Friday, December 4, 2015
German TV channel films ISIL slave trade in 'Islamist' Turkey.
German TV channel films ISIL slave trade in 'Islamist' Turkey. (TZ).
German television station ARD has produced footage documenting the slave trade being conducted by the radical terrorist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) through a liaison office in Turkey.
Two correspondents from the TV channel filmed a Yazidi family buying their relatives to save them from ISIL and spoke to witnesses. The Yazidi family contacted a liaison office of ISIL in Turkey through a Kurdish man named Abu Mital, who works as an intermediary for ISIL, in order to purchase a mother, her three children and an 11-year-old boy from ISIL and return them to their family.
Speaking to ARD, Mital said that money transfers in the sale of slaves by ISIL are made through its liaison offices in Turkey. He said he has paid more than $2.5 million to ISIL over the past year for 250 Yazidi women and children who have been purchased by their families. Mital also said that ISIL gives numbers to the female and child slaves and posts their photographs on the Internet for sale.
In a related development, Gaziantep Bar Association President Bektaş Şarklı has filed a criminal complaint regarding the claims about whether ISIL has a liaison office in Gaziantep and its involvement in the sale of Yazidi women and children. Şarklı requested that an investigation be launched into the police force and the National Intelligence Organization (MİT), which he accused of negligence. He filed the criminal complaint at the Gaziantep Chief Public Prosecutor's Office.
Ankara categorically denies allegations that it turns a blind eye to ISIL's activities across the Syrian border. Read the ful story here.