A former nurse has revealed she was employed at a secret Turkish hospital used to treat wounded ISIS soldiers near the Syrian border, run by Sumeyye Erdogan, daughter of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The nurse, who did not reveal her name for fear of retaliation, is a member of the Alawite faith, a minority offshoot of Shia Islam, according to an investigative report released by the Montreal-based Center for Research on Globalization.
“I was given a generous salary of $7,500, but they were unaware of my religion,” she told investigators. “The fact is that I adhere to the Alawi faith, and since Erdogan took the helm of the country the system shows utter contempt for the Alawi minority,” the nurse added.
She said she was forced out of her position because hospital officials began treating her unfairly when they learned she was a member of the minority sect.
They had no confidence in Alawites, the nurse said.
“No sooner did they become cognizant of my faith than the wave of intimidation began, for I knew many things as who was running the corps, I saw Sumeyye Erdogan frequently at our headquarter in Sanliurfa … I am indeed terrified, I rue the day I enrolled in that program.”
She now lives in hiding in Istanbul with her two children.
“Almost every day several khaki Turkish military trucks were bringing scores of severely injured, shaggy [ISIS] rebels to our secret hospital, and we had to prepare the operating rooms and help doctors in the following procedures.”
Hers is just the latest charge that the Erdogan government is secretly assisting ISIS in its war against Syria’s Assad regime, a charge the administration has repeatedly denied.
Once hailed as a nationalist and secular politician, Erdogan’s 13-year reign has been marked in recent years by increasingly provocative jihadi rhetoric.
WND reported Erdogan has called on his countrymen to refocus on the Ottoman goal of re-conquering Jerusalem for Islam and uniting Shia and Sunni tribes for that same mission.
In a speech that got almost no coverage in the Western media, Erdogan talked about invading and reconquering Jerusalem, according to an article in the Anadolu Agency of Turkey.
“We Muslims lost our aim to head toward Jerusalem,” he told throngs of adoring Turks while in the state of Erzincan in central Turkey, according to a translation by Walid Shoebat. “The water of our eyes froze making us blind, and our hearts that was destined to beat for Jerusalem is now instead conditioned for rivalry being in a state of war with each other.”
Erdogan was in the city to promote numerous service projects, but the speech focused on Jerusalem.
“When you mention the word ascension, the first thing that comes to mind is Jerusalem and al-Aqsa Mosque,” he said, referring to the mosque that sits on the Temple Mount.
Turkey also served as the home base of the 2010 Muslim flotilla that unsuccessfully attempted to break the Israeli naval blockade of Gaza in an incident that resulted in 10 deaths and many wounded on both sides.
Sumeyye Erdogan earlier was subjected to public condemnation by her father’s political opponents when she expressed her intent to go to ISIS-occupied Mosul, Iraq, to do volunteer relief work. Her brother, Bilal Erdogan, is accused of being engaged in the smuggling of Syrian and Iraqi oil, plundered by ISIS to fund its caliphate and military operations.
Bilal owns several maritime companies that control special wharves in the ports of Beirut and Ceyhan, the report alleges, that are used to transport ISIS oil to Asian markets in Japan-owned tankers, resulting in ISIS being the world’s wealthiest terrorist group. One of those companies, BMZ Ltd, is considered an Erdogan-family business and the president’s close relatives hold shares in it.
“President Erdogan claims that according to international transportation conventions there is no legal infraction concerning Bilal’s illicit activities, and his son is doing an ordinary business with the registered Japanese companies, but in fact Bilal Erdogan is up to his neck in complicity with terrorism, but as long as his father holds office he will be immune from any judicial prosecution,” Gürsel Tekin, a senior opposition party official in Ankara charged Tuesday.
Mideast expert Joel Richardson, author of the New York Times bestseller “Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist,” has argued Erdogan’s support for ISIS is particularly cynical, self-serving – using ISIS to prepare the geopolitical groundwork for Turkish control over the entire region.
In his documentary exploring the intentions of the Turkish government “End Times Eyewitness,” Richardson says: “There is a Turkish proverb which says, ‘Show the people death and they will gladly embrace malaria.’ Erdogan is allowing ISIS to do its dirty work in its backyard. He is using them in his war against Assad, the Kurds and Iran. But then the time comes, he will dispose of ISIS, (or allow others to do so) and he will step forward, as a far more appealing caliph.”
In the end, Richardson, whose most recent work is “When a Jew Rules the World: What the Bible Really Says About Israel in the Plan of God,” believes the geopolitics of the end times are unfolding before the eyes of the current generation. And the multifaceted battle between various factions is setting the stage for a larger and potentially far more destructive conflict.