Turkish Airlines and Intelligence Service implicated in Arms Smuggling to Nigeria
AD : Turkish Airlines and the Turkish intelligence service MIT may have become the latest targets of tapes, leaked on the internet, with an audio recording allegedly showing a senior Turkish Airlines (THY) official asking about weapons deliveries to Nigeria.
A new recording has been leaked by the Başçalan Haramzadeler Youtube account, allegedly of a conversation between Mustafa Varank, the chief advisor to Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan, and Turkish Airlines (THY) Executive Assistant Mehmet Karakaş on the issue of weapons deliveries to Nigeria using THY planes to transport the goods to the west African nation.
With Karakaş asking bluntly whether the weapons are “going to kill Muslims or Christians…,” and references made to Turkish intelligence service MİT chief Hakan Bey, this latest leak has caused outrage across the Turkish nation and could very well open the door to serious consequences should these allegations be proved true.
AD has translated the conversation:
MK: Mustafa, salamu alaykum.
MV: Alaykum salam, brother.
MK: Mustafa, I brought up an issue with you, if you remember? About the question of transport…
MV: About that, we couldn’t meet with Mr Hakan, that’s why I didn’t get back to you.
MK: Come on, Mustafa.
MV: This is very urgent.
MK: We are transporting a lot of equipment, its going to Nigeria right now, OK? Is this going to kill Muslims or Christians…
MV: I’ve got it, brother.
MK: We are committing a sin, so you know.
MV: Alright. I will let you know in one or two days.
MK: God bless. And give them the contact number, too. Let them talk to him. OK?
MV: Alright. See you.