Erdogan’s son buys oil tanker for $35 million. Corruption driving Turkey’s war-making ways.

Bilal Erdoğan purchases $35 million oil tanker

in International Shipping News 24/07/2014

The BMZ Group, a company run by Bilal Erdoğan, the son of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has purchased a $35 million oil tanker, according to Turkish news sources.

Various reports claim that the BMZ Group purchased the oil tanker — named Mecid Aslanov — from Palmali Denizcilik on June 24.

The tanker was one of 10 ships recently delivered to the Türkter Shipyard in İstanbul’s Tuzla district by Palmali Denizcilik.

Prime Minister Erdoğan has come under fire recently for his harsh criticism of Israel in light of its ground attack on Gaza, which opposition party leaders have deemed hypocritical as Erdoğan’s other son Burak is known for business dealings with that country. The trade volume between the countries had quadrupled between 2002, the year Erdoğan came to power, and 2013.

The Sözcü daily reported earlier this month that Burak Erdoğan, who owns a fleet of ships, currently had a vessel anchored in Israel. The daily said that Erdoğan’s Safran 1 ship was anchored in Israel’s Port of Ashdod. According to Sözcü, one of Burak Erdoğan’s ships was transporting American goods to Egypt even after relations between Turkey and Egypt deteriorated. Erdoğan’s ship G. İnebolu has also continued to transport goods from Russia to a Syrian port, despite the prime minister’s falling out with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

Last month, a shipment of oil from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) arrived in the Israeli Port of Ashkelon; however, the KRG denied that the shipment had been directly or indirectly sold to Israel. The shipment in question was funneled through Turkey’s Ceyhan pipeline.

Leaked tapes surfaced earlier this year featuring voices ostensibly belonging to Bilal Erdoğan and his father, who is heard instructing his son to “zero” millions of dollars in cash hidden in various relatives’ homes on the same day that major corruption allegations targeting ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) politicians surfaced.
Source: Today’s Zaman

Russia: Erdogan’s Son Real ISIS Oil Minister, Behind S24 Shoot Down

By GPD on November 25, 2015

Ankara defends ISIS, Turkish officials have financial interest in oil trade with group – PM Medvedev

Courtesy of Russia Today
Cheap Syrian oil that ISIL terrorists trafficked to Turkey may be the real reason for the attack on the Russian Su-24 bomber morning, November 24th. Reported LifeNews.

According to the newspaper, the son of Turkish President Bilal Erdogan linked to ISIL terrorists, and he controls the Syrian oil flows to Turkey.    It is the fact that the Russian aircraft carried out massive strikes on oil fields militants, the Turkish authorities became the last straw.

Many experts constantly say about the top of the Turkish authorities who cooperate with the ISIL militants  . In the media there were even photographs of the son-heir of the Turkish leader posing next to the leaders of the “Islamic state.”

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“Turkey is deliberately interfering with the Russian military operation in Syria, since from this its territory ISIL transported to Turkey cheap Syrian oil, and Russian planes are destroying the columns of fuel trucks,” – says military expert, director of the Center for Strategic Market Ivan Konovalov.

Recall that the bombers struck powerful videoconferencing Russian air strike on the oil fields ISIL terrorists. For two days, Russian planes bombed oil storage, refinery and several columns of fuel trucks.

Ankara defends ISIS, Turkish officials have financial interest in oil trade with group – PM Medvedev

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev. © Ekaterina Shtukina
Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.
Some Turkish officials have ‘direct financial interest’ in the oil trade with the terrorist group Islamic State, Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev said as he detailed possible Russian retaliation to Turkey’s downing of a Russian warplane in Syria on Tuesday.

“Turkey’s actions are de facto protection of Islamic State,” Medvedev said, calling the group formerly known as ISIS by its new name. “This is no surprise, considering the information we have about direct financial interest of some Turkish officials relating to the supply of oil products refined by plants controlled by ISIS.”

“The reckless and criminal actions of the Turkish authorities… have caused a dangerous escalation of relations between Russia and NATO, which cannot be justified by any interest, including protection of state borders,” Medvedev said.

According to the PM, Russia is considering canceling several important projects with Turkey and barring Turkish companies from the Russian market. Russia has already recommended its citizens not to travel to Turkey, citing terrorist threats, resulting in several tourist operators withdrawing tours to Turkey from the market.

Russia may further scrap a gas pipeline project, aimed at turning Turkey into a major transit country for Russian natural gas going to Europe, and the construction of the country’s first nuclear power plant.

Turkey shot down a Russian bomber over Syria on Tuesday, claiming the aircraft had violated Turkish airspace. Russia says no violation took place and considers the hostile act as ‘a stab in the back’ and direct assistance to terrorist forces in Syria.

IS has big money, hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars, from selling oil. In addition they are protected by the military of an entire nation. One can understand why they are acting so boldly and blatantly. Why they kill people in such atrocious ways. Why they commit terrorist acts across the world, including in the heart of Europe,” said Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday, after a Turkish F16 downed a Russian Su-24 jet near the Turkish-Syrian border.

Last October, the US Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence David Cohen said Islamic State was earning $1 million a day from oil sales. “According to our information, as of last month, ISIL [now more commonly known as ISIS] was selling oil at substantially discounted prices to a variety of middlemen, including some from Turkey, who then transported the oil to be resold. It also appears that some of the oil emanating from territory where ISIL operates has been sold to Kurds in Iraq, and then resold into Turkey,” he said.

According to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, the middlemen in Turkey are not only entrepreneurs, but are Ankara officials. Turkey is protecting Islamic State because of “direct financial interest of some Turkish officials relating to the supply of oil products refined by plants controlled by ISIS.”

Russian political analyst Igor Yushkov from the National Energy Security Fund said Moscow’s anti-terror operation in Syria makes such business much more difficult.

“Nowadays the truck columns have to disperse and their payload has grown smaller. Before the operation buyers would visit the oilfields themselves, now they have had to organize a new cluster,” he told He added that oil extraction will decrease because ISIS lacks qualified specialists.

A member of the expert council of the Russian Oil Industry Union Eldar Kasayev said Islamic State is selling oil at $15–25 per barrel, which is much cheaper than the Brent benchmark, trading at $45-50.

“By reselling it, Ankara has the opportunity to earn extra income and continue to bomb the Kurds, saying its bombing radicals,” he said.



4 Responses to “Erdogan’s son buys oil tanker for $35 million. Corruption driving Turkey’s war-making ways.”

  1. sovereigntea says:

    The daily said that Erdoğan’s Safran 1 ship was anchored in Israel’s Port of Ashdod.

  2. NPP says:

    A telephone conversion was recorded a couple of years ago.

    The father: The money. Sırfılı. Zero it!

    The son: Babacim (my dear father) babacim. What money? The only money in the house is yours!

    The father told the press it was his enemies who put together a collage of old voice recording. He got away with it!

  3. bluefeather says:

    Well, when people start buying the magrav device from Keshe foundations around the world, people will not be so dependant on oil. The control of energy, and oil will be lost, and people liberated with mehran Keshes devices. Still, it’s not just the oil but the minerals, that these countries have, that war mongers want. Michael tsarion covers this well enough to in the video interview on you tube ” Paris, Islam, Zionists and the red papacy “

  4. Lynn says:

    The Maffioso and the Godfather of Turkey. The family business is up in smoke now.

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