Turkey, a longstanding member of NATO, has long been involved in the funding of the Islamic State, and supports not only ISIL but also other jihadi groups including Ahrar al-Sham and Jabhat al-Nusra, al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, British investigative journalist Nafeez Ahmed reveals.
Referring to fresh evidence and citing various sources, British investigative journalist Dr. Nafeez Ahmed has revealed that Turkey is up to its eyeballs in clandestine collaboration with Syrian Islamist groups including the notorious Islamic State; to make matters worse, the major Western powers are not going to do anything about it.In the wake of the infamous attack on Paris, French President Hollande has declared war on ISIL and announced a plan to strengthen the powers of his country’s police and security services, according to Ahmed.
Ahmed adds that the Turkish media has already reported that more than 100,000 fake Turkish passports have purportedly been given to ISIL militants. Moreover, a number of Uyghur nationals were captured with fake Turkish passports in Thailand and Malaysia. Quoting the award winning journalist Stuart Ramsay, Ahmed highlights that the Turkish authorities were “certifying passports” of would-be ISIL fighters at Turkey-Syrian border posts. This can only mean that Turkish officials were fully aware of the flow of militants pouring into Syria.
Furthermore, there is evidence that some Turkish officials have certain links to high-ranking ISIL members, he notes, citing an unnamed Western official familiar to intelligence sources on the matter.