uninformed statements made by Westerners who have no idea what they are talking about. Western arrogance mixed with ignorance results in Western made disasters all over the world.

      • Mustafa Moosa Darsot

        U are evil

      • Necdet

        You are Devil.

    • Tim
      • 5JimBob

        Very interesting. Thanks for the link.

        This whole thing stinks like a Russian/Iranian disinformation exercise.

      • Mart kenyon

        Propaganda works both ways, mate. Or do you think that everything the western media says is 100% true all the time? But really, just use your brain a little and think about it. How are ISIS earning money from their oil sales? They have to be selling it to someone. Who can that someone be, given that all around Syria and Iraq all the other countries have oil except for Israel, Jordan, and Turkey.

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    • RobbiePaul

      “A Russian plane shot down by Turkey in Turkish territory”. Given the fact there is civil war in Syria and ISIS cra* all around I did not think much of it. This news story about Erdogen’s son and daughter working for Isis (in one form or another) is a real WAKE UP CALL—- these are bold status changing statements. Let us hope they are true.

      • Tim

        Your brain is just empty.

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    • Diane Conti

      What a bold faced lie! It’s the USA, Israel and Qatar that fund these mercenary terrorists. Qatar’s Prince Bandar forked over millions to them with Jihadi John McCain as the paymaster. Who do you think is buying the oil? Europe! Erdoğan and his business partner Nathaniel Rothschild (grandson of the banking empire and king maker Rothschild family) assures that the way remains open. When the dust settles, Turkey will be the distribution terminal into Europe for oil and gas pipelines from Qatar, Syria, Iraq, Israel and Azerbaijan. You won’t read about any of this in the whitewashed US media! I work in the petroleum industry and have been living in Turkey for 26 years. To know the politics of this region you have to be here, not in an arm chair in Cincinnati.

      • TecumsehUnfaced

        I think you’ve done a lot of good observation and thinking. But I think you mean Bandar bin Sultan of the House of Saud. but he could have been representing Qatar too. Am I wrong?

      • Natasha33

        Turkey is funding ISIS and terrorism and allowing hundred thousands of terrorists infiltrate in Europe through Greece. This is the truth!!! Erdogan relying on NATO to back Turkey with support of Obama. This is great conspiracy. UK and France should get out of NATO or expel Turkey with immediate effect or WW3 is not far!

      • hyejack

        Your spot on Diane. I was born in the Middle east. Americans have no clue how things work in that region.
        I scoffed when Bush said he will bring democracy in the ME when he invaded Iraq.
        Even Turkey was never a democracy with all the military coups in the past twenty five years, now Erdogan is turning Turkey into an Islamic state like Iran.

      • ra232

        McCain is a traitor to America and has sold out the good of American people. McCain has openly sided with ISIS and if US was being honest it would prosecute him for treason under existing law.

      • sarp

        BRAVO! Someone that is not sheep knows who are the real terrorists!

    • Felipe Tello

      This the kind of ‘friendly’ countries that belong to ‘nato’ and rest of the members support them?, total corruption…ha..ha..ha..

      • ra232

        The bigger nato gets the more of a mess and the less united it gets. Already they had Greece and Turkey: one civilized and one savage. Now with east europe it gets more fractured. Before long nato will have more in-fighting than outside enemies. What happens if Greece shoots down a Turkish plane next time Turks violate Greek air? Erdogan and his operatives assume others are as dumb but they are wrong.

    • crysis63

      go kill him then.

    • Natasha33

      The picture becoming clearer! Why Turkey allowing millions of refugees
      to cross its borders and infiltrate Europe through Greece?? If Bilal
      Erdogan is funding ISIS then thousands of terrorists have surely crossed
      Turkey and enter Europe through Greece. The reason why Turkey shot down
      the Russian plane was to intimidate Russia as Turkey know they will be
      backed by US and NATO. This looks like a great conspiracy between
      Turkey and ISIS. 100% sure Turkey is backing the terrorists and acting
      innocent with Europe. European Union, USA and NATO should immediately
      act against Turkey and expel the latter from NATO with immediate effect!

      • Tim

        The most comic claim so far. Very childish brain. Very similar to the Putin’s Smirnoff-driven brain.

      • Mustafa Moosa Darsot

        Bring the evidence…

      • sarp

        hahahaa your comment is beyond dumb! You have no idea who really supports terrorism! ISIS is created by USA! Where are they getting those military hummers from ha? Did you see the gear they use? Turkey is not supporting Terrorism, ERDOGAN IS! You need to see the difference! Erdogan is the worst president Turkey has ever seen and he is a Traitor! He will pay for all this sooner or later. Ataturk’s ideology is what most Turks follow and his Islam loving BS! I repeat Turks are not terrorist Erdogan is! You have absolutely no idea about the things going on in Turkey or Middle East. you want to learn something. type The Great Middle East project on Google and enlighten yourself.

    • Cyberdine

      Then its time to cut the head of the snake.

    • Tim Pietersen

      Hey Mustafa DONMEH (crypto jew) darsot stop shilling for these ‘turkish’ criminals man ffs. How much sheckels do you get paid? lol

      Erdogan is donmeh maffia: read the book “the children of solomon ” by turkish author (now in jail) Ergun Poyraz, he works together with the zionist agencies to destroy yet another country. He is a maffia boss.

      Now he blackmails eu countries for more money and eu membership.

      • Huskystar

        There is always an idiot that wants to blame the Jews for radical Islam’s terrorism…

    • Adnan

      Yes you are right. Lavrov is not the man who minces words. He is not the man who minces words when it comes to destroying Ukraine, raping Georgia, threatening Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia, legitimizing the use of barrel bombs on Syrian civilians, shooting down civilian jets. He must be the most successful foreign minister of all times. He has built a grand coalition of thugs and crooks, including Iran, North Korea, Syria, Egypt’s Sisi and other dictators. How he does it. He must be a genius.

      • Natasha33

        The truth hurts isn’t it??

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    • kim

      This all nonesense, it is part of the smear campaign against Erdogan and his line of politics.You tried the corruption pathway before, it did not succeed, now you trying to link his family to terrorists, it’s not going to work either, simply because it is all fabrications.

      • Bogdan

        Now explain, how the refugees came to the European continent, if the border between Turkey and Syria is under control by Turkish army? Why refugees didn’t stay in Turkey?

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    • Bruce Baggett

      If Turkey is buying Daesh oil, doesn’t it make it easier to track where exactly it’s coming from?

      • Natasha33

        . European Union, USA and NATO should immediately act against Turkey and expel the latter from NATO with immediate effect! TURKEY IS SUPPORTING ISIS AND HELPING TERRORISTS TO INFILTRATE EUROPE! BEWARE OF TURKEY! TURKEY IS A TROJAN HORSE!!!

    • rafik

      plane was shot down becasue Erdogon son business is getting spoil. Remove Arresst warrent from ICC to arresst Erdogon son for supporting Terriost.

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    • fiyan firüzih

      i am asking a real proof or data. some paper came from mi5 or cia… i try to be justice againts my nation. i looked he is a freelance journalist. how 69 years old man able collect this kind of secret data from bloody middle east? how he know?

    • garethgj

      Funny you have completely ignored that Assad had a prison amnesty- just
      for jihadis – in 2012, while he went on murdering non religious opposition, has
      bought petrol from isol ever since and had tacit agreements with them not to
      attack each other. Until Russia arrived NOT ONE ISIL area was barrel bombed by
      Assad, just civilian and other rebel areas. Get your facts straight, and read

      • Byzantine_Catholic

        That MAKES NO Sense… ISIS is out to over throw Assad and kill religious minorities ( of which Assad adheres to) – Why would he fund ISIS when he has his own oil and Russia as a partner

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    • Dr. Conrad I. Ricketts.

      Now the picture is getting clearer. The rise and fall of Turkey.

      • fiyan firüzih

        yes you aree free to belive Russiian propoganda They also said we fighting isis. look map @ bbc news. @ bottom it shows all russian attack for protect esed and focused to rebels not daes-isis…

      • Adnan

        Nice try pretending to be a doctor. Kind of gives self-esteem to you Conrad.

    • Zickery Kung

      I am just mad that after all the chaos and suffering Obama caused in Syria and Iraq, we didn’t even get to buy those oil… Obama has to be the worst POTUS ever.

      • Adnan

        Obama is the only leader who wrested control of vast areas back from ISIL without alienating local Sunni population. He is very wise. He knows that already bankrupt Russia is virtually on deathbed by stretching itself too far.

    • Yoda0060

      NONE of this is NEWS! To believe that Turkey has not been fully supporting ISIL / ISIS since Syria first broke out in civil war and ISIL / ISIS began their brutal rampage through Syria and Iraq, is nothing short of pure idiocy. Of course they are. The U.S. clearly has the capability of destroying ISIS. Why is it that the U.S, in more than a year, was never able to destroy a single (often miles long) caravan of ISIS fighters or oil tankers transversing the wide open deserts of Syria or Iraq, from one strategic point to another – and yet Russia, since joining the fray, in only a few months, has managed to obliterate dozens. The Russians (today) launch more bombing sorties against ISIS, in a matter of DAYS, than what the U.S. did in MONTHS. We’ve known from day one, that Turkey has been complicit in providing a commercial conduit for the sale of ISIS oil and of providing medical assistance to wounded ISIS fighters, both in Syria and Turkey – and of transporting them in and out of both countries, as necessary. NONE OF THIS IS NEWS!!!!
      Simply put – the American people are being lied to. And have been, since day ONE!!!!

      • Yvonne Forsman

        We are not being lied to. Obama said on TV, at least twice, that the US is supporting the “moderate”/freedom rebels/fighters who are fighting the Syrian president. It is not a secret. NATO wants the Syria president out.

    • Miles Greenford Replace the term ‘commies’ with ISIL, and the colour red with black then ask yourself if this sounds at all familiar? Retro – late ’70s, early ’80s. Anyone missing the good ol’ cold war right now? Well, it’s back! Hooray!


      Adrian Cronauer Facebook show

      “Precision bombs, are so smart now that they can tell an ISIL fighter from a civilians. And of course, we all know ISIL fighters would never think to hide themselves IN schools, hospitals, and heavily populated civilian areas!”

      “Human shields and ISIL. ISIL are so dumb say politicians, that they would NEVER think to use hospitals, schools and civilians as human shields. Or; would they?”

      “This is Adrian Cronauer reporting live from the Syrian Border watching our precision bombs at work!”

      “our precision bombs are SO Precise, that they now can open a hospital door, fly down the corridor, spot an ISIL fighter from the civilian. Go up to them, and talk them into leaving the hospital BEFORE BLOWING THEM UP! Now How’s that for precision!”

      “Good job about Paris hey? It gives the British a reason to reverse the decision three years ago that meant our commanders weren’t allowed to order the British pilots to cross over into Syria when we ordered them too! Who believes in the British Parliament anyway. They’re only there because they’re sweet, traditional, and give is somewhere to shoot when we’re trying to show scenes that are s’posed to be in Britian. Else, how would anyone now that’s where the scene’s s’posed to be taking place right? Back to British pilots following orders. Imagine you’re a British pilot and your American Commander has been ordering you to fly into Syria. Up to now, you’ve had to follow both your commander’s orders, and those of the British Government. Well. How do you do that hey? I have a British Pilot here to tell us!”

      “We follow orders of course. We’re in the military service and we took and oath to follow the orders of our Queen, all her heirs and successors, her government, and our senior officers. Our British senior officers have ordered us to come under to command of the USA, so we do what we’re ordered to. I see no problem here. Do you?”

      “This is Adrian Cronauer back. Good for you British pilot. No taxation without representation for us. But for you in the UK, no representation, without our say!”

      “This is Adrian Cronauer signing off; to watch these very special British bombs at work!”

      Please sign the ‘No Bombing Syria petition, if you think the above is total madness!

    • Mark Volker

      Obama is supporting them also! How did tgey get US made weapons that Iraq never had? A US general asked Congress the same thing.. Why is Obama drops leaflets before bombing them? There is something fishy about this whole thing and the stink is coming from the top!

      • Frank Kozel

        Since the communist in the white house are so enthrolled on world governments, let us freedom loving people of the world set up our own freedom air force with old P51s (3000 mile range @400 MPH) armed with the weapons of the A10 Warthog using private contractor pilots go into these ISIS supporting regimes and start taking out these terriost money supplies. The freaking British, French and Nato and US will not. Burn the oil fields if necessary if you cannot get the supplies routes fast enough. Send all US EPA employees over there to investigate the pollution afterwards…with plenty of head bags. Where do I sign up… would love to get some time in a P51 . Tree top flying at 350 MPH…all the advanced jets and anti aircraft fire could not touch you. The Warthog fire would take out ground defenses and the wing mounted air missles would take out the too fast jets fighters as the overflew you. I believe a P51 could out maneuver an Mig in a 3 to one dog fight!

    • Bilal

      russian propaganda..

      • Byzantine_Catholic

        I smell the stink of a Turk

      • Bogdan

        some reasoning? no? just as I thought!

      • Salaim Barchine

        Errrrr dog gone

    • Lee

      Dunno why people are in such denial over what’s going on. Turkey is in NATO. USA wants to destroy Syria, overthrow Assad, stop Russia taking control of the gas pipeline sales to Europe, stop Assad’s alliance with Russia, provoke Russia again with their proxy terrorists (ISIS, Al Qaeda) like they did with their proxy terrorists in Afghanistan (Mujahideen), steal their oil & keep selling it for DOLLARS, kill anyone wanting to sell oil & gas in currencies other than dollar, etc etc etc. Turks are just another bunch of hired goons. Why is he feigning ignorance now? Some might say, a typical behaviour of some people who pretend not to understand, shrug their shoulders, while understanding EVERY word. Usually after having committed some crime. “I no understande!!”

      It’s not about religion, America has made a FAKE religious war so they can steal the oil from the M.E… It’s about time we demonised America for it’s religions: GREED, THEFT, GENOCIDE. The fact that it uses proxies to do it, doesn’t make them less guilty of it. Hello, Turkey, that includes you! If you truly believe in God (Allah), then why have you sided with the devil? The eyes of god are upon you.

      When I saw the news report on the downing of the Russian jet – well. The cameras knew exactly where to film it & tracked PERFECTLY the missiles fired from the F16’s. That was a televised event. Pre-planned.

      America has not declared war with Syria but is still bombing innocent people.

      • drjgorman

        You do realize that the market is glutted with oil, don’t you? America does not need to “steal” oil, from anyone.

      • Byzantine_Catholic

        On the ground — its about religion…… But those who are moving the chess pieces its about power

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    • Frank

      I know what to make of this mess. Islam most be eradicated as the evil virus it is.

      • Mustafa Moosa Darsot

        And I guess according to u that the “Christian Terrorists” who carried out the Planned Parenthood shootings are angels…

      • ADER DELE

        People like you need to be wipe out of the human race, the truth US is evil, the cancer that is destroying humanity, two face deviel.

      • Lee

        Islam is just a religion, you do know that, right? A religion is just a set of beliefs.

    • Mustafa Moosa Darsot

      This article is full of lies…
      Turkey has many challenges domestically, thanks to the Zionists n Western Imperialists who are out to destroy Turkey’s Islamist identity renaissance under Erdogan n Davutoglu. News of this sort just feeds into their Zionists agenda…
      I’ve been researching Global Current Affairs n Geopolitics for over 25 years now n have come to conclusion that no single party in this region is innocent, and that includes Israel, USA, UK, France, Saudi Arabia n Gulf States, Russia, Iran, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt, Syria n Turkey…
      I am saddened by Mint Press News (which I admire n support thoroughly) for publishing such a baseless article…

      • Moby

        These assertions have been made mostly by Russia, who is neither Zionist nor Western.
        + news is coming out of Turkey from people that participated in Isis related support, like the Turkish nurse who said she treated Isis patients.

      • Natasha33

        The truth hurts isn’t

    • ben

      I dont think Ginger is suporting ISIS , this article is full of BS

      • Moby

        Well, somebody is supporting them because somehow, some way, they still find funding and support.

    • jeffroed

      erdigan said he would resign if he is implicated with isis.looks like it.we will see if he chooses power over turkeys people.

    • Whytruthhurts

      America has been supporting Israel for the last 60 years with money and weapons and all the support which Israel could get that because America believes that it will keep its foothold on the Middle East and it is no different than that. Turkey should do what is good for its interest regardless of what the Zionists want.Why is it wrong for Turkey to protect its borders and interest in the region when someone who have no right in the region supports and kill Muslims. The Muslims. Turkes and the Arab Muslims should stop seeking American Zionist support but if they don’t then sooner or laer there will be people who will demand the regimes to change their policies towards the West.

    • Mario8282

      Everything about ISIS creation and funding was widely known since more than a year. Why does the corporate media publish such kind of news so late? Is this a case of genocidal expansionist cabal cutting loose a peripheric arm because of imminent dangerous exposure? Anyway, Putin has ruffled some touchy feathers. Expect more!

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    • 5JimBob

      Lots of people making lots of accusations. If this huge boot-leg oil smuggling, trading, shipping organization is so well established and been around so long why do we just now hear about it from the Russians only after they have an axe to grind with Turkey?

      With all the actors in that part of the world acting at cross-purposes, why hasn’t this been bigger news much earlier?

      Russians are past-masters of the use of the convenient lie.

    • Abdur-Rahim Dudar

      It is messy. USA supports Turkey. USA supports Kurds. Turkey kills the Kurds. USA kills ISIL. Turky supports ISIL. Russia kills ISIL. Russia kills non-supporters of Bashir al-Asad. USA supports non-supporters of Bashir al-Asad. USA supported shooting Russian jet by Turkey. Every body hates every body else.
      USA reports that 30,000 ISIL troops have been killed. There are 20,000 left and they are defecting. USA is winning. So what is the problem?
      I do not know what to make out of this mess.

      • Ngz Ngz

        Me neither!

      • Moby

        I don’t know what to make of the fact that the country that provided 14 of the 19 hijackers on 911 is still our “friend” and that we took out Saddam to make room for Isis and that we’re trying to make more room for Isis by insisting on taking out Assad. Our foreign policy is akin getting rid of an annoying pebble in your shoe by shooting your foot off.
        “USA is winning” – The only thing the US is winning is a propaganda war designed to draw support from gullible people for pointless wars.

    • Omar Bradly

      Let’s hope the next president of the U.S. will be another George W. and Erdogan and his son will have a future similar to that of Saddam Hussein and his sons.

      • bruceben9

        Yeah. That’s what we need. Another under 100 IQ president.

    • Mr. Hoody Man

      Bomb His Ships That Will Make It UnProfitable Too Buy There OIL !!!! just a suggestion

    • dave thewave

      If what the Russian official said about a Turkish relative of their President making oil profits from ISIS then I hope the Turkish SOB get what’s coming to him.

    • world love

      Turkey play on ther nato and Europe allot of time but they just lie to the west for years and get away with it

    • world love

      The world do not like to ear about what muslim do in this wars all over

    • Alex Wen

      Now we know where Isis get it supplies-Turkey. The son of Erdo a benefactor in double
      dealing . Why is USA and Nato going to do? No wonder Isis is so strong. Now EU is giving
      billion to Turkey. Seriously Nato supporting Turkey is becoming a joke!

    • esterc

      Who’s side is Turkey/U.S./NATO on?

      • Jalek

        The side that funded and armed the terrorist groups that Assad had allowed to be in Damascus for decades in exchange for their rebellion so they could invade under humanitarian pretexts.

      • Salaim Barchine


    • Adam Wade

      holly molly! What a pure evil those “Aroggants” family is? And us is supporting them! What is really going on here? I smelled a rat in the w. house long time ago. Again pure evil and most ppl here in us got so brainwashed and believed everything media tells them. Wow! Now we put dots together, the devil him self took over our higher places politicians and companies.

    • Stop Intervening

      Not the least surprising. Besides B.O. seems more concerned about climate change than ISIS. No country in the West wants to wipe out ISIS but to just drop limited bombs on them and contain ISIS.

    • hehm2 .

      West should send this sob and his dad to Int’l Court of Justice ASAP.

      • justesse


      • Adam Wade

        west you have to put itself 1st into jail 😉 for all the atrocities done in Iraq, Syria, Vietnam etc

    • justesse

      this is absurd. Isis killed over 130 Turks just last month. This author is a Zionist liar spreading Natanyahu’s propaganda.
      imagine if someone says the Jews financed Hitler. how would that sound? oxymoron.

      • Omar Bradly

        Those 130 people you are talking about were Kurds, not Turks; and they were killed by ISIS at the request of the Turkish government. Don’t mix Zionism and Natanyahu and other kind of bullshit with this issue.

      • catacomb

        Daesh oil has been only going to one direction, towards Turkey. The motives of Erdogen and the West is clear. There is no denying it any more! This is about another regime change, this time in Syria. ISIS is a tool just as Al Qaeda was in Afghanistan fighting the Russians. This is no different. Erdogan for all his huff and puff is a tool so are his supporters and their party.

      • BlandlyJammin

        I used to look to Mint Press as an unbiased source of information. It would seem it can be thrown into the propaganda pile along with the rest of MSM.

        The author clearly has the intention of misinforming readers, rather than providing substantial information.

        The goal is to label a boogeyman, then offload responsibility for the larger issue on him, thereby assigning credit to him for something he had little or nothing to do with.

        I have video proof that the CIA was using Turkey as a ‘neutral’ place where they recruited mercenaries to their terrorist ranks. After completing the interview they were shipped off to Qatar for training on private US military training bases. Upon completion of their training the recieved an open scrip to a highly addictive drug which helps create the mental condition necessary to be one of their killing machines, a continual paycheck signed & backed by John McCain, and a position in ISUS.

        Sadly the ignorant outnumber the intelligent, but their ignorance is detrimental to their own existence as well as the rest of humanity.

        • Diane Conti

          Well said, Blandly.

      • kutup balkaymak

        ISIS never clearly accepted involvement in this massacre or took credit we know how they love prpaganda. However, government involvement and an “extra” reluctant Turkish police and secret service brings up many questions. One of the suicide bombers was the brother of the suicide bomber who killed 34 innocent who in Suruc. The family of the bomber, reported their son(s) involvement in radical Islamist groups and asked the local authorities that they should be detained. After the Ankara bombing ( 109 dead) we found out that the second brother was under surveliance, and the police knew that they were coming to Ankara? After the bombing AKP (once an ANTI NATIONALIST party and blamed anyone who critisized governments peace talks with Kurdish rebels as”BLOOD THIRSTY NATIONALIST’S”) who had lost the majority of the seats (to the opposition on July 7, 2015) in the parliment and came out of the second elections (2 elections in 5 months) with a victory of 49%. Just before the July 7 elections the president saw the danger of his “reign” losing power and started the war with PKK and put an end to the “peace talks” with the rebel kurds. A raising death toll within the Turkish army and police RAISED NATIONALISM amongst the people (once blamed by AKP) pumped by the media channels and explosions here and there A SECOND ELECTION, AKP and Erdogan are back in power. So, in this soup we have Isis, radical Islamist groups, nationalism, PKK, brotherhood of muslims movement, rabia, ISIS oil trade, arms deal Presidents neo-Ottoman fantasy etc etc.

        • justesse

          yes, they did claim responsibility as well for the massacre in Iraq.

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    • Steve Ross

      Happy Hunting Russia. Track Erdogan’s son down and kill him. ISIS has been responsible for thousands of people being brutally killed. Turkey backs ISIS.Obama backs ISIS. I would hope and encourage RUSSIA &Isrqael to hunt down and kill all who support ISIS. ALL who support,ALL.

      • justesse

        crawl back under your rock. Trumpest!!!

    • Abdur-Rahim Dudar

      One More Post on Turkey:

      When the Soviet Union was big time, USA poured lots of money into
      Turkey. Turkey never created anything or developed into anything.
      At the Georgia Institute of Technology, I told the ambassador to Turkey,
      “Why Turkey is so irrational?” He began to go around the bush
      to make Turkey look like the greatest country on Earth when it has been a
      moosher. Turkey does not produce. It only consumes. USA and
      Russia produce and consume. The laws of economics apply to productive
      countries; they are the strongest countries.

    • Rafe Husain

      more russian propaganda. Putin’s lies are sold by fake conservative sites. Only President Reagan knew how to deal with Russians/soviets/KGB

    • Abdur-Rahim Dudar


      By Aviroce

      The rules of engagement have changed. You got all kinds of rattle snakes at war
      against enemies, enemies unidentified. But at the basis of all, USA against
      Russia, USA against Syria, USA against Iraq, USA against ISIS, USA against
      Al-Qaeda, and USA against Shia and USA against Sunni, USA against anyone friend
      or enemy who blocks USA’s access to its interests most of these interests are
      vested in Israel. Now, Russia against USA, Russia against European Union,
      Russia against Israel, Russia against friends of USA. The Field Scenario is
      complex. For me, I feel Russia should emasculate its enemies just like the
      United States is attempting to do. Russia should take action on TARGET: TELAVIV
      AND ONE NUCLEAR BOMB. I believe that will sober all parties. European Union does
      not like Israel. USA does not like Israel but thinks it wants to maintain a
      thorny ally among Palestinians, Arabs and Muslim for present strategic colonial
      positions and for a future share in the wealth of Asia. Russia on the other
      hand sees its stronghold in establishing the only sea base on the Mediterranean
      Sea the best access against colonialism and Zionism to create buddy friends
      with Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims. In the absence of USA forcing a
      resolution to the Two-State Solution to Palestinian-Jews problems, USA will
      always be thought of as enemy of Palestine and a rogue state.

      With all the mess I enumerated, I think the best policy for the Russians is to
      ignore ISIL and attack those against Bashir Al-Asad. All parties have agreed
      not to include Bashir Al-Asad in the fight for domination. ISIL will deal the
      blows to the West while Russia will fortify hold in Syria. Notice that the
      downing of the Russian plane was not designed for the Russians; it was designed
      for the English. Two things must have happened. The first is intelligence that
      a bomb will be mounted. The second is diversion of attack. Indicators England
      and Israel might have done the switch. This would be the second time around
      with an attack on Russia. Otherwise, the rattle snakes are going for WWIII . It
      is happening. No one is retreating. Best start is TARGET: TELAVIV AND ONE
      NUCLEAR BOMB. I believe that is the best solution. It will force Israel to
      surrender. It will let USA sober up to its actual national interest. It will
      make the Russians heroes of Palestinian, Arabs and Muslims and partake in the
      wealth of Asia from a strong position.


      • Frank Kozel

        What a jackass statement! And what do you think Israel is going to do with their 50 atomic weapons while you are waiting for them to surrender. Hope ypu are in he drop zone, Abdur!

    • Toto Bugsy

      Since the beginning Turkey finance & supports ISIS/Daesh with the approval of US/UK & NATO. No wonder why many experts in foreign affairs agree that ISIS/Daesh is created by the above !!!

    • John Cottam

      time to kick turkey out of Nato

      • justesse


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    • muyideen mohammed

      any story that promote devilish agenda should not have it’s way, there are many concocted stories that only promote killings and destructions

    • Greg Scollard

      The more corrupt that our government (and those of the west) becomes the more that I see Russia’s side AND support Putin. He IS a true leader…bold and stands up for what he knows is right.

    • Gregg

      This article has some complete nonsense. Israel training ISIS HAHAHA. Yes ISIS just love Jews training them.
      Such a idiotic website.

      • esterc

        Wake up Gregg

    • Ivyking

      Why am I not surprised. After all they committed the first genocide of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915. Are we for real counting these idiots as our “allies”? Unbelievable!

      • Bogdan

        Everyone knows about the genocide of Armenians in 1915, but only Putin has the courage to call a spade a spade.

    • Mmagesh Magesh

      Pinch the baby and rock the cradle!

    • Richard Zion

      Is that Opie or Richie Cunningham ? Ron Howard you are needed back on the Hollywood Set.

      • mothman777

        Perhaps Karl Pilkington from ‘An Idiot Abroad’?

    • José Raymond Herrera

      Turkey now counts not only on U.S. approval on ISIS ambiguous policies but on EU promises about future joining. Next candidate to join : Saudi Arabia. Good luck EU. Greece will be against, but, you know, Greece doesn’t count anymore.

    • Jerry

      jerry, I was surprised by only one thing in this article, the involvement of the U. S. in supplying & training ISIS, prompted by Israel’s power within the U.S., through its AIPAC financial lobbying group. The education of Bilal Erdogan at Harvard, (President Obama’s alma mater) lends credence to the U.S. influence in Turkey, & other nations in that part of the world, such as the rapid rise to President of the nation of Georgia, by another U.S. educated politician. The Obama administration has a political debt to Israel over the Iran nuclear deal, & part of the payment is the attempt to turn Syria into a total chaos, as they did to another of Israel’s enemies, Libya.

      • olu

        Do you know how many global political figures have to one of the schools of Harvard? That’s like blaming Obama for breathing the same air as bin Laden.

    • Whatever

      Turkey is on the wrong side of the history when it supports ISIS. World will not forget.

    • pinnacle

      NATO is the US’s Achilles heel. We should not be committed to defend places like Turkey and some of these eastern European corrupt countries. The U.S signs them to NATO contrary to what was agreed and become joined at the hip with them, just to limit Russia’s influence.

    • disqus_7EcB0kPDrU

      Time to take out this guy!!

      • olu

        Yeah let’s assassinate the son of the second-largest military in NATO…can’t imagine there would be any blowback from that…

      • hehm2 .

        Leave it to the Russians…a little poison on his supper will do the job 😉

    • ilias

      It is not the first time that the name of this guy is connected to some kind of corrution and it is not a surprise that his name is implicated in this case too.
      Also if it is true that his mother is of Syrian origin then this case must be investigated deeper to trace any connection that she might have with terrorists that control rebel areas in Syria and if they are supporting some relatives to overthrow the National Government of Syria and take over Syria,
      Where there is smoke there must be some fire and it is time to go to the bottom of the Syrian issue to find out what motivated the foreign meddlers to light so many fires all over the Syrian territoties.

    • Marcus Taber

      Take Back Constantinople. Revive the eastern empire, give Greece their glory back. Time to expel the horse mongrels. Send them back to the Eastern Steppes.

      • ZSK

        Really? you think that would happen ahahahahahahhahah looooool…

    • Is this a shock? Erdogan’s been in bed with ISIS since the start. The guy is turning Turkey from a democracy into a theocracy. He has a hard on over restoring his version of the Ottoman Empire. Why the United States government even supports that regime at this point is beyond me. We’re openly supporting terrorists just to take more swings at Russia, all the while they feed the citizenry garbage about combating it.

    • areck12

      As I’ve said many times before, Erdogan is a crook, plus many other things. He is bringing Turkey back to the middle ages. It’s to bad the masses in Turkey weren’t better informed about what the so called king of Turkey is trying to do to their country.

      • Omar Bradly

        The “masses in Turkey” actually support this SOB. They just gave him a majority in the Turkish parliament, so that he can declare himself a new “sultan”.

      • ZSK

        All these comments then yours, are just so funny I think it can be taken as comedy…. Erdogan “is bringing Turkey back to the middle ages.”?? LOL… Turkey has never been more strong and modern in technology, military and economy as well as democratic. Check up your history. Oh well, I guess the West is too used to see Muslim countries ALWAYS in need of their help -.-‘

    • Von

      Kill him. Enough games.

    • Can Aydoğdu

      What a full of BS. First of all, ISIS does not have any port, not even a part of land in the coastal area of Syria. And, this photo is from a Turkish newspaper alleging that his ships working for Assad and Russia, which is most likely but a propaganda , but some people apparently took the photo and re-write another propaganda on it.

      Russians work with Assad for him to buy oil from ISIS and sells it through Russian banks. The US has put sanctions of Russians the second time just recently, and revealed the all process with proofs. Putins
      keeps saying it is Turkey who buys the oil, but cannot present any single proof of it. Putin was not the first person alleging it; it was Assad and his ally, Iran. Putin has joined in the group, started participating in Assad’s campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide against Syrians, and kept repeating the propaganda arguments used by them. Putin knows he is at fault, and uses cheap propaganda that Russia fights against terrorism and Islamic extremism to gain support, while he works very closely with the Islamic terrorist state, Iran, and Assad, the dictator of Syria.

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    • Matt

      You can’t be pi$$ed at turkey for saying a border violation isn’t a pretext for war three years ago. You can call it hypocritical but I don’t see it that way. Russia has done some very sketchie things in the three years since that was said. Most importantly on that list is border violations in Ukraine and infiltrating a country in unmarked uniforms and continuous denial of it. When your troops go into Ukraine you deny it, say they must of got lost it was an accident, or say they are on holiday if they wanna fight for rebels they can we can’t tell our troops what to do.

      I hate the fact that a Russian pilot killing terrorists was killed by the ones he was taking out because turkey is a sissy. Russia shouldn’t be their anyway fighting in antiques. Update your Air Force and let others who don’t have left over Soviet litter boxes for jets.

      • Jerry

        jerry, Mat, what does the age of a bomber on a bombing run to destroy terrorist strongholds, have to do with anything, everyone knows bombers, regardless of age, are easy targets for fast fighter planes. The Russian plane was over Syrian territory headed towards its target in Syria, when it was shot down by a newly gifted U.S. F 16, fighter plane, & the Russian plane & its pilot (who was shot as he hung helpless in midair, by terrorists), both, plane & pilot fell 2.5 Km. within Syria. This war is in the middle East, against Sunni Wahabi Moslem terrorists, not in eastern European Ukraine.

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    • capthank

      the solution is simple destroy all oil wells held by Daesh, and I mean totally destroy to a point that it would take years to repair. a scorched earth policy.End of Game!

      • Robert L. Johnson

        I agree wholeheartedly with your assessment. Not only should the oil wells be destroyed, but if Bilal’s ships are proven to be carrying stolen oil from Iraq and oil from ISIL, they should be sunk. Without a means of selling oil to fund itself, ISIL’S day’s will be numbered. The US should revalue it’s assistance to Turkey and whether or not they are truly friends of America.

    • Thomas

      Freedom. Wasn’t free, isn’t free. in a recent YouTube posting, the film depicts Allied aircraft “wasting Terrorists,” one at a time from a distance. Some were armed, some were not. War, there is no such thing as a just war. You win or you lose. Win, you are free, lose you are not free,

    • Chris2248

      THE FOLLOWING IS PROOF POSITIVE that the fears and concerns over the spread of radical Islam IS
      NOT OVERSTATED OR EXAGGERATED and that its global reach goes well beyond ISIS and Al Qaeda in
      the Middle East and now infests large portions of Europe and the African continent and continues to spread
      and grow in many other countries around the world!!…

      THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD and its global reach:

      Although banned and clandestine for most of its history ( It was founded in Egypt in 1928 ), the self
      proclaimed jihadist Muslim Brotherhood has managed to grow throughout the Muslim world, especially in
      Egypt’s neighboring countries—Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories—as well
      as in the Arabian Peninsula (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Yemen, Oman, and Bahrain). The movement has also
      achieved global status by expanding WELL BEYOND its traditional Middle Eastern borders including Eastern
      and Western Europe.
      Below is the Muslim Brotherhood’s 1982 manifesto titled “The Project”, penned by Sa’id Ramadan, the son-
      in-law of Hassan al-Banna, the founder of the Muslim Brotherhood.
      The Project was distributed to Muslim Brotherhood members around the world who were ordered to strictly
      guard The Project’s content from outsiders. They did so until November of 2001 when a copy of The
      Project was discovered during a police raid of a senior Muslim Brotherhood financier’s home in Switzerland.
      The Project outlined the Muslim Brotherhood’s 25 strategies, including the deception of Taqiyya, to infiltrate
      and to eventually subjugate the rest of the world under Islam, the so-called “Religion of Peace”. (Noteworthy
      portions are in BOLDFACE):
      “1. Network and coordinate actions between like-minded Islamists organizations;
      2. Avoid open alliances with known terrorist organizations and individuals to maintain the appearance of
      3. Infiltrate and take over existing Muslim organizations to realign them towards the Muslim Brotherhood’s
      collective goals;
      4. USE DECEPTION to mask the intended goals of Islamist actions, as long as it doesn’t conflict with Sharia
      5. Avoid social conflicts with Westerners locally, nationally or globally, that might damage the long-term ability
      to expand the Islamist powerbase in the West, including the support of full-time administrators and workers;
      6. Conduct surveillance, obtain data, and establish collection and data storage capabilities;
      7. Put into place a watchdog system for monitoring Western media to warn Muslims of international plots
      fomented against them;
      8. Cultivate an Islamist intellectual community, including the establishment of think-tanks and advocacy
      groups, and publishing “academic” studies, to legitimize Islamist positions and to chronicle the history of
      Islamist movements;
      THE WORLD;
      10. Balance international objectives with local flexibility;
      11. Build extensive social networks of schools, hospitals and charitable organizations dedicated to Islamist
      ideals so that contact with the movement for Muslims in the West is constant;
      12. Involve ideologically committed Muslims in democratically-elected institutions on all levels in the West,
      including government, NGOs, private organizations and labor unions;
      13. Instrumentally use existing Western institutions UNTIL THEY CAN BE CONVERTED AND PUT
      14. Draft Islamic constitutions, laws and policies for eventual implementation;
      15. Avoid conflict within the Islamist movements on all levels, including the development of processes for
      conflict resolution;
      16. Institute alliances with Western “progressive” organizations that share similar goals;
      17. Create autonomous “security forces” to protect Muslims in the West;
      18. INFLAME VIOLENCE and keep Muslims living in the West “in a Jihad frame of mind”;
      19. Support Jihad movements across the Muslim world through preaching, propaganda, personnel, funding,
      and technical and operational support;
      20. Make the Palestinian Issue a global wedge cause for Muslims;
      21. Adopt the total liberation of Palestine from Israel and the creation of an Islamic state as a keystone in
      23. Actively create Jihad terror cells within Palestine;
      24. Link the terrorist activities in Palestine with THE GLOBAL TERROR MOVEMENT;

      THE WORLD!!!!

      • Jerry

        jerry, Chris, Much of this sounds similar to objectives of the U.S. CIA, the real culprit sponsoring ISIS, & the like is an even older group, the Sunni Wahabi Moslem group centered & funded out of Saudia Arabia & Turkey.

    • Silvia Planchett

      His dad is an Islamist, what else is new?

    • Cool-Rides.Biz Cool-Rides.Biz

      Bravo Lavrov, just open up the despicable Edrogan businesses, he makes millions of illegal oil trade, as well as arm sales, INCLUYDING FRENCH WEAPONS, so 130+ French citizens lost their lifes through ISIS attacks. Ottomans have always been LOWLIFES OF THIS PLANET, time to hit back for your lost fighter jet!!!!!!

    • Mythought

      So when are we going after this traitor? Turkey is worthless so far. Bring em all down.

    • Daniel Duncan

      The European Union just entered into a deal with Turkey which included a multi-BILLION dollar package for aid to Turkey from the EU. The European Union just became sponsors of terrorism. The European Union members used to be my friend, now that they support terrorism, they are now my enemy.

      • Salaim Barchine


    • ed

      Another one of Obamas friends.

    • AHTRUE1

      It means that America is some what involved for her to be so silent on this so important a matter.The Bible just can’t go wrong, in the Book Daniel the Bible clearly states that these two rulers will tell lies at the same table.

      “The two kings, with their hearts bent on evil, will sit at the same table and lie to each other, but to no avail, because an end will still come at the appointed time”.Daniel 11:27

      With clear cut prophesies like this one, I just can’t see how people still don’t believe the Bible.

      • Albaniann

        I believe in Bible but how do we know that those 2 kings are Obama i Erdogan…How about the rest of the world’s kings…Don’t they all lie…?

    • The real Neville C

      We know who the real terrorists are now!

    • Correct me, if I am wrong

      That should be a lesson in geopolitical business.. Daddy Erdogan created Syrian crises, which created refugee crises in Europe, which created a $3 bln bribe for Erdogan and a blank amnesty for whatever he had done or is doing, or will be doing. No surprise that with Daddy like this, his son is a very successful businessman.

      • Ed Middlebrook

        See my reply to bomonti wallace about 2 hours after your post.

      • Halosh

        As much as I dislike Erdogan he is not the one who created Syrian cries. Sadly to say whom ever started the Arap Spring is the one cause all these human suffering.

    • trahanaquasimodo

      Turkey hates the Kurds and it’s allies more then Evil muslims isis

      • James Wherry

        Turkey fears the Kurds, yes.

    • bobf123

      what a load of horse sheeeeeeeeeet!
      we all know it’s because of obama and hillary clinton! they’re the real supporters of isis!

      • Jerry

        jerry, bob, Both are under the control of Israel’s AIPAC.

    • tedon

      These are the kind of students Harvard likes to take over “privileged whites”.

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    • BlandlyJammin

      Nah, don’t think so. ‘At a time when…’ ISUS/Al CIAduh/Al nUSrA/Boko Haram are all funded through the global central banking cartel, through political channels in the CIA & politicians. The Bush family has an intimate relationship with CIA operations.

      This runs parallel to the historical examples of Vietnam/SE Asia, South & Central America, Iran,9/11, etc. Placing the responsibility on an individual is intended to divert focus from the repetition of the modus operandi.

      • Jerry

        jerry, Blandly, Obama & Hillary, are in the Bush tradition, same policy.

    • Kimo Krauthammer

      Shut the Turkish-Syrian border and end Saudi aid to Islamist groups operating in Syria, and half the problem is solved. Russia needs to win the race to shut the border before Turkey or NATO try to set up their own “safe zone” and keep the contraband flowing both ways. Russia’s S400 missile system should at least stop Turkey from bombing our allies the Kurds and hopefully has created a “no fly zone”.

      • Ed Middlebrook

        My cousin lives in Latakia, Syria and said the Russians presence in Syria is the best thing that could have happened for the Syrian people. Read my Reply to bomonti wallace about 2 hours after your post. Also read the referenced articles. Too bad we can’t get the truth out to thousands. Half dozen comments on this site can’t make a difference. Maybe we should start a web site called “The Real News”.

    • hazel

      All that bombing and little results. Because they were building underground tunnels and no one was getting killed. Only empty buildings above ground. And the bombing raids were few and far between. Not because of innocent civilians, but because Obama knew there was nothing there. He knew about the tunnels, and Turkey backing ISIS through oil dollars. But Assad was all that mattered. All those innocent children, women and men… beheaded and shot. AND OBAMA KNEW!

      • Steve

        US spent millions of dollars training FIVE Syrian rebels (because the rest left to join ISIS). Where did the money go exactly? Why not release the name of those 5 Syrian rebels? Where are they now, did they join ISIS too?

      • Keithon de Bique

        it would be incomprehensible how your POTUS couldn’t have been told.

      • Jerry

        jerry, hazel , Russia has a different plan, bomb to cut off specific areas from resupply, then use ground forces to attack the weakened terrorists, it’s called military strategy.

    • Kimo Krauthammer

      And the GOP idiots are calling for tens of thousands of troops in Syria. These retards don’t learn from their mistakes. Everywhere the US treads we leave chaos and increased radicalism. Time for the US to leave Syria and let Putin wipe out all the terrorist vermin, including those the US has been backing.

      • The real Neville C

        The turks are the problem here! They need to be wiped out, simple as that! Hopw Putin will do the job.

    • Christian killers embraced by the JewBolshevik left. isn’t Erdogan a crypto jew like the Saud family? an author in Turkey thought the same and was sentenced to years in jail.

    • catacomb

      Too bad for NATO the cat is out of the bag but of course many knew this already and NATO doesn’t care about that. They actually welcomed, facilitated and supported it.

    • disqus_YcsQndWs5m

      And his father has been accusing Israel for all the ME terror…
      Had hypocrisy been a disease ALL Muslims would have in ICUs

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    • Phil Adelphia

      The HUMAN GARBAGE doesn’t fall far from the dump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Terry

      Good information, buts that what I would expect from the Turks

    • fern

      Memory; for years Turkey has tried to join the EU claiming to belong to Europe, they did their best keeping Hagia Sophia away from Muslims and reviving what was before the Turks moved in, with Erdogan things changed a bit he was realizing that the EU would not accept Turkey as a European country so Erdogan changed his aim and turned to his Islamic brothers he did buisness with them, he was a success in Syria before the Arab spring. The Assad family of tyrants are Shi’a, the revoltees are Suny so Turkey had to side with their Suny brothers and so it started, Al Quaïda was first to move in then the split, one part Al Quaïda one part IS. When the going was good economy wise he started to think that he could be a Sultan and get back at those who insists he recognizes the Armenian genocide. Turkey is powerful through their geographical position only, Russia or the US could easely move in and teach them how to walk straight, like it was done in Germany with the Allies axcept that things ain’t done like that anymore.

      • batuhan

        it s clear that your priority is armenians, so hatred inside of you against turks? you do not have something logical ! and I Do not expect to read something logical from you !

    • bomonti wallace

      Fake NEWS. I know he is not an angel and i dont like him but this accusation is not true.

      • Steve

        It is true, there has been proof. Even Anonymous released documents in 2014 proving it. You are in denial, buddy.

      • Ed Middlebrook

        I’d like to see proof of that! My cousin lives in Latakia, Syria and has been telling me for the last couple of years about Turkey buying oil from ISIS – nothing new. This would be impossible without Erdogans knowledge. As the oil is shipped by truck, do you see any other country within close proximity except Turkey? I’m sure the USA has been well aware of this but refuses to take action because of the strategic location of their air bases in Turkey. When Turkey and Saudi Arabia would not join the coalition it should have been obvious whose side they were on. When I asked my cousin here was her answer: Saudi Arabia was Erdogans largest financial supporter in his election. Why? Because both countries along with ISIS, idiot Senator John McCain’s Free Syrian Army (FSA), etc ALL want a radical Islamic Middle East. She also noted this as the reason Erdogan and the Saudis (said by locals to be the suppliers of the gas used in the Damascus gas attack) are aiding rebels in Syria. Syria is the only secular country in the region with 18 religious sects and no oppression like the Saudis. Doesn’t exactly fit in with the “big picture” does it? How much info has been published about the FSA? I’ve received many emails from my cousin about hundreds (probably thousands by now) of unarmed villagers in her area alone MURDERED by the FSA because they didn’t subscribe to their radical Islamic ideals. This information doesn’t come from someone sitting in a chair talking on the phone. My cousin has gone to these villages to assist survivors and collect information. Sooo, where are the reports to back this up? Mainly USA tainted reporting! They don’t want you to know the truth. They would like for you to think of Assad as the cause of all this. Where did all this begin? Rebels crossing into Syria from Jordan. Jordan is the third largest recipient of US aid – sound a little suspect? My cousin says many of her contacts indicated this mess started because these rebels murdered 68 police officers in the city of Deraa and not because of some so-called peaceful demonstration. Here’s some good reading. Search for: “The “US Hand in the Syrian Mess” and “Hidden Origins of Syria’s Civil War”. These articles are from consortiumnews around july 20. In conclusion, I like to take the information from an “insider” and see if these articles make sense. In this case it makes perfect sense.

    • Jimmy

      We have been saying for 5 years. “Follow the money.”

    • wally63

      The CIA and MOSSAD fund ISIS. Doesn’t EVERYONE know that?

    • Adam Contreras

      Can the Russians makes this a fact with strong proof?

    • batuhan

      I wonder why there was no news before turkey shotting down a russian war plane? just russians ask this question, everything was okay before the plane incident? then everything has changed? If everything was okay before? what has changed from that time? or vice versa 🙂 OR… Do believe your Putin’ s media 🙂

      • wireman553

        There were PLENTY of accusations against the Turkish government before now. The Turkish government ADMITTED they were treating Daesh for free in Turkish hospitals over a year ago.

      • tony

        There were a lot of news. Where did you have your head in?

      • Kor K

        Putin’s media? this is an american article dummy

      • Ed Middlebrook

        See my reply to bomonti wallace about the same time frame. I have enough information from my cousin to fill a book.

      • Jerry

        jerry, bat, Everything was not O.K., you just didn’t know about how wrong it was, because the news media is owned & controlled by wealthy, neo-conservatives , & has been for years, going back to the G.W. Bush era.

    • Never heard journalism become so cheap and immoral – spinning blatant lies and be proud of it. Those who write such gabage as this article do they know serious people are reading?

      • tony

        Where have you been Ishaq? These days it is much harder to hide the facts. Turkey has been helping ISIS both directly and indirectly!!

      • Ed Middlebrook

        See my post to bomonti wallace around this same time frame.

      • Super Vlad

        You know in your heart it’s true.

    • blackfin66

      You really gotta go with the Russians on this one….


      I knew it! I knew it! I knew! I mention this a month ago. Putin said the same last week.
      Ardogan, Turkey president is practically a dictator. He is also been strongly pushing Islam for the last four years.
      He is making billions with ISIS with their cheap oil. He also want to join the European Union, which won’t as long as Austria exists! The man is bad news.

    • Deckie Deckie

      All is left is to make it official…..Merkel is been pushing it hard…asa good esat german she’s quite fond of turks….

    • Mike Dussault

      So now that we know who this sorry azz is,,,,,,,, Kill him !!

    • Mike Dussault

      Soo,,,now that we now him ,,,,, Kill him !!!

    • kassanova

      you think Assad woke up one morning, 4 years ago and said to himself “I
      think I will start killing my own people!”? Or do you think there might be
      some REASON why people are being killed? E.g., Could it be that Sunni radicals (Saudi Arabia Wahhabis and Turkey’s Ismailia)
      are trying to overthrow Assad’s secular regime? What would the U.S. do if a
      large group of people set out to overthrow OUR government?

      ANY country in the world will try to put down such a rebellion. If the
      rebellion succeeds, it could lead to sectarian strife or civil war and hundreds
      of thousands dead, as we see today. Ask Lebanon, Iraq, Lybia!

      But you don’t ask questions or think things through.

      You just recite the War Party line. The War Party tells you to Hate Assad, and
      pretends that everyone Live Happily Ever After once Assad has been killed.
      Revolution is depicted as if it were a lark. The Syrian people know otherwise –
      those who are not out in the streets fighting. They need to make some very sober

      I’m all for reform in Syria. 4 years ago when the rebels were supporting
      reform, I was supporting them. But when Assad started to actually MAKE reforms,
      the rebels suddenly switched from demanding reform to demanding blood and now
      as we all see today with a creation of ISIS/Daesh and Al- Nusra front killing innocent people.
      That’s when I began to see Assad as the LESSER evil. I think he should resign,
      but peacefully, after a transition process is in place.

      It’s important to know when to press and when not to press. Too much pressure
      creates an explosion, and then we lose everything. That happened in Iran in
      1979, and it has taken Iran thirty six years to outgrow the blind revolutionary
      zeal and gain a more pragmatic approach (even though, they are running under a
      theocracy now). Revolution should be a last resort, not the latest fad. If
      we’re not willing to LIVE for freedom, dying for freedom is not going to help

      • Parham Noori-Esfandiari

        There was an election not to long
        ago under international watchdogs and Assad won, of course no one from ISIS ran
        for presidency. As far as revolution in Iran goes, compare it to French or
        Russian revolution and realize it was not a class struggle but a revolution of
        values and priorities. Wrong or right, Iran objects to Western liberalism and
        brand it as a tool of oppression against humanity and rightly uses Israel as an
        example, how under the approval of Western powers and so called Liberalism Settlers
        from Eastern Europe oppress Palestinians for more than 60 years.

      • tony

        I agree with most of what you said. Assad is not the problem. Mayhem, divide and conquer, greed, control, are the reasons. One is stupid to think these countries want to get rid of Assad because they care about Syrian people and their freedom!! What a joke.

      • Steve

        Nobody learned from Milosevic, nobody learned from Saddam. Now they want to kick out Assad too. His ousting will be the death blow to the middle east.

        Assad is part of the Baath. They are on good terms with Christians. Saddam was part of the Baath and he had huge respect for Christians thats why Iraq was sustainable. As a matter of fact, Saddam ONLY appointed Christians to protect him. I have numerous family that was special forces for Saddam in the late 70s and early 80s and they are Assyrian and Armenian.

        Assad is like Saddam in almost every way. they HAVE to do what they do to keep snakes like ISIS away.

        And dont forget, ISIS started as a rebel faction in Syria. John McCain has pictures of him with “Brave Syrian Rebels” and Abu Bkr Al Baghdadi was in those pictures. McCain posted the pictures himself on Twitter!

      • Ed Middlebrook

        See my reply to bomonti wallace about an hour after your post. I have enough info from my cousin to write a book. Most substantiates what is written here.

      • Halosh

        Very true…

      • Adam

        Not sure you know how the world works.

        Assad as a leader is bad. He is corrupt, steps on the majority (he is part of the minorities, isn’t he?), the population holds a grudge against his family for decades (his father killed quite a few of their citizens as well).
        Naturally, people there do not like him.

        Now there’s the “Arab Spring”. They saw that others managed to overthrow their dictators, it means things can be different!

        So they’ve tried. However, naturally, the rebels are not one stable group that follows the same ideals. Some are the rebels you supported, others are people who want to be the next Assad, some are part of terror groups, and some are outside influence.
        Nothing in this world is as simple as black and white (which is not simple at all – Black and white have many variations that are hard to see until you look close enough).

        Getting rid of Assad is NOT the solution, it’s a stepping stone towards the solution. In order to have a functioning government, you have to get rid of what makes it dysfunctional. Getting rid of Assad is not the only step, you also have to create a working government afterwards!
        In the other countries, this is where they’ve failed due to many factors (Going for another religious leader, letting another country influence the system, allowing a criminal to enter office, etc…).

        By your logic, no one should have gotten rid of Hitler – That way millions of people would not have died in the war, and there would be no chance of an even worse dictator rising. Do you honestly believe that to be the right move?

      • James Wherry

        Mass, apparently you are younger than 30, or even 25 years old. The Assad family has been doing this for years. No lease wiki “Homs massacre” from 1982.

        While you are at it. Please google “27,000 photos of Syrian torture victims. The countless emac used corpses of “dissidents” bear witness to 40 years of brutality by the Assad’s.

        No: the Assad’s didn’t “just wake up one day and decide to do that.” But in 2011, after the massacre of 100+ unarmed, non-violent protesters, the Sun’ni’s had had enough. Or are you going to tell me that 9 million people who have lost their homes and 250,000 dead were all “terrorists?”

        You are on the wrong side of history.

      • kutup balkaymak

        True, and let me remind you that same Assad and President Erdogan became close friends, the went on holiday together with wifes and all. Border checkpoints between Syria and Turkey were lifed, no more visas between the two nations. Border trade was booming so what went wrong?

    • Nick Koch

      This is one step closer to the declaration that ISIS is a product of the CIA. Facts are getting unleashed as US is trying to change the strategy in Syria

      • Steve

        They can cover it all they want, but McCain has pictures on his twitter account with him and Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and the ‘brave syrian rebels’

    • David

      Drone him and his father, NOW!

      • Parham Noori-Esfandiari

        Killing is not always the answer, do not make him a martyr. Expose him, his father and family as devil and money worshipers. It is the duty of Turkish nation to pull them off the crown and put in dirt where they belong.

    • Eli

      Is this guy an idiot? ISIS bombed Turkey couple weeks ago and Turkey fund them. You have to be a zionist to believe that. Let us suppose Erdogan family is corrupt, will Turkish people vote for them in drove in a free election all the word witnessed. The author of the rubbish forget that Erdogan is in power since 2002 is because he fought corruption. Also the author forgot that Turkey flourished in the last decade because corruption was stopped with Erdogan. The question any analyst must ask. Can corrupt people win a free election? Anyway this is another attempt to tarnish Turkey which will never succeed because FACTS ARE STUBBORNS. FYI the so called expert Thierry Meyssan is a known zionist whose his hate for the muslim word is well reported, therefore objectivity is zero.

      • Hassuneh

        Wonder why a name like Eli will support Erdogan.

      • HARDTALK

        Maybe you don’t know the rest of the story. Putin said the same last week.
        Ardogan, Turkey president is practically a dictator. He is also been strongly pushing Islam for the last four years.
        He is making billions with ISIS with their cheap oil. He also want to join the European Union, which won’t as long as Austria exists! The man is bad news.

      • Parham Noori-Esfandiari

        ISIS twice bombed the rally of Erdogan opposition in Turkey
        and Erdogan used it as an excuse to bomb Kurdish citizen of Turkey not ISIS.
        Erdogan is in power since 2002 but they are benefiting from ISIS for the last
        few years. For Erdogan misery of Syrians is of no value compare to his pocket.
        Do you think Erdogan is a Muslim or devil worshiper?

    • Mickykarim

      This is sad, if true

      • Hector Ventos

        its not true, its absurd, linking Turkey a G20 country with couple of Trucks of low quality muddy Syrian oil, how stupid people think we are? this article is an insult on intelligence.

    • james chen

      Are we, the American people, going to anything about his godfather, Obama.

    • No surprise, that (Sunni)Turkey’s agenda is to conquer the Middle East, with the help of ISIS, Obama, Saudi Arabia and NATO. #MakingAmericaGreatAgain

    • No surprise, that Turkey’s agenda is to conquer the Middle East, with the help of ISIS.

    • hobaa

      I don’t like Bilal too. But he is really idiot (really).
      He don’t have that much brain for do this.
      So this is not real.

      • Parham Noori-Esfandiari

        You do not need much brain to be a gangster, it is just lack of contuse and valuing humanity compare to money.

    • 1indepndant

      If Turkey is in NATO, then NATO is funding ISIS at the same time the U.S. is supposedly trying to kill them. Obama’s just using ISIS as an excuse to bring down Asad. Alex Jones was right. The U.S. is funding ISIS. This is how bad it’s gotten, when the conspiracy theorist was right. Maybe they call them conspiracy theorist, so people will dismiss them.
      The raising the debt limit, doesn’t raise the debt limit.
      If you want to protect your borders, your a racist.
      If you don’t like Hillary, you hate women.
      Bengazi was over a video, even when she admits it was a lie.

      They just say your a conspiracy theorist and people ignore the truth.

      • HARDTALK

        Stop being stupid!

      • Ed Middlebrook

        See my reply to bomonti wallace about 2 hours after yours.

    • PeacEnforcer

      The worst part is not turkey playing on isis’ side – the worst part is the us leadership knowing it for a fact and still covering it up – because on the one hand it helps them with the policy of keeping oil prices down and on the other – uncle sam has all the way been interested in using isis to topple asad.
      It’s the ONLY plausible explanation as to why the year and a half-long campaign by the us-led coalition has yielded such LAUGHABLE results, to say the very least of the very least.
      What’s going on in Syria is the dirtiest geopolitical game the us has ever played in its entire history to date – and an extremely dangerous at that with the most unpredictable consequences one could imagine ((

    • Hector Ventos

      President Erdogan just invited Putin to a duel on live TV “Whomever proves the other is involved in Oil trade with ISIS should step down as President” President Erdogan also gave names of Russian businessman who were involved as per intercepted by US revenue investigator officials.

    • Fellow Traveler

      The fruits and nuts don’t fall far from the tree.

      • HARDTALK

        Whose nuts?

    • mike 158

      And the eurotrash union (eu commission) has just given Turkey 2.1 billion euros; mind boggling?

      • Steven Cohen

        We shall see if Turkey lives up to its promise to limit the flow of refugees into EU and stops buying IS oil.

    • James Robinson

      Grandpaw ALWAYS said, Turkey was EXACTLY that,a TURKEY!

    • John McCrillis

      Time to have a serious discusion about NATO. The US has kept this around for good reasons to play games and get others to help financially. Sooner or later the EU will lern a very deadly lesson at their own cost for playing along with it.

      • David


    • Hawk

      But this guy doesnt resemble Obama

    • DC

      scumbag turks…glad I ate lots of turkey this weekend.

    • Dale W. Barnhard

      ISIS is pro-Sunni / Anti-Assad / Anti-Iran if you’re Turkish, what’s not to like?

      • I know, it’s almost like their interests coincide with NATO’s. Oh wait, guess who created them?

      • HARDTALK

        “ISIS is pro-Sunni”

        Duh! ISIS is nothing else than the remnants of Iraq’s Sunni army under Saddam Hussein.

        Paul Bremer disbanded 500.000 active and reserve Sunni soldiers. Doctors, engineers, lawyers,
        general, majors, captains, privates everybody from one day to another unemployed…They have families who have needs like any other human being…Do you think all these military people just went asking for jobs at the local supermarkets, factories, or whatever? First they insurrected. Black Water came in. Things got worst. They re-grouped and formed ISIS (With somebody’s help) and now they hate Shiite, Iranians and Americans. When they override Mosul, they “FOUND” 450 million dollars in the banks vaults…Coincidence or good luck?

    • Salaim Barchine


      • david letterman

        God please erase the stupid inbred Muzzies from the earth.

      • TIANDB

        You forgot to mention Mr Assad and the Free Syrian gangs as they have most of the innocent Syrian blood on their hands..

    • abe1000

      I’m hoping the Russians can add some polonium to Bilal’s rigatoni.

    • EricAwful

      Sounds like Russian lies. Gee, I wonder why they’d do something like that…Russians lie? Naaah.

      • Sergey Lucktinov

        Only idiot would trust anything that comes out of current Russian government.

    • Northwoodsman

      Just don’t know how anyone can believe anything printed, Published, on the Internet and just any news media they are all controlled and told what they can say and what they can. So How can anyone believe anything now unless you have seen evidence that is irrefutable.

    • Iki B Mehmet Yucesoy

      ISIS uses Russian AK47 riffle, US and german ammo and japanese cars. What is it got to do with Turkey?

      • Alek

        Iran was using Russian weapons in the 80ies. What turned out? America was buying Russian weapons from Egypt and supplying Iran.

    • Iki B Mehmet Yucesoy

      Bunch of B.S. If you know he is supporting ISIS you can arrest him immediately. He is in Italy all the time, he is a Ph.D. student of Italian campus of John Hopkins University, an US university. In short he is in the middle of europe with no diplomatic immunity. It is just smear campaign. Nobody stops them arresting this guy, if it was true.

      • abe1000

        who is going to arrest him??? NATO is backing up the Turks.

    • chuckyj

      hahaah…. The Russian fighter that got shot down Wasn’t even engaging ISIS… They were targeting an ANTI-AL-ASSAD rebel group… I guess he forgot to mention.. Russia is defending a Tyrant that used Cluster-bombs and chemical weapons on his own people in Syria…

      • Ed Middlebrook

        They were probably targeting groups like Senator McCains Free Syrian Army and for good reason. See my reply to bomonti wallace about 3 hours after you post.

    • gemini67

      So, Obama’s good friends in Turkey are working on building ISIS into an empire! Well, not much different from Saudi being promoted by the Bush and Clinton families. Are we one day going to have someone who is not corrupted by money and works for the good of the American people!

      • Kpence


      • Ed Middlebrook

        Probably not – too much going on behind the scene. See my reply to bomonti wallace about 3 hours after your post.

    • Dr D. M. Smith

      So IF all of this is true, why not just bring these people before the International Court in the Hague, prove the allegations in this story, and have them tried for ALL of the war crimes committed by ISIS, as being their main contributor. Second, why do the tanker ships KNOWN to be carrying ISIS illegal oil, continue to operate? Why no blockade to keep them in the harbor. (Israel knows how to do this very well.)
      It seems, that they continue to operate, and commit their various crimes, and no one is willing to stop them.


      • Salaim Barchine


      • David

        Just drone them, forget the court – that takes years. ISIL is expanding NOW!

      • Ed Middlebrook

        Won’t happen as we (USA) are as responsible as Turkey. See my reply to bomonti wallace about 3 hours after your post. And I agree with “David” – someone needs to drone a few of the suppliers and purcahsers of stolen oil.

    • sandor kutasi

      Turkey is violating airspace toward Greece approx. 1000 times this year alone, check it out for yourself if you do not believe it, what Nato and they nation selling politician from the west have to say about that?

      • gemini67

        Our current president in the USA is friends of Turkey, so under this political climate Turkey gets a pass I suppose. It was surprising Russia let Turkey go with the shooting down of a jet. I am sure Obama is full on threatening anyone from harsh tones with Turkey. I suppose this article shines a bit of light on why Obama is so protective.

    • LouieLouie

      I knew it turkey can’t be trusted

    • Jem James

      Even many Turks are cheering for Putin nowadays, especially the leftist and secular Turks, including me. Erdogan might have about 50 percent support in Turkey, which is really a lot; but most of the rest really hate him ! And, if you think of the population of Turkey, that’s many many millions of people who hate him.

      But, the problem is, through various means, he has obtained almost total control of crucial units of power in Turkey (eg. police, military, judiciary, mainstream media); so, sadly, his hold on power seems strong. For now and in the short term at least.

      Very sad and worrying times for my country 🙁 The country’s reputation is now at an all-time low, due to this Islamist government party, AKP and of course due to Erdogan.

      • gemini67

        It is the same in the USA with Obama, but having elections soon will rid us of him.

    • Yacoov Tovim

      russia is a terrorist state terrorizing Georgia. Ukraine and Syria

      • James Wherry

        Wasn’t there a third former Soviet Republic that Russia has taken a bite out of?

      • Potarick

        Got Milk???

      • gemini67

        Russia is and has been an ally tot he USA since the end of the cold war. They are most assuredly not an enemy of Syria, but instead an enemy of the Obama administration, largely because they are killing Obama’s friends.

      • José Zavala-Garcia

        When the USA did it, it was called “Manifest Destiny”. I don’t know the name used when the same action was applied to Palestinians. The Iberians did it to Meso and South-America under the banner of the Cross. The brutal displacement of the weak and poor for the sake of the rich and the strong is always a crime.

      • Bogdan

        After Saakashvilli (USA Agent) left Georgia, there is no more terror, isn`t it? Now, he is in Ukraine.. And let me remind you, that it is Georgia attacked South Ossetia, just like Ukraine attacked Donbass. Am I wrong?

    • Jim Esslemont

      You’re absolutely right Brian.

    • Yacoov Tovim

      mint press and zerohedge run by russian terrorists in Ukraine.

      • James Wherry

        Nah: Iran.

    • john smith

      praise allah!!!

      • Jem James

        What for ?

    • Billy Wild

      So why doesnt anyone kill this guy? there has to be a bounty on his head?

    • Alek

      What is this? An article NOT defending the ruthless dictator and terrorist Erdogan? There must be a mistake. Please immediately correct the article and describe how Europe needs Turkey, how the borders should open and how Russia is bombing your family estate.

      • James Wherry

        No: MintPressNews is Shi’ite.

    • Don Smith

      He needs to be put out of his misery

    • Yacoov Tovim

      russia= mafia putin is a mafia leader.

      • Salaim Barchine


      • Bogdan

        Your brain is full of propaganda bullshit

    • graybeard47

      KGB = one dead Bilal Erdogan

    • Mujeeb Khan

      This is cheap propaganda for Putin and the genocidal Assad regime which has killed the vast majority of civilians in Syria. It was not Turkey but the Assad regime which helped with the rise of ISIS and is now buying oil from them as the US Treasury Dept confirmed recently with sanctions on Putins cronies. As Christoph Reuter showed in Der Speigel, Assad seldom attacked ISIS and vice versa focusing attacks on the mainstream Syrian Sunni majority. Putin has continued with this and 90% of airstrikes have been on the Syrian resistance opposed to both the genocidal Assad regime and the genocidal killers of Daesh. Their strategy is clear, to leave only Assad and Daesh on the battlefield and then force the world to choose between them. This is the same Russia which supported genocide against Muslims in Bosnia and Chechenya and also the bloody coup of the Sisi Junta in Egypt.

      • lafontaine

        Why would Assad support a fanatical Sunni organization that is bent on killing non-Sunni Muslims and Christians (who were protected under Assad) ?

      • Eze Enwereuzor

        You’re full of garbage.

      • littlerounder

        Hey speaking of genocidal killers, remember the Armenian genocide you are still refusing to admit?

      • Salaim Barchine


      • Bogdan

        When you talk about the fact that Russia supported genocide against Muslims in Bosnia (1995) and Chechenya (1994-2000) and also the bloody coup of the Sisi Junta in Egypt (bullshit), you need to clarify that Russian government, from 1991 till 1999 was under the full control of the U.S. intelligence agencies and the U.S. government.

    • littlerounder

      If you think Paris shooting is bad, imagine ISIS gets hold of a nuke. These people are scarier than Al Qaida since they are much better funded. Someone may just be tempted (e.g. boy king in North Korea) to sell them a big one for the right price. And what is insane is that USA is not doing a d*** thing about cutting off ISIS funding for the sake of not offending our so-called ally Turkey. How come Obama has time for a Climate Change summit but no time for dealing with the real threat. And speaking of warming, when a nuke explodes, the temperature is around 4,000 degrees. Is that warm enough for ya?

      • KingHasNoClothes

        Obama is a traitor. He is a defender of Islam – not a defender of freedom or America.

    • Jayhawker


    • Gilbert Lay

      ISIS is representing the religion Islam in it’s most conservative position. They are an extension of the Taliban and Al Qaida, so there will always be those that support the hard line of “Family Values” that conservative Muslims support. And when the Common Enemy aka Communists, Atheists, and Liberals grow to a globally supreme power the Muslims, Christians and Jews that share Gods family values will unite to fight the common enemy again.

      • Patrick

        Are you saying that you want a holy war against Communists, Atheists, and Liberals. What is the difference between that and what extremist Islam is doing right now… Killing in the name of Their God. Are you just waiting to kill in the name of your God?

    • Jem James

      So, why don’t the decent international courts, etc get their act together and take the high-level ISIS-financers to courts (at least, try to do that) ?

      I guess the main reason is that the US continues to support Erdogan’s regime, and as we all know, without the US’s initiative, taking high-level people to international courts won’t happen.

      Will the US ever stop supporting the current government of Turkey ? Time will tell. I am not too optimistic though.

    • Riza

      We already know Turkey is involved with ISIS. This is why Turkey is the point of entrance to Syria when joining ISIS. Hardly surprising at all. I cannot believe I am cheering for the Russians. More power to them. Good for them for telling things as they are. Obama will just give a chuckle or insulting sneer when asked hard questions.

      • Jem James

        Even many Turks are cheering for Putin nowadays, especially the leftist and secular Turks, including me. Erdogan might have about 50 percent support in Turkey, which is really a lot; but most of the rest really hate him ! And, if you think of the population of Turkey, that’s many many millions of people who hate him.

      • Ronald Gunn

        I think the easiest question I could ask Obama is ” WHY ARE YOU STILL BREATHING “??

    • Charlie Peixe

      Its like l have said so many times. Kill ’em all and let their god sort ’em out.

      • lafontaine

        Genocide is not the answer.

    • Mike Sotarios

      I beg to differ with the author of this article, it is the Zionists and their leader Crime Minister Polish Benevil Satanyahu who created the terror group for the purpose of destabilizing Syria and keeping Iraq in Turmoil. The U.N. has proven facts that the Zionists are the ones who are sustaining the terror group militarily and financially.

      • Ronald Gunn

        So The U.N. has proven facts, So why don’t the wimps in the U.N. act on these so called proven facts? Because like I said they are all wimps.

    • al

      Why am I not surprised?
      I mean why am I not surprised NATO stands behind Turkey LOL

    • littlerounder

      Hey Mr. Obama, since you think Turkey is an ally and since ISIS is Turkey’s ally, maybe you should consider asking ISIS to join NATO. Thoughts?

      • Ronald Gunn

        Don’t put thoughts like that in his head because if he feels it will hurt Americans or America, it will be done.

    • Dshah

      The Islamic terrorism is what is keeping everyone awake at night and now we know better those who are behind this scourge. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are the brains and brawns of ISIS. Europe and America need to treat these nations with deep suspicions and caution. Turkey has lost all credibility and should be kicked out of the NATO. The world tourism should scratch off this nation because it has virtually thrown away all the moral goods accumulated from the days of Kemal Attaturk and is now drifting towards Islamic raidcalism. Same for Saudi Arabia which has used Western markets for it’s oil to gather wealth while terrorizing it’s population under phony Sharia programs to keep maintain power.

    • littlerounder

      Between Russia and Turkey, there is one country that sponsors Islamic terrorism. And it is not Russia.

    • Dshah

      It is about time the world leaders realize who is the real enemy. The Islamic terrorism is what is keeping everyone awake at night and now we know better those who are behind this scourge. Turnkey, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan are the brains and brawns. The trade and tourism are the biggest weapons and the non-muslim nations in Europe have no alternative but to exercise these options short of war.

    • Ted Stanwood

      Find out where these guys sleep and fly by and drop something on them, problem ended.

    • JK

      so maybe the real goal is to establish the historical caliphate in a new ottoman empire. If that’s all they want and the majority of Turks are ok with it, maybe we should just negotiate a small homeland for the Kurds, in exchange for a new caliphate based in Turkey and no more terrorist attacks on the west coordinated by ISIS. The only party that would severely be opposed to this is Saudia Arabia. Everyone else gains something and there would be no more need for senseless brutality.

      • JK

        There is even plenty of historical precedence for this plan. When the Roman empire split into the Byzantine and Western Roman Empire, and Catholicism further split into various Eastern Orthodox and Coptic branches as well as Roman Catholicism. Saudia Arabia still gets to be the leader of their brand of Wahabi Islam, Turkey and ISIS can be the historical Caliphate, and even Iran can still be the leader of Shi’ite Islam, and we can all bury our guns and peacefully coexist. Or you know, keep fighting over control of trillions in oil wealth, whatever we prefer.

    • Maximus Djingo

      who created and trained them???????? that is the question and why???? a wonder why they were killing all Muslims, and only few Christians. it make since now.

      ISIS militants were trained by US, Israeli and now
      it emerges, by Turkish special forces at secret bases in Konya Province
      inside the Turkish border to Syria, over the past three years. Erdo?an’s
      involvement in ISIS goes much deeper.

      • KingHasNoClothes

        You misunderstand. (Sunni Muslim) ISIS are killing what to you are simply “Muslims” – but the ones they are killing are Shi’ite Muslims which to ISIS are NOT Muslims but are “Apostates” who must be killed.

    • Maximus Djingo

      Thank God the truth started coming out little by little. I told you so before but you keep saying no way, they want to kill us all. now here it is in your face. US and Israel created ISIS and trained them too. who is the terrorist now?? Christians? or Muslims?

      • Sedat Celik

        It is always about money and power…

      • IsaacBlack

        Israel didn’t create them. they are a tiny country and their biggest danger is the growth of Iran. Notice how the Iranians are fighting so hard. They also have their own goals of owning all that oil and those ports. Having muslims fight one another keeps them from looking at them.

    • Daniel

      Turkey is Daesh.

    • Canis Majoris

      America is in sheethole in Syria, something I personally called Quagmire. Russia seem to be the high ground against America in Syria at this mo. ment on

    • K9Intl .

      thank god one Media actually figured out how turkey is halping Daesh….Thank You…..

    • Zam Zam

      Saying all along. Turkey = ISIS. And the French and Americans can say they want about having ISIS out and destroyed as much as they want, but they can’t even handle their NATO buddy Turkey from closing its borders with ISIS, giving ISIS money, supporting ISIS militarily, and buying ISIS oil!!! ISIS is Turkey’s offshoot and everyone in the world except for the FRENCH and AMERICANS seem to realize ISIS is there due to Turkish and Saudi money and power to kick Assad out of power. So, who’s side are the Americans and French on? Turkey’s side which is supporting ISIS? Or Assad and the Russians who are fighting ISIS? I’m guessing at this point Hollande and Obama are confused little children who are stuck in Turkey’s mess and don’t know how to tell their stubborn redheaded stepchild Turkey to cut their lifeline to ISIS.

    • Charles Reed

      Russia got to deal with Turkey and if that is shooting down a Turkish jet every day until a apology is issued, then so be it!

    • OilBeef Hooked

      U.S Israel and Turkey – dont just throw it on one guy. ISIS is funded to destabilize countries that dont have western backed interests PERIOD. Get over it .. its geopolitical covert police actions BUT our so called free enterprise media CANT say it like it is or people will get butt hurt over what their government is doing

    • avenger 3

      Maybe, maybe not. Since mintpress is Muslim-owned, you know there is an agenda that colors their reporting.

    • 5170

      Now maybe you people can understand why daesh is so confident in destroying the civilized world, there best friend is Turkey and America gave them the F-16’s that I built at General Dynamics for all those years.

    • Bill

      I don’t hate they turkey people – but like our leader – corruption and political pay backs are the name of the game… and divide people into warring camps helps if all else fails

    • Clive Ocna

      So now Russia knows what to do:

      Hold ERDOGAN to account.

      Destroy the ships transporting the oil.

      Demand that Japan help end the ISIS stranglehold.

      DEMAND the return of all SYRIAN artifacts from the US and elsewhere.

      Present all the intelligence to OBAMA and then to the PUBLIC if he denies that this is so.

      Assassinating ERDOGAN would be counter-productive.

      Clive Ocnacuwenga

      • Adam

        Forgive my ignorance, but what does Japan have to do with anything?
        Also, maybe assassinating Erdogan would be counter-productive, but assassinating Erdogan and having a puppet sit on the throne is a great move.

      • JK

        I think they need China involved as well as Japan. Who do you think is buying more oil?

    • Terry

      There are a lot of ISIS supporters on here supporting the terrorist country Turkey

    • Anonymoose

      So lemme get this right:
      You got the Russians Syrians Iranians on one side trying to take back Syria from the various splintered groups and Isis,
      Then, you got the US and NATO including Arab nations supporting the rebels and Isis
      Then you got the Kurds whom the US and NATO supports fighting Isis
      Then you have Turkey whom are attacking the Kurds but supporting Isis
      But the US and NATO both support Turkey.

      On top of that you have a sudden influx of refugees from everywhere flooding Europe where Turkey now promises to stem the tide IF the EU will give it billions and free visas and a streamed line process for them to join the EU when, overnight, their currency will turn into the Euro?

      Wow, looks like Turkey has been working hard while everyone else was dozing off!

      • Zam Zam

        One thing that can be said is that Turkey is a country with shrewd politicians and leadership that always looks toward the future. They don’t just look at the now, they look at the then and how they will be looking as a country then in the future. I agree with you, they have done a lot to put themselves in this favorable position and worked at it. I just don’t see them, though, moving forward for too long with this same agenda. The Russians are cutting them off economically. And if they aren’t able to control ISIS and ISIS global terrorism gets out of hand, US and France will then create a coalition to destroy ISIS. At that point, Turkey is going to have to take a stance. Either keep ISIS, their little project, alive and risk losing power and leadership to US/France coalition with Russia? Or join the coalition and cut ties with ISIS. I see them doing number 2. Turks are not going to fight the Russians and the coalition. I don’t see that happening.

      • PKRock

        Sounds like the US administration is either exceptionally inept or something smelly is going on with it.

    • And again

      ISIS opposes Assad and Iran. Turkey opposes Assad. Israel opposes Assad and Iran. TO varying extents, you may say that Turkey and Israel are allied with ISIS.

      • PKRock

        Its been clear a long time that Turkey supports ISIS. But there is no evidence that I have seen that Israel is involved.

    • BoomerBob

      I do not think I’ve read any article, ever, on the Web that is as horribly written than this pile of excreta.

    • ujur

      “in fact Bilal Erdogan is up to his neck in complicity with terrorism, but as long as his father holds office he will be immune from any judicial prosecution.”

      Add a few words will make the sentence even more appropriate:
      “in fact Bilal Erdogan is up to his neck in complicity with terrorism, but as long as his father holds office, WITH THE BACK OF US AND THE COALITION, he will be immune from any judicial prosecution.”

      This is why the more, the ‘harder’ US’ ‘fighting’ ISIS, the terror organization grows stronger and bigger.

    • Jonathan Swift

      This is nothing new. Anyone who is up on this stuff knows Erdogan wants to be Caliph and refound the Ottoman empire. Saudi Arabi is involved as well. Now all of a sudden Russia cares about state sponsored terrorism.. after decades of supporting Iran which is probably the biggest state sponsor of terrorism till now.. it is an issue? Russia better be careful. The bordering Stans are all part of the oldest areas of Muslim culture.. and they could end up with a messy situation on their borders. Sadly all of this is something the US and Europe can do little about as we need Turkey to fight Isis and it was vital for the Iraq war… and technically Turkey is part of NATO. If Russia is stupid enough to start a war with Turkey NATO will have to back Turkey.

      • JK

        It’s looking like a replay of World War 1, which was mainly a fight between Russia and the Ottoman Empire culminating after decades of Russian aggression toward the Ottomans and the Ottoman Empire being so vast as to appear spread to thin and vulnerable to other Western Powers who couldn’t wait to break it up and get their hands on some of it. Look at all the French and British colonies and protectorates established after WW1. People think it was all about the Balkans and Franz Ferdinand. Nope, it was Russia v Turkey the Balkans were just an excuse to side with whatever side was naturally in a nations best interest and sell the war.

      • James38

        At this point, NATO needs to confront Turkey and say “No more support for ISIL/DAESH or you are OUT of NATO. Not just no more buying ISIL oil, but you must fully cooperate with the fight against ISIL and quit attacking the Kurds.”

        May as well get the UN woken up and in the mix telling Turkey that they must participate in giving the Kurds a homeland, which will involve giving them some of Turkey’s area.

        Otherwise Turkey can just try to imagine what going it alone might mean, especially under Russian sanctions. Just for one thing, no more spare parts for their fleet of US built fighters.

        See how long Erdogan’s popularity holds up with the economy of Turkey in shreds.

    • Sancha-km

      Another Obama friend to destroy US, democracy and whole world.

    • moresnare1970

      Let’s not forget that the U.S. and israel have also funded ‘isis’…

      • don

        Your source is?

    • benz4ever

      Take all of them blood oil money to fund the refugees and rebuild their country not from my tax money you hear dummy Obama!

      • Super_Hero

        Much like Bush, Rebuild Iraq propaganda with out tax money.

    • maria

      This is not surprising at all. Erdogan is a huge supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and has been for years since he got into office. What does the Muslim Brotherhood support? The exact same thing that ISIS does only using the democratic process. They are all EVIL. US foreign policy needs to change to reflect this. But it won’t happen under the Obama administration because he refuses to acknowledge these matters thereby becoming complicit in them, and by extension the US becomes complicit in them a well.

      The United States needs to become energy independent because where ever Sharia exists there is nothing but pure evil and we have to many financial entanglements with Sharia loving countries.

    • Anthony


    • Baz

      And unless we give him Billions more dollars he’s now threatening to flood Europe with millions of Muslims.

    • Hector Ventos

      this article is written by anon writer who committed a crime by publishing a lie against an innocent businessman who has no connection nor interest to politics
      Mintpress Zero hedge is a Russian InfoOp the proof here:

    • benz4ever

      Just bomb Turkey for harboring Muslim terrorists – Putin step up the bombing campaign fast – the presidential plaza and his family

      • JK

        That sounds like the Bush doctrine, it’s not really a realistic or practical doctrine.

    • Baz

      With allies like Turkey you don’t need enemies..!

    • Michael McCormack

      Well, isn’t this a surprise? Not! Take this KRUT out now!

    • Concerned CTZN

      Former head of US special forces admits: Islamic State would not exist if Bush didn’t invade Iraq

    • JACK

      Any Muslim country is not trusteble They believe or supporting Terrorist in the world Muslim never tell truth of Heart They always lair They would like convert whole world in Islam make ISLAMIC STATE (isis) They believe their religion is Great Their Religion Teach JIHAD,TERRORIST VIOLENCE PICK POCKET KILLED ANIMAL BUT NON VIOLENCE IS GREAT REGION

    • Hawk

      Everyone, look at the allies of America..

      • benz4ever

        Allies of Obama – NOT US AMERICANS

    • Reaper


    • Dennis Swanson

      ISIS oil can be tracked by anyone from wellhead to refinery just by using google earth and ship transponders. I’m so ashamed of being an American right now it makes me want to puke.

      • Super_Hero

        Go to Canada.

    • Reaper

      FYI, ZeroHedge is owned by RUSSIAN MEDIA. google it

    • Ruawk

      Not only do Erdogan and his boys fund, train, and supply ISIL, they are supported by the Terrorists-in-Chief Saudi Arabia and their sidekick Qatar. All this with the full knowledge of the Obama regime which has been pretending to bomb their “friends”. These people need to be exposed and shamed.

    • selfie kroos

      Coke head

    • Bob Barton

      World leaders=one BIG barrel of snakes.

      • Anthony

        Sad part is many would disagree

      • Adam

        I find that offensive.
        Snakes are nothing vile and treacherous like that.

      • Saeed Yousefi

        I think they are just normal people that when get the power do in this way.

    • 5170

      I’ve known for years that Turkey is an enemy of the west and I’ll be damned if these skuum haven’t been in bed with Obama and his minions all along. When these smelly Turks were getting the royal treatment at General Dynamics back in the late nineties and learning every aspect of how to build F-16’s I suspicion-ed that this would come back to bite us.

      • JK

        I think Turkey is a large and diverse nation with many groups with competing interests. I don’t think this generalization is fair.

    • Chris

      In other news Russia is fling C.A.S. for Hezbollah and Hezbollah is what again????? Oh that’s right terrorists. Pot meet kettle.

      • Chris


      • Jonathan Swift

        Yes.. and lets not forget that Russia supports Iran which is the biggest state sponsor of state terrorism.

    • Mike C

      If true Nato and the USA need to drop Turkey fast since they are nothing more then the enemy within. They will get us into a war with Russia that they cause for ISIS, not against.

      • Jonathan Swift

        Not going to happen which is why Erdogan will be able to call himself Caliph one day and of course pass down to his son.

    • Achyuta Chaudhuri

      When ordinary citizens make mistakes, they are prosecuted. When presidents and prime ministers’ make mistakes, they get to chose the next course of actions or no actions.

    • Steve

      There’s got to be a photo of John Kerry and this guy sitting on opposite sides of some fireplace smiling for a camera together.

    • disqus_4QILcqf28h

      Yeah, this article smells like three day old fish.

      • Jonathan Swift

        is that 3 fish that a day old or a fish that s 3 days old :p

    • pfbulmer

      If this is true it is much worse than people even imagined , and the fact that this it is so damming for the Nato alliance is likely to be true . Turkey should be be kicked out of Nato . They are far too much of a loose cannon to be allowed to continue . Nato is meant to be a defensive organisation ,the shooting down of the Russian plane was not a defensive action ! And more reason why Britain should stay out of Syria and focus on Iraq, though without some sort of deal between Russia and Iran and the Shiites one side, Saudi and Turkey, and Sunnis ,we are heading for a major regional if not global confrontation !

    • bob2

      It was Turkey all along.

    • David Crosby

      Excellent article and right on target. Erdogan started trying to make nice when the Russians fired a shot across his bow by hinting through their public comments of allowing an intelligence leak revealing all the above. The Russians have been hitting the targets that Obama wouldn’t–oil trucks, smuggling checkpoints, etc. Erdogan took a calculated bet that he could back them off by shooting down an aircraft. That was a big mistake. Obama is easy to control and manipulate–Putin not so much. By moving in S-400 air defense artillery systems he can now control the airspace well into Turkey and all of Syria. That basically makes Syria a no-fly zone for Turkey because Putin’s forces work with Assad, who is the legal authority in Syria. It also means American and allied air forces will have to coordinate with Russia on air operations or risk shoot down. Russia has no interest in shooting down an American attack aircraft, but it does in keeping Turkish aircraft at bay, which strike Kurdish targets inside Iraq and Syria rather than IS targets. Unfortunately, the Obama administration has allowed Turkey to take actions that will dam it later in history. They have basically been assisting by turning a blind eye to the new Nazis of our time as they commit genocide. Oddly, it is Russia that is doing the heavy lifting on this one. I can’t wait for Obama to head into retirement. It is long overdue.

    • PhillipNagle

      For those of you wondering why it took the Obama administration so long to bomb an ISIS oil convoy, now you know. His friends in Turkey were making money by reselling ISIS oil and supplying them with arms. Obama’s condemnation of ISIS has been mere lip service.

      • Crybaby John B0ner

        Get lost, dopey. Go back to Fox.

      • I told my wife this when Al Qaeda was rebranded as ISIS after our servicemen started taking selfies with signs saying, “I will not fight for Al Qaeda in Syria”. I told her, “Watch, the USA won’t do anything to stop them.” I was right. No wonder the USA has problems with Russia now.

    • Dreamer

      I wonder how much involvement in the support of Issi does his father Ergodan have ???, Is it time for Turkey to leave the E U

      • Jonathan Swift

        Which is what France has wanted all along Anyway how is a country mostly in Asia part of the EU? Is it even a full member yet? Definitely part of NATO.

    • jamest

      i thought isis and “islamic extremists” were just a small minority that didnt represent islam?? now we see that the president of turkeys son is funding these animals!! jazera did a recent anonymous poll and 80 percent of the worlds muslims supported isis!!! wake up people!! we are at war with islam aka the religion of peace!!! france will be a muslim majority in france in 40 years based on current immigration and birth rates….this needs to end, its no longer about making sure muslims interests are taken into account, its now time to ask ourselves, if the middle east is islamic, what then are white christian lands??? should islam inherit all of europe and make whites a minority in their own homelands or else be called a racist!!! this is about white christian and jewish survival and i will not be called a racist for refusing to be displaced from my native lands and watch my race go extinct!!!!

      charity and a liberal immigration policy is one thing, but there absolutely needs safety measures in place ensuring that whites never become a minority in their own lands…europe and the usa for that matter should never let that happen and a law should be passed prohibiting any immigration if white numbers drop below say 75 percent…its not racists to ensure you are not displaced from your own lands!!

    • EazyPeezie

      Zeroehedge!!! That’s who wrote the article. A financial news reporting, two-bit, no subscription, click-based, website that has no experience in writing on foreign policy “produced” this article. Russian propaganda inserted this crap into Zerohedge who loves free content…only sheeple would follow this BS.

      • Brian

        dont like to hear the truth, do you?

      • Terry

        Is that because you support the Muslim fanatics and his buddies ISIS ?

        It seems we have a ISIS supporter / member

      • hyejack

        Wake up and smell the coffee. Erdogan just arrested the two reporters working for the Turkish Gumhuriat newspaper who exposed this whole dirty deal between ISIS and Erdogan’s son.
        Also this morning Erdogan arrested two generals who stopped the convoy of trucks crossing the Syrian border last year carrying weapons to ISIS who the MIT, Turkish secret service said was humanitarian aid to the Syrian refugees.
        This is an old story that is just beginning to find its way here in the US.
        Everyone in Turkey knew about it so did Obama, the state department and the Europeans.

    • Tibor Ládi

      This is the end of your business Erdogan! No turkish plane dares enter Syria airspace from now on to bomb kurds and protect ISIS oil export.

    • Jim Esslemont

      America was quick to impose sanctions on Russian individuals doing business why aren’t they doing it to Erodgen and his cronies.

      • Brian

        Because Obama is supporting isis.

      • freefromchoice

        That is a very good question!

    • Selcuk69

      I was reading with interest until I got to the line of “ISIS militants were trained by US, Israeli and now it
      emerges, by Turkish special forces at secret bases in Konya Province
      inside the Turkish border to Syria, over the past three years.” Bullshit yellow journalism. You really expect us to believe, without any corroborating evidence, that Israeli and US agents were in Konya during the past three years training ISIS militants? Because Turkey and Israel have been getting along so well these past several years, and if anything happens in the Middle East it must be the Mossad that’s behind it. Pathetic. I know the founder of Mint Press is Palestinian, so now I see that everything — reality in fact — gets filtered through that lens. Unbelievable.

      • Brian

        I call bs on the Israeli part also. However, there is sufficient corroborating evidence that US agents and Turkey were training and arming rebels who are now fighting for isis.

      • hyejack

        You really think Israel has no hand in all this turmoil that’s going on in the Middle East?
        When Arabs fight each other, means peace for Israel.

    • Think_humanely

      Months ago, I read on Yahoo that the money track for ISIS has been going through Turkey, but no one was willing to do anything about it. Funny NOW, after the Paris attacks and the stupid Turks shooting down the Russian plane, suddenly this news comes out.

    • buckfutter

      Thats not a picture of Barrack Obama.

    • Rocky

      Execute him……..

    • seong pak

      If the article isn’t true, where ISIS oil go?

      • Dennis Swanson

        The oil is put on ships and sailed to two different refineries (both refineries are in the same country) anyone can track these ships from the time they leave port in Turkey to the point of off load. If you follow one of these ships you’ll find out why the US Navy doesn’t mess with them.

      • Jonathan Swift

        Russia, Uganda… But it has to flow out of Iraq and Syria so Turkey makes sense where it would be transported.? Who knows but ISIS makes a lot of money.. more than many small countries.

    • john

      The person like Lavrov with position as 2nd Man of Russia ,will not speak unless he have strong documents to proof .For those fox that think he is lie ,should say you have no Idea of what is really going on .He has enough intelligence to even say to day morning how many sugar box Erdogan use with his tea for breakfast .

      • Jonathan Swift

        But when US says something it is a lie. That kind of blind faith in government workers must be nice. Anyway Erdogan has been an issue for the West fr over a decade but one Russia jet gets hit and now we get this kind of response. If Turkey was not such a key geographical area US would abandon it in a heart beat

    • RdHdKid

      Turkey hasn’t been our true friend for years.

      The dictator Erdogan is an isis loving jihadi the world could do without. Maybe the entire family.

    • Hector Ventos

      Putin thinks by publishing this article which is a total lie, he can pull a Saddam on Erdogan, he will soon find out how big a mistake he had made, Putin is playing with fire.

      • Terry

        Clown, you are stupid , right !

    • Gary713

      The west is being used by Turkey to advance its agenda. As long as Turkey is our ally, we will never defeat ISIS.

    • tomkat1111

      We all knew that some deep pockets were financing ISIS.

      • Jonathan Swift

        ISIS finances itself via black market including trading in Oil.

    • Gary713

      It is all making sense now. Turkey, specifically Erdogen’s family, is profiting handsomely from selling oil for ISIS. Shooting down a Russian jet is to make sure that NATO will not be cooperating with Russia to defeat ISIS. In the meantime, Turkey can use the pretense of fighting ISIS to destroy the Kurds.

      • buffetbill

        100 % correct , well said-

    • Cl

      Well this makes sense, Turkey has always had shifty, beady eyes.

      • Jonathan Swift

        Nah that is the natural look for Muslims (a joke)

    • Charles Martel

      If Trump were president there would be a stinger missile tipped drone all gift wrapped and on its way to greet this Muslim muppet.

      • RdHdKid

        Please research before you post. Stinger missiles are shoulder launched anti-aircraft weapons.

      • Chris

        If Trump was President he would be too busy filing for Chapter 11 to do anything about this.

    • RockNRollinHoneyBadger

      Bathhouse Barry is a big pal of Turkey.

      • Chris

        Well no sh*t idiot Turkey is a NATO member hmmm I’m certain I trained with the Turkish military while both Clinton and Bush were in office but NAHHH that doesn’t jive with the made up facts of Obama haters.

    • rick

      Bilal an apropos name.

    • fishin_in_the_muck

      Never, ever, never trust a Turk!

      • Yacoov Tovim

        Never, ever, never trust a drunken russian

    • Sedat Celik

      This is a PR campaign against Turkey… It is a LIE… I wish they have a filter to eliminate this kind of garbage…. Sounds like Putin wrote this article…

      • RockNRollinHoneyBadger

        Right because it does not meet your dear leaders lies it must automatically mean that Putin wrote it.

      • hyejack

        Typical Turkish denier! I bet you never heard of the Armenian Genocide that your ancestors, the Ottoman Empire committed against the Armenians in 1915.

    • disqus_ya1MQoNlOW

      Do not believe a word that is written here. It is all crap and a lie.

      • Terry

        Rubbish troll

    • RC

      Russian state propaganda is a little too obvious…they might want to work on their subtlety.

      • Terry

        Right zio

    • Ammoguy

      You’re kidding!!? The same Turkey where we have a Military base? Something smells to high heaven

      • Jonathan Swift

        Not sure US have a base there… we may be using one of their bases as an operations location though.

    • druid0621

      Isn’t there a drone with this creep’s name on it?

      • RockNRollinHoneyBadger

        No, this guy is Obama’s dear friend.

    • Mallen

      Is it just a coincidence that half the posters here with the same agenda have the same mask as their avatar?
      Read and make up your own mind who is behind these posts.
      Sadly there are a orchestrated effort to discredit Turks and Turkey in these pages, While I , and millions of Turks wished Erdogan and his ilk and his family were never been born, let’s not assign everything this guy does as the collective thinking of Turks.

      Armenians and Kurds have taken to the Internet blogs today you can’t read anything about Turkey and Turks without these people chiming in and slandering Turks and Turkey. They don’t care about ISIS, or Syria, or anything else. They just hate Turks and Turkey. Hence the masks…

      • seong pak

        I think Turks discredited themselves already at the soccer game with Greece.

      • Terry

        Give it up, terrorist supporter, Turkey supports and aids ISIS

      • Hasmik Gevorgyan

        you better leave armenia out of your terrorist history, at least this times.. we have suffered enough by you anccestors because of every turkish lie

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    • bardavidi

      That is like Re-telling the obvious secret……..All the clandestine operation of ISIS and al-nusra are conducted thru Turkish-businessmen……..The economy of the Terror groups,their weapon supplies,Oil revenues,and Illicit drugs are all smuggled thru turkey with the help of the Turkish Intelligence and Business men like Bilal…….This is the typical Islamists agenda…..Make money while helping the Islamic cause……..Here they are Obama and company with all the Intel.and all the Facts in order Blaming Assad and Russia for the Ills of The Wahabbis……….Believe me its upto Russia and not Obama to enforce sanctions and Legitimacy to the area…..

      • raul viramontes

        Assad buy s the oil too, the Russian s know this.

    • lm1b2

      Obama knows all this and calls Turkey a ally,why?Why is Turkey a ISIS ally allowed NATO membership ?

    • Andrew Germanovich

      Lavrov is “not one to mince his words”? This article was obviously written by Putin’s agent. Lavrov is a pathological liar. If you followed the Russia-Ukraine conflict, Lavrov has been caught lying REPEATEDLY about Russian atrocities. This article is pure propaganda, folks!!!

      • James Wherry

        Normally, I’d agree. However main-stream media has reported the Turkey-Sa’ud-ISIL-al-Nusra connection for more than a year.

        What I don’t want people to lose perspective about is that Assad – the butcher of Damascus – is pure evil that should be stopped. Given the way Muslims use “hatred of America” to unite around, though, America’s involvement is pointless and should be avoided AT ALL COSTS in Syria. Arm the Kurds. Arm the Christians. But don’t get involved with the other groups, at all.

      • Greg

        You are absolutely right ! This guy is a Russian Trump !

    • Yacoov Tovim

      Russia is a mafia state run by mafia leader putin who supports Iran and hezbollah.

      • gwynedd1

        OK, that’s nice. The US supports Saudi Arabia which everyone knows is the source of Wahabi Islam. All the 9/11 hijackers came from there , but its just so unfair to even consider their national origins…Then in 2008 the US showed those gangsters in Russia how to do it. Ya don’t hide cash in the trunk. No, whatcha do is give trillions of dollars to crooks in plain view. Put it all on TV with some dancing and festivities….Every state is a mob state and ours is by far the most polished.

    • TimeHasCome

      I am sooo glad that we just sent 3 billion to Turkey’s president to offset losses in stolen oil.

    • Deckie Deckie

      Turkey should’ve never been admitted into the EU….is but a mole on its back…Turks are not european….jejejejeje

      • Mallen

        Deckie Deckie,
        When was Turkey admitted to EU?
        I must have missed that. I have limited sources for news. I can only access The internet. Your sources are obviously far more extensive than mine. Can you provide me with your source or links, so I can read about this? I am somewhat interested.

    • zipper

      Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS:

      • Richard Davis


      • Chris

        Show some proof…….. Oh you don’t have any? Ok thanks for playing.

    • phil

      From the former Otttoman Empire to the muslim brotherhood, Da’ish and Al Quaeda, are all one and the same!

    • Questionyou2

      I might consider this accusation seriously if Russia/Putin were really attacking ISIS and not the FSA.

    • Richard Steinke

      One can be assured that Erdogan is not the only rat in this den of thieves, but now that we know about him…..shoot his son and his daughter and of course dear old Dad as soon aas we can and let’s egt this purge going……anybody in the way gets the same……..I am tired of politics and thevery going hand in hand as it always does…..time for some EXTREME PREJUDICE ACROSS THE BOARD

    • Mark Overholt

      This is the 1st I am seeing any accusations of anyone directly linking ISIS and profiteering from stolen oil to Turkey. after the downing of the plane and the connection to the oil truck convoy which was destroyed recently ( by the USA who is “turning a blind eye” not!) who was the buyer while Russian Intel might have known this the American Intel might have not made the connection. we are dealing in an area of the middle east where Russia might have better Intel then the States. as the offer for closer air support locations were attractive to the States there must be a reason? (maybe because we have none closer than turkey).
      Turkey is opening festering wounds in order to distract from there real objective.
      We don’t need the base not at the cost of civilian collateral damage. we can use an Iraqi air base in Kurdish held territory.

      • raul viramontes

        Everyone knows this stuff except you. The Russian s want to protect Syrian infrastructure for Assad hence why they were against bombing the oil installations. Everyone is either buying or looking the other way. Including the Russian s because Assad is also buying the oil.

    • Bradford

      Since at least the 1800’s, it’s been called “The Great GAME”…. It’s Global-geopolitics….Using “nations”/”countries” as pawns, as chess pieces, as bargaining chips. It’s poker, and roulette, and craps and blackjack. The “bank” is whatever “Central Bank” you want to mention. This is what the “GREG B.’s” **DO**. They PLAY the GAME….
      I’m inclined to agree that this story is more likely than not to be **TRUE**. So what? 100’s of years ago, there was
      a different set of players, but it’s the same game, and the same GREG B.’s – the Global Ruling Elites & Global Banksters. The media – **ANY** media – is just another PROPAGANDA TOOL. It doesn’t matter who is saying what.
      It’s stoopid, and it needs to end. Can we all stop playing WAR GAMES, and live as peaceful people? It can be done.
      (c)2015, Tom Clancy, Jr., *NON-fiction
      ….we, the POPE – the People Of Planet Earth – may never know the TRUTH, the WHOLE TRUTH, and NOTHING but the TRUTH….but yeah, Erdogans’ kid is a scumbag. What’s new?

      • Bradford

        Gee, how’d I get that cool Guy Fawkes “anonymous” mask avatar?……i thought i would just get the usual generic geometric shapes for my avatar here. The Guy Fawkes / Anonymous mask is a little creepy….

    • Tvzz Smith

      if true, take him out as a terrorist

    • Bill Sims

      I simply can not believe the US did not know this. Our satellites can track every tanker and the trucks that pull up to fill it. The question should be put to Obama, ” Why did you allow terrorist to sell oil to the very people they want to kill”

      • Don’t believe it. It is all a pile of dung. Western agencies created these terrorists. Russia knows.

      • Yacoov Tovim

        Putin and his men around.They are busy pumping bullshit

      • Greg

        and do you really believe a story that originated from Russia ? a country that is bombing innocent civilians for god knows why ?

      • Chris

        LOL! Wow look how this guy just eats up propaganda LOL!

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    • Hector Ventos

      Out of all the resources the Turkish Republic has and all the agents foreign and domestic they expect us to believe somehow the Son of the President Erdogan is doing all of Turkey’s dirty work. WHAT A SCAM MintPress I have notified the Turkish Foreign Ministry, They will be contacting you soon.

    • Rmat52

      Turkey, state sponsor of ISIS (along with their NATO allies).

      • James Wherry

        Assad – butcher of Damascus. Iran – his accomplice.

    • Greg Morain

      And Turkey is a NATO member, ally of the US?
      Anyone else smell a rat here?

      • He is just helping his big brothers at NATO which created ISIS. It all makes plenty of sense.

      • Mallen

        Since you know little about Turkey and NATO maybe you should ask to learn more about WHY Turkey is NATO before you go off with your silly rant.

      • Sedat Celik

        You may be the RAT…

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    • mitch jones

      So why isn’t he dead?

      • AndrewInterrupted

        Vladimir is working on it.

    • skyflyer121

      It seems that the best way to stop ISIS is to get the Iraqi oil fields back from these terrorists and keep Bilal Erdogan,s tankers at sea , don’t let them deliver their stolen oil.

    • James Wherry

      The Koran requires the testimony of four righteous, male Muslims to put someone to death, and the Hebrew Bible requires at least two or three witnesses to establish a word in Court. This story, taken alone, may not mean much. But consider it in light of the rest of the stories from more main-stream outlets.

      Prosecutor and court testimony show Turkey supply weapons to ISIL:

      Media threatened for revealing arms shipments to al-Quaeda affiliates in Syria:

      • Yacoov Tovim

        There are millions of witnesses to give testimony that Assad and hezbollah are the biggest terrorists in the region and we know who support these two.Their names are Iran and Russia

    • RS

      The rest of the US/UK/ISISrael cartel are playing the “I’m as surprised as you” card when in reality their hands are as blood stained as are Turkey’s. Turkey is being thrown under the bus so the rest of the guilty ones can make their getaway. Now the NATO cartel will play hunt the terrorists as the have been caught in the spotlight as aiding and abetting terrorism.

      • James Wherry

        I do not believe America is intentionally funding ISIL or al-Quaeda. There simply is no evidence of it. What there is evidence of is that arms provided by the USA and trained Soldiers trained by the USA have gone over to both of those group and THAT is why I do not believe getting involved in other people’s civil wars, no matter how well-intentioned we may be.

        But blame the butcher of Damascus for this mess. After weeks of non-violent protests in 2011, Assad sends his goons in and murders more than 100 protesters. Having had enough, the Sun’ni’s decide to take up arms and defend themselves and Assad retaliates. Assad has dislocated or driven out of the country 9 million of his slaves and murdered 250,000 of them. Anyone abetting and siding with Assad and with Iran is guilty of complicity for these murders. My they burn in whatever form of h@ll you conceive of.

      • Mark Overholt

        Turkey like Pakistan is playing both sides of the fence.

    • Hector Ventos

      MINTPRESS NEWS, what a scam this portal, Bilal Erdogan is a polite businessmen who has nothing to do with politics, this news article is out right enemy propaganda, what a shame, what a shame.

      • James Wherry

        This website takes a pro-Shi’ite/anti-Sun’ni view of the world. I do not, however I am fully persuaded that Turkey and Sa’udi Arabia got in on the arms game, early on, and they were not at all worried about giving arms to al-Nusra or ISIL. Given the way that this website and the Sun’ni’s both lambast Ameican interference in the region, even if America knew, I would expect it to keep its mouth shut.

      • Anoniempje_123

        LOL no he prefers terrorism for his dirty money …

        LOL get out of here you dumb freak ! Your buttboy got caught with his hands down and his daddy cant protect him much longer…

        The elite hates simpletons who get caught… they will end shortly

      • Bradford

        ….ALL MEDIA is PROPAGANDA…..and sadly, some of the propaganda is also true….

      • Terry

        Columbia U. Research Paper: Turkey collaborating with the Islamic State (ISIS)

        Turkey collaborating with the Islamic State (ISIS). From military cooperation and weapons
        transfers to logistical support, financial assistance, and the provision of
        medical services.

        President Erdogan and Prime Minister Davutoglu strongly deny complicity with ISIS.

        Columbia University’s Program on Peace-building and Rights assigned a team of researchers in the United States, Europe, and Turkey to examine Turkish and international media, assessing the credibility of allegations.

        This report draws on a variety of international sources — The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, BBC, Sky News, as well as Turkish sources, CNN Turk,Hurriyet Daily News, Taraf, Cumhuriyet, and Radikal among others.

        The recent shoot-down of a Russian Su-24 jet in Syria and subsequent events have exposed Turkey’s role in supporting ISIS to the world community. There’s no longer any excuse for ignoring it.

        Read more at Sott . net

      • vartan_mamik

        The Turkish governments bootlicker cries foul when someone reports facts. What a travesty!

    • Vladislav

      USA is turning a blind eye to this.

      • Piere

        As they did to Al Qaeda & Taliban connections with Pakistan for years.

      • James Wherry

        America has to keep its mouth shut: Muslims in the region declare who is “holier than thou,” by declaring who is more hate-filled agianst America and Israel. If the Turks and Arabs are funding these creeps it’s “not our problem” – except that al-Nusra has already promised to destroy America, after it takes Damascus.

      • Anoniempje_123

        LOL of course they are … they are the ones that tell the ERDOGANS what to do …

        Just like the BIN LADENS

        You freaking MORON … the mastermind of TERRORISM in this world = CIA … a USA based global war OF terror !

      • Bradford

        No, the U.S. *MEDIA* is turning the blind eye, and deaf ear, and silent tongue….to keep the American sheeple deaf, dumb, and blind…. WAKE UP!, “PatriotUSA”….
        (c)2015, Tom Clancy, Jr., *NON-fiction

      • Reaper

        no, its that we dont care. Assad is our #1 concern and the only way for peace in Syria

    • Why aren’t we destroying the oil fields? On my fire extinguisher it says “Point it at the source or the base of the fire not the flames”. Should be pretty easy… Oil fields cant run or hide.
      I for one would pay more for gas to see this happen.

    • Yacoov Tovim

      ZeroHedge how much lavrov the rat paid you ?Mention that as well.

      • cvxxx

        Silly person. Corruption has taken over the world. The US military knew this and was stearing clear of the illegal smugging operations. Russia uncovered them and attacked that is why their plane was shot down. Time to clean up congress and all involved.

      • Reaper

        Exactly. Zerohedge is just like Value Walk. They are KREMLIN OWNED

    • Oh, I thought they were going to show a picture of a CIA building.

    • Hyginus Nnadi

      There is a reason why Historian defined history as ” A dialogue between the past and the present ” If contemporary world leaders are learning from the outcome of that historical dialogue, Iraq, Libya and Afghanistan would have been a big lesson to them that toppling a country’s leader just because he is not in the good books of western leaders will only lead to the emergence of radical groups who will not threaten not only the peace and stability of that country but the entire region, this is especially in the turbulent middle east region.

    • James Wherry

      Turkey is a fine example of how other Muslims EMBOLDEN and EMPOWER groups like ISIL and al-Quaeda. Erdogen’s march away from secular democracy and toward Islamisization only encourages radical extremists like ISIL, and now we see they are connected – joined at the wallet.

    • dn32844

      Turkey is a NATO member which, like Saudi Arabia, another close friend of morons in Washington. Their drum of democracy deafens ear of the world and their Liberty wars destroys countries, while they shamefully sleep with worst Muslim tyrants and Islamic tyrannical regimes.

    • Hugh Janus

      Turkey and Qatar have spent big $$$ with a plan to remove Assad. Qatar has one of the biggest natural gas deposits in the middle east. That natural gas is a direct threat to Russias Gazprom, the chief supplier to europe and the middle east. Turkey has already built a pipeline to Qatar that stops on the syrian border, as was as Qatar build a pipeline that connects to turkey that stops at syria.

    • newyorkbaby

      Turkey should lose its NATO status. The European countries should remove Turkey from NATO and insist that Erdogan step down as Turkey’s leader. Erdogan is a disgrace to the Turkish nation.

    • Concerto_in_C

      The Islamist rat will reveal himself, even when he’s wearing a nice suit.

      • James

        Do you refer to Erdogan or Obama?

    • sam

      What BS. One day Russia is the enemy – the next you believe every word they say (when it suits you Neo-cons of course).

      • James Wherry

        Not certain where you get that from, sam. As a traditional conservative Republican, I despise the Neo-con’s who are nothing more than warmed-over Liberals, practicing the same LIBERAL military interventionism as the Left did for 80 years – making the world safe, “one war at a time.”

    • Ceptemus

      Turkey, Qatar and Sudan are arming ISIS, but only because NATO is forcing them to do so. Government officials like money like everyone else, they are not angels. Westerners are gullible that believe there are boarders, good vs evil like children that eat everything their cooperate media feed them .
      When man stops fearing or believing in God then no man made laws will deter them from doing everything to secure a good life.

      • James Wherry

        Proof, Ceptemus? I don’t doubt the funding part of this, but “forcing them to do so?” That’s simply ridiculous and suggests that Hollande funded the terror attacks on his own nation.

    • Peter Beadle

      Essentially we have not a mole but a giant rat in the camp known as Turkey. They are very skilled at playing both sides against the middle. They were not willing to let Allied Air Forces be based there during the Iraq conflict. They have mercilessly tried to destroy the Kurds for many years yet want to be in the EU. Imagine that spectacle of a Muslim menber of the EU with the associated flood of people into all of Europe proper as they stuff their pockets
      supporting ISIS.

    • jason

      Ok so if this is true and we find out 100% that it is….then this guy needs to get “picked” up and held hostage…and his f’ing head cut off, then he should be buried with pig parts and pig blood be poured over his grave…..on camera for the world to see…then the word put out..this is what happens to anyone who helps ISIS..

      the kid gloves need to come off with these animals…and until we have the balls to do it…ISIS will never go away

    • Ali

      Is Obama also involved? and perhaps Qatar as well?

    • Herman

      What about rumors that Bilal was also in business with a son of Joe Biden with a oil company in Ukraine???? seems that a lot of people are making millions of the stole oil from Iraq and Syria….

    • lalasayswhat

      And now Turkey is a member of NATO and we will defend them and their actions.

    • Donkephant

      It is technically possible for ISIS to contribute money to US politicians, and if they were to do so, it would violate their Constitutional rights to be named as donors.

    • Vastie

      don’t understand how the US hasn’t stop him. Freeeze funds and maybe take this fool out!!!

      • lalasayswhat

        Simple. The US supports it.

    • Lindy

      Turkey aligned themselves with Muslim terrorists long ago.

    • Emmy Ohiri

      I’m not Turkish and I equally dislike both Erdogan and Putin, but the most interesting part of this comment thread is just how virtually everyone TRUSTS the author so much that no one is wiling to ask for as much as a shred of evidence or even a tangible source to support these claims. As propaganda articles go, this was a terrible work. The only person quoted in this article is a ” former French general”. American military officials unanimously say ASSAD buys 90% of ISIS oil, Turkey are actively fighting ISIS as part of the US led coalition, why would they want to harm themselves by giving ISIS millions of dollars to kill Turkish and American pilots? Even if the Turks don’t care about their own servicemen, why would America allow it? Worst part is, neither Sergey Lavrov nor the French General in this article made any mention of Erdogan’s son, so where did that come from?

      • Yacoov Tovim

        Spot on.
        What happened Obama’s ‘Red line on Syria?Millions displaced hundreds of thousand killed by Assad and his supporters ,Assad and his hizboullah supporters are still winning in Western capitals

      • yenalmurat

        I am a Turk, and I also dislike Erdoğan and Putin equally. I totally agree with your comments.
        By the way, US and Europe are the true reasons why isis is so strong today. They initially supported radical groups to fight against Esad regime, and of course Turkey followed them as an ally. Lokk at the weapons isis is using, american made! All that support ended up in the hands of isis.

    • Franck Sasser

      Very surprising this article appears for western readers’ eyes. Probably won’t be here but a few hours.

    • Yacoov Tovim

      I dislike Erdogan and his family but how much russkies paid you to fabricate this lie.Assad is buying electric patrol from ISIS and Russia supports Assad.So figure out!Russia is a mafia state ruled by mafia leader putin!

      • Tibor Ládi

        “I dislike Erdogan and his family” Really?

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    • Simpleton58

      We can tell who’s taking a cr/ap in the desert but we don’t know who’s buying the oil from ISIS and who’s funding them. If ISIS isn’t getting supported and funded then ISIS no longer exists. Let’s all stop pretending like this is some big secret and freaking take care of it…of course unless they’re all benefiting somehow.

    • Clint Harris

      Looks to me that Russians wrote this article to smear Turkey.

      • lalasayswhat

        Turkey is coming more and more under the influence of radical Islam.

      • George Salvador


    • Jack

      Belal or Belial? My first thought after seeing the first segment of the headline was Barack Obama.

    • Craig Umniy

      Turkish tanker ships loading ISIS oil in Syria? Closest ISIS-controlled area in Syria is about 150 km from the shore, so any oil being lifted is Syrian government oil. Typical Russian disinfo crap.

    • Eldon Lile

      Seems to me if he is this well known – he should be easy to erase ? ! Erase the cause of the problem, you erase the problem – and he may well be a starting place?

    • Goodluck Jonathan

      Everybody now knows why Russiaa jet was shot down. It is the Russians that has been destroying the ISIS tankers and oil facilities and thereby disrupting the flow of ISIS oil from Iraq and Syria to Turkey. It is also the reason that the US is merely playing with ISIS because the US intelligence knows about it.

    • disqus_fl9zft2qBd

      Everybody in these Glove know Turkey is official sponser of ISIS and Pakistan is for Taliban, AL-quida.

    • RealBatman

      Turkey needs to be kicked out of NATO and get bombed by the USA and Russia

    • Gorge Watsons

      HAHAHA what a silly News İsis is created by usa ,but they cant control it any more ,and russia took the control so the monney now goes to russian banks

    • Hockinghillsbilly

      Erdogon wants to turn Turkey away from a non secular country into a Theocracy.
      Turkey should be expelled from NATO.


      I always quote Ibsen’s play,”An Enemy of the People’ which states “the strongest man is he who stands alone”. This is Assad. His enemies want him out for selfish motive and now the reality is coming.Russia with her compassion for Syria wants to bring peace but the enemies are shouting loudly that he is a dictator and must go!
      Hiiiiiiiiiiiiii! that is how the world is. What comes from the mouth is different from what is in one’s heart. We must be aware of this before we trust a person with sweet words.

      • Big Ray

        well said

    • RCar

      Just keep up the bombing of ISIS oil trucks, and don’t stop!!

    • Chris2248

      Sooner or later (hope sooner) there will be a clash between Islam and the rest of the world with Islam being exterminated for good: Italians, Christians, Europe, US, Russia, Buddhists, Hindus, Chinese (all together) vs Islam.

      • Hockinghillsbilly

        Genocide much ?

      • disqus_fl9zft2qBd

        No other religions trust Islam (sponser of terrorisms)

      • Vastie

        I’d vote for that!! Leave none of these dogs and pigs alive

      • FedUp American

        Isn’t that what Albert Pike predicted in his letter to Mazzini??

    • Chris2248

      What is going to destroy the World first? Climate or Terrorism?

    • Terry

      Spot on MintPress

    • freefromchoice

      Well then it is time to plan some bombing runs on all of Erdrogans ships, Russia you go first, america second, France third, UK fourth, germany fifth. That pretty much ought to stop the flow of money to ISIS from Turkey’s end. While were at it lets just arm the Kurds and let em have Turkey. We know they wont allow any funding from ISIS to go through thier new country.!

      • Big Ray

        great idea – where are our leaders ?

    • Anthony Young

      And Merkel just promised this idiot “millions of dollars” and offers him a seat at the EU in exchange for his “helping to stem the influx of Syrian refugees.” When are our governments going to stop sleeping with the devil?

    • rw


    • Big Ray

      this is ob’s good buddy

      • Spencer Stevens

        Dont forget merkel too. Liberals are the most dangerous policy makers in the world.

      • George McPheron

        duh his country is a member of NATO ray so educate yourself before showing your hatred and racism

    • Big Ray

      Lets put the turks in charge of nato ! Now you know how turkey’s got their name. Dumb birds

    • Jing Yagunazie

      you have to wonder how the shipping ports in China had exploded. Russia should be nuking turkey if this is true. China should back them up. We can see the over through of the EU is by the EU and the USA

      • George McPheron

        beyond sense and into crazy

    • Danny Lamb

      No one is surprised No one!

    • azrael

      Opportunist ER the DOGan from the very start of this chaos made money and consolidated his power at the expense of Syria, Iraq, Kurds even Turkish citizens who fell victim to ISIS attacks, and now France and other EU nations. Its clear ER the DOGan does’nt have any slight intention of helping eradicate ISIS. The terror attacks on Turkish soil blaming ISIS is just a sideshow to show the world that Turkey is also a victim too but its getting clearer that ER the DOGan is pulling the strings to make more money for his family and friends while Syria burns and the risk of Europe being targeted by ISIS terror attack is at all time high..

      Time to cut the DOG’s head.

      • Anthony Young

        The EU just announced today that they are giving Erdogan “millions” of dollars and offering him a seat on the EU. Is that stupid or what? Merkel.

    • Ron Molina

      This gets more and more interesting but not surprising.

      • George McPheron

        Ron I agree and the light of truth is a beautiful thing

      • Clint Harris

        Come on… you are a old dude, you should be experienced enough to know when the tail is wagging a dog. This article is a Russian propaganda article meant to get red blooded Americans armed up against Turkey.

      • yenalmurat

        As as a Turk I do not like Erdogan even a bit and would love to see him lose the elections more than anything. However, 90% of this article is total fabrication! And also there is no proof or evidence. Obvious that it is an effort to denigrate Turkey. By the way Putin and Erdogan has many things in common! (ina abad sense)