Political Analyst: Turkey’s Increased Support for Terrorists Result of Erdogan’s Confusion
A prominent political analyst underlined that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has increased support for the terrorists active in Syria as a result of a confused policy at home and abroad.
“The Erdogan regime, faced with criticism of the opposition and the West, seeks to attract the US support and come out of his perplexity by increasing support for the terrorist groups in Syria and aerial support for them,” Ahmad Haj Ali told FNA on Saturday.
Noting that the Turkish government is under global pressures and criticism for the administrative corruption and suppression of the opposition, he added that Erdogan is now seeking to find a way to come out of the crisis.
Haj Ali said that Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s remarks on aerial support for the terrorists show Ankara’s attempts to create a government in the Northern parts of Syria and disintegrate this region from the Arab country.
His remarks came after Syrian sources said earlier this month that Erdogan, during his recent visit to Saudi Arabia, held coordination meetings with the country’s senior officials to jointly supply the terrorist groups in the Syrian province of Idlib with arms and fund.
The sources said that Saudi Arabia has funded and armed the terrorists, who belong to the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front and other militant groups.
The terrorist groups also gained the logistical support from the Turkish side.
In Turkey, a command room was established in order to lead the terrorist attack against the Syrian army, according to the same sources which also asserted that Saudi Arabia purchases satellite photos for the benefit of the room itself.
Battlefield sources confirmed the given reports, noting that Turkey provided the terrorists during the battles with an Internet supply that links their computers and smart phones to a Turkish drone that gives them all the needed data.