Turkey’s Opposition Leader Accuses Regime of Training Terrorists

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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In other news, water is wet. But this is significant because it’s the equivalent of the Republican National Committee Chair coming out and saying that Obama is training terrorists.

But expect Obama and European leaders to continue slobbering all over Erdogan despite Turkey’s terror nexus.

Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has accused Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of “providing training to terrorists in Syria.”

Criticizing Erdoğan’s foreign policy towards civil war-hit Syria, Kılıçdaroğlu has slammed the Prime Minister’s visit to the bombed Turkish town of Reyhanlı.

“You have no idea about Reyhanlı, you do not know their problems. You do not know the locals’ crafts issues. You are the man who trains members of terrorist organizations and sends them into Syria. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, you are the terrorist leader for Syria,” Kılıçdaroğlu said May 26 in Antalya where he met the leaders of his party’s regional city branches.

Erdogan is fairly open about supporting Hamas. But Kılıçdaroğlu isn’t talking about Hamas. He probably isn’t even talking about the Muslim Brotherhood militias. And that just leaves groups like the Al Nusra Front.

There are accusations that the bombings in Turkey were the work of the Al Nusra Front, carried out with or without the knowledge of Erdogan’s AKP regime.

Back when the US first played the Al Nusra Front on a blacklist, Turkish officials were not happy.

Turkey also criticized the timing of Washington’s decision to declare the Jabhat al-Nusra front, an Islamist group at the forefront of the fight against the Syrian government, as a terrorist organization.

In December 2012, Washington blacklisted the Jabhat al-Nusra group, saying it was linked to al-Qaeda; U.S. officials fear that groups such as the front could hijack the uprising. Turkish officials, however, said it was more important to focus on the “chaos” that al-Assad has created instead of groups such as al-Nusra.

No doubt. That has also been the line from the FSA all along, because the FSA is deeply tied up with the Al Nusra Front.

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    It is simply impossible to separate one terror group from another because they ALL wage war under the banner of jihad and they all bow down to the same pagan Allah! The fact of the matter is that the definition of terror is totally fungible when dealing with Muslim/Arab terror and it behooves all of us not to get sucked into its vortex. Therefore, we must concentrate on Islam, in its totality, and start from there – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/13/islam-blood-a

    Six of one (Muslim terror groups) half a dozen of another….

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

  • DVult

    The military was the guarantee of Turkey’s secularism. There should have been a military coup 10-15 years ago so that Erdogan and his gang of islamic retards could be thrown in jail rather than do what they are doing. Stupid and short sighted american policies discouraged the army from carrying out this part of their role in safeguarding the secular state and now it may be too late.

  • http://twitter.com/lhdallevo @lhdallevo

    It is a travesty that Erdogan is now against Basar Esad whom he used to call "brother". Erdogan's ability to flip is great. Erdogan being one good orator that can use hate speech for his own good and manipulation is not only trying to throw off Esad but also tries to win the public with a huge emphasis on the issue. The public is not only Turkish islamists but outside his own country.

    It is self evident even from this matter that unless the muslims in the region become true and truly peaceful and respectful to the West and other cultures this will go on forever.

    Arabic and Muslim World suffers from feudalism. Ignorance and feudalism is the main reason of the problems in the Islamic World. For example rich can marry 4 women and rich is always rich. This materializes women, oppresses them. No hope for future brings frustration and anger to the rest of the public. Then they start blaming USA for supporting their own regimes because they do business with them. and sells them guns. Therefore Obama before anything else should put these matters on the table when any Islamic country wants to make a deal with him.