"I'll Be Right There Big Brother": Leaked Transcripts Prove ISIS-Turkey Link

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In the lead up to elections last June that saw Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling AKP lose their absolute majority in Parliament, Turkey had long been criticized for not doing enough to assist in the fight against ISIS.

In fact, there was quite a bit of evidence to suggest that Ankara was cooperating with the group. For instance, an official familiar with a large cache of intelligence seized in a raid last summer told the Guardian that “direct dealings between Turkish officials and ranking ISIS members was now ‘undeniable.’” Similarly, a former ISIS fighter once told Newsweek that Turkey was allowing ISIS trucks from Raqqa to cross the “border, through Turkey and then back across the border to attack Syrian Kurds in the city of Serekaniye in northern Syria in February.” ISIS members, the source said, would “freely travel through Turkey in a convoy of trucks,” and stop “at safehouses along the way.”

But after last summer’s elections in Turkey, everyone seemingly forgot about Ankara’s apparent complicity when Erdogan granted the US access to Incirlik from which Washington was henceforth allowed to fly combat missions. That, combined with Erdogan’s promise to step up the war on “terror,” was supposed to be “proof” of Turkey’s commitment.

Despite numerous reports to suggest that Turkey wasn’t striking ISIS at all, but rather simply targeting the PKK (Kurdish insurgents with whom Turkey has been at war for years), the mainstream media generally stuck to the script that said Ankara had officially joined the war on Islamic State.

And then, in November, Vladimir Putin pushed Turkey’s cozy relationship with ISIS back into the spotlight following Ankara’s move to down a Russian warplane near the Syrian border. Since then, the world has begun to question whose side the Turks are really on, especially in light of the evidence Moscow has presented linking Erdogan to Islamic State’s illicit oil trade.

Eyebrows were also raised when Erdogan jailed several generals who dared to inspect a weapons-laden MiT trucks crossing the border with Syria.

This week, we get the latest evidence that Turkey is Islamic State’s number one state sponsor as Cumhuriyet released transcripts of phone calls that allegedly took place between Turkish military officers and Mustafa Demir, the ISIS commander in charge of the Syria-Turkey border.

The transcripts are part of a court case on ISIS at the Ankara 3rd High Criminal Court. “The issues alleged in the case came to light because of an investigation launched following information given by six Turkish citizens whose relatives joined ISIL,” Today’s Zaman reports. “Upon the application by the relatives, monitoring of the communications of 19 people started, and a prosecutor named Derda Gökmen reportedly filed a claim against 27 suspects.”

Below, find the transcripts.

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Date: Nov. 25, 2014; 8:26 p.m.

A.A.: Was that you, the ones with a torch?

Mustafa: Well, with a little torch, where are you big brother? At the place where I told you to be?

A.A.: Yeah. We also saw you, your men…

Mustafa: Is it possible for you to arrange that I talk with the commander here, regarding the business here? What if we could establish a contact here as we helped you...

A.A.: Okay. If there are any needs [as far as your request is concerned], [tell them] to inform me here.

Mustafa: If it will be enough to contact you [to settle the issue], no problem.

A.A.: I'll pass this now. I have two military posts [at the border] there. If worse comes to worst, I'll tell that to the commander of the station and have him take a look…

**** ****

Time: 7:12 p.m.

Communication made by the telephone registered in the name of A.B.

A.B.: We're where you gave [him] the vehicle, we are in the mine [field]. We've put on a light. We have stuff; come here from that side, the men are here...

Mustafa: Okay, big brother, [I'm] coming.

A.B.: Come urgently; I'm in the mine [field] with a torch. Come running.

Mustafa: Well, big brother, is it the place where I gave First Lieutenant Burak a car?

A.B.: Yeah, just a little further down from that place. Our two vehicles are on the Turkish side [of the border].

Mustafa: Okay.

A.B.: We are also in the mine.

Mustafa: I'll right be there, big brother.

*  *  *

As a reminder, Erdogan recently threw Can Dundar, editor in chief of Cumhuriyet, and Erdem Gul, the newspaper’s capital correspondent in Ankara, in prison for a controversial story about an alleged arms shipment from Turkish intelligence to Syrian rebels.

We shudder to think what fate awaits the Cumhuriyet employee responsible for leaking these transcripts.

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Boris Alatovkrap's picture

Big Brother? This is organization for assistance of provide male roll model for young boy without father? Or is supreme power of state to invade life of citizenry?

philipat's picture

Or which Big Brother? Maybe Amerikansky?

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

When you are the King, everything you do is benevolent.....because the Kings says he is benevolent.

Within the mind of the psychopath the only purpose of power is to use it. If it is not used, it is considered to have been wasted.

Father Thyme's picture
Father Thyme (not verified) Cognitive Dissonance Feb 24, 2016 8:21 AM

Joey, have you ever been in a in a Turkish prison?

Father Thyme's picture
Father Thyme (not verified) WTFRLY Feb 24, 2016 8:46 AM

We can cross Arabia while Johnny Turk is still turning round, and smash his railways. And while he's mending them, I'll smash them somewhere else. In thirteen weeks, I can have Arabia in chaos.


WordSmith2013's picture

"DANGER! Saudis, UAE and now Bahrain Warn Citizens to Evacuate Lebanon; Turkish Navy Deploys subs/ships to Mediterranean"



froze25's picture

It is pretty clear at this point with the ISIS Oil and exposed weapons transfer that Turkey (at least their pres) is a state sponsor of Terrorist. I also suspect the Saudi's of this but the evidence against Turkey is pretty clear and mounting.

Ms No's picture

I bet you a drink their torches are Praxair.  They're part of the Linde Group.  I think they may have merged into something called KION now.  ISIS is probably the hot market that they are all trying to get into.  While the world struggles under financial problems ISIS is taking over.  It's funny how that works.

eforce's picture

I expect Turkey to get booted from NATO soon.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

In the world of organized crime, why is everything so hard to prove?

Because you USE MIDDLE MEN.  Erdogan is merely  a middle man, a fall guy, for the likes of Netanyahu and the Rothschilds (seeing as the state of Israel exists purely to give the Rothschilds and their cronies immunity from prosecution).

Manthong's picture


Ankara 3rd High Criminal Court.”


Izzat anything like the 1st Hi Kangaroo Court

Main_Sequence's picture
Main_Sequence (not verified) eforce Feb 24, 2016 1:46 PM

"I expect Turkey to get booted from NATO soon."

That will never, ever, happen because of its geo-strategic location for oil & gas distribution.  Turkey, not Syria is the real prize for the USSA and Russia, since if you control Turkey you control oil & gas distribution from Africa, the Middle East and Asia flowing to Europe.

The USSA will never allow Turkey to fall into another's hands -- especially Russia.  Having Russia in control of Turkey would be the ultimate incubus nightmare scenario for the USSA, Gulf monarchies, and Israel.


Tigermoth's picture

I also saw the notice for Saudis to leave Lebanon and the withdrawal of Saudi military aid from them. It was smoke screened in an article about some Saudi Prince getting busted for drug trafficking so it looked diplomatic, but strange. The Russians seem to be aware that something is up since they have brought their TU-214R ground surveillance aircraft into Latakia air base.


"Still, the Russians are taking no chances and they have put all their forces into high alert. They have very publicly dispatched a Tu-214r – her most advanced ISR (Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance) aircraft. You can think of the Tu-214R as an “AWACS for the ground”, the kind of aircraft you use to monitor a major ground battle (the regular Russian A-50Ms are already monitoring the Syrian airspace). In southern Russia, the Aerospace forces have organized large-scale exercises involving a large number of aircraft which would be used in a war against Turkey: SU-34s. The Airborne Forces are ready. The naval task forces off the Syrian coast is being augmented. The delivery of weapons has accelerated. The bottom line is simple and obvious: the Russians are not making any threats – they are preparing for war. In fact, by now they are ready."

I posted a comment awhile back thinking that Israel might do something in Lebanon since Hezbollah has a lot of fighters in Syria at the moment so their areas of Lebanon aren't well protected. Also, an attack on them would force Hezbollah fighters away from Syria and weaken its fighting forces since they have been very effective units.

There is a lot of troops moving around the Southern borders of Syria at the moment, and the US isn't quite ready for the 2 battalions of 101 Airborne troops that are supposedly going to retake Mosul to come yet. So I also suspect they are using the cease fire to buy time for preparations. Remember the same "ceasefire" thing kept happening in the Donbass of the Ukraine whenever the Ukro's were getting their buts hammered.

JRobby's picture

What a blockbuster find!

"Laugh Track Deafening"

Cognitive Dissonance's picture


I don't know how many people will catch the Airplane reference, but it was hilarious.

Father Thyme's picture
Father Thyme (not verified) Cognitive Dissonance Feb 24, 2016 8:47 AM

You must be as old as I am. Good catch! :)

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit smoking/drinking/amphetamines.

Tom Servo's picture

Tell me Johnny, have you ever seen a grown man naked?


pot_and_kettle's picture

Hilarious?  Surely you can't be serious...

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

I am. And don't call me Shirley. ;-)

Jim in MN's picture

Don't call him Syria's, either. 

r3ct1f13r's picture

Soo... the whole region has a drinking problem?

Squid Viscous's picture

I'm doing everything I can, and stop calling me Tayyip

silverer's picture

I can imagine him sitting in the seat right now, wearing his headphones, asking that question. lol

Boubou's picture

In my list of top 10 comedy movies

SteveNYC's picture

Erdogan is not proving to be very adept at being a clever psychopath. Shooting down a Russian plane; siding with ISIS; alienating the US via the Kurds etc. He now has the Russians just waiting for the right opportunity to send him back to hell, the EU pansies and the US are pretty much fed up with him, and now the ISIS link.

Something tells me, Erdo is not a very smart man.

exi1ed0ne's picture

This would not be happening without the blessing of the US.  Turkey is just the expendable middleman, and the whole theater is to force Russia to attack and kick off the hot phase of WW3.  They failed in Ukraine, and now they are failing in Syria.  I hope Russia continues to have the levelest head and waits out the financial crash in the EU and the US.  With no WAR! to distract the angry mobs, and no draft to put idle angry youth to the bayonette, things will get mighty interesting.

Ghordius's picture

a lot of what is happening would not have happened if Bush did not have the "very bright idea" of having to go Afghanistan, Iraq and so on... for starters    

but I see the "WW3" meme is still alive and kicking    /bob

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

You are blaming the dog, but forgetting that its the tail that wags the dog.  In this case, Halliburton, Blackwater/Xe/Academi, KelloggBrown & Root,  Raytheon, Lockheed, Boeing...  Never mind the banks, and intelligence agencies involved.

Afghanistan was about opium 100%, and Iraq, oil 100%.

exi1ed0ne's picture

If by bush you mean papa bush and not his coke addled wastrel of a son HW, then I agree with you.  Also, WW3 isn't a meme - it's already here.  Why in the fuck do you think there is a shitload of oil in storage and piled up waiting to get to the terminal?  Stuff like that doesn't happen by accident, since demand is inelastic. 

The US told SA to drive the price down as far as it would go to hurt Russia and to stockpile.  Reagenesque deja-vu.  Who gives a shit if the Fed has to paper over some bank losses from the oil patch.  They have been papering over losses for decades.  We (EU and US) need a fucking war bigger than a regional conflict asap, and have done everything short of nukes to get it.  Natives are getting restless.

Seer's picture

"alienating the US via the Kurds"

The US has been assisting in the slaughter of Kurds for MANY decades!


Nobody For President's picture

Am I the only one that thinks Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a name straight out of the Hobbit Trilogy?

Chuck Walla's picture

One man asserting his power over another - Obedience is not enough. Unless he is suffering, how can you be sure that he is obeying your will and not his own? Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. Power is in tearing human minds to pieces and putting them together again in new shapes of your own choosing. Do you begin to see, then, what kind of world we are creating? 



George Orwell, 1984


FireBrander's picture

"Divine right of kings": how can they possible do wrong or evil? Unless that's all bullshit and "Kings" are just MEN skilled at using religion to gain control of a large group of people and their wealth...

Grandad Grumps's picture

The ruler of the air needs princes and priests to do his bidding? Seems like a weakness.

Debtpool's picture

I think you mean Ameristan

junction's picture

The real gold would be of communications of Victoria Nuland and neocon cohorts to Erdogan.  Erdogan is just part of the New World Order conspiracy to topple Putin for not following the satanist creed of Obama and company.  Lives mean nothing to these devil worshippers, as Scalia found out too late.

Baby Bladeface's picture
Baby Bladeface (not verified) junction Feb 24, 2016 8:31 AM

Merdogan in panicked frenzy to tell that is trying ISIS to fight by means of infiltration, subterfuge.

Recommend a laughing track be played in background of Merdogan talking...

swmnguy's picture

There's more to Erdogan than that, but it all tends to your point.  My sister-in-law was married to a Turk and he and I had some interesting holiday-gathering conversations.  Basically, the Turks are looking at the end of the Ottoman Empire as a temporary  and regrettable anomaly that needs to be fixed.  They blame the lack of Turkish dominance over Western Asia for the mess that region has been in for the past near-century.

So Erdogan has his own agenda to pursue, both as a Turk and as a politician.  Of course, that agenda is fulfilling a useful purpose for the neo-cons.

AriusArmenian's picture

I up-arrowed you as some or many Turks do think as you relate.

But Turkish rule in the region would be even worse.

But it would unite the region against the Turks that are hated by almost everyone.

Expectorant's picture

The true 'terrorists" and immediate threat to Turkey, are the ethnic Kurds (in and outside of the Turkish border) and not ISIS, thus...

"The enemy of my enemy (Kurds), is my friend (ISIS)."

Boris Alatovkrap's picture

You are say that again! (with enemy like that, who is need friend?!)

Expectorant's picture

Meaning....manipulative Erdogan's friend, is Daesh/ISIS.

Squid Viscous's picture

let's see them do the 100 yard Daesh without arms and legs!