Over the past month, the international media has been awash with reports of rebel fighters crossing into Syria from Turkey and their wounded being treated in Turkish hospitals along the Syrian border. This state of affairs is nothing new. But as Sefik Cirkin, a Turkish lawmaker for the Nationalist Action Party who is from the border town of Reyhanli, observed: “It’s only after the Salafists took over the border crossings and that the Obama administration took fright that the Western media decided to report on Turkey’s support for extremist groups.”Al-Qaeda atrocities = atrocities committed by the CIA/MI6/Mossad/Turkish state/Saudi Arabian monarchy/Pakistani state. Blame the twisted fuckheads who train, fund, and arm al-Qaeda. Stop blaming everything on the brainwashed ghosts in al-Qaeda. Blame the real culprits of the atrocities that are being committed in Syria, blame the real criminal murderers who run the governments of Turkey, America, England, France, Saudi Arabia, and Israel. They are Al-Qaeda.
Cirkin, who spends considerable time poking around the Syrian border, agrees that Turkey has begun to scale back its support for groups like Jabhat al-Nusra. And like Muslim, he believes pressure from the Obama administration played a big part. Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has kept up his calls for the ouster of Syria’s President, Bashar al-Assad. Yet, he also has begun to denounce al-Qaeda atrocities, saying they “sully the name of Islam.”
November 18, 2013
Update On Syria: Turkey Has Second Thoughts On Aiding Al-Qaeda
An excerpt from, "Turkey backing off support for jihadists on Syria border" by Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor, November 18: