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‘Commercial scale’ oil smuggling into Turkey becomes priority target of anti-ISIS strikes

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Islamic State’s daring and impudent oil smuggling into Turkey should become a high-priority target in order to cripple the terrorist group, President Putin said, backed by French President Francois Hollande. Both agree that the source of terrorist financing must be hit first and foremost.

Commercial-scale oil smuggling from Islamic State controlled territory into Turkey must be stopped, Putin said after meeting Hollande in Moscow.

“Vehicles, carrying oil, lined up in a chain going beyond the horizon,” said Putin, reminding the press that the scale of the issue was discussed at the G20 summit in Antalya earlier this month, where the Russian leader demonstrated reconnaissance footage taken by Russian pilots.

The views resemble a “living oil pipe” stretched from ISIS and rebel controlled areas of Syria into Turkey, the Russian President stressed. “Day and night they are going to Turkey. Trucks always go there loaded, and back from there – empty.”

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https://www.rt.com/news/323603-isis-oil-smuggling-turkey/

If this has been going on  all this time, why has no one gone after these routes before now? This is a NATO country! How long can Turkey be allowed to be a NATO member with this info coming out? Turkey's shooting down of the Russian jet has put them in the cross hairs now. Major screw up? Or part of something bigger that I can't see or understand right now?  

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