The Smoking Gun: Phone Transcripts Show Turkish Military Allowed ISIS to Cross Syrian-Turkish Border
Wiretapped telephone calls between ISIS and the Turkish military reveal that Ankara is allowing terrorists to move freely between Turkey and Syria
One of Turkey's largest newspapers is reporting what the world already knows: Turkey is allowing ISIS and other terrorist groups to move freely across the Turkish-Syrian border.
"Friendly" phone conversations between Turkish border officers and ISIS fighters is the latest smoking gun:
Documents prepared by a prosecutor's office contain a large number of transcripts of “friendly” telephone communications between military officers and Mustafa Demir, the ISIL member in charge of Turkey's Syria border, the Cumhuriyet daily said on Monday.
The prosecutor's documents reportedly say Turkish military officers also met with Demir on the border. The ISIL leader is indicated in the documents as the person behind the transportation of bombs from Syria to Turkey.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ban of YouTube occurred after a conversation was leaked between Head of Turkish Intelligence Hakan Fidan and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu that he wanted removed from the video-sharing website.
The leaked call details Erdogan's thoughts that an attack on Syria "must be seen as an opportunity for us [Turkey]".
In the conversation, intelligence chief Fidan says that he will send four men from Syria to attack Turkey to "make up a cause of war".
Deputy Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Yaşar Güler replies that Fidan's projected actions are "a direct cause of war...what you're going to do is a direct cause of war".
Anyway. Open support for ISIS and incriminating telephone transcripts: par for the course in Erdogan's Turkey.