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“Moderate” Erdogan Aiding ISIS?


Tayyip Erdogan

Dave Emory’s entire life­time of work is avail­able on a flash drive that can be obtained here. [2] (The flash drive includes the anti-fascist books avail­able on this site.)

COMMENT: In FTR #805 [3], we noted the apparent role of Saudi Prince Bandar in the financing of ISIS. It appears that Erdogan’s Turkey is also involved in financing the group. This should not really come as a great surprise, in that Erdogan is no “moderate” as the mainstream media has [mis]represented him.

 In FTR #‘s 737 [4]738 [5]739 [6], we noted that Erdogan’s gov­ern­ment was a direct out­growth of the Bank Al-Taqwa com­plex and an exten­sion of the Islamic fas­cism of the Mus­lim Broth­er­hood. In addi­tion, Erdogan’s regime has strong links to euro-fascists and the Under­ground Reich [7]. We have doc­u­mented [8] this in numer­ous posts [9] and broad­casts [4].

The Erdo­gan gov­ern­ment appears to be an Islamic, Under­ground Reich entity [7], ulti­mately directed at the core of the Earth Island.

A principle vehicle for the Turkish/Erdogan funding of ISIS appears to be the IHH [10], which draws support from Erdogan’s son and Ptech funder Yassin Al-Qadi.

“Why Is Turkey Supporting Islamic State Fighters in Iraq?” by David Phillips; CNBC.com; 8/13/2014. [11]

Now that U.S. forces are engaged in combat operations against Islamic State fighters in Iraq, the Obama administration must press ISIS on all fronts, targeting its financing, logistics, and weapons providers. Turkey — America’s ally and NATO member — is allegedly involved. Clarifying Turkey’s role would serve U.S.-Turkey relations.

During my visit recent to Turkey, members of Turkey’s parliament and prominent personalities described connections between Turkey, Turks and militant Sunni organizations, such as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They allege a prominent role for Turkey’s Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), an Islamic charity with a history of assisting extremist groups. Bilal Erdogan, President-elect Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s son, has ties to the IHH board, and allegedly uses his father’s political network to raise funds for the organization. Some sources say Bilal has served on the IHH board, but the IHH web site does not currently list him as a board member.

President-elect Erdogan was outraged by atrocities committed against Sunni Muslims in Syria. He became the chief critic of Syria’s President Bashar al- Assad, hosting opposition groups and the Free Syrian Army’s headquarters in Gaziantep. The West’s failure to support the Free Syrian Army further incensed Erdogan. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the United Arab Emirates provided funds, while Turkey coordinated the travel, payments, and weapons supplies for ISIS, Al-Nusra, and the Islamic Front.

According to a March 2010 report of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism, IHH had an annual budget of $100 million with field operations in 120 countries. IHH works with Muslim Brotherhood affiliates worldwide. The first known shipment of weapons to “Brothers” in Syria occurred in September 2012. Free Syrian Army commanders learned that a boat loaded with weapons docked in Syria. It was registered to members of IHH.

Major contributors to Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s AK Party are “encouraged” to make contributions, lest they fall from favor and lose government contracts. IHH also receives money from international sponsors. IHH is financed by Yasin Al-Qadi, a wealthy al Qaeda-linked Saudi businessman with close ties to Erdogan. IHH is an affiliate of the Saudi-based “Union of Good.” Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, an advocate of suicide attacks in Israel, chairs the “Union of Good.” Abdul Majid al-Zindani, a radical cleric and “Specially Designated Global Terrorist” by the United States in 2004, serves on its board. In 2010, the German branch of IHH was banned for links to jihadist activity. The U.S. Department of State listed the Union of Good as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).