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Erdogan says Turkey has ‘proof’ of Russian involvement in IS oil trade

Agen Sabung Ayam

Posted December 04, 2015 01:00:31

Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggests he had evidence Russia was included in illegal oil trade with the Islamic Point out (IS) team in Syria, countering “immoral” Russian allegations that his very own family was importing oil from the jihadists.

The Russian defence ministry on Wednesday accused Mr Erdogan and his loved ones of involvement in the illegal oil trade with IS jihadists after Ankara’s downing of one particular of Moscow’s warplanes previous thirty day period which plunged the two countries’ relations into a crisis.

“We have the proof in our palms. We will reveal it to the entire world,” Mr Erdogan mentioned in a televised tackle in Ankara.

“Seem, Russia has to confirm that the Turkish republic purchases oil from Daesh, in any other case this is a slander,” he mentioned, utilizing an Arabic acronym for IS extremists.

“The immoral side of this situation is involving my family members in the affair.”

Mr Erdogan recurring that he would resign if Moscow proved the allegation and stated it was in fact Russians who have been associated in oil dealings.

“Who is purchasing oil [from IS]? Allow me say it. George Haswani, holder of a Russian passport and a Syrian national, is one particular of the most significant merchants in this business,” Mr Erdogan mentioned.

Russian officials hold a press conference Photograph: Russian officers sit below a screen displaying the Turkish-Syrian border during a briefing in Moscow. (AFP: Vasily Maximov)

In November, the US Treasury imposed sanctions on Haswani, who was also positioned on an European Union sanctions list, for serving as a intermediary for oil buys by the Syrian regime from the IS group.

Mr Erdogan said “a renowned Russian chess participant” was also concerned in the oil enterprise with IS, without having giving a identify.

“He is also in this race,” he explained.

The new US sanctions also apply to Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, a rich Russian businessman and lengthy-standing president of the World Chess Federation (FIDE) who was previously president of the southern Russian location of Kalmykia.


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Obama Stresses Turkish Ties in Meeting With Erdogan

Agen Sabung Ayam

PARIS—President Barack Obama highlighted U.S. ties to Turkey in a assembly with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday, saying he desires the two nations to function collectively to conclude the civil war in Syria.

Mr. Obama and the Turkish President, who were in the French funds for a worldwide climate summit, satisfied to talk about the circumstance in Syria and the shared battle against Islamic State. The U.S. president emphasised that Turkey is a North Atlantic Treaty Firm ally and mentioned, “We have a widespread enemy, and that is ISIL.”

Soon after the meeting, Mr. Obama said he hoped to accelerate navy-to-navy contacts with Turkey to ensure the country’s stability and as component of an hard work to wind down the conflict in Syria.

Mr. Erdogan said the two leaders had discussed the institution of a transitional government in Syria. Current tensions between Turkey and Russia also had been on the agenda, he mentioned.

Relations in between the two countries have deteriorated in the aftermath of Turkey’s lethal shootdown of a Russian jet fighter.

For the duration of a meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the U.S. president expressed regret about the aerial confrontation whilst urging Moscow and Ankara to operate to de-escalate tensions.

Mr. Putin declined Mr. Erdogan’s request to fulfill at the Paris summit.

Compose to Colleen McCain Nelson at colleen.nelson@wsj.com

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