Are These The Tankers Bilal Erdogan Uses To Transport ISIS Oil?

Tyler Durden's picture

Regular readers are by now well acquainted with Bilal Erdogan, the son of Turkish autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Although Erdogan senior masquerades as President of a democratic society, he is in reality a despot who just weeks ago, capped off a four-month effort to nullify an undesirable ballot box outcome by scaring the electorate into throwing more support behind the ruling AKP in a do-over vote designed specifically to undermine the pro-Kurdish HDP, which put up a strong showing in the last round of elections, held in June. 

As the world’s interest in Islamic State’s illicit oil trade has grown over the past 60 or so days, so too has the scrutiny on how the group gets its stolen crude to market. In the seven days since Turkey shot down a Russian Su-24 near the Syrian border, Moscow has done its best to focus the world’s collective attention on the connection between ISIS and Turkey. It’s common knowledge among those who pay attention to such things that Ankara is part of an alliance that includes Riyadh, Doha, and Washington whose collective goal is to fund and arm the Syrian opposition. What’s up for debate is the extent to which that alliance supports ISIS and, to a lesser extent, al-Nusra. 

Earlier today, Vladimir Putin explicitly accused Ankara of attempting to protect ISIS oil routes by shooting down Russian warplanes which have destroyed hundreds of Islamic State oil trucks in November. 

Erdogan of course denies the allegations, but as we’ve shown, it would be very easy for Turkish smugglers to commingle ISIS and KRG crude (which, by the way, is also technically illegal), effectively using Kurdish oil to mask Turkey’s participation in the Islamic State oil trade. 

Some contend that Bilal Erdogan’s marine transport company BMZ Group (which owns a Maltese shipping company) is involved in trafficking ISIS oil (see our full account here).

Here’s what Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoub said on Friday:

“All of the oil was delivered to a company that belongs to the son of Recep [Tayyip] Erdogan. This is why Turkey became anxious when Russia began delivering airstrikes against the IS infrastructure and destroyed more than 500 trucks with oil already. This really got on Erdogan and his company’s nerves. They’re importing not only oil, but wheat and historic artefacts as well."

While we’ve yet to come across conclusive evidence of Bilal’s connection to ISIS, we would note that the Turkish port of Ceyhan is state-run and given Turkey’s extensive experience in smuggling KRG crude, it seems entirely fair to suggest that sneaking in 40,000 or so barrels of ISIS oil each day wouldn’t be that difficult a task. Indeed, given that Kurdish oil is, like ISIS crude, technically undocumented, Turkey will always have plausible deniability on its side (unless of course the oil is being moved into the country straight from Syria which is what Putin seems to be suggesting). 

In any event, if Bilal Erdogan is in fact engaged in the trafficking of stolen crude (and take it from us, Baghdad will tell you that Kurdish crude sold independently of SOMO is every bit as illegal as Islamic State oil) it’s probably worth tracking BMZ Group’s fleet. Here’s a list of ships that Turkish or other regional media have at one time or another confirmed belong to Bilal: 

Mecid Aslanov 

 Begim Aslanova 

Poet Qabil 

Armada Breeze  

Shovket Alekperova 

You can track them all, free of charge at

Just don't let Erdogan senior catch you monitoring his son's fleet or you, like Can Dündar, editor in chief of Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gül, the newspaper’s capital correspondent in Ankara, could end up sitting in a Turkish jail for 100 + 42 years. 

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db51's picture

Love to see a Soviet Cruise Missle attack on that fleet.....

Noplebian's picture

Yes they probably are and the west knows all about it!

Next stop......

CrazyCooter's picture

Haha, ZH scooped the Obama administration and the Pentagon and the CIA!



ZerOhead's picture

Extremely unlikely but I am sure it will be noted on the Terror Tuesday kill list...

AlaricBalth's picture

Have we forgotten Ahmet Burak Erdogan, the eldest son. Ahmet also owns a shipping company, MB Shipping, out of Northern Cyprus. This company has been a accused of violating an economic embargo with Israel. The Umit G, a general cargo ship, sails under a Turkish flag and can be retrofitted to transport oil.

"Ahmet Burak Erdogan, the son of the Turkish prime minister, has bought a sixth vessel for the shipping company that he co-founded with a partner, daily Sözcü reported on Nov. 9.

The new Malta-flagged cargo ship "Pretty" can carry over 91,000 tons and has almost the same capacity as the company's five other vessels together, the report claimed.

The firm of Erdogan's eldest son, MB Denizcilik (Shipping), owns five other ships, Safran 1 (name changed to Umit G), Sakarya, G. One bolu, Cihan and Bossa, which have a total capacity of around 92,000 tons, according to the report."

"Pretty" is a multi-purpose bulk carrier that can transport oil without a retrofit.

Umit G sails frequently to Israel and Ukraine.

Seek_Truth's picture

And the rabbit hole gets ever deeper...

Good find, Alaric.

AlaricBalth's picture

The bulk carrier Sakarya also can transport oil.

Name: Sakarya
IMO: 9257199
Flag: Turkey
MMSI: 271043415
Callsign: TCVU3
Former name(s):
- Eternal Confidence (Until 2012 Dec)
Vessel type: Bulk Carrier
Gross tonnage: 17,953 tons
Summer DWT: 29,905 tons
Length: 170 m
Beam: 23 m
Draught: 5 m
Home port: Istanbul

Seek_Truth's picture

And to think that the MSM employ "journalists!"

Another wasted college degree- Everything the MSM "reports" is based on an agenda of hiding the truth.

Thank God for the Internet and alternative media.

"So do not be afraid of them, for there is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known." - Matthew 10:26

RonArgent's picture

The real story is te TEN PERCENT the CLINTON FOUNDATION skims off of every tanker load.....dont hold your breath waiting for the jew run media to break the story though.

Anonymous User's picture

Here's what the future holds for Erdogan.

A new high in his career.

Ms No's picture

Maybe one brother moves oil the other moves weapons, wheat and little kids.

Urban Redneck's picture

Someone also has to move the antiquities that members of the elite pay ISIS and their middlemen top dollar to privately display in the man caves.

3Wishes's picture

Hopefully they will go the way of Saddams sons.

Freddie's picture

Hopefully Putin and Russia will sink them one by one.  Use the Spetsnaz with mysterious charges attached to the hull and sink em.

F Erdogan and his evil klan.

SoDamnMad's picture

Freddie  NO, No

You shouldn't do that because, "It could cause some environmental damage".

Demdere's picture

Yes.  But consider what the intelligence agencies of the world understand.  They certainly assume 9/11 was the false flag that it was.  Their thinking must be far ahead of the average citizen here in the US.

Russia, Germany, France, ... all know it was a false flag.  Italian somebody was so indiscrete as to say so, also saw some other prominent European say so, rubes.

Their leaders all know it.  Our leaders know it if they want to.  We people are pretty convinced, anyone who cares about reality.

I do not know what to think, except that there are a lot of people in governments around the world worried about their necks in nooses, making it an unstable situation.  An interesting aspect of the Mutual Gonad Clutcher's Association.

Abitdodgie's picture

Noplebian , how many times can you post the same link, if it is that interesting stay on BIN , lookout planet X is coming.

BennyBoy's picture

Simple oil selling plot requires simple lies to deny. The whole oil/ISIS/war is US created and ran.

Reminds me of an updared version of Iran Contra and the CIA running coke.

quintago's picture

Again, silence on Israel. Where do you think a lot of that crude from Syria, as well as Kurdish held territories ends up? 

Jim in MN's picture

It's fun-durrrr-mental.   Ist.

nnnnnn's picture

tyler you are so kind   you guide even the blind and mentally progressed ones into light

WTFUD's picture

Talk about hitting a nerve. Do these spook errand boys not realise that the number of denials make it obvious that you're right on the money quintago?

boattrash's picture

Or maybe just U.S. seize them, you know, as "spoils of war" since we're at war with terror.

Oh wait, nevermind, U.S. only seizes shit from it's own citizens. Maybe that's who the war is really against...

Freddie's picture

I would love to see Hezbollah or Syria seize them or Russia sink em.   They have been used to steal Syrian oil.  Syria should grab them.

1033eruth's picture

In this climate of ubiquitous armchair generals, I'm astonished that someone came up with a common sense answer.  

Are you some kind of freak?  You certainly are atypical. 

boattrash's picture

Freak? Yes, but luckily the numbers of us grow each day. Being born in the mid 60s, I usually refer to our generation as "Cold War Kids", you know, we had the drills at school, where we were supposed to get under the desks, hide from the flash, and kiss our asses goodbye.

Many of us never expected to see the age of 30 (and we damn sure lived that way). We were taught that we'd be soldiers fighting the USSR. FFS

Oddly enough, a series of dreams (three) that I had in the mid 80s, introduced me to the "False Flag" before I ever even heard or read the word. I've been buying ammo since the day of the 2nd dream.

I regret not having written them down immediately, as they would have made one helluva mini-series, but, they are still trapped in the grey matter.

Good day to ya,


Jethro's picture

It would be more fun to drop a dime to the Sea Shepherd folks and tell them that these ships are carrying whale oil.  

The Chief's picture

Id rather see a bounty put on them.


Lumberjack's picture

Lloyds of london must be shitting their pants.

boattrash's picture

Lloyds off London has hedged their bets. They'll make $$ whether they sink, or float...

Tallest Skil's picture

I'd say the same, but my country is still in NATO.

BarkingCat's picture


Did you just wake up from a 25 year nap?

The Wizard's picture

With these prospective transporters being outed, I would think twice about being a captain or crew on these ships?

BlueViolet's picture

Erdogan has been warned. Is he next like Gaddafi >>

1033eruth's picture

In response to the first comment in this thread about Russia blowing the tankers up with cruise missiles:

I knew it, I saw the title of the article and the first thought that came to mind, is that the armchair general apes would want to spend a million dollar cuise missile to destroy each one.  I KNEW IT!!  It is the most kneejerk, reflexive reaction from the idiots that can only think of blowing shit up as a solution to every problem.  

Always count on armchair generals to supply the requisite chorus thereby giving Uncle Fraud the green light to waste money in the most efficient method possible.  (if it wasn't asking for Russia to do it, we would have to fill the bill naturally)

For the people that aren't braindead zombies, figure this type of clue into your calculations FOR EVERYTHING! 

junction's picture

Nothing will be done to Bilal, he is immune to international law.

BarkingCat's picture

He's not immune to lead poisoning of the brain.

Theosebes Goodfellow's picture

Er..., not from the Russians he won't. They prefer serving polonium 210 sandwiches. But hold the mayo. I'm on a die-yet.

Freddie's picture

The person who killed the Russian journalist was that shit bag Berezovsky.  He is dead now.

Baby Bladeface's picture

Again the western propaganda myth.

Polonium is preferred method of British intelligence and their partners Russian/Israeli mafia.

Can read about if interested what happened in real.

chunga's picture
'Turkey has the right to defend its airspace'

- Barky

Chaos_Theory's picture

Airspace = defend

Land borders = WTF is that?  COme on in Amigos!

booboo's picture

He reminds me of the stereotypical hollywood east asian mafia punk ass spoiled kid that gets whacked at a night club surrounded by his body guards, 5000 a night hookers and empty bottles of Dom. In this case I hope life imitates art


Tankers away !

Tanks a lot Erot-oy-gen.

Man, all these middle east guys like to fuck each other over a lot.

I blame it on the goats.

Soul Glow's picture

The question is, does Ergodon still want to be President after he can't have his son sell ISIS oil?

surf0766's picture

You mean what Obama uses to transport ISIS oil because that is who is behind this

kerfuffled's picture

Little green men pirates should cause an oil spill disaster with one of these. Would give great headlines, Use the climate bullshit propaganda against the system that spawned it.