Infamous government whistleblower Fuat Avni in a tweet on Sunday claimed that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan amassed his wealth from arms trafficking to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) that was funded by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Avni said Erdoğan used National İntelligence Organization (MİT) head Hakan Fidan and his advisor Mücahit Aslan to control the money transfers that went into purchasing arms for ISIL from Serbia and Libya. These weapons were later shipped to ISIL in trucks through Turkish territory. Avni said Erdoğan took commissions from these money transfers, which both Fidan and Aslan are aware of.
The whistleblower said foreign countries including the United States, Germany and Iran are aware of the money transfers and arms trafficking. He also said Erdoğan is risking not only his and his family’s future but also that of Turkey’s.
He revealed that proceeds from the oil smuggling network run by ISIL in Syria also partially went to Erdoğan.
Avni further claimed that Erdoğan has taken over some of the wealth of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi through his surviving daughter.