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Turkey’s Opposition Leader Accuses Regime of Training Terrorists

Posted By Daniel Greenfield On May 26, 2013 @ 4:15 pm In The Point | 3 Comments

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.


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