Putin: Data Shows ISIS Sends Oil to World Market via Turkey

Putin: Data Shows ISIS Sends Oil to World Market via Turkey
Tue Dec 1, 2015 12:15:31

Russian President Vladimir Putin claims he has received further information confirming that the ISIS Takfiri terrorists conduct their oil sales via Turkey.

“At the moment we have received additional information confirming that that oil from the deposits controlled by ISIS militants enters Turkish territory on industrial scale,” said Putin on the sidelines of a climate change summit in Paris on Monday.

“We have every reason to believe that the decision to down our plane was guided by a desire to ensure security of this oil’s delivery routes to ports where they are shipped in tankers,” he added.

On November 24, Turkey shot down the Russian Su-24 bomber, which it claimed had entered its airspace for “17 seconds” – an allegation Russia strongly rejects. One of the two pilots was rescued while the other was killed by Takfiri militants after parachuting from the plane.

The Russian president referred to Turkey’s downing of the jet as a “huge mistake” and “criminal campaign”.

Putin also said that a broad-based anti-terrorist coalition cannot be formed “while someone continues to use several terrorist organizations to reach their immediate goals.”

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, also present at the conference, said that he will step down if there is any proof present of his country’s collaboration with ISIS.

“We are not that dishonest to buy oil from terrorists. If it is proven that we have in fact done so I will leave office. If there is any evidence, let them present it, we’ll consider [it],” he said.

On Sunday, Iraqi MP Mowaffak al-Rubaie noted that ISIS has made over $800 million dollars in black market oil sales in Turkey over the last eight months.

“This is Iraqi oil and Syrian oil, carried by trucks from Iraq, from Syria through the borders to Turkey and sold... [at] less than 50 percent of the international oil price,” he said. Press TV reported.


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