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    The collaboration between Turkey and Daesh (known also as ISIL) on oil smuggling only scratches the surface of a much deeper and broader criminal partnership, one that oversees a variety of illicit activities.

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    Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov said on Wednesday that Turkey is the main consumer of illegal oil from Syria and Iraq, accusing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his family of direct involvement in the oil business of the Daesh.

    Vladimir Putin also declared during his annual State of Nation address that Russia knows who benefits from oil smuggling in Turkey and who who is recruiting new militants.

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