Russia: Turkey's President ‘Involved' in ISIS' Illegal Oil Trade

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family are "involved" in ISIS' illegal oil trade and personally benefit from it, Russia alleged Wednesday, NBC News reported.

"Turkey is the main destination for the oil stolen from its legitimate owners, which are Syria and Iraq," Russia's Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov told journalists in Moscow. "Turkey resells this oil."

Antonov alleges the country's top political leadership, including President Erdogan and his family, is involved in the illegal business .

Russian military officials displayed satellite images that they said showed columns of tanker trucks being loaded with oil at installations controlled by ISIS in Syria and Iraq, and then crossing the border into Turkey.

Antonov did not say what evidence Russia had of Erdogan's involvement — an allegation that the Turkish leader has previously denied.

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