Turkey Taking Advantage of War it Started to Sneak Up on Syrian Oil

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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Clearly Islamists are on board with the War for Oil thing because Islamist Turkey, up to its neck in debt for Erdogan’s crony capitalist empire, is sneaking toward Syria while aiding Sunni terrorists running a civil war in that country.

While the Syrian regime is focused on quelling rebels, its neighbor Turkey is taking advantage of the situation by drilling for oil near the border, Hurriyet Daily reported Tuesday.

The Turkish company energy company Arp Petrol obtained a four-year exploration license from the Turkish Energy Ministry to explore a 400-square-meter area in Sirnak and Mardin in the southeast region near Syria.

“There are many active wells across the [Syrian] border. Why shouldn’t we be here? We think that the oil was originated in Syria and immigrated to Turkey. We are working on the oil producer zone’s extension in Turkey. We are chasing the oil and natural gas extension of Syria,” Şehmus Arslan, the chairman of AR Tarım, said.

Ah, oil immigration.

Considering the story of the Republic of Hatay, it wouldn’t exactly be the first time that Turkey sneakily found a way to get a piece of Syrian land.

 

  • IC

    Lool @ this coming from an American website, with their government shutdown, 16 trillion dollars in debt, and engages in also funding terrorists in Syria by smuggling arms, illegally invading Iraq with false claims where new pipelines were built, but not WMD were found, should I continue? Turkey is involved in this because they are part of Nato, making them obligated to other European and US agendas, Mobil, Exxon, and other US oil companies have cooperation in oil exploration in the eastern part of Turkey bordering the Kurdish autonomous Iraqi border and Syrian Border..and to make a false claim saying they are entrenched in debt when they do not owe any IMF debt, a track record of growth, being the 17th largest economy in the world, and when the current government brought down the Debt to GDP ratio to 30% (2013) compared to the 78% when current government came to power(2001)…. The reality is very far from your claim. I understand you’re entitled to your right-wing amendment, but please, stick to facts, otherwise change the website name to TMZpolitics.

    Regards.

    • vavavivu

      War on pipelineistan!

  • Dimitrinka Staikova

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