Speaking during a public meeting in the west of the country, President of Czech Republic, Vintirov Milos Zeman said that Turkey has a de facto alliance with ISIS.
“Why are they attacking the Kurds? – said Zeman – Because they (Turks) have a de facto alliance with ISIS.”
ISIS has occupied important areas in Syria and Iraq and Turkey “played the role of mediator in some operations”, he said.
Zeman added: “There are information about the role as a mediator in some replenishment operations to ISIS played by Turkey, a member of NATO and EU member candidate […] in particular as to oil exports and other logistics operations.”
“When you do the math on [Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s] Islamization of Turkey,” said Zeman, clearly Turkey is not a secular state, but a state who publicly roots itself on the Islamic ideology. “Logically, – he added – as a result of this, they are close to Islamist radicals and attacking the Kurds.”
Meanwhile, the Czech Republic Prime Minister Andrej Babis is preparing to carry out a visit to Turkey this year. Babis did not comment on the President’s statements.