Is it possible that the AKP government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is cooperating with the Islamic State? Why not? They have a shared enemy: the Kurds. Erdogan has been notably slow to attack the Islamic State or to impede the flow of foreign fighters traveling through Turkey to get to the caliphate. It may be that since he hopes to reestablish the Ottoman caliphate, he thinks he can use the Islamic State for his own ends.
“HDP co-chair blames AKP government for Ankara bombings,” Hürriyet Daily News, October 15, 2015 (thanks to Joshua):
Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) Co-Chair Selahattin Demirtaş has claimed that the deadly Oct. 10 suicide bomb attacks in Ankara was the result of “cooperation” between the AKP and ISIL.
Speaking in Ankara on Oct. 15, Demirtaş’s remarks came while commenting on the court-imposed ban on media reports about the official investigation into the blast.
“If there even just a one-in-a-million possibility of the [outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party] PKK being behind this attack, then they [the government] would make it obligatory for the media to report on the incident.
This illustrates that the AKP and ISIL were behind this attack,” he told reporters on Oct. 15 ahead of his party’s Executive Board meeting in Ankara.
“What is the prime minister trying to hide? Allow everyone to express their thoughts freely. Do they believe they can hide it this way? We are shocked. People already know everything, so let them express their opinion freely,” Demirtaş added.
The HDP co-chair also blasted the ruling to ban “criticism” of the investigation, questioning how such criticism could influence the investigation….