Financing ISIL: ‘Some Turkish Businessmen Involved in Selling Oil’
Turkish ex-deputy of the opposition of the Republican People's Party from the province of Hatay, Mehmet Ali Ediboglu, spoke to Sputnik in an interview about ISIL’s abundant sources of finance.
ISIL has a number of sources from where it gets its revenue, but according to Ediboglu, one of the largest items of revenue is the sale of oil.
The Former MP said the Syrian oil fields are located in the Raqqa region. “ISIL holds the key to these deposits and together with a certain group of persons, consisting of those close to Barzani and some Turkish businessmen, they are engaged in selling this oil.
“There is evidence that the oil revenues amounted to $800 million, later this amount increased to 1-2 billion dollars. The investigation into this matter continues today.