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    Europeans Suspect Turkey of Collaborating With Daesh

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    A recent survey carried out in European countries and the United States show that an overwhelming majority of respondents believe Turkey is collaborating with the Daesh terrorist group.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — According to Sputnik.Polls, 72 percent of the French public believe that Turkey is turning a blind eye to the operations of Turkish illicit traders who are buying oil from Daesh in Syria.

    Europeans Believe Turkey Turns Blind Eye to Oil Trade With Daesh
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    Europeans Believe Turkey Turns Blind Eye to Oil Trade With Daesh

    Over half of Germans (52 percent), 38 percent of Americans and 41 percent of Britons agree that the Turkish authorities might be supporting the illicit oil trade.

    The survey was conducted in the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States by Populus, a renowned British research firm, and in France by Ifop, the French Institute of Public Opinion, for Sputnik news agency and radio.

    In response to the statement, "Turkey is actively fighting terrorist groups such as Daesh," 59 percent of respondents in France answered in the negative. In Germany, those who agreed exceeded those who did not agree — 26 and 36 percent, respectively. In the United Kingdom, opinion was divided equally on 23 percent both in favor and against, and in the United States 30 percent agreed and 17 percent disagreed.

    The Sputnik-commissioned survey was conducted in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany on Feb. 3-4, 2016. The survey in France was carried out on Feb. 3-5. People from various regions and of different ages and sexes took part in the poll. The confidence interval was +/-3.1 percent, with a confidence coefficient of 95 percent.

    Daesh is a terrorist organization whose activities are banned in many countries, including Russia.

    About the Sputnik.Polls Project

    The international public opinion project was inaugurated in January 2015, in partnership with Populus and Ifop France's oldest polling institute. The project organizes regular surveys in the United States and Europe on the most sensitive social and political issues.

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      No big surprise. Finally people start opening their eyes.
    • Not only Turkey. Also France, UK, Israel, US among many orders.
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      Wow, 72 percent of French agree with something that is almost true! Truth is that Erdogan is actively involved in terror campaign. French matrix in need of repair.
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      Gosh! We all knew everybody supported them except the Russians, and their allies.
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      Most European peoples suspect and know that TURKEY are totally involved in helping, training, smuggling weapons, treating wounded Isis fighters and to top it all buying from them at a cheaper price the oil they rob from Syria and Iraq .The only ones who refuse to see or admit it openly are the EU governments. These governments play dumb so as to continue their lousy foreign invasions and destruction of the middle East, now they are also destroying Europe with all the migrants that come by the millions
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      margaridaoulmanin reply toktscon(Show commentHide comment)
      ktscon, Not the people the governments who play dumb with the voters
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      When Viktor Yanukovich was accused of corruption and left Ukraine, the -president-of the-student-union-styled- Prime Minister of Britain vowed to turn over every rock and stone in the world in order to find the alleged missing loot. Two years later, having graduated, there is not a word about what he will do in the case of the alleged Erdogan family misadventures and loot. There was no evidence against the Ukrainian President, very much unlike the alleged case of the Erdogan family and Turkey. When the chips are down, they will keep all of it and share some with their foreign contemporaries who have assisted in one way or another.
      If Turkey was in Africa, the ICC would definitely have already made a harsh statement and threaten prompt review of the impending case. The us would already have started to prepare sanctions against corruption.
      For the good and decent people of Turkey, they have to seek the precious jewel that lies ahead. To them I say:
      Sweet are the uses of adversity, which like the toad, ugly and venomous, but which bears a shining jewel on the head.
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