[ Editor’s Note: Dear Mr. Erdogan, We have noticed that you have not accused VT of being involved in smuggling ISIL oil. We resent this prejudice against us and demand we be listed along with the Pope, the Boy Scouts, the United Way, and the Mount Rushmore monuments in the US.
We also remind you that although not an international legal statute, there is a thing called “waging an offensive war” (your support for terrorism in Syria) created under the Nuremberg trials, for which the victorious Allies hanged high German officials, but not without torturing a number of them and submitting fabricated evidence.
The claims of your family’s innocent in major corruption will eventually be exposed as was the Auschwitz tale of 4 million Jews exterminated there, the only source being the camp commander who underwent severe torture to make the statement.
When the Russian captured original camp records on microfiche were finally released and published via David Irving, the under 200,000 real death count was revealed…every name. The Germans were very good at counting. But due to some new sleight of hand the Auschwitz death plaque was changed from 4 million to only 1.2 million died, a typo that added a million. And yes, the “six million died” figure was never changed. When I share the history of this sordid sham with mass media people all I get from them is silence.
You Mr. Erdogan are creating a cheap cartoon character legacy for yourself, albeit one who will kill many more people before you are done. Your days are numbered, as were all the despots before you, and the Turkish people will be free of the plague you have brought upon your country and neighbors… Jim W. Dean ]
– First published … December 12, 2015 –
Furthermore, Mahir Akkar, a suspect in the Ergenekon ‘coup plot’ case, also wants Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anotoly Antonov to stand trial on grounds of “insulting the president.”
“This is a democratic right but we cannot turn a blind eye to defamation against our president by other presidents or officials,” Akkar said in the letter of denunciation, the Daily Sabah reports.
The plea submitted to the Ankara Public Prosecutor’s Office also added that Erdogan can only be criticized if “the boundaries of criticism are not exceeded.”
He believes the Russian president and the Russian Defense Ministry overstepped that boundary when Putin mentioned the possibility of Turkish officials’ involvement in smuggling Islamic State oil into the country.
That included Erdogan and his family. Putin’s accusations have been backed by extensive evidence produced by Russian military intelligence into the “industrial-scale” activity of Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL) oil trade through Turkey.
Akkar demanded a criminal case against Putin and Antonov be initiated.
Prior to the evidence being put forward, Erdogan vowed he would resign if Moscow could prove their claims. Following the exposure, he vehemently denied the accusations adding it was “immoral” to involve his family in the affair. The Turkish leader further said he had evidence showing it is Russia who is actually involved in trading oil with IS.
Ergenekon is a secularist ultra-nationalist organization in Turkey with ties to members of the country’s military and security forces. Since 2008, they have suffered severe crackdowns by the government.
The so-called Ergenekon trials have involved 275 people: military officers, journalists and opposition lawmakers all accused of plotting against the Turkish government. Prosecutors described the group as “The Ergenekon terrorist organization.”
By April 2011, over 500 people had been taken into custody. As of 2015, most of the people accused have been acquitted, while others have been handed lengthy prison terms.
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