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The Department of state: Turkey buys from the Islamic state, an insignificant amount of oil

The U.S. Department of state December 4, stated that he has no information confirming Russian claims that the Turkish oil trade with terrorist organization «Islamic state».

According to the state Department, trucks that used the IG can carry about 200-250 barrels of oil, therefore, requires at least thousands of these trucks to carry oil in quantities that could have an impact on the economic situation in Turkey, reported the Fox News channel.

While truck drivers would have to travel a long and dangerous way through the numerous roadblocks and the combat zones. Therefore, the state Department doubts the existence of large-scale oil smuggling to Turkey, although illegal shipments a small number exist.

State Department officials also noted that one of the main buyers of oil IG was the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

On 2 December the Ministry of defence of the Russian Federation officially accused the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Taiba of involvement in buying oil from the terrorist organization «Islamic state». The defence Ministry claimed to have identified three routes of smuggling oil to Turkey, and has published satellite photos to confirm this data.

But the Pentagon has no evidence linking Turkey to buy oil from the terrorist group «Islamic state» in Syria and rejects the accusations against the Turkish authorities about his involvement in this business.

Then the head of the oil and gas Commission of the Parliament of the Kurdish Autonomous region Sherko Cevdet said that on the Russian photos depicted the trucks with the oil of the Iraqi Kurds, it is legal following the Turkish port of Ceyhan.




The Department of state: Turkey buys from the Islamic state, an insignificant amount of oil 05.12.2015

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