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    Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends the opening session of the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, November 30, 2015

    New Scandal? The Erdogans Spotted Laundering Money in EU

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    The evidence continues to mount against Turkish President Erdogan and his family regarding their involvement in illicit collaboration with Daesh (Islamic State); surprisingly, neither Washington, nor Brussels has raised its voice against Recep Erdogan who remains at the helm of Turkey, Martin Berger notes.

    The family of Recep Tayyip Erdogan has transformed into a "carnivorous octopus" which has entangled the Turkish economy and politics, extending its tentacles far beyond the state, Czech-based freelance journalist and analyst Martin Berger emphasizes.

    In his recent peace for New Eastern Outlook, Berger summarizes the examples of Erdogan's involvement in illicit collaboration with Daesh.

    He points out that Sumeyye Erdogan, the daughter of the Turkish leader, has been running a covert military hospital for Daesh terrorists.

    "With the consent of Erdogan, Turkish intelligence experts have been training Islamists at secret bases in the Konya Province inside the Turkish border," Berger continues.

    And of course, there is enough evidence to prove that Bilal Erdogan, a son of the Turkish President, is up to his eyeballs in illegal oil smuggling from Daesh-held territories in Syria and Iraq.

    In an apparent attempt to conceal his dirty misdeeds Recep Erdogan ordered a series of arrests targeting independent journalists, Berger underscores.

    Can Dundar, the editor and correspondent of the Turkish center-left Cumhuriyet newspaper was detained along with his counterpart Erdem Gul for shedding light on Turkey's arms smuggling to terrorists in Syria.

    "However, Western officials and international organizations couldn't care less about all these facts. Moreover, Tayyip Erdogan has has received much positive attention from EU officials, despite the role he's been playing in the rapidly expanding migration crisis," the Czech-based journalist stresses.

    Interestingly enough, it turned out that the Erdogans are also involved in illegal actions in Europe.

    Murat Hakan Uzan, Erdogan's longstanding nemesis, has recently demanded Italian law enforcement authorities to launch an investigation into Bilal Erdogan's activities.

    "According to Italian media, this family [Uzan] accused Bilal Erdogan of violating European and, in particular, Italian financial laws, since he has allegedly brought with him a considerable amount of cash in an attempt to launder it in Italy," the journalist narrates, adding that Italian authorities have been at pains to downplay the scandal.

    Predictably, the Turkish representatives in Italy are making every effort to settle the conflict and prevent the information leak to the media.

    The question remains open, whether the Italian prosecutor will open a case against Bilal Erdogan. Given Bilal Erdogan's illicit oil trade, it is possible that the Turkish President's son is also involved in money laundering in the EU.

    "Will Recep Erdogan, under the auspices of Washington (since his son was enrolled to study at the American Institute), again be able to avoid any legal prosecution, including an investigation into the links of his family with international terrorism?" Berger asks.


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      Neither Washington nor Brussels has to worry about how to find Erdogan, as they own him which is better than his wearing a monitor. What history has not taught this guy, obviously, is that he is damaged goods. And whether the aforementioned are just using him or tolerating him, sooner of later, like Saddam and Noriega, they will feed him up to some kind of aberrant judicial system. Like it is said in the drug world, "You never meet an old drug dealer." And the picture of Erdogan burying his face in the national flag? He will be cursing it when he dies.
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      I will leave the obvious portion of the article to those whose only interest is to rehash the news, but this portion grabbed my attention and I will tell you why in a moment: ""With the consent of Erdogan, Turkish intelligence experts have been training Islamists at secret bases in the Konya Province inside the Turkish border." I only have one message for those involved; It's not working. Over and over again, we are hearing that the terrorists are being killed, defeated and driven back. If THIS is some of the evidence of how strong Turkey's military is in the area, then I would be very careful of when they put their boots on and travel outside the country to make war. As I have said, Iran has a long, long grudge match to settle with someone, Iraq is next on the timeline list, followed by the Women's Brigade (sharpshooters, I am told). Go ahead; send more "trained" terrorists, saith them all.
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      accused Bilal Erdogan of violating European and, in particular, Italian financial laws, since he has allegedly brought with him a considerable amount of cash in an attempt to launder it in Italy," the journalist narrates, adding that Italian authorities have been at pains to downplay the scandal.
      Italian authorities = Renzi aka Mr. Doublespeak
    • Eva Amram
      Better speak clear. There are hundreds of Ottoman military men disguised in Islamic terror groups it doesn t mind the name they are all the same. Why don t put dot't on "i" s !!!!!
    • Ann in reply tomarcanhalt(Show commentHide comment)
      marcanhalt, Absolutely!
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      Ivan Zadorozhny
      Erdogan is killing his own people. Obama, where are you?
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      poeg11in reply toIvan Zadorozhny(Show commentHide comment)
      Ivan Zadorozhny, ISIS builds a golf course and he'll be there.
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      I agree, sooner or later this hot potato will be so hot that both the USA and EU will drop it, and there is no better way than;

      1) an assassination
      2) and International court or even a domestic one just like in Egypt.
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