An Israeli defense minister has alleged that the Islamic State terror group has long been funded with “Turkish money.”
This statement comes especially surprising since Israel and Turkey in recent weeks have been making reprochement from their shaky relationship.
“As you know, Daesh (Islamic State, previously ISIS/ISIL) enjoyed Turkish money for oil for a very, very long period of time. I hope that it will be ended,” Moshe Yaalon told reporters in Athens on Tuesday after meeting his Greek counterpart, Panos Kammenos, Reuters reports.
“It’s up to Turkey, the Turkish government, the Turkish leadership, to decide whether they want to be part of any kind of cooperation to fight terrorism. This is not the case so far,” he said.