Although Turkey has told the U.S. that it is helping to defeat ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) militants, the fact is that Turkey has been secretly supporting ISIS. Testimony provided by a former member of Islamic State in Syria indicates that ISIS militants view NATO member Turkey as their ally, and that the Turkish government has been coordinating its military efforts with ISIS -- including ISIS' free use of Turkish soil -- the Christian Post website reports today (November 11, 2014).
A former IS communications technician working out of the ISIS communications bureau in the Syrian stronghold of Raqqa said in an interview with Newsweek magazine on November 7 that the Turkish government allowed ISIS convoys to cross freely over its border and travel through the country to avoid combat in Kurdish-controlled regions in Syria, in efforts to attack more vulnerable Kurdish troops in Syria's northeastern region.
Speaking under the pseudonym of "Sherko Omer," the former ISIS communications technician -- who managed to escape -- further added that the basis for the Turkish cooperation is that ISIS and Turkey share a common enemy: the Kurds.
"ISIS saw the Turkish army as its ally especially when it came to attacking the Kurds in Syria," Omer said. "The Kurds were the common enemy for both ISIS and Turkey."