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    Double Talk: ‘Turkey Is Sending Terrorists to Syria’

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    Turkey finances Daesh and helps send terrorists to neighboring Syria, Bashar al-Jaafari who heads the Syrian government delegation at the Geneva peace talks told Euronews on Friday.

    “It is not a secret that Turkey finances Daesh and facilitates the movement of its people into Syria,” Bashar al-Jaafari said.

    He also blamed a number of Persian Gulf states for the continuing bloodshed in Syria and for assisting terrorists.

    He mentioned the direct link existing between Daesh, Wahhabism and Saudi Arabia, which “provides the foundation for this philosophy.”

    “It is no longer a secret that Qatar and Saudi Arabia are funding the al-Nusra Front. They pay the bills for training and arming them. It is not just Syria that says it, the Security Council agrees,” the Syrian envoy emphasized.

    Syria has been torn by a civil war since 2011, as government forces have been clashing with opposition factions and extremist groups operating in the country, above all Daesh and the al-Nusra Front.

    More than 220,000 people have been killed and over a million have become refugees.


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