Hakan Fidan: “… it is imperative that ISIS must set up a consulate or at least a political office in Istanbul…”

Illustration by Greg Groesch/The Washington Times


By: Y.K. Cherson

Masks are off: Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, (MIT), and the Turkish President’s staunchest ally, cynically condemned Russian military support to the legitimate government of Syria saying it was “against Islam” and accused Moscow of a serious breach of the United Nations laws because they  were trying to ‘smother Syria’s Islamist revolution’.

So, killing thousands of children, raping tens of thousands of  women and making them sex-slaves, cutting heads off hostages before cameras and shooting prisoners is, in Turkish opinion, “Islamic revolution”.

“ISIS is a reality and we have to accept that we cannot eradicate a well-organized and popular establishment such as the Islamic State; therefore I urge my Western colleagues to revise their mindset about Islamic political currents, put aside their cynical mentalité and thwart Vladimir Putin’s plans to crush Syrian Islamist revolutionaries,” Anadolu News Agency quoted Mr. Fidan as saying on Sunday.

Fidan further added that in order to deal with the vast number of foreign Jihadists craving to travel to Syria, it is imperative that ISIS must set up a consulate or at least a political office in Istanbul. He underlined that it is Turkey’s firm belief to provide medical care for all injured people fleeing “Russian ruthless airstrikes regardless of their political or religious affiliation.”

In practice, Turkey treats ISIS bandits, doing it besides in Turkish military hospitals.  After the Syrian Army supported by Russian aviation began to methodically push ISIS from Syria, a countless number of ISIS injured fighters enter the Turkish territory and are being admitted in the military hospitals, namely those in Hatay Province. Over the last few days, the Syrian army with the support of Russian air cover, pushed Muslim ISIS terrorists off  in strategic provinces of Homs and Hama.

Emile Hokayem, a Washington-based Middle East analyst said that Turkey’s Erdoğan and his oil-rich Arab allies have dual agendas in the war on terror and as a matter of fact are supplying the Islamist militants with weapons and money. Thus, Russian intervention is considered a devastating setback for their efforts to overthrow Syrian secular President Assad.

Hokayem who was speaking via Skype from Washington, D.C., highlighted the danger of Turkish-backed terrorist groups and added that what is happening in Syria cannot be categorized as a genuine and popular revolution against the dictatorship but rather, it is a chaos orchestrated by Erdoğan who is dreaming to revive this ancestor’s infamous Ottoman Empire.



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