Russia claims ISIL smuggling oil through PYD areas

The defence ministry of Russia has held a press conference showing maps where ISIL oil was allegedly being smuggled through PYD area.

Russia claims ISIL smuggling oil through PYD areas

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Russian Defence Ministry provided maps on Wednesday claiming to show ISIL oil being smuggled into Turkey through PYD controlled areas, according to a reportin TRT World.

"Turkey is the main consumer of the oil stolen from its rightful owners, Syria and Iraq," said Deputy Defence Minister Anatoly Antonov in a press conference.

Minister Antonov held a press conference and displayed a number of maps and satellite images which he says shows the route of oil smuggling into Turkey from ISIL controlled areas in Syria.

"According to available information, the highest level of the political leadership of the country, President Erdogan and his family, are involved in this criminal business."

According to the maps, oil was moved from Raqqa, so called capital of ISIL in Syria, into Turkey passing from areas controlled by PYD, which Turkey considers as the Syrian wing of the PKK terrorist organisation.

The Pentagon rejected Russia's claim of ISIL oil smuggling into Turkey calling it "preposterous", "ridiculous" and "untrue."

Both ISIL and the PKK are recognised as terrorist groups by Turkey, as well as US, EU and NATO.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 03 Aralık 2015, 10:09