A leading German newspaper accused Necmettin Bilal Erdoğan, the son of Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, of selling the oil trafficked by ISIS terrorists.
In an article about the oil ISIS terrorists smuggle from Syria to Turkey, a German newspaper referred to Necmettin Bilal Erdoğan, the son of Turkish President, as the “ISIS Oil Minister”.
“Despite his efforts to look innocent, Bilal has a bad background which supports Russia’s claim that Turkey buys ISIS’ oil at a low price,” wrote Handelsblatt, a well-known German business newspaper.
According to a Farsi report by Kayhan newspaper, Handelsblatt pointed to Bilal Erdoğan’s history of financial crimes such as embezzlement and money laundry using his father’s assets, adding, “A Turkish prosecutor has gathered evidence for it, including photos and recorded telephone conversations of the father and his son. During these calls, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the then Prime Minister, asks his son to return all his assets.”
Another telephone conversation in early 2014 shows that Bilal Erdoğan has received $10m for piping oil.
“Meanwhile, regarding the export of ISIS’ smuggled oil from Iraq to Asian countries, the finger of suspicion is pointed at ‘Erdoğan, the son’.”
The German paper went on to say that Turkish media keep asking why Bilal Erdoğan’s ships always settle near Syrian waters.
Furthermore, several photos are published in Russian sources, which show Erdoğan the son having meetings with ISIS members in different occasions. Based on these sources, Bilal Erdoğan is ISIS’ dealer in the black market who helps it sell oil, especially the oil exploited in Syria.