Russia says has proof Turkey main consumer of Islamic State oil

December 2, 2015 12:43 PM

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MOSCOW Russian Defence Ministry officials said on Wednesday that they had proof Turkey was the main consumer of Islamic State oil and that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family were involved in doing business with Islamic State.

The officials, speaking at an event in Moscow, cited satellite imagery which they said showed oil tanker trucks heading from Islamic State territory to Turkey and said they knew of three routes by which the oil passed into Turkey.

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