(SALT LAKE CITY) Justice Dept Court Report: Turkish Businessman Arrested in Austria on Charges that He Allegedly Laundered Over $133 Million in Fraud Proceeds #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – June.24: The superseding indictment charged Sezgin Baran Korkmaz with one count of conspiring to commit money laundering, 10 counts of wire fraud, and one count of obstruction of an official proceeding:

DOJ: A Turkish businessman was arrested in Austria on June 19, at the request of the U.S: This arrest followed a superseding indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Salt Lake City, Utah, on April 28, which was unsealed today.

According to the superseding indictment, Korkmaz laundered over $133 million in fraud proceeds through bank accounts that he controlled in Turkey and Luxembourg. The proceeds allegedly related to a scheme by Jacob Kingston, Isaiah Kingston, and Levon Termendzhyan to defraud the U.S. Treasury by filing false claims for over $1 billion in refundable renewable fuel tax credits for the production and sale of biodiesel by their company, Washakie Renewable Energy LLC, in Plymouth, Utah.

Korkmaz and his co-conspirators allegedly used proceeds from the fraud to acquire the Turkish airline Borajet, hotels in Turkey and Switzerland, a yacht named the Queen Anne, and a villa and apartment on the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul.

The indictment further charges Korkmaz with 10 counts of wire fraud. As alleged, Korkmaz devised a scheme to defraud Jacob Kingston and Isaiah Kingston by falsely representing that he could provide them with protection, through unnamed government officials, from a federal grand jury investigation and civil lawsuits.

The United States will seek to extradite Korkmaz to the United States so that he can appear before U.S. District Judge Jill Parrish of the District of Utah to face these charges. If convicted, Korkmaz faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison for the money laundering conspiracy count, 20 years in prison for each of the wire fraud counts, and five years in prison for the obstruction count. Judge Parrish will determine any sentence after considering the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department’s Tax Division and Acting U.S. Attorney Andrea T. Martinez for the District of Utah made the announcement.

IRS Criminal Investigation, the Environmental Protection Agency Criminal Investigation Division, and the Department of Defense DCIS are investigating the case. The Justice Department’s Office of International Affairs is providing significant assistance.

Trial Attorneys Richard Rolwing and Arthur Ewenczyk, and Senior Litigation Counsel John Sullivan of the Justice Department’s Tax Division are prosecuting the case.  

An indictment is merely an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: Jun.24: 2021:

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((BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – On Friday, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced that its forces and their Turkish counterparts carried out a joint patrol for a record distance in northeastern Syria, as it extended more than 100 km into the Al-Qamishli District of Al-Hasakah #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – May.02: The joint convoy covered a distance of more than 100 km in the first operation of its kind by the forces of the two countries in Syria, and included 10 towns that are not under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF).

Russian and Turkish forces carry out record long patrol in northeast Syria: ‘The commander of the Russian forces convoy, Brigadier General Andrei Titov, said: Today a new joint Russian-Turkish patrol was carried out from the Sharq crossing. The peculiarity of this patrol is the long distance of the route, as it included a large number of towns.” Video footage of alleged Russian strikes on HTS training camp

Titov added, “The patrol took place in an orderly manner, and the combination of troops and military equipment succeeded in carrying out the mission. The local residents in most of the towns welcomed the convoy.”

60 soldiers from the forces of both countries and more than ten of military vehicles participated in the patrol, accompanied by helicopters of the Russian Aerospace Forces.

Turkey has extended its control over an area that extends about 30 kilometers south from the Turkish-Syrian border in northeastern Syria, since the launch of its military operation “Peace Spring” on October 9, 2019, against the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, which Ankara considers a terrorist and an arm of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.02: 2021:

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(ISTANBUL) JUST IN: Turkish police detained 212 demonstrators after scuffles broke out at May Day marches on Saturday amid a #coronavirus-related curfew, according to the governor’s office and Reuters witnesses #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport- May.02: Riot police and plainclothes officers jostled with union leaders and other demonstrators and threw some to the ground before detaining dozens of them near Istanbul’s Taksim Square, Reuters video and images showed.

#CoronavirusNewsDesk – ‘Turkish riot police have arrested over 220-protestors on Saturday at May Day marches according to witnesses’

May: 01/05/2021: @acenewsservices

Reuters Telegram

Reuters Wire News, [May 1, 2021 at 1:12 PM]
Turkish police detain hundreds at lockdown May Day marches

The governor’s office said some labour unions were allowed to hold memorials to mark the annual holiday, while others who had “gathered illegally” in violation of the lockdown, and ignored calls to disperse, were detained.

State-owned Anadolu Agency said 20 protestors were also detained in the western city of Izmir.

Turkey this week adopted a 17-day partial lockdown, including stay-home orders and the closure of schools and some businesses, to curb a wave of coronavirus infections.

Local media reported efforts by police in Istanbul and Ankara to block reporters from filming the May Day demonstrations and detentions, with officers citing a new police circular.

On Friday, Turkish media reported that officers were instructed to prevent people from filming or recording security forces on smartphones while they are on duty, a move critics called unlawful and a threat to citizens’ rights.

Turkish police have not commented on the reports.

The DISK press union said on Twitter that journalists filming the May Day events “are being blocked by police,” adding “a police circular cannot prevent” coverage.

#AceNewsDesk report ………Published: May.02: 2021:

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TURKEY: ‘ DUTCH JOURNALIST HOUSE SEARCHED BY POLICE LOOKING FOR TERRORIST PROPAGANDA ‘

#AceWorldNews – TURKEY:Jan.06:A journalist from the Netherlands, who is based in the predominantly Kurdish city of Diyarbakir in the south east of the country, had been allegedly arrested by Turkish police on terrorism charges. Though the story l have uncovered states the following:

' Frederike Geerdink tweeted - Screenshot from 2015-01-06 21:24:58 '

‘ Frederike Geerdink tweeted – Screenshot from 2015-01-06 21:24:58 ‘

Frederike Geerdink tweeted that police had searched her home and were taking her into custody on charges related to “propaganda for a terrorist organization,” Reuters reports.

A police official said on condition of anonymity that the journalist, who works for Het Parool in the Netherlands and the UK’s Independent, had been detained on the prosecutor’s order and would be released after giving a statement.

The arrest comes on the same day President Tayyip Erdogan said that Turkish journalists enjoy more freedom than anywhere in Europe, amid allegations that Turkey was persecuting the country’s media.

#ANS2014

#arrest, #journalist, #kurdish, #police, #terrorism, #turkish

TURKEY: ‘ BOAT CAPSIZES IN BOSPHORUS 24 KILLED AND 7 RESCUED ‘

#AceWorldNews – TURKEY – November 03 – A total of 24 people have been killed and another 7 have been rescued after a boat carrying migrants capsized off the northern coast of Istanbul.

' Boat Sinks off the Bosphorus '

‘ Boat Sinks off the Bosphorus ‘

With a further 12 are missing, AP reported.

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‘ Boat Sinks Killing 24 Mostly Children ‘

A rescue official said most of the dead were children and that the boat had been carrying between 30 and 40 migrants.

Six people are known to have been rescued by the Turkish coastguard, while 10 bodies were recovered.

According to local reports, the refugees were believed to have been heading for Romania.

Source:

#ANS2014 

#boat, #bodies, #capsized, #children, #migrants, #turkish

TURKEY: ‘ Refugees Fleeing from the Onslaught of the Islamic State Sleep on the Streets ‘

#AceNewsServices – TURKEY (Suruc) – October 18 – When Islamic State jihadists launched a major offensive on the majority Kurdish town of Kobane in September, more than 180,000 people fled across the border into Turkey.

Local authorities struggled to cope with the influx at first, and thousands of refugees were forced to sleep on the streets of the Turkish border town of Suruc.

Now camps are being set up to provide shelter and other assistance.

With the borders closed and thousands unable to leave Kobane, VICE News visited one of six refugee camps in the town to find out how refugee families — some sharing tents with up to 14 other people — are coping with leaving their homes and livelihoods behind.

Dispatch:  

#ANS2014

#iraq, #kobane, #kurdish, #suruc, #syria, #turkey, #turkish

‘ US-led Coalition Intensify Air-Strikes in Past Two Days As PKK Risk Igniting Three Decade Conflict ‘

#AceNewsServices – October 15 – American-led forces have sharply intensified air strikes in the past two days against Islamic State fighters threatening Kurds on Syria’s Turkish border after the jihadists’ advance began to destabilize Turkey.

U.S.-led air strikes intensify as Syria conflict destabilizes TurkeyScreenshot from 2014-10-15 12:33:57

The coalition had conducted 21 attacks on the militants near the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani over Monday and Tuesday and appeared to have slowed Islamic State advances there, the U.S. military said, but cautioned the situation remained fluid.

U.S. President Barack Obama voiced deep concern on Tuesday about the situation in Kobani as well as in Iraq’s Anbar province, which U.S. troops fought to secure during the Iraq war and is now at risk of being seized by Islamic State militants.

“Coalition air strikes will continue in both of these areas,” Obama told military leaders from coalition partners including Turkey, Arab states and Western allies during a meeting outside Washington.

The fight against Islamic State will be among the items on the agenda when Obama holds a video conference on Wednesday with British, French, German and Italian leaders, the White House said.

War on the militants in Syria is threatening to unravel a delicate peace in neighboring Turkey where Kurds are furious with Ankara over its refusal to help protect their kin in Syria.

The plight of the Syrian Kurds in Kobani provoked riots among Turkey’s 15 million Kurds last week in which at least 35 people were killed.

Turkish war-planes were reported to have attacked Kurdish rebel targets in southeast Turkey after the army said it had been attacked by the banned PKK Kurdish militant group, risking reigniting a three-decade conflict that killed 40,000 people before a ceasefire was declared two years ago.

Source:

#ANS2014

#iraq, #kobani, #kurdish, #kurds, #pkk, #syria, #turkish

TURKEY: ‘ Denial by Ankara Allowing Washington to Use its Bases Leads to Speculation ‘

#AceWorldNews – TURKEY (Ankara) – October 13 – Ankara has denied allowing Washington to use its bases against Islamic State militants, AFP said.

There is no new agreement with the US about Incirlik, a Turkish government official said of an air base in southern Turkey that the US wants to use to launch air strikes.

“Negotiations are continuing” based on Turkish conditions previously laid out, the source added.

US officials had earlier said Turkey would also host training for “moderate” Syrian rebels.

#ANS2014

#syrian, #ankara, #islamic-state, #turkey, #turkish, #us

‘ TURKEY AGREES TO ALLOW SYRIAN OPPOSITION FIGHTERS TO BE TRAINED ON THEIR SOIL ‘

#AceBreakingNews – TURKEY (Ankara) – October 11 – Turkey has agreed to allow Syrian opposition fighters to be trained on Turkish soil.

At least 2,000 fighters will be trained by Turkish and American special forces, a Turkish official said Saturday, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Turkey’s intelligence service will select and screen the fighters, who will be trained in groups of 400.

#ANS2014

#syrian, #american, #ankara, #turkey, #turkish

TURKEY: ‘ Lawmakers Votes 298-98 Approving New Powers Against ISIS ‘

#AceWorldNews – TURKEY (Ankara) – October 02 – Turkey’s parliament approved a motion Thursday that gives the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group.

Parliament voted 298-98 in favour of the motion which sets the legal framework for any Turkish military involvement, and for the potential use of Turkish bases by foreign troops.

#ANS2014

#ankara, #iraq, #isis, #syria, #turkey, #turkish

SYRIA: ‘ Islamic State Beheads Seven Men and Three Women Cite Monitoring Group ‘

#AceBreakingNews – SYRIA – October 01 – Islamic State beheaded seven men and three women in a northern Kurdish area of Syria, Reuters said, citing a monitoring group.

The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, Rami Abdulrahman, said Wednesday that five anti-Islamic State Kurdish fighters, including three women, and four Syrian Arab rebels were detained and beheaded on Tuesday.

A Kurdish male civilian was also beheaded, according to Abdulrahman.

He said what happened 14km west of Kobani, a Kurdish town besieged by Islamic State near the Turkish border, was part of a campaign to frighten residents resisting the militant group’s advance.

#ANS2014

#islamic-state, #kobani, #kurdish, #syria, #syrian-observatory-for-human-rights-sohr, #turkish

‘ Threat to Attack European Commission by Belgium Terrorists Thwarted ‘

#AceNewsServices – BRUSSELS – September 22 – The European Commission headquarters in Brussels was going to be the target of an alleged terrorist plot, according to media reports it was reported by EUobserver today.

' Shariah4Belgium'

‘ Shariah4Belgium’

Flemish newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws on Monday (22 September) say police found a cache of weapons and explosives in an apartment in Brussels.

One of the two suspects, both Dutch nationals of Turkish origin, is said to have links to Shariah4Belgium, a Belgian radical Salafist organisation.

The couple, said to be residents in The Hague, were detained early August at the Brussels airport after returning from Syria via Turkey.

A European Commission spokesperson said they are aware of the plot but had received no warnings or threats, reports the Guardian.

Authorities, for their part, are increasingly stepping up efforts to contain possible threats from returning nationals who have fought alongside Islamist militia groups in Syria and Iraq.

Governments are concerned some of the more radical may be seeking to stage attacks on their home turf.

In Belgium, around a quarter of the 400 nationals who have left to fight have since returned. Most are entering the warzone in Syria through by crossing over the Turkish border.

Belgian paper L’Echo says police are actively tracking around 90 of the returned fighters.

“Our starting point is that among them, one out of nine aim to carry out an attack,” an unnamed source told the paper.

That is a conservative estimate, if you also take into account the people who help them,” added the source.

Some are said to have joined the Islamic State (Isis), the extremist group behind recent be-headings of reporters and aid workers.

#ANS2014

#belgium, #brussels, #iraq, #islamic-state-is, #syria, #the-hague, #turkey, #turkish

EGYPT: ‘ US Secretary John Kerry Arrives in Cairo to Gird Support Against Islamic State ‘

#AceNewsServices – (Exclusive) – EGYPT (Cairo) – September 13 – US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Cairo on the latest leg of a regional tour to forge a coalition to battle the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

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ISIL

Kerry is scheduled to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi.

The United States says it is “comfortable” it can build an international coalition to fight the armed group, but with Western and Middle Eastern allies hesitant on the specifics, it risks finding itself out on a limb.

The Rebels Path Through Iraq - Screenshot from 2014-09-13 13:24:04

President Barack Obama this week unveiled a rough

plan to combat Islamic State group fighters simultaneously in Iraq and Syria, thrusting the US directly into two different wars in which nearly every country in the region has a stake.

The broad concept of a coalition has been accepted in Western capitals and on Thursday 10 Arab states, including regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Qatar, signed up to a “co-ordinated military campaign”.

“I’m comfortable that this will be a broad-based coalition with Arab nations, European nations, the United States, others,” Kerry said in the Turkish capital Ankara on Friday.

But he added it was “premature” to set out what tasks individual coalition partners would shoulder.

Iran ruled Out: 

US officials have said the coalition will be broad. However, when asked on Friday, Kerry ruled out Iranian involvement as inappropriate due to its support for the regime of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad.

He said there were “any number of reasons” why Iran should not join a Paris conference on Monday to discuss coalition strategy.

Iran has never offered to join the coalition against Islamic State in Syria, describing it as “shrouded in serious ambiguities”. It has sent soldiers to Iraq at the request of the Iraqi government to combat Islamic State fighters there.

“No one has called me and asked me with respect to the presence of Iran, but I think under the circumstances, at this moment in time, it would not be right for any number of reasons. It would not be appropriate, given the many other issues that are on the table with respect to their engagement in Syria and elsewhere,” Kerry said.

The US on Friday said that it was at war with Islamic State, a day after Obama’s statement that strikes against the group were to extend into Syria.

The comments by Pentagon and White House officials on Friday came as the US president was pressed to clear up doubts about how he saw the conflict with the group, also known as ISIL.

“The United States is at war with ISIL in the same way that we are at war with al-Qaeda,” Josh Earnest, a spokesman for the White House, said.

Source Download Link: 

Al Jazeera – Reuters 

#ANS2014

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NATO: ‘ Warships Enter Black Sea ‘

#AceWorldNewsSeptember 07 – Two NATO warships, Canadian frigate Toronto and Spain’s Almirante Juan de Borbon have entered Black Sea waters over the weekend, Itar Tass news agency reported referring to its military diplomatic source.

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The ships will take part in the international Sea Breeze drill, conducting exercises from September 8 to 10.

Commandant Birot

On Friday, another two NATO warships, the French Navy ship Commandant Birot and the US destroyer Ross, entered the area.

It is expected that the drill will also involve Turkish and Romanian frigates, as well as a Georgian patrol boat.

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#almirante-juan-de-borbon, #black-sea, #canadian, #diplomatic-source, #french, #french-navy, #georgian, #nato, #romanian, #sea-breeze, #spain, #spanish-frigate-almirante-juan-de-borbon-f102, #toronto, #turkish, #united-states, #warships

` Police Blocked Access to Istanbul’s Gezi Park to Prevent Demonstrations of Anti-Government Protesters ‘

#AceWorldNews – ANKARA – May 31 – Turkish police have blocked access to Istanbul’s Gezi Park and the nearby area to prevent demonstrations to mark the one-year anniversary of the biggest anti-government protests.

Metro station Taksim has also been closed.

According to local media, 25,000 officers were deployed on Saturday.

The measure comes as Taksim Solidarity, the group that organized last year’s protest movement, called for a demonstration on Taksim at 7 pm (1600 GMT).

(BBC News) – June 2013 – At least 12 people have been injured after Turkish police used tear gas and water cannon against protesters occupying a park in central Istanbul.


Demonstrators had held a four-day sit-in at Gezi Park, angry at plans to redevelop that part of Taksim Square.

An Istanbul court later ordered the temporary suspension of the project to uproot trees in the park.

But there is wider anger against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the unrest has spread to Ankara.

Protests have also been reported in other cities, including Bodrum, Konya and Izmir.

The US later expressed its concern over the reported number of injuries in Istanbul.

“We believe that Turkey’s long-term stability, security and prosperity is best guaranteed by upholding the fundamental freedoms of expression, assembly and association, which is what it seems these individuals were doing,” state department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

“These freedoms are crucial to any healthy democracy.”

Earlier this month, riot police clashed with tens of thousands of people attempting to hold a May Day march in Istanbul. Then on May 31, 2013, police evicted a peaceful sit-in protest against the government’s plans to destroy the park, when six people, including a police officer, were killed.

Ace Related News:

  1. BBC News – 01/06/2013 – http://tinyurl.com/mwl89s8

RT – AP – BBC – Fox

#ANS2014

#ankara, #gezi-park, #turkish

` Turkish State Railways Said Part of a Scaffolding Platform Collapses Six Workers Taken to Hospital '

#AceWorldNews – ANKARA – May 29 – A segment of a train station being built as part of a new Turkish high-speed rail line collapsed in the north-western province of Sakarya, injuring at least six workers, the Dogan news agency and broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

Turkish State Railways said part of a scaffolding platform collapsed and that the six workers had been taken to hospital, Reuters reports.

It said no more were trapped and that it was investigating the circumstances of the accident.

The 330 mile line, set to become operational in June, will link Istanbul and the capital Ankara.

Construction, however, has been delayed as a result of attempted sabotage.

The collapse comes less than three weeks after a mining disaster killed 301 workers, shedding a spot light on poor worker safety conditions in the country.

Reuters – CNN Turk – Dogan News Agency

#ANS2014

#ankara, #turkish

` Iraq’s Self-Ruled Kurdish Region Makes its First Oil Shipment Through its Own Pipeline ‘

#AceWorldNews – BAGHDAD – May 23 – Iraq’s self-ruled northern Kurdish region announced Friday that it has made its first oil shipment through its own pipeline to the international market, AP said.

The pipeline bypasses the central government in Baghdad, which insists that it has the sole right to market the country’s natural resources.

More than 1 million barrels were loaded Thursday night in Ceyhan and shipped to Europe, the Kurdish Ministry of Natural Resources said, without naming the buyer.

Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said that the exact quantity of the exported crude was around 1.05 million barrels and the shipment was headed “probably to Italy and Germany.”

AP – RT – Turkish and Iraq News

#ANS2014

#baghdad, #europe, #iraq, #kurdish, #turkish

` Turkish Security Forces Detain an American Journalist and Two Syrian’s Trying to Cross River by Raft ‘

#AceWorldNews – TURKEY – April 27 – Turkish security forces on Sunday detained an American journalist and two Syrians as they tried to cross a river flowing from Syria into southern Turkey by raft, the army said.

The three were spotted on the Asi river near the border province of Hatay, the army said in a statement, without revealing their identities.

The journalist, said to be 60 years old, was taken to a police station for questioning and then flown to Istanbul for deportation, Hurriyet newspaper reported on its website.

Nothing was immediately known about the fate of the Syrians.

AFP – Hurriyet

#ANS2014

#istanbul, #syria, #syrians, #turkey, #turkish

` Turkish PM Erdogan Sends 300 Troops to Syria to Guard the Tomb of Turkish of Suleyman Shah '

#AceNewsServices – ANKARA – April 24 – Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has sent troops to Syria to guard the tomb of a Turkish figure in the Arab country, local media report.

Erdogan sent some 300 forces and several armoured vehicles to the neighbouring country to protect the tomb of Suleyman Shah, who was the grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey’s Today Zaman daily said on Wednesday.

The convoy also consists of six tanks and a food truck.

Turkey considers the tomb of Suleyman Shah as sovereign Turkish territory under a treaty signed with France in 1921.

The Tomb of Suleyman Shah (Turkish: Süleyman Şah Türbesi) is dependent, forming a sort of exclave of the Republic of Turkey situated in Aleppo, Syria. It is the burial place of Suleyman Shah, the grandfather of Osman I, the founder of the Ottoman Empire.

He is believed to have drowned in the Euphrates River in modern-day Syria, and an Ottoman tomb in or near Qal’at Ja’bar has been associated with Suleyman Shah. In accordance with Article 9 of the Treaty of Ankara (1921) signed between France and Turkey, the tomb “shall remain, with its appurtenances, the property of Turkey, who may appoint guardians for it and may hoist the Turkish flag there

The tomb is located in Syria’s northern city of Aleppo.

Ace Related News:
1. Press TV – http://tinyurl.com/m7kyjhc
2. Tomb of Suleyman_Shah – http://tinyurl.com/k6d24ps
3. Turkish News – http://tinyurl.com/mvaxy8q

#ANS2014

#aleppo, #ankara, #france, #ottoman-empire, #prime-minister-tayyip-erdogan, #syria, #turkish

OSCE: ` Bloody Attack ‘ on `Reyhani ‘ Carried out by ` Al-Qaeda ‘ and not by Government of Assad ‘

#AceWorldNews – April 06 – (OSCE) – SYRIA – The bloody attack on the border town of Reyhanlı was carried out by Syrian elements of Al-Qaeda, and not by groups connected to the government of Bashar Assad, Tacan Ildem, Turkey’s representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), told the OSCE Permanent Council on March 27.

The report, published in Sunday’s Zaman, is the first time a Turkish official has contradicted the long-standing Turkish assertion that Damascus was behind the attack.

On May 11, 2013, twin car bombings left 53 people dead and 140 wounded. It is the single deadliest terrorist act in the history of Turkey.

#ANS2014

#bashar-assad, #damascus, #organisation-for-security-and-co-operation-in-europe-osce, #turkey, #turkish