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    Israeli Accusations of Turkey Daesh Cooperation Forces Answer from Ankara

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    Turkey will be forced to react after Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon accused Ankara of funding Daesh terrorists by buying oil from them, Iranian political scientist Seyed Hadi Afghahi told Sputnik.

    Turkey tried to dismiss Russia's accusation that it funds Daesh terrorists by claiming that Russia was behaving "emotionally" after its Su-24 bomber was shot down over Syria, but the same accusations from Israel will be tougher to fend off, Iranian political scientist Seyed Hadi Afghahi told Sputnik.

    On Tuesday Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon told Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos in a meeting in Athens, "As you know, Daesh enjoyed Turkish money for oil for a very, very long period of time. I hope that it will be ended," reported Israel's Ynet news.

    He also accused Turkey of "permitting jihadists to move from Europe to Syria and Iraq and back, as part of Daesh's terrorist network, and I hope this will stop too."

    On Wednesday Seyed Hadi Afghahi, Iranian diplomat and expert in Middle Eastern affairs, told Sputnik that it is time for Turkish President Reccep Tayyip Erdogan to make good on his promise to resign, since Israel has now also shown itself to have proof of the government's collaboration with the terrorist group.

    "Today we see that it is time for Erdogan to resign, because the defense minister of one of Turkey's closest partners and traditional allies in the region, who has access to classified military information with all the details about the situation in Syria, says that Israel has proof of Turkey's cooperation with Daesh, including that Ankara buys stolen oil from them."

    Afghahi highlighted two factors why Israel has decided to take a strong position on Turkey's assistance to terrorists.

    "Firstly, Tel Aviv clearly understands that today Turkey is in deep crisis, both economically and politically, especially after Russia imposed sanctions against Turkey and the reputation of President Erdogan was seriously damaged."

    By speaking out, Israel is probably seeking to put pressure on Turkey to give it more intelligence information with which it can counter Daesh and similar Islamic terrorist groups, Afghahi said.

    "It is advantageous and necessary for Israel to have close mutual relations with Turkey in order to get important information."

    "Secondly, economically, Turkey on the contrary needs Israel, as a trading partner and market for agricultural products that it used to sell on the Russian market," Afghahi said.

    "In general it can be concluded that the latest statement by Moshe Ya'alon is connected to questions of security, exchange of information, military strategy, and also psychological pressure on Turkey, which has to answer these statements, and not stay quiet."

    "After all, if proof of Moshe Ya'alon's statements can be presented, then at the least President Erdogan has to resign."

    "When President Putin made similar statements Turkey denied everything on the basis that there used to be hostile relations and wars with Russia. But this time the accusations are from a country with which Turkey would like to improve relations."

    "All these circumstances have forced President Erdogan into a corner that he can't easily get out of. So we all need to wait and see what kind of reply Turkey will give to these statements from the Israeli defense minister."

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    • in reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)
      FlorianGeyer, www.globalsecurity.org/military/world/israel/greater-israel-maps.htm here's the map of "eretz israel" .. i guess it's either a pseudo war or israel wants people to focus only on turkey since israel bought oil from terrorists as well.
    • art
      I am not sure if I understand this "expert"'s two reasons:
      //Firstly .. Israel .. seeking .. pressure on Turkey .. information .. counter Daesh ..//
      So Israel is fighting Da'esh?!

      //Secondly .. Turkey .. needs Israel .. for agricultural products .. used to sell .. Russian ..//
      This is a reason for Israel to trash Turkey?! 4-5 million Israelis, who export fruits to Europe, are replacing over 100 million Russians?!

      Here are my 2 cents: 1- Israel is using Turkey as a cheap card to pretend fighting Da'esh for its international standing. 2- Israel is ingratiating Russia in exchange to be ignored when sneaking in and kill more Hizbullah and Iranian commanders.
    • klod.infobeez
      Well, 20% of Israel pop. is Russian. Russian is the third spoken language in the country, after Ivrit and Arabic dialects.

      Good basis for a common understanding.

      Besides, Jews perfectly know that Soviet Union and nobody else destroyed Nazis war machine.

      Working together against Nazislamism is certainly benefical for both of us.
    • FlorianGeyer
      And a few weeks ago it was said the US air force allowed 2000 ISIL fighters to flee Ramadi and amazingly we see that this week a strategic Syrian border town under the control of President Assads forces has been attacked by 2000 ISIL terrorists.

      We know from the Highway of Death during the Iraq war that the US airforce is quite good at killing fleeing soldiers . so that they did not kill the 2000 ISIL fighters surely means that the US did NOT want to attack them.

    • Ingratiating indeed. Lots of cooperation between Israel and Russia lately, wonder what deals they've got cooking that these statements are linked to.
    • FlorianGeyerin reply to (Show commentHide comment)

      Or is it that on the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz by the Russian forces it was pointed out by the Kremlin that the real truth of the camp does not match the Israeli narrative about that period and a little help to embarrass Erdogan would be appreciated ?
    • femia91
      Is it not possible that the voice was that of the Israeli defence minister but the words were American? I am yet to hearrive ANYONE coming to the defence of Turkey against these allegations. Maybe it is US applying pressure on Turkey through Israel !
    • michael
      "After all, if proof of Moshe Ya'alon's statements can be presented, then at the least President Erdogan has to resign."
      He HAS to resign? What is he smoking? Erdogan is in power as they say, he makes the rules and breaks them as is his wont. No political scientist can use rhetoric to force change - that's laughable.
    • siberianhusky
      Let's face it, Erdogan like all politicians they seldom or never fulfill there promises.
      Promises made by the vast majority of politicians should never be take seriously.
      They have no honor.
    • ron
      ". . . but the same accusations (of Turkey purchasing oil from Deash) from Israel will be tougher to fend of . . . " Yes because the US congress is embedded with Zionist Israelis this is why Turkey will have a tougher time trying to deny this. If Turkey would have given Israel a break in the price of each barrel of oil, you would have heard nothing from the Israelis but praise to the Turks.
    • ronin reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)

      Correction, the Iraqi forces captured an Israeli Colonel in the Golani Brigade in Iraq who was embedded with an ISIL unit.
    • ronin reply toart(Show commentHide comment)
      Hi Art,

      I go along with scenario 2.
    • ronin reply tosiberianhusky(Show commentHide comment)

      Including Trump?
    • ronin reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)

      LOL, dude that is not only true, but the way you put it, it made me laugh, and yes out loud.
    • ron
      I wish this forum script would be updated to at least the early 90's. No side thread (offsets) when replying.
    • justnfree
      Now waiting for Turks, exposing Israeli involvement of Zionists with Alqaeda and ISIL. It's even better than WikiLeaks!!
    • helen_dukke172
      lol isnt that funny they claim turkey is helping them but forget to mention they are tending to their wounded..isrl needs to be shut down, along with those they pay to cause havoc around the planet. i dont believe the Muslims are doing everything they are claiming in europe. i think they are mosad agents doing it, and then blaming the Muslims. they are playing everyone for fools and getting away with it. i guess if ur desperate fr money you will do anything to get it, even fake a rape.
    • Ludicrous, likened to the dirty black Zionist cult pot calling the ottoman kettle black. Israel and Turkey have been very close and strong strategic allies.

      *** Free Viktor Bout and All Pro-Russians, tortured, missing, murdered and or falsely imprisoned, in USA and NATO Secret Prison Axis, Account For All, Remember and Lawfully Avenge All Forevermore.***
    • in reply toFlorianGeyer(Show commentHide comment)

      You are 100% correct!

      *** Free Viktor Bout and All Pro-Russians, tortured, missing, murdered and or falsely imprisoned, in USA and NATO Secret Prison Axis, Account For All, Remember and Lawfully Avenge All Forevermore.***
    • tobi.gelando
      Well Minister Moshe Ya'alon has proven that he has balls, he is the first minister from a West country spoke out loudly what the whole world already knows and only Russia told this to the World. Erdogan and his family are terrorist so is the USA!!!
      Tank you Russia and Israel !!!
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