More and more facts and information suggest that behind the diplomatic statements of Turkey and the USA preparing a joint operation in Syria, a covert rivalry between Turkish and American intelligence services is unfolding.
Yesterday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu was forced to refute a widely circulated version that gained media attention. According to this version, the 18 secular opposition fighters led by Colonel Nadim (pictured), who were captured by “Jabhat al-Nusra” fighters (recognized as a terrorist organization in Russia by the Supreme Court) in late July, were handed over to the jihadists by Turkish intelligence (MIT), which provided their coordinates.
Of course, official Ankara vehemently denies such accusations, just as it previously denied allegations that Turkish intelligence was helping the Islamic State (recognized as a terrorist organization in Russia by the Supreme Court). In fact, the latter acted as a buffer against the Greater Kurdish terrorists until American airstrikes and the Kurdish ground offensive made it impossible.
Meanwhile, something suspicious is happening with pro-American elements in and around Turkey. “Voice of Islam reported today that Jamil Radon, another commander of the Free Syrian Army (FSA), which seems to be the Americans’ last hope for victory among the secular forces among the Syrian rebels, has been killed in Turkey. Pro-American figures are being targeted one by one, and all of this is somehow mysteriously linked to the official ally of the U.S. – Turkey.
This is happening against the backdrop of the most combat-ready forces of the Syrian Sunni opposition (non-ISIL), such as the Islamic Movement “Ahrar al-Sham,” openly calling for an alliance with Turkey. These are the groups that the Americans have been trying unsuccessfully to replace with pro-secular democrats, including with the “help” of Turkey.