Turkish intelligence chief: ISIS is a reality and we are optimistic about the future
Ankara- Hakan Fidan, the head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, known by the MİT acronym, has drawn a lot of attention and criticism lately for his controversial comments about ISIS.
“ISIS is a reality and we have to accept that we cannot eradicate a well-organized and popular establishment such as the Islamic State; therefore I urge my western colleagues to revise their mindset about Islamic political currents and not be cynical at all,” said Mr. Hakan Fidan during a press conference in Istanbul on Wednesday.
Fidan added that in order to deal with the vast number of foreign Jihadists craving to travel to Syria, it is imperative that ISIS must set up a consulate or at least a political office in Istanbul. He further underlined that it is Turkey’s firm belief to provide medical care for all injured people who fled Syria regardless of their political or religious affiliation.
Recently as the fierce clashes between Kurdish forces and ISIS terrorists continue in the besieged city of Kobani, countless number of ISIS injured fighters enter the Turkish territory and are being admitted in the military hospital in Hatay Province. Over the last few days, the Kurdish fearless guerillas could fend off ISIS forces who wanted to capture Kobani, the Syrian Kurdish strategic city which is situated only few kilometers away from Turkish border.
Hemin Hawrami, a Kobani-based senior Kurdish official said that Turkey’s Erdoğan and his oil-rich Arab allies have dual agendas in the war on terror and as a matter of fact they are supplying the Islamist militants with weapons and money.
Hawrami who was speaking via Skype highlighted the danger of Turkish-backed terrorist groups and added that what is happening in Syria cannot be categorized as a genuine and popular revolution against dictatorship but rather it is a chaos orchestrated by Erdoğan who is dreaming to revive the infamous Ottoman Empire.