Turkish Military Says Erdogan helps Al-Qaeda in Syria

Turkish Military Says Erdogan helps Al-Qaeda in Syria
Wed Jan 21, 2015 12:02:50

Secret official documents about the searching of three trucks belonging to Turkey's national intelligence service (MIT) was leaked online, once again corroborating suspicions that Ankara has not been playing a clean game in Syria.

According to the authenticated documents, the trucks were found to be transporting missiles, mortars and anti-aircraft ammunition, Al-Monitor reported. The Gendarmerie General Command, which authored the reports, alleged, "The trucks were carrying weapons and supplies to the Al-Qaeda terror organization." But Turkish readers could not see the documents in the news bulletins and newspapers that shared them, because the government immediately obtained a court injunction banning all reporting about the affair.

When President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was prime minister, he had said, "You cannot stop the MIT truck. You cannot search it. You don’t have the authority. These trucks were taking humanitarian assistance to Turkmens."

It was noted that the MIT personnel swore at the prosecutor and denigrated the gendarmerie soldiers doing the search, saying, "Look at those idiots. They are looking for ammunition with picks and shovels. Let someone who knows do it. Trucks are full of bombs that might explode."

The governor of Adana, Huseyin Avni Cos, arrived at the scene and declared, "The trucks are moving with the prime minister’s orders" and vowed not to let them be interfered with no matter what.

Driver Murat Kislakci said in his deposition, "This cargo was loaded into our trucks from a foreign airplane at Ankara Esenboga Airport. We are taking them to Reyhanli (on the Syrian border). Two men (MIT personnel) in the Audi are accompanying us. At Reyhanli, we hand over the trucks to two people in the Audi. They check us into a hotel. The trucks move to cross the border. We carried similar loads several times before. We were working for the state. In Ankara, we were leaving our trucks at an MIT location. They used to tell us to come back at 7 am. I know the cargo belongs to MIT. We were at ease; this was an affair of state. This was the first time we collected cargo from the airport and for the first time we were allowed to stand by our trucks during the loading".

At the moment, a total blackout prevails over revelations, which are bound to have serious international repercussions.


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