Assad: Turkey supports ISIL in Syria
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad accused Turkey of intentionally ignoring terrorists of the self-proclaimed Islamic State as they attempt to cross the border between the two countries into Syria, Sputnik reported.
During an interview with a US TV channel, Assad warned that the self-proclaimed Islamic State is expanding its reach in Syria, and that is in no small part due to Erdogan. Labeling the Turkish Prime Minister as a "Muslim Brotherhood fanatic," Assad accused him of not only failing to prevent the flow of would-be Islamic State terrorists from Turkey to Syria, but of actively supporting the terrorist group.
When asked if he believed Erdogan could stop the infiltration of terrorists into Syria, Assad responded, "Yeah, of course. Definitely. He doesn't only ignore the terrorists from coming to Syria. He supports them, logistically and militarily. Directly. On a daily basis."
Assad additionally referred to Erdogan as "somebody who's suffering from political megalomania," explaining that his Turkish counterpart "thinks that he is becoming the sultan of the new era of the 21st century."