13:49 GMT18 January 2021
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    The Free Syrian Army (FSA) has announced it has copies of the contracts signed by Turkey on the purchase of crude oil from Daesh (also known as ISIL/ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, according to Iranian news agency FARS.

    The Free Syrian Army (FSA) says it has received what it calls “the images of the contracts” signed by Turkey on the purchase of crude oil from Daesh (ISIL/ISIS) in Syria and Iraq, a senior FSA member responsible for information affairs was quoted by FARS as saying.

    This is only the latest evidence to come to light of Ankara's oil contacts with the jihadist group, which have been vehemently denied by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

    Erdogan even vowed to leave office if any proof is provided that Turkey has been buying oil from the terrorist group.

    His comments, in turn, came in response to President Putin's remarks that Moscow has evidence that the Su-24 was shot down by Turkey to protect Daesh oil deliveries, and that oil from the fields it controls is being exported to Turkey on an industrial scale.


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