Many Western countries refuse to believe that Turkey is involved in illegal oil smuggling activities with Daesh terrorists, also known as ISIL or the Islamic State. However, even if one would put aside the recent evidence provided, the reputation of the president’s son Erdogan speaks for itself, German newspaper Handelsblatt wrote.
In 2013, prosecutors suspected Bilal Erdogan of laundering money for his father. The accusation was based on a dossier, which included photos and phone records between Bilal and Recep Tayyip Erdogan. By that time, the then Turkish prime minister instructed his son to “get rid of all the money in the house,” the newspaper wrote.In early 2014, there was a record of another phone conversation, which was about a ten million dollar payment. There have been no direct indications about the purpose of the payment, but the media speculated that it was bribing in connection with the construction of an oil pipeline. Erdogan said that the audio was a “dirty fake.”
Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he was ready to resign if his family’s involvement in the oil smuggling activities are proven to be true.
According to the newspaper, the Turkish President should be more cautious with his statements.
With such bad cards, the President is obviously gambling at very high stakes, the article concluded.