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DAMASCUS, Syria – Syria appears to be taking aim at its next-door neighbor Turkey for the assistance it is providing to the Syrian opposition and foreign fighters at the behest of Saudi Arabia, Qatar and certain Western countries, including the United States, according to report from Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
In a wide-ranging discussion with WND, Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nader al-Halqi accused Turkey’s government of conspiring to overthrow the embattled regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and to undertake a systematic dismantlement of its industrial infrastructure by aiding the armed opposition and Islamic foreign fighters.
The Syrian prime minister accused the foreign fighter opposition of dismantling 22 of Syria’s 72 pharmaceutical factories and then sending them into Turkey as part of the systematic theft of Syrian assets.
Al-Halqi said that Turkey also imports weapons – many heavy and sophisticated – from such Gulf Arab countries as Kuwait, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, and is a repository for foreign fighters and advisers who also come from Jordan, where U.S. Special Forces for many months have been training foreign fighters who enter Syria through Turkey.
He said that Turkish ambulances are being used to bring in weapons, an action which is considered to be contrary to international law due to the harm it can bring to medical teams if such actions are detected.
He was particularly incensed with Turkey over human trafficking that occurs through Turkey, especially of young Syrian women who then are sold to “old men in the Gulf countries.”
He said that there have been some 18,000 cases of human trafficking of human organs such as eye retinas in which some people are taken prisoner and actually killed in Turkey, “robbed of their organs and reburied back in Syria.”
A medical doctor himself, al-Halqi said he has spoken to patients who described buying eye corneas from Turkey, since they can afford them.
There was no way for WND independently to verify such allegations.
Al-Halqi also referred to the systematic dismantlement of Syria’s infrastructure that then is hauled back to Turkey. This includes communications, railway system, hospitals, cultural artifacts and mosques.
The Syrian prime minister also blamed Turkey for the explosion in Aleppo a month ago that provided the foundation for claims Sarin gas was used to kill civilians and some 15 Syrian army soldiers.
He claimed that the weapons with Sarin were “manufactured in Turkey and funneled to the terrorists,” meaning foreign fighters.
In recent days, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Syria of using chemical weapons without giving specifics about when and where the weapons may have been used.
However, his comments come following the alleged use of Sarin in Aleppo. He accused Syria of having crossed U.S. President Barack Obama’s “red line” by saying, “It has been passed long time ago.”
“We want the United States to assume more responsibilities and take further steps,” Erdogan told NBC in a recent interview.
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