Kong Abdullah av Jordan sa i et møte med forsvars- og etterretningskomiteene i Kongressen at Tyrkia under Erdogan bruker migranter og terrorister som verktøy. Og hva er målet, spurte kongressrepresentantene. Erdogan ser radikal islam som en løsning for regionen, lød svaret.
Møtet i Kongressen kom i stand etter at Obama avlyste møtet med kongen. Kanskje ikke budskapet var populært?
King Abdullah of Jordan accused Turkey of exporting terrorists to Europe at a top level meeting with senior US politicians in January, the MEE can reveal.
The king said Europe’s biggest refugee crisis was not an accident, and neither was the presence of terrorists among them: “The fact that terrorists are going to Europe is part of Turkish policy and Turkey keeps on getting a slap on the hand, but they are let off the hook.”
Asked by one of the congressmen present whether the Islamic State group was exporting oil to Turkey, Abdullah replied: ”Absolutely.”
Abdullah made his remarks during a wide-ranging debriefing to Congress on 11 January, the day a meeting with the US president, Barack Obama, was cancelled.
The White House was forced to deny that Obama snubbed one of America’s closest allies in the Middle East, attributing the cancellation to «scheduling conflicts», although Obama and Abdullah met briefly at St Andrews Airforce base a day later.
Present at the meeting in Congress were the chairmen and members of the Senate Intelligence, Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees, including Senators John McCain and Bob Corker, and Senators Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid, the Senate Majority and Minority leaders respectively.
According to a detailed account of the meeting seen by MEE, the king went on to explain what he thought was the motivation of Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Abdullah said that Erdogan believed in a “radical Islamic solution to the region».
He repeated: «Turkey sought a religious solution to Syria, while we are looking at moderate elements in the south and Jordan pushed for a third option that would not allow a religious option.”
The king presented Turkey as part of a strategic challenge to the world.
«We keep being forced to tackle tactical problems against ISIL but not the strategic issue. We forget the issue [of] the Turks who are not with us on this strategically.»
He claimed that Turkey had not only supported religious groups in Syria, and letting foreign fighters in, but had also been helping Islamist militias in Libya and Somalia.
Abdullah claimed that «radicalisation was being manufactured in Turkey» and asked the US senators why the Turks were training the Somali army.
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