A group of Turkish hackers, RedHack, has a obtained the e-mails of the Minister for Energy. Immediately, a Turkish court forbade the publication and the reproduction of these e-mails.

However, the 20 gigabytes of data were analysed by Professor Ahmed Yayla, assistant director of the ICSVE (International Center for the Study of Violent Extremisim), and ex-head of Turkish Anti-terrorism [1]. They confirm persistent rumours and supply new details.

The oil stolen by Daesh in Syria was transported by 8,500 tanker trucks belonging to a company called Powertrans, which, without any call for tender, had obtained the monopoly of oil transport on Turkish territory. It was owned by the very mysterious Grand Fortune Ventures, based in Singapore, then transferred to the Cayman Islands. Behind this financial set-up can be found Çalık Holding, the company belonging to Berat Albayrak (photo), the son-in-law of President Erdoğan and his Minister for Energy.

Hacked Emails Link Turkish Minister to Illicit Oil”, Ahmed Yayla, World Policy, October 17, 2016.

Pete Kimberley

[1According to the ex-chief of Turkish counter-terrorism, Erdoğan is protecting Daesh”, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 19 September 2016.