This 24 August 2016 video by France 24 says about itself:
Turkey offensive in Syria: “Erdogan always favoured ISIS over the Kurds“
By Steve Sweeney:
Monday, June 11, 2018
Erdogan‘s party accused of ordering deadly Isis suicide bombing
A Turkish news agency claims it obtained a classified EU intelligence report saying ‘there is reason to believe… forces within [Erdogan‘s party] commissioned’ the attack
TURKEY’s ruling party is alleged to have ordered Isis to carry out a deadly bomb attack that killed more than 100 people at a 2015 opposition election rally in Ankara.
The Ahval news website claimed it had been leaked a three-page European Union intelligence report that was released three days after the attack on a peace rally near Ankara train station which killed 109 people and injured at least 500 in October 2015.
The document was allegedly circulated as an urgent top classified briefing note that claimed “the modus operandi of the attack (suicide bombers) points to Da’esh.”
It concluded: “Given the circumstances (arriving buses with demonstrators not searched, police almost absent at the huge demonstration), there is reason to believe that in this case, forces within the AKP commissioned the Da’esh operatives.”
The bombing remains one of the worst attacks in Turkish history, targeting a rally of peace activists, trade unionists and People’s Democratic Party (HDP) supporters.
It occurred only months after the June 2015 elections in which the AKP lost its parliamentary majority and the pro-Kurdish HDP won its first seats in the Grand Assembly.
The report suggested that with another election looming in November 2015, “the last thing Erdogan really wants at this juncture is a Kurdish peace.”
Police were criticised for hindering emergency services in the aftermath as they blocked a road and fired tear gas at those wounded by the blast.
A trial hearing last November heard suspect Suphi Alpfida allege that police officers in Gaziantep knew about the bombings beforehand and personally knew the leaders of the Isis cell responsible.
It is alleged that police failed to act on an active arrest warrant leaving Isis mastermind Yunus Durmaz, who allegedly planned the Ankara attack and Suruc bombing, free to conduct the massacres.
Speaking at a rally today Mr Erdogan said he would approve the hanging of jailed presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas if Parliament requested it.
Mr Demirtas responded: “This is the election promise of a presidential candidate in 2018 Turkey, can you imagine? I would sacrifice my life a thousand times for the people and won’t ever take a step back.”
The European Union intelligence and situation centre had not responded to the Star’s request for comment at the time of going to print.
Turkish currency crisis looms as Erdogan appoints son-in-law as finance minister: here.
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PJAK: US decision serves Erdogan and ISIS
We will defend our leaders and struggle to the last breath, said the Kurdistan Free Life Party.
Kurdistan Free Life Party (PJAK) has issued a written statement on the US decision to put a bounty on PKK executives Cemil Bayik, Murat Karayilan and Duran Kalkan.
PJAK statement said: “The hegemonic powers in the world are trying to get profit as they intervene in the political and diplomatic process in the Middle East”.
In the Third World War, said the statement, “the Kurdish freedom movement has played an important role and has been an important actor against terrorism. It has maintained the identity of the people claiming for freedom. With a revolutionary stand and democratic struggle, the Kurdish freedom movement has frustrated the plans of the dominant forces in the region. These forces have once again targeted the revolutionary forces in order to eliminate the democratic politics, the will of freedom”.
It is no coincidence, said the statement, “that the PKK has been made into a target in a period of strong struggle against DAESH (ISIS) in Kurdistan and the region. The aim of the US in targeting the PKK executives is precisely that of diverting attention from the truth”.
The decision taken by the US, said the statement, “is the result of an agreement with Turkey and it shows a will to deepen and increase violence in the region. By putting their own interests first, those forces have accepted to point at the Kurdish people and the liberation movement as enemies. This decision is not only wrong, it is embarrassing for the US”.
The statement stressed that: “The US that played a role in Leader Apo being abducted and handed over to Turkey as result of an international conspiracy, has again engaged in efforts to eliminate the PKK with animosity against the Kurdish people. The US has thus approved the Turkish state’s imposition of an aggravated isolation on Leader Apo and massacres against the Kurds.”
The decision taken by the United States to improve relations with Turkey, said the statement, will only “serve to deepen war in the region and increase the violence. The decision goes against all criteria on human rights.”
Condemning the US decision against PKK leaders, PJAK said: “We state that this decision actually serves Erdoğan and DAESH. America and the international coalition should know very well that the Kurdish people will not allow these dirty games to succeed. We will defend our leaders and fighters to our last breath”.
PJAK ended its statement with a call: “In this critical process, all revolutionaries, libertarian intellectuals, writers, artists, politicians, youths, women must oppose and ignore the US decision”.
Source: ANF NEWS DESK 12-11-2018
ISIS ambulance driver: We sent injured men to Turkey
Muhammad Amir Abdulkadir went from Germany to Syria and joined the so-called ISIS. In an ANF interview he reports on transport of seriously injured ISIS jihadists to Turkey.
German jihadist Muhammad Amir Abdulkadir aka “Abu Muhammed Almani” is one of over one hundred German members of the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist militia who are under the arrest of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in northern Syria. He talked to ANF on how, with the help of the Salafist association “Helfen in Not” [Help in Need], based in Neuss, ambulances for the so-called ISIS were brought from Germany via Idlib to the self-declared caliphate.
Muhammad Amir Abdulkadir worked as an ambulance driver in 2015, working Girê Spî (Tal Abyad) and Tabqa and transporting seriously injured ISIS jihadists. He said: “As soon as we took the injured to a hospital in Tal Abyad, they were transferred from my ambulance to another. This ambulance took the injured to the border crossing of Tal Abyad. At the border, the injured were transferred to another ambulance and taken to Turkey.”
Abdulkadir states how two ambulances from Germany were handed over to the ISIS over the camouflage organization “Helfen in Not” that is well known to authorities.. At the same time, the chairman of the association, Bekir Astürk, played an important role with his good relations with the Turkish state.
Work for “Helfen in Not” in Germany
A Tunisian native, Muhammad Amir Abdulkadir has a residence permit in Germany. In late 2013 or early 2014, he met the “aid organization” called “Helfen in Not” and its founder Bekir Astürk. Bekir Astürk is listed as Salafist at the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. About the association, which acts as a humanitarian aid organization, Muhammad Amir Abdulkadir told the following: “Helfen in Not was based in Germany. The boss was a Turk. I have been involved in the work of the association to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Syria. The club people asked me if I could bring some ambulances to Syria with them. I then agreed. In Germany, our task was to collect donations in kind and money. They conducted meetings (donations galas, etc.) with Muslims and got money from them for Syria, which was used to buy second hand ambulances. We had them repaired to take them to Syria.”
Majority of ambulances passed the border at Cilvegözü
Abdulkadir relates that he has carried out two transports of ambulances to Syria in this context. “It was in March or April 2014 when I went to Idlib at the request of the owner of “Helfen in Not”. That was the first time I was in Syria. The ambulances and Bekir Astürk arrived in Istanbul separately. I took one and traveled to Idlib via the al-Hawa border crossing (Cilvegözü-Reyhanlı). In Idlib there was a “Helfen in Not” office. ‘When medication was needed, we organized it and sent it to the office. When we first traveled to Syria, it was not because of the ISIS. At that time, the ISIS was not active in Idlib. Some hospitals were under the control of the FSA, others under the control of Ahrar al-Sham. Still others were neither under the control of one force nor the other, but were cared for by civilian institutions. After a short stay in Idlib to deliver the ambulances, I returned to Germany and continued my work,” explains Abdulkadir.
Relations between Bekir Asturk and Turkish state officials
The jihadist says the following about the leader of “Helfen in Not”: “Brother Bekir knew many people in Turkey, among them officers, soldiers and civil servants. Thanks to him, it was easy to transport the ambulances from Istanbul to Idlib. Also, some of the people at Bab al-Hawa border crossing, including very important personalities, were among the acquaintances of Bekir. He took care of the formalities for the border crossing. All documents from Germany to Idlib were official papers. The ambulances were not even searched because many people knew Bekir. That’s why we never had the slightest difficulty.”
Asturk sends ISIS two ambulances
In September 2014, the Tunisian travels again by ambulance as an employee of “Helfen in Not” via Turkey to Syria. Abdulkadir claims that Asturk had told him to go to Bab with two ambulances this time. Bab was under ISIS control at this time. “We were unaware that Bab and Tabqa were controlled by the ISIS. I had an ID card for humanitarian aid and permits. I assumed that we brought the ambulance vehicles for humanitarian aid to Bab. When we got there, we looked at the checkpoints for people with beards. They looked different, there were ISIS flags on the masts. In Bab, the ISIS people sent us to Tabqa,” recalls Abdulkadir.
The jihadist claims he did not want to join the ISIS, but the militia demanded it. He recapitulates, “Right after we arrived in Tabqa, the Assad regime bombed the city hospital. My ambulance was slightly damaged, I was injured in the attack. First, I stayed for treatment in the local hospital. After I felt a little better, I wanted to return to Germany. But they (ISIS) did not allow it. My wife and children were in Germany and I was in Tabqa. There was another ambulance driver who came with me. He was German and his name was Dominik. He also stayed with the ISIS and was happy with it. He went to Iraq as an ISIS member and got married. I do not know how it went on with him later on.”
Ambulance driver for the ISIS
About his duties in the self-proclaimed caliphate, Abdulkadir says, “Since I was injured at the knee and hip when I came to Tabqa, I was assigned to work as an ambulance driver. There were a couple of shrapnel pieces in the vehicle I’d brought there earlier. But they had already fixed it, so I drove this ambulance. I took the seriously injured to Tal Abyad. From there, Abu Bakr al-Kurdi took over the injured and transported them to Turkey. He used two names, the other was Abu Ibrahim al-Kurdi. He himself was in Tal Abyad and had a brother on the Turkish side. Al-Kurdi used the connection with his brother to bring the wounded across the border. Their work went smoothly. They organized their own work. His brother took care of documents of the injured, medicine, home and hospital.”
Jihadists transported across the border crossing at Akçakale
“When we took the injured to hospital in Tal Abyad, they would be transferred from my ambulance to another that later took them to the border crossing of Tal Abyad. At the border, the injured were re-loaded into another ambulance and taken to Turkey. This work was easy and well organized. But not every patient could travel this way. Only the very seriously injured were brought to Turkey in this way. As soon as we reloaded the injured in the other ambulance, al-Kurdi had to be there. We already had an ambulance, which was ready, in the hospital anyway. Abu Bakr al-Kurdi was always ready. He was in constant contact with his brother on the Turkish side of the border crossing and informed the soldiers and officials that an ambulance with injured people would arrive,” explains Abdulkadir.
Transferred the injured from Iraq to Girê Spî
The Islamist recalls his further work: “I started working on the Tabqa-Tal Abyad route in late 2014 or early 2015. Then they sent me to Iraq. There I did the same job as ambulance driver. I brought injured people from Ambar to Tal Abyad twice. After that, the fighting between Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and ISIS began. When Tal Abyad fell, I worked with the same ambulance only inside the ISIS area. After about a year in Iraq, I was sent to Raqqa.
Tal Abyad was the official border crossing point. I have often heard that after SDF took the city, the exchange of weapons and injured ISIS jihadists took place via the underground tunnels in the village of Bab Lemon near Rai.
In Turkey, ISIS jihadists were not treated in one single hospital. There were quite a few hospitals providing service for ISIS. Bekir’s relations in Turkey were good and he had money. There were no problems with the treatment of the injured. I do not know in which hospitals they were taken but when we picked up the injured, they talked about being taken to Urfa, Hatay and Istanbul.”
Muhammad Amir Abdulkadir claims to have started to try harder to escape the ISIS in Raqqa. On December 24, 2017, he surrendered to the SDF in Deir ez-Zor.
“Helfen in Not” – At least nine ambulances sent to ISIS
“Helfen in Not” was founded in 2013 by Bekir Astürk in Neuss, Germany. The institution claimed to be “on the side of the needy” and presented itself to the German public as a “helpful hero.” The association was purportedly taking aid to war zones in a vast territory extending from African countries to Palestine and Syria. It acted under the Slogan: “100 percent of your donation reaches the addressee.” The addressees, however, were in many cases the ISIS. The prosecution in Cologne had found in 2014 that “Helfen in Not” had sent nine ambulances to the ISIS until then.
In the Der Spiegel issue of October 2016, it was described how German security units found out about the transfer of ambulances by monitoring the phone calls of two members of “Salafist” groups in March 2014. The jihadists Mustafa A. and Mirza B. had talked about how they had brought one of these ambulances to Syria via Turkey in February 2014.
Within the knowledge of German secret service
The association “Helfen in Not” did not bother to hide its activity but instead continued to support the ISIS openly before the public opinion and the secret service. The German intelligence service detected the collection of 50,000 Euros at a charity event for “Helfen in Not” that was held in Bonn with the participation of two thousand people in the mentioned process. Namely, the secret service was kept informed about the whole process including fundraising, the purchase of ambulances, and their transportation to Syria.
These points were also discussed in the NRW state parliament. Answering a written question on the pro-ISIS groups organised under the cover of “aid organizations” in 2014, the North Rhine-Westphalia state government stated that “Helfen in Not” had been under the surveillance of the state’s domestic intelligence service, Office for the Protection of the Constitution in 2013.
Ambulances were not empty
Sven Lau, one of Germany’s most renowned Salafists, who had been sentenced to prison but later released on probation, was also attending the “charity” events of “Helfen in Not” and spreading propaganda for collecting further funds. The indictment against Sven Lau, who appeared before judge in Dusseldorf in 2013, also highlighted the fact that he had delivered equipment to the jihadists with the money he had collected at “Helfen in Not” events.
The ambulances from Germany were not empty, they also contained armaments for the ISIS. According to Dusseldorf Prosecutor’s Office, Sven Lau sent three night vision devices in the value of 1447 Euros to ISIS in the ambulances of “Helfen in Not”.
However, instead of instituting proceedings against the owner of “Helfen in Not” for supplying military equipment to the ISIS, the German authorities confined themselves to confiscating Asturk’s passport. Asturk could have been described as the logistics manager of the jihadists in Germany. The 49-year-old man complained against the passport confiscation. The complaint was dismissed by the district court on the grounds that it was feared that he would commit similar crimes again.
“Helfen in Not” is still active under different names
According to ANF research, “Helfen in Not” operates today with the same name but not officially, and continues to collect funds under the name of “Kulturverein Weckhoven e.V.” [Weckhoven Cultural Association] which is also based in Neuss. Another club operating under Weckhoven Cultural Association is Al-Yateem which continues its works to this end.
Source: ANF BERİTAN SARYA RIMELAN 25-06-2019
Turkish MIT’s dirty activities in Northern and Eastern Syria
The Turkish state’s and ISIS’ sleeper cells captured in Northern and Eastern Syria continue with their confessions. The gang member named Musa Salih Hisen El-Ehmed admitted to two murders.
The Turkish state, having failed to achieve what they want in Northern and Eastern Syria through attacks by the gang groups they support, resorts to dirty methods to pit the peoples of the region against one another. They focus on counter activity through sleeper cells they smuggled into the region to incite a Kurdish-Arab conflict and act in tandem with ISIS sleeper cells in various areas.
Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and People’s Defense Units (YPG) have captured many gang members allied with Turkish intelligence and ISIS in special operations in the Euphrates region, along with their weapons and explosives. The captured gang members provided important information on the dirty plans by ISIS and the Turkish state and the murders they committed.
The captured gang members admitted to murdering opinion leaders in the region, abducting civilians while wearing YPG and SDF uniforms, holding people for ransom and torturing people. SDF and YPG operations continue and expand in line with the information provided by captured gang members.
THE EBU RADE AND PHARMACIST MURDERS
Gang member Musa Salih Hisen El-Ehmed, perpetrator of the murder of a pharmacist and the businessman named Ebu Rade in Raqqa, is among the captured. El-Ehmed confessed to the murders in questioning and said he got his orders from a man named Ebu Ehmed.
El-Ehmed said: “Two murders were committed in Raqqa by my cell. The first was the Ebu Rade murder. The other was a pharmacist. I killed him. The order came from a man named Ebu Ehmed. I don’t know him, I just know he is from Tedmur.”
El-Ehmed spoke in cold blood about how they committed the murders: “Ebu Ehmed was surveilling Ebu Rade, then he ordered us to kill him. Ebu Suud committed that murder. He was already being surveilled, he was then killed outside his door when he left his office. It was the same in the pharmacist murder. Ebu Ehmed surveilled him and gave me the order two days before he was killed. I followed him from his home and killed him when I found an opportunity.”
GIVING DUTY FROM AZAZ TO RAQQA FOR ATTACKS
Gang member Ebdulah Seyid, part of Liwa Suxur El-Sune gang group that the Turkish president called “one of Syria’s Kuvai Milliye (National Forces)”, was sent from Azaz to Raqqa to carry out various attacks.
Ebdulah Seyid, who was captured with his weapons by the SDF shortly after he arrived in Raqqa from Azaz, gave the following information: “I worked under a man named Ebu Yemen in the Suxur El-Sune group. He told me to go to Raqqa for some efforts. After I arrived, he called me and said he would send weapons and silencers. They asked me to carry out actions against military locations.”
“EBU YEMEN WORKS FOR TURKISH INTELLIGENCE”
Ebdulah Seyid said he was captured a week after the weapons sent from Azaz got to him and that he didn’t carry out any actions. Ebdulah Seyid said Ebu Yemen works directly under Turkish intelligence: “The weapon was with me for a week, but I didn’t use it in any attacks. Ebu Yemen is a man who works on orders from the Turkish intelligence. He didn’t hide that. He told me openly once.”
Source: ANF RSİN ÇAKSU – DEZA DESTAN RAQQA 22-06-2019
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ISIS used radio communication equipment brought from Turkey
Ilyas Aydin, a former ISIS executive and currently under arrest in the hands of the SDF, stated that ISIS has purchased a large amount of radio from Istanbul.
Documents obtained by ANF show how ISIS have used radio communication equipment brought from Turkey.
ANF asked about this issue to Ilyas Aydin who has been in SDF custody for 2 years. He confirmed that from 2014 onwards ISIS has been provided equipment from Turkey and HYT distributor in Turkey, Ideal.
The first document, dated 12-04-2014, is an invoice issued by HYT radios company’s distributor Ideal in Okmeydanı Perpa in Istanbul.
140 HYT TC 518 UHF hand radios and 3 program cables were sold to a person named Abdülkader AlRazi for 28.932 Turkish Liras. Under the name Albülkader AlRazi is written ‘Deir Ez-zor’ and the invoice also states that the devices will be used abroad.
The second document is an invoice showing radio sold by Ideal. This invoice was issued on 28-05-2014 and the actual dispatch date is the same. It carries the name of Abdulraheem Bahro and under the name it says Idlib-Syria. The document states that the unit price of each radio is 157 TL and that the payment of 18 thousand 623 TL 6 cents has been made for the sale of 100 HYT TC 518 UHF hand radios. In this invoice, just like in the first, it is stated that the devices will be used abroad.
The 3rd document is an invoice, like the 2 previous documents. On 26-05-2014, it was prepared by HYT İdeal company in Perpa. This document also states that 100 HYT 518 UHF radios are sold at a price of $ 115 to $ 11,500 each. The name of the deliverer is not specified, but has a signature. A. Cargo is written as delivery area.
The 4th and 5th documents show that someone used to take the HYT radios to ISIS was caught while trying to cross the border into Syria from Turkey but was just given a small fine amount by the Directorate of Customs.
The 4th document is signed by the Customs and Trade Ministry Öncüpınar Customs Directorate.
The decision date is 22-04-2014 and relates to a citizen of Turkey, Mustafa Ozkan fined 1575 TL for goods exempt from customs intended to be taken abroad without permission from elsewhere. Also in this document it is stated that Mustafa Ozkan, was detained in Elbeyli Gendarmerie Command area while trying to smuggle 90 hand-held radios HYT from Turkey to Syria.
In the 5th document it is stated that as Mustafa Özkan paid a fine on the same day, he was made a discount and ultimately paid 1181 TL and 25 cents.
Documents 6 and 7 are proof that radios have been received by ISIS.
The 6th document is actually a contract on the radio purchases from Turkey, a contract in Sharia courts. In the contract, the first party is Abu El-Mughaire El Jazrawi and the second party is Abu Ducane El Turki. There is a note in the contract saying that “the parties have accepted the following” and it continues: “2. The party will bring 100 radios worth $ 11,400 to be delivered on Friday 16-7-1435 by 16-7-1435 ”. The first witness of the contract is Hüseyin Keleş and the second witness is Abu İbrahim El Kurdi.
The 7th document was prepared by the ISIS Aleppo province and Islamic State is written at the top and Aleppo province just below it.
The document reads: “May Allah’s blessings, mercy and blessings be upon you. To the brothers working on the provincial border in Aleppo. Please provide the clerk of the border from Turkey to bring its telecommunications equipment”. According to the Gregorian calendar document 6 writes dates 1436-1437. According to the Gregorian calendar, this date corresponds to 25 April 2015-2016.
ILYAS AYDIN TESTIMONY
Ilyas Aydin, a former ISIS executive and currently under arrest in the hands of the SDF, stated that ISIS has purchased a large amount of radio from Istanbul:
“The radios we use are of two types. Analog devices and digital devices. The Islamic State, was getting radios from a company called Haytara.
This is a world-famous brand, also sold in Turkey. The products were coming from Turkey. A large amount of digital radios have been received. There is a place called Perpa in Mecidiyeköy, Istanbul. There are radio outlets upstairs. I mean, these companies are security companies. They look after the security communications of big factories, many places.”
He states that this company also look after the security and communication of Erdogan’s yacht Savarana. “These companies are under the control of intelligence. The owner of that company is either a retired soldier or a soldier is put there so that he knows who is coming, who is buying. They’re security companies, so they’re handing out radio.”
İlyas Aydın’s narrative shows that the reception of the radio from İdeal company continued not only in 2014 but also afterwards. Aydin, said: “They even brought digital radios. We complained at that time. ‘The digital radio can be listened to by computer.’
We had friends who understand technology, we proved it. It was easy to ooze because it was digital. They couldn’t infiltrate old and analog radios. At that time, they forbade to use these radios and distributed the digital to war zones. There were analog and digital equipment. After learning this, they always brought analogue radios.”
Stating that most radios were brought in boxes in 2014, Aydın said: “They were brought to Idlib with boxes. They reached the Islamic State brought by FSA through Sahara, Hama, avoiding the regime. Delivered to Raqqa.”
When we mentioned that the radios were taken in the name of Idlib and Deir Ez-zor and the Front al Nusra, FSA and ISIS were involved, Aydın said: “No doubt, the intelligence knows who the party that bought it.”
When we talked about the contract made in the Sharia court on the radios, Aydın said:
“Maybe it’s a contract with one our people. People need money to fight. For example, an agreement can be made with a trader from ISIS. The organization says, ‘No matter how do you buy the material, on the black market or whatever, take it, get your share, bring it. This agreement may be the organization’s agreement with a trader itself.
For example, the organization says, ‘Where do you deliver? He says, ‘I will deliver it to you in Idlib, Sarmade.’ In general, all such transfers are from Idlib, Sarmade. In the organization, ‘Okay, you bring the goods to Sarmade. I’m getting this money from you.’ Sometimes I would deliver in Turkey, he says. Then the Islamic State gives little money. It now depends on the delivery of the agreement they made.
If the buyer was caught, maybe he corrected a paperwork, maybe he bribed the police, maybe the intelligence gave him permission.”
The security and communication network of the Savarona yacht, known as Atatürk’s yacht and currently used by Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan, was undertaken by Hytera.
HRT authorized distributor in Turkey is Ideal, and the owner of the company is Yuksel Pekdemir. Former partners of the company are Rıza Pekdemir, Hakan Şimşek, Yüksel Pekdemir, Mehmet Akkın, Erdal Özken and Bilal Kurt.
Source: ANF BÊRÎTAN SARYA QAMISHLO 23-08-2019
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