Turkey dismisses 'Soviet propaganda', says trying to secure Syria border

December 3, 2015 9:20 AM

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Turkey dismisses 'Soviet propaganda', says trying to secure Syria border

ANKARA Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu dismissed Russian allegations that Turkey was buying oil from Islamic State as "Soviet-style propaganda" on Thursday and said the NATO member was doing all it could to secure its border with Syria.

Russia's defense ministry said on Wednesday it had proof that Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and his family were benefiting from the illegal smuggling of oil from Islamic State-held territory in Syria and Iraq.

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