Turkey’s Support for ISIS Islamist Terrorists – Daniel Pipes (Washington Times)
(from dailyalert.org, Jun. 18, 2014)
Ankara may deny helping ISIS, but the evidence for this is overwhelming. ISIS strongholds not coincidentally cluster close to Turkey’s frontiers.
Syrians, Turks (estimated to number 3,000), and foreign fighters have crossed the Turkish-Syrian border at will to join ISIS.
Moreover, the Turks provided the bulk of ISIS’ funds, logistics, training and arms.
In a photograph, ISIS commander Abu Muhammad was seen in a hospital bed in Hatay State Hospital in Turkey in April, receiving treatment for battle wounds.
One Turkish opposition politician estimates that Turkey has paid $800 million to ISIS for oil shipments.
Another politician released information about active-duty Turkish soldiers training ISIS members.