Turkey and ISIL: Anti-Chinese cooperation

At the end of 2015, the head of national intelligence organization of Turkey, Hakan Fidan, said that it is necessary to open an office or a permanent embassy of ISIL (!) in Istanbul.

Hakan Fidan also said the following: “We must acknowledge that we can’t eradicate such a well-organized and popular organization such as the ‘Islamic State’ … I urge our Western partners to reconsider their former notions of the political branches of Islam and put aside their cynical mindset, and together frustrate the plans of Vladimir Putin to suppress the Islamic revolution in Syria.”

First this message appeared in online media on October 18, 2015, but didn’t get much attention back then. The statement of Hakan Fidan became famous after it got republished on the websites of news agencies on November 13 — on the eve of Paris terror attacks.

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