US Denies It Created ISIS, Accuses Turkey Of Spreading "Fake News"

Tyler Durden's picture

Two days ago, Turkey's outspoken president Erdogan, now grudgingly pivoting into the Russian sphere of influence and away from NATO, accused the US of supporting and arming ISIS and said he has "confirmed evidence" to back up his claim: "They give support to terrorist groups including ISIS" Erdogan said during a speech in Ankara on Tuesday, adding that US coalition forces "give support to terrorist groups including Daesh, YPG, PYD. It's very clear. We have confirmed evidence, with pictures, photos and videos."

Naturally, the US could not possibly let this allegation go without responding, which it did on Wednesday when it denied Erdogan's allegations, and accusing Turkey of spreading "fake news."

In an online statement posted on the website of the Turkish embassy, addressed "to those interested in the truths," the U.S. Embassy in Ankara warned of "considerable misinformation circulating in Turkish media" regarding Washington and its allies' role in the conflict in Syria. The embassy rejected claims it created or supported ISIS or Kurdish militant groups such as the People's Protection Units (YPG) and the Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK), both of which are labeled terrorist organizations by Turkey and are active in northern Syria.

"The United States government is not supporting DAESH. The [United States government] did not create or support DAESH in the past. Assertions the United States government is supporting DAESH are not true," the embassy wrote, using the Arabic-language acronym for ISIS. "The United States government has not provided weapons or explosives to the YPG or the PKK – period. We repeatedly have condemned PKK terrorist attacks and the group’s reprehensible violence in Turkey."

The statement then went on to try to smooth out the wrinkled diplomatic ties with Turkey, saying "as we have throughout the campaign against ISIL, we continue to work closely with our counterparts in the Turkish government to determine how we can increase our efforts to defeat ISIL and eliminate this scourge that threatens both our peoples. This includes ongoing discussions about how we can best support Syrian opposition and Turkish forces engaging ISIL around al Bab."

While the U.S. and Turkey have both supported various opposition forces against Syrian President Bashar Assad and his allies, including Russia and Iran, in Syria's six-year proxy war, relations have deteriorated rapidly in recent months after Turkey demanded the extradition of cleric Fethullah Gullen from Pennsylvania, whom it accuses of masterminding a fake Turkish coup over the summer. Meanwhile, Turkey has found a common language with Russia, having signed an unexpected Syrian ceasefire agreement earlier today, one which includes the Syrian rebel forces, and which may be the blueprint for future peace in the nation.

Meanwhile, although the U.S. condemns ISIS and has labeled it a terrorist organization, ISIS has received U.S. weapons through Washington-backed Syrian rebels either by warfare or surrender. The CIA is believed to have overseen a limited arming program of "moderate" opposition forces which however subsequently were revealed to be part of al-Qaeda and al-Nusra.

It is unclear if Erdogan indeed has "evidence" of US support of ISIS  (perhaps courtesy of a recent anonymous shipment by Mossad), and if so, whether he is willing to disclose it for public consumption.

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Arthor Bearing's picture

The past 12 months might be a work of fiction or realistic hallucianation as far as I know. I've never been to Syria, I have no idea what it's like or which governments have their fingers in the pie there. All news is equally fake as far as I know. Schrodinger's news.

That's what it means to live in a media world, kiddos.

BaBaBouy's picture

"The United States government is not supporting DAESH. The USG did not create or support DAESH in the past. Assertions the United States government is supporting DAESH are not true."

Sounds like that 5 year old Tyke claiming ... No I didn't steal that candy ~~~ Chomp Chomp

Boubou's picture

Or the standard perp response " I didn't do nothin' "

froze25's picture

Oh, yeah Obama. This time you are telling the truth right?

Ghost of Porky's picture

If the fake news is fake news, does that mean it's real news?

froze25's picture

I guess ISIS just magically found those nice Toyota Trucks with US companies information still on the door panels. I guess all the reports by our soldiers finding US weapons with ISIS was just fake as well.

Ghost of PartysOver's picture

Darnit guys, how many times do we have to tell you.  The Russians did it.  They created ISIS as a covert means to overthrow the USSA government.

Took Red Pill's picture

Hillary admitting they created al qaeda;

Of course US created ISIS! How come they kept getting stronger until Russia started fighting them? Maybe this is the proof;


Raffie's picture

It's not like Turkey was ever buying oil from ISIS that came from Syria.

HowdyDoody's picture

Turkey (specifically Erdogan's son, Bilal) was the middleman. The distribution chain was organized by a Greek-Israeli. The end markets were the EU and Israel.


Yog Soggoth's picture

Turkey was also buying illegally sold oil from Iraq during the sanctions. I suspect they allowed it  not only to solidify tribal relations in a changing middle east, but also make a fast buck.

Victory_Garden's picture

"I guess ISIS just magically found those nice Toyota Trucks with US companies information still on the door panels. I guess all the reports by our soldiers finding US weapons with ISIS was just fake as well."


Talk about the Spirit talkin to the hearts of men that listen.

How in the heck did you know?

About Toyotagate??


Or, who profited the MOST from selling all those Toyotas to the ISIS/al-CIA-duh/dauche/alinursurya/alibaba/Sinbad and all other assorted names of the day labels for the evil forms of murderous satanic mcinsane isreal supported terrorists?

Toyota...or the Wicked Witch Of The West?




Power to the infowarriors that listen to the voices in theor hearts.

At this is still a battle of the Pen praying it never comes to a battle of hardware.

The Deceivers...coming up for a jury trial near you soon. And....BEFORE the snakes do the dirty to save their evil smelly rotten tanned hides we all see on the roof the future.

The good newz is...Satan and Lucifer have come over to the side of light knowing we ARE all in this next big epic Earth Change Movie together. That thingy approaching for the honored Passage of the Lord DOES actually effect us ALL and all souls aboard are vital to save the whole ship. Do as did Darth V. in the SW movie, and join the Light to do ALL OUR BEST to get it right THIS TIME.

All for one, and One for ALL!

United the Earth Stands...Divided the earth falls...

Family and Earth Community...will Saves us ALL!



Gettin good>>>>:)

Mr. Bones's picture

"Fake news"



"If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole; you run into assholes all day, you're the asshole." -Raylan Givens, Justified

Replace 'asshole' with 'fake news,' but I'd also wager that they're a bunch of assholes.

say it aint so's picture

Do not forget about those Mercy air drops of 50 tons of ammo and weapons. Just another care package from Obomba.

tmosley's picture

By now everyone has seen the pictures of McCain playing grab-ass with al-Bagdadi, and Hillary acting chummy with the guy who took the selfie with the freshly decapitated head.

But I guess we are expected to have also forgotten about those by now.

froze25's picture

The sick and also great thing is that average people have forgotten or never knew because they are still locked in the TV trance. The great part is that number is rapidly decreasing as they the powers that be are so blatantly bull shitting us that people are waking up in droves. The tipping point has been reached. Its just a matter of time. To Quote Princess Leia, "the more you tighten your grip, the more star systems will slip through your fingers".

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Family of mine still think I am into 'conspiracy theories', when really I am just showing them the evidence, but when they ask me how to explain it (because the evidence does not fit in any way into their existing world view) then I have to explain why there is not even more evidence (i.e. that people who have PROOF of conspiracies tend to end up dead, while those who merely discuss them are merely trolled with disinformation).

say it aint so's picture

After the family Christmas dinner talk came around to 9/11 not one person believed the planes brought down those buildings. My 16 year old nephew had not heard of building 7, it seems that there are signs of hope for the sheeple to wake up. PS no one was buying the CO2 bull shit either

bigkahuna's picture

Huge problem with humans in general. Too lazy to remember anything longer than a week, 2 weeks tops.

No memory, no sound logic. No sound logic, no wisdom. No wisdom - repeat same mistakes over and over and over.....

Media can tell most people anything to calibrate their "logic" in the here and now. Recalibrate as necessary because no memory of any substance. Laziness is why we are dealing with this problem. Laziness.

swmnguy's picture

Boubou:  In strictly grammatical terms, the "perps" are usually correct.  Most of the time, they didn't do nothing.  They usually did something.

Nobody For President's picture

I did NOT cut down that apple tree, Dad.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

ISIS = America's "Suicide Squad"

"It gives us built-in deniability"

Like if there was a prison break, "We didn't break out those prisoners.  We just looked the other way while it was happening, and they picked up some guns, missiles and SARIN gas we forgot to secure"

Yukon Cornholius's picture

This is true (if anything can be true) for most things the media presents going back decades. Holocaust, moon landings and 9/11 being the three prime examples. The war in Syria, Korean nukes, zika virus all have very good writing teams.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

Hell, the 'ebola outbreak' was caused by poisoning the water wells (in Liberia's poorest slums) with formaldehyde, allegedly.

phreezerburn's picture

Look no further than what the US did to Iran in the 50's. If you see ANYTHING different, please enlighten.

Arthor Bearing's picture

How is what the US did to Iran relevant to my point that we rely on media narratives for all of our knowledge about world events?

Arthor Bearing's picture

No, I am not joking. Thank you for your meaningful contribution to the conversation.

balz's picture

When you see MSM or government saying that something is "Fake news", you know it is in fact "Real news".

Consuelo's picture





 Fairly reliable barometer, that axiom.

BennyBoy's picture


US issues Fake Denial.

4 wheel drift's picture

Not only that...   the Russians may have enough evidence to convict the fucking muslim mother fucker of crimes against humanity, in addition to treason against the USA

swmnguy's picture

So...Obama joins GW Bush, Rumsfeld and Cheney in not being able to leave the US, except to travel non-stop to countries without extradition treaties or membership in the World Court?

Son of Captain Nemo's picture

After Turkey's unsurprising and belated announcement since they were IN ON IT all along...

Can the Russian Federation and PRC get medieval now on some NATO "ass"?!!!

Heavy's picture

jump that shark

HuskerGirl's picture

You have Turkey saying they have evidence of the US supporting ISIS.  You have Isreal claiming they have evidence that the US was behind the UN West Bank resolution.  And you have the Obama Administration saying they have evidence that Russia hacked the US election.

And sadly, it's easier to believe Turkey and Isreal than it is our own President. 

All three should release what they have and we'll see who's standing at the end of the day. 

yogibear's picture

Our President and Hillary Clinton belong to the party of liars. What do you expect.

No retribution for the DNC president fixing the debates by handing the questions to Hillary.

Lie, cheat and steal seems to be their mode of operation. Divide and censor the country is their policy.

Stan522's picture

Trump will do it, because the chairman is missing a pair...


Go Big Red...

navy62802's picture

The next chapter in this story is not going to be a good one. Russians are already finding mass graves and warehouses throughout Syria loaded with American and European weapons. The amount of ordnance the Russians have already documented is truly massive, on the order of a large-scale military operation instead of some fledgling rebel groups. It really is quite shocking to see some of the footage.

I'm no fan of Erodogan, the Hitler wannabe, but I have a feeling that he is in possession of some very real evidence gathered by the Russians in Syria.

daveO's picture

If so, he may not live long.

4 wheel drift's picture

Exactly....    crimes against humanity....


All these fucking progressives and the degenerates they represent should be treated as mass murderers, fucking apostles of Stalin

Orly's picture

Awesome.  Thanks.


IndyPat's picture

Looks like sanctions (and ITAR) have failed to keep Yankee gear out of the hands of Russian SpecOps.

See a lot of yank fast helmets, Crye Multicam, ATACS AU and FG, shit tons of yank molle gear, EOtech, Magpul, Laser Devices...

guess they know good kit when they see it.

Obama and McCain didnt try too hard.

roadhazard's picture

Turkish Pootin lover.

4 wheel drift's picture

Turkish cocksucker jealous of Micheal


The entire lot should be scrubbed off the face of the earth...


Gezuz I've never wished Jan 20th would come so fast already

Ignatius's picture

This is along the lines of getting the CIA to admit it manages and controls the worldwide illicit drug trade as the unstated policy of the US empire to achieve empire geopolitical goals.  This fact is very well documented by writers such as Alfred McCoy, Gary Webb and Douglas Valentine among others.

The US is arming and supporting mercenary proxie armies with support from NATO, Gulf States, Israel and Turkey.