Saturday, August 30, 2014

ISIL Turkey office recruits militants: Report

ISIL militants (file photo)
Press TV | Aug 30, 2014


The ISIL Takfiri group recruits volunteer militants to join the ongoing battles in Syria and Iraq through a liaison office in the Turkish city of Istanbul, a German television station says.

German television station ARD revealed recently that office, run by ISIL-affiliated Turks, helps foreign militants cross the Turkish border to join the terrorist group’s militants in Iraq and Syria. The report said that militants have been paid up to 400 euros, to join the battles.
“There is a liaison office of the terrorist organization in Fatih [district]. Militants have been given money, up to 400 euros and provided help to cross the border,” the report said.
The German state TV station also said that there are more than 2,000 militants joining ISIL who come from Europe, adding that they enter Istanbul as a tourist and then cross borders into Iraq and Syria.

This is not the first time that media expose links between the Turkish government and Takfiri militants.

A member of the Republican People's Party in Turkey revealed earlier at the Turkish parliament that the government has been treating ISIL leaders in Turkish hospitals.

Meanwhile, Turkish media reported that four Turkish officers have been arrested in the city of Falluja in Iraq, adding that the officers were engaged in training ISIL militants.

The crisis in Iraq escalated after the ISIL militants took control of the city of Mosul in a lightning attack on June 10, which was followed by the fall of Tikrit. Tikrit was later taken back by the Iraqi army forces.

The Syria crisis began in March 2011, and many people have been killed in the violence. ISIL terrorists have been behind many of the attacks across Syria over the past three years.

AR/KA

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