Dirty Games: Secret Docs Reveal Turkey Turns Blind Eye to Daesh Activities
These documents classified as ‘secret’ material, contain huge amounts of information regarding the activities of Daesh militants in Kilis and Gaziantep.
They also show that all the crossings of thousands of terrorists at the Turkish-Syrian border were known to the Turkish authorities, and despite that, they did not take any action.
Erdem, commenting on this information, said that in Kilis, Gaziantep and across Turkey dangerous processes are taking place to which the government turns a blind eye. “I am speaking here as a deputy, whose duty is to control what is happening. The documents that I present to you, is a living proof of what kind of dirty games the AKP government is involved in.”
He showed the documents containing the phone records of one of the organizers of the terrorist attacks in Turkey, İlhami Balı, known in the ranks of the jihadists, as Abu Bakr.
“These entries recorded comprehensive information such as which hotel the terrorists are going to stay in, where they will wait for their car, which gas station they will use for refueling in a mosque in Kilis, how many people and who exactly would be responsible for the preparation of a terrorist attack.”
“Despite the fact that all this information was in the hands of the authorities, the security forces had not carried out any operations to detain terrorists. I ask one very simple question: why were these terrorists not arrested?” Erdem pointed out.
The deputy further spoke about how the Safety Authority tapped and recorded all phone conversations of the terrorists.
“For example, Ilhami Bali asks his interlocutor: ‘How many people have crossed?’ He is wondering how many militants crossed the Turkish-Syrian border. At the other end of the line the man answered ‘175 crossed into Syria.’ He added, ‘No, I mean in the opposite direction.’ The man answers 1,128 people.’”
“Do you understand what these figures mean? 1,128 jihadists crossing the border at the same time in a place known to intelligent agencies, but no one even thought to organize an operation to detain them. Control on the border areas is zero,” the deputy stressed.
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The documents sent to the Municipality of Ankara Provincial Security Department, provide information showing that Ilham Bali is the organizer of terrorist attacks in Ankara and Suruç, and is also responsible for the collection of weapons and ammunition for Daesh.
According to Bali these documents contain hundreds of addresses, telephone conversations and other information. They also show that all the Daesh militants are being treated in Turkey; there are details of how much money is spent on maintenance and treatment of these jihadists in district hospitals.
“Prosecutors in Turkey have not yet opened a single judicial investigation regarding these hospitals, these doctors. Why are the authorities who arrest civilians for distributing leaflets at Taksim, turning a blind eye to the activities of terrorists and do not initiate operations against them?”
“This is not negligence; it is clearly a thought out, deliberate action strategy. You have all the necessary information, but you do not take any action. So, you, for whatever reasons, are covering the activities of a terrorist organization,” Bali stressed.
At the end of the press conference Eren Erdem stressed that he constantly receives death threats, but is not afraid to tell the truth, and intends to continue doing so in the future.