0451 GMT February 22, 2020
Gul criticized the new Turkish president’s policies vis-à-vis the chaotic situation in neighboring Syria, saying, “I am sure that one day (God forbidden) the chickens of Erdogan’s past follies in Syria will come home to roost," Press TV reported.
The former Turkish leader further acknowledged that Ankara’s spying agencies played a key role in facilitating the transport of Takfiri militants fighting against the government of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad since the crisis erupted in the Arab state in 2011.
Erdogan’s strategic blunders in neighboring Syria and Iraq are behind the emergence of the ISIL Takfiri terrorists, who have been committing atrocities in the areas they have under control in both countries, according to Gul.
He slammed the US-led “idiots’ club” coalition currently carrying out airstrikes against ISIL militant hideouts in Iraq and Syria.
Gul added that some Saudi-backed terrorist organizations operating against Syria such as the al-Qaeda-affiliated al-Nusra Front had been working with Western spy agencies, including the CIA.
He added that mutual cooperation existed “between Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MİT)” and the ISIL extremist terrorists.
The ISIL terrorists entered Iraq in June. The violence is seen as a spillover of militancy from Syria, where Takfiri groups fighting the Damascus government are enjoying support of the US and its allies including Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey.