Erdogan denies Turkey buys oil from ISIS

2015-11-26 19:25


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Ankara - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said Turkey did not buy any oil from the Islamic State, insisting that his country's fight against the jihadist group was "undisputed".

"Shame on you. Those who claim we buy oil from Daesh (ISIS) are obliged to prove it. If not, you are a slanderer," Erdogan said, lashing out at Russian charges after his air force shot down a warplane on the Syrian border.

Erdogan also said that Russia was Turkey's biggest energy supplier, followed by Iran.

Turkish F16 jets shot down a Russian warplane on the Syrian border on Tuesday, prompting a tough response from Moscow, a major trade partner of Ankara.

Russian President Vladimir Putin has denounced the act as a "stab in the back" by "accomplices of terrorists."

Erdogan denied Russian accusations that Ankara was collaborating with ISIS.

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