VT: Sources tell us the Erdogan family made billions selling Syrian and Iraqi oil, based on their partnership with the Erbil/KRG, ISIS and al Qaeda.
Now Erdogan is moving the world’s heroin business from Afghanistan and providing a new home for the CIA’s drug empire. It gets worse…much worse…
The announcement below from Major General Mikhail Mizintsev of the Russian Reconciliation Center is meant to be a warning. It also demonstrates a degree of coordination between Russia and the US in Syria, based on mutual hatred of Erdogan.
It seems that Trump (through a certain pipsqueak ‘general’) tried to fuck both the US and Russia by playing puppet for Turkey. VT found a mass of evidence that Turkish intelligence was responsible for Pizzagate/Birther/Jade Helm and now Anti-Vaxx conspiracies and for attacks on the Clintons and so much more.
Russian researchers and political analysts confirmed that the President of the Turkish regime, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, continues the policy of Turkification in the areas he controls in Syria and does not implement agreements and promises in terms of getting rid of extremist groups in Idlib.
These researchers and analysts pointed out that the Turkish regime is working to consolidate the situation it has created in the areas it controls in northern Syria by expelling the indigenous population from their places of residence and homes, housing its loyalists there, imposing Turkish curricula in schools and using its currency in daily transactions, in addition to seizing Syrian government institutions.
The researchers pointed out that the American presence in the Syrian territories is in the interest of the Turkish regime, as well as depriving the Syrian people of their wealth and natural resources.
Victor Nadine Rayevsky, director of the Political and Social Research Institute of the Black Bahrain and Caspian Basin, said that the Turkish regime does not want to carry out the task it has taken upon itself to sort out the extremist groups in Idlib, claiming that they are out of control there.
Hmeimim Central Base / Major General Mikhail Mizintsev
Russian Reconciliation Center
Информканал авиабазы Хмеймим
From the Financial Times
“In his drive to turn Turkey into an indispensable power across the Middle East, north Africa and Central Asia, and to ensure his almost one-man rule is unassailable, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is finding he has less space for manoeuvre than he could wish.
Not for the first time, in recent weeks he has been bumping uncomfortably up against the US, Turkey’s formal long-term ally within Nato, and its episodic ally of convenience, Russia. Erdogan had been buoyed by a string of apparent successes for his muscular foreign policy, defying not just Washington and Moscow but also member states of the EU, to which Turkey is still formally a candidate for membership.
Using drones, militias and mercenaries as well as Turkish forces, he turned the tide of the civil war in Libya (with Russia and France on the other side); helped the Turkic state of Azerbaijan reconquer disputed territory from Armenia (in the Caucasus, which Russia considers its sphere of influence); and is putting down roots in northern Syria in enclaves from which it is pushing back US-allied Kurdish fighters.
Where Ankara sees the rightful assertion of Turkish influence, its Nato allies worry about a neo-Ottoman push for regional hegemony. Their alarm — and Russia’s — has grown as a result of Turkey’s maritime claims to big stretches of the Black Sea, the Aegean and the east Mediterranean, under an expansive doctrine known as “blue homeland” (“mavi vatan”).
Erdogan has shown he can temper his adventurism with pragmatism. He is mending fences with Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, the three Arab states that blockaded his Gulf ally Qatar in 2017-20 — and who he believes were part of a conspiracy to topple him in the abortive mid-2016 coup in Turkey, alongside the US and some Europeans.” https://www.ft.com/content/2f4527ef-83ec-4086-b935-9d0f509a046b