Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan works according to the philosophy that the end justifies the means, aligning himself with Satan in order to achieve his desires and his goals. Despite his frequent quotation of Quranic verses, he employs multiple terrorist groups to achieve his goals.
Secret documents revealed how the Ben Ali jihadist group led by the Libyan Abdaladim Ali Mossa Ben Ali, who is closely linked to al-Qaeda, participated in transporting fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria via Turkey with the help of Erdogan, who has a strong relationship al-Qaeda leaders. The connection at the time was Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin.
The documents stated that the Ben Ali group was charged with receiving foreign fighters coming from Libya, transporting them to Turkey’s Hatay province on the border with Syria, and contacting their families if necessary. The police report included secret documents from the Turkish National Intelligence Organization (MIT).
Ben Ali helped the jihadist Mahdi al-Harati, who was on the Gaza flotilla ship Mavi Marmara and was wounded during the ensuing Israeli military raids before being deported to Turkey, where Erdogan personally visited him in the hospital, where Harati kissed the Turkish president’s forehead in respect and admiration.
Erdogan demanded that Hüseyin Oruç, acting chairman of the Turkish Foundation for Human Rights and Freedoms and Humanitarian Relief (IHH), and Selahattin Özer, IHH coordinator for Southeast Anatolia, to smuggle weapons to jihadists associated with al-Qaeda in Syria and Libya. IHH was also used to transport wounded ISIS and al-Qaeda fighters by ambulances from Syria to Turkey.
According to the documents, the Ben Ali group benefited from Harati, who was managing the smuggling of Libyan jihadists to Syria via Turkey. When the Turkish police opened a case against Harati and his contacts transferring weapons from Libya via Turkey, Erdogan stopped the investigations in 2014 and dismissed the police officers.
It is noteworthy that Harati was an important partner of Abdelhakim Belhadj, the former leader of the dissolved Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which was considered a terrorist organization by the United Nations.
The Turkish president also personally interfered to lift the ban on the entry of Kuwaiti cleric Hakim al-Mutairi, who has called for jihad against Americans and Israelis, after he had been prevented from entering the country in 2013. Erdogan canceled the decision to ban him following a phone call from Osama Qutb, the nephew of late Brotherhood theorist Sayyid Qutb.
When Erdogan was prime minister, he covered up a traffic accident in which al-Qaeda leader Yasin al-Qadi was involved, while he was still included as an al-Qaeda financier on the sanctions lists of the United Nations and United States. Qadi was prevented from entering the country according to Turkish laws. But Erdogan helped him illegally enter Turkish territory in secret, where he met Turkish intelligence head Hakan Fidan, then-Prime Minister Erdogan and his son Bilal, in addition to Erdogan’s commercial partners.
Erdogan ordered his loyal men to erase all traces of Qadi and Qutb from the accident report. According to dozens of reports submitted by the local police, doctors, and the prosecutor’s office regarding the incident, Qadi’s name was not mentioned, which is a violation of Turkish law.
Qadi had funded al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden and other terrorist groups by transferring funds through charities.
Meanwhile, Erdogan’s chief advisor Sefer Turan, who advises the president on Turkey’s relations with Arab and Islamic countries, is a strong supporter of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad group, which the UN Security Council has deemed a terrorist organization. Turan has often defended the terrorist group and justified its terrorist crimes and killings. He described the terrorist elements who were killed in confrontations with the Egyptian security forces as martyrs, as he had opinions legitimizing attacks on tourists.