al qaeda(west's tools) dont mind a secular govt in turkey at all http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/security/2013/07/al-qaeda-militants-syria-turkey-border.html
During the 2½ years of clashes in Syria, there has been constant debate about how Turkey’s borders were
crossed. There were reports that Islamic groups going to fight regime
of President Bashar al-Assad — first and foremost al-Qaeda, which has
supporters in Turkey — were crossing over the Turkish border.
To find out more, we met with people close to al-Qaeda in Istanbul.
These people are shopkeepers who live in the Fatih district of Istanbul,
but who won’t give their names. They have interesting things to say
about the Syrian war. These sources told us that following the eruption
of war in Syria, al-Qaeda elements from Europe, the Caucasus,
Afghanistan and North Africa began crossing into Syria via Turkey. These
sources also had interesting things to say about the clashes with the
Kurdish PYD and how the border is crossed.
Met by intelligence officials
O.E., one of our sources, said he crossed the border and went to Syria
before the Jabhat al-Nusra-PYD clashes. He crossed from an unsupervised
area on the Turkish side to the Syrian side controlled by the PYD. O.E.
said, “We told the PYD we were there for Jabhat al-Nusra and
they let us pass.” O.E. said many people cross the same way: “Fighters
coming via Chechnya and Afghanistan are met at the Syrian border. There
are intelligence officials there. Those crossing the border inform the
intelligence people of their affiliation and under whose command they
will be. Then, they cross the border and report to their units."Al-Qaeda Militants Travel To Syria Via Turkey
1,000 Chechens to Syria
O.E. said Chechens are now one of the strongest groups in Syria. “Under
their commander Abu Omar, about 1,000 Chechens came to Syria. First
they were with Jabhat al-Nusra, but now they have moved over to the
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS),” he said.
There are also Turks
O.E. said many Turks had gone to Syria to fight. “Some were martyred.
Some stayed for a while and returned. Some couldn’t resist going back to
Syria. A retired policeman who is a friend of mine went to Syria to
fight. He trained fighters in weapons. Several of us went to Syria
before the fighting between the PYD and Jabhat al-Nusra broke out.
Without being asked anything on the Turkish side, we just crossed to an
area of Syria controlled by the PYD. We told them we came to [fight
with] Jabhat al-Nusra and they let us enter,” O.E. said.
The ISIS fans the clashes
O.E. claimed that it was the ISIS that was flaming the clashes with
the PYD. “The ISIS declared that Jabhat al-Nusra was its subordinate
organization. Jabhat al-Nusra commanders refused this claim and said
they were under al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahri. These claims caused
disputes within the organization. Chechen groups under Abu Omar in Syria
split from Jabhat al-Nusra and joined the ranks of the ISIS. It was the
ISIS fighters who provoked the recent clashes with the PYD. Reports
said the ISIS entered and opened fire in PYD-controlled villages to
disrupt the non-hostility agreement between the PYD and Jabhat
al-Nusra,” he concluded.
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