TURKISH SWISS "CHEESE" AND OTHER CORRUPTIONS YODELING FOR A FEW DOLLARS MORE
Friday, February 07, 2014 Aydınlık’s Corruption Questions to PM Erdoğan
Aydınlık’s Questions to Erdoğan: 1) What was the order given in the recordings of ‘Leave it at 3’? 2) Announce your eight secret Swiss accounts shown by Wikileaks! 3) How much money flows to orgs set up by your family?
The lid of the loot of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the name at the very summit of the AKP, the corruption of whose ministers has spilled into the open, has been closed. For publishing one part of this loot in Aydınlık when it was a weekly journal, former editor-in-chief Deniz Yıldırım was arrested via a plot and last month completed his fourth year in prison.
On the 25 October 2009, under the headline “Remzi Gür, Tayyip’s Secret Safe,” a conversation between Erdoğan and Gür was published. Erdoğan wanted money from Remzi Gür for his daughter. This is what he said:
Erdoğan: 20-25 need to go.
Gür: Okay, yes sir Don’tworry.
Gür: Yes sir, I’ll sort it out. If he doesn’t call me, I’ll call him, I’ll sort it out. Just like you requested
On this, a document was sent from the undersecretariat of the Prime Ministry to the prosecutors on the 9 November 2009. It was accepted in the document that the sound recordings were of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and that the content of the conversation was information that needed to be kept secret with regards for the good of the interior and exterior of the state. Prosecutors launched an operation against Aydınlık and Ulusal Kanal in order to cover up the incident where these fiscal issues would occur. Aydınlık Journal’s former editor-in-chief Deniz Yıldırım has been locked up in Silivri Prison for four years and a month. His crime: Publishing recordings of Erdoğan’s financial business. However these recordings came to all press organisations during the Ergenekon trial.
The general chairman of the Workers Party Doğu Perinçek made the court listen to a new voice recording of Tayyip Erdoğan at the 169th hearing of the Ergenekon trial on the 9 December 2010. On the conversation played to the hearing, Perinçek said “In this conversation, Erdoğan is discussing a job of buying and selling, and is saying ‘Leave it at three.’ Information on this dark ‘job’ between Tayyip Erdoğan, ‘X’, Cüneyt Zapsu and Fatih Bey is in our hands.”
The 12 December 2010 edition of the Aydınlık with the headline ‘Leave it at three’ published a telephone conversation between Erdoğan and ‘X’, which we present today:
X: Aleykum selam.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan: So it’s like this… Mr Fatih will set up connections with you or has he called, I don’t know.
X: He called, brother, he called…
X: They will be. Someone else called too… Err, Zapsu called too a moment ago…
RTE: Ah, what did you do?
X: They didn’t say anything, but as a price, as something they had met with you…
X: They didn’t say anything to me.
RTE: This is how it is…
X: I said to them too how I said to you I would that evening, the past evening.
RTE: But they are like that…
X: Straight to four, three corners.
X: Think straight to four, three corners, I had said.
RTE: They had given the last three.
X: What shall we do, shall we close them.
RTE: It’s the thing they have done, I think let’s close them, they had done something to like this, evaluation. Now they are saying its well times. Not only that but if they do something in the issue of the point of the other transactions ...
RTE: In the transactions.
X: That point is important.
From that day to today the government has tried to cover up this issue.
Erdoğan’s eight secret accounts in Switzerland
It has been mentioned that Erdoğan has eight accounts alleged to be in Switzerland, with the former MİT Asia Region Chief Advisor Kaşif Kozinoğlu having brought this issue in question to the agenda prior to suspiciously losing his life in Silivri Prison and the same claim being published on Wikileaks.
Before he lost his life, Kozinoğlu announced in a letter sent to Aydınlık that PM Erdoğan had around $800 million in eight separate bank accounts in Switzerland, with it being further expressed in the letter that the German Intelligence Service, the BND, would provide information on these secret accounts in return for €30 million. Kozinoğlu stated that the had obtained the the German documents and information through a Swiss bank director and emphasised that these could be used as a trump card against Erdoğan.
Wikileaks documents also back up these claims, with the former US ambassador to Ankara Eric Edelman writing in a secret memo that “According to information we have gained from two separate sources, Erdoğan has eight separate bank accounts in Switzerland.”
In addition to these alleged bank accounts, Aydınlık newspaper published a story on the 21 August 2013 titled ‘Not Full’ stating that no transaction had taken place regarding Erdoğan’s eight-plane fleet. In addition to seven luxury jets costing $444 million, a specially-protected helicopter produced in the USA has been added to this fleet, with a specially converted Airbus 330-200 being provided for the services of the Prime Minister in 2012.
With many AKP ministers in hot water following corruption allegations coming into the open related to their children, the scandal may very well reach Erdoğan himself if those behind the scenes really do have evidence of these mysterious bank accounts.