Sources confirm Turkey's slave trade
The Kurdish source, who requested anonymity to be able to speak openly, said the slave trade is but one of a number of ways in which ISIS raises large sums of money to finance its terrorism in Syria and Iraq.
This slave trade activity is taking place through a liaison office in Turkey near the border with Syria.
The Kurdish source’s assertion reinforced a report from the German television station ARD, which produced footage of the slave trade out of an office is in the Turkish province of Gaziantep. Although the footage is in German, it shows ISIS operatives in Turkey taking payment to buy the women and children.
The Daily Caller and Breitbart both have reported on the ARD video, which also prompted the head of a Turkish legal association in the southern city of Gaziantep to file a complaint against the Turkish police and its national intelligence agency.
“We decided to file a complaint after the allegations were made on German ARD TV,” said Bertas Sarkli, head of the Gaziantep Bar Association. “They alleged that the Yazidi people were traded by ISIS in a slave market here in Gaziantep. The prosecution must investigate this.”