Turkey: Cumhuriyet, Turkish 007 drivers for IS in Syria

Fresh revelations on Turkish cooperation with jihadists

11 June, 14:13

    An Isis convoy in Syria An Isis convoy in Syria

     ANKARA - Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyet provided fresh revelations on the involvement of Mit secret agents alongside Isis jihadists in Syria.

    The opposition paper reported today that, on January 9 2014, two buses escorted by Mit agents picked up 72 militiamen belonging to the armed jihadi group in the camp of Atme in Syria.

    The title on Cumhuriyet's front page today is 'Kirli Operasyon', 'Dirty operation'. Bypassing the line of combat between Kurdish fighters and terrorist jihadists in Kobane, the Turkish 007s scorted the latter up to the border town of Tel Abad, where the men of 'caliph' al-Baghdadi were launching an offensive. The international press, the Turkish opposition, the Syrian government, as well as Syrian Kurds have all accused Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan of aiding armed jihadi groups Isis and Al Nusra in the hope of toppling president Bashar al Assad and replacing him with a Muslim Brotherhood-led government. Cumhuriyet recalled that, in the past few days, US president Barack Obama criticized Turkey once again for failing to halt the flow of aspiring foreign jihadists towards Syria and Iraq. The paper published the pictures of heavy arms destined to jihadi groups in Syria, travelling on Mit vehicles and hidden under boxes of medicines, at the end of May. Erdogan reacted to the allegations, by threatening the editor in chief of Cumhuriyet, Can Dundar, denounced for 'espionage' and 'revelation of state secrets' . The president also said the journalist should serve a life sentence.

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