Video - Iraqi hearing on 'hostage taking' of Turkish consul: "how was the Consul kidnapped? A: he was not kidnapped.".
Answering MPs questions was the head of intelligence in #Mosul. (2)— Dr. Abbas Kadhim (@DrAbbasKadhim) December 29, 2015
Q: what is your info about #Turkish Consul? A: he did not withdraw. We informed them [about ISIL], but said "don't worry about us". (3)— Dr. Abbas Kadhim (@DrAbbasKadhim) December 29, 2015
Q: how was the Consul kidnapped? A: according to our intelligence, he was not kidnapped. Q: Yo mean coordination? A: it's our belief. (5)— Dr. Abbas Kadhim (@DrAbbasKadhim) December 29, 2015
Q: which countries maintained intelligence role in #Mosul? A: mostly #Turkey. Q: was their role positive or negative. A: Negative. (6/6)— Dr. Abbas Kadhim (@DrAbbasKadhim) December 29, 2015
Hmmmm.......Seems my gut feeling a year ago was right, ISIS was working with Turkey the goal was Kurdish Oil. (See Below).
It has come to light that the ISIS terror organization and its supporters planned details of the attack on Mosul in a hotel in Istanbul under the protection of the Turkish Intelligence Organization between the 28 February and 2 March. The militants reportedly met in Jordan’s capital Amman on the 1 June and invaded Mosul a week later.
@MuratYetkin2 Turkey exports Kurd - Iraq oil, iraq complains to UN...ISIS heads for the oil fields, Emb staff hostage but OK ...Coincidence?— MFS - The Other News (@MFS001) June 12, 2014
Turkish foreign ministry’s emergency advisory that Mosul consulate must be evacuated was apparently overruled by senior political leadership— Abdullah Bozkurt (@abdbozkurt) June 14, 2014
I found my comment back at the time of the release of the kidnapped staff:Turkish journalist claims: Foreign Ministry ordered consulate staff to remain in #Mosul, stating "#ISIS is no enemy." http://t.co/1bopnbNehg— IrmakYenisehirlioglu (@Irmak_Ye) June 13, 2014
Related: MHP MP: Turkish consulate staff held as hostages by ISIS will be used as human shields in military ops.@Meralink Amazingly well 'organized' had new suits ready for all the hostages...what an intell ops, compliments to #Fidan :)— MFS - The Other News (@MFS001) September 20, 2014
Turkish hostages seized by ISIS in Iraq freed. - live updates