Russia Presents Evidence of Turkish Support for the Islamic State... Obama Hardest Hit...
On Wednesday the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces presented evidence demonstrating Turkish involvement in funding the Islamic State.
The Russians claim Islamic groups “continue to receive significant funding, as well as weapons, ammunition and other material nourishment for their activities” and a large “number of states and especially Turkey” are involved in funding terrorist activities.
The Russian Federation’s Deputy Minister of Defense, Anatoly Ivanovich Antonov, said illegal oil revenue is the primary source of the funding.
The “irrefutable evidence” presented includes space and aerial reconnaissance data, according to the Russians. The General Staff identified three main routes of oil transport into Turkey from areas controlled by “armed gangs.”
“The western route goes to Turkish ports on the Mediterranean coast, the north—to the refinery Batman in Turkey and the east—to the largest transshipment base in the village of Cizre,” the Russian Ministery of Defense web page states.