The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) has asked the government about the alleged role of SADAT A.S. International Defense Consulting in training Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) members, the Sol.org news website reported on Thursday.
SADAT was directed by retired Brig. Gen. Adnan Tanrıverdi, who was recently appointed as adviser to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
CHP Party Assembly member Necati Yılmaz asked Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım whether or not there are relations as claimed between Al Nusra, Al Qaeda, ISIL and SADAT.
Yılmaz also asked whether the relations between Tanrıverdi and SADAT have continued since the retired general was appointed as adviser to Erdoğan following a coup attempt on July 15.
“Have the Turkish Armed Forces, National Intelligence Organization [MİT] or the Police General Directorate done any joint work with SADAT? If yes, what is the content and goal of the joint work? Have these institutions bought any military or intelligence equipment by means of SADAT? If yes, what are they and from which budget were they paid?” asked Yılmaz.
“Is the claim true that a SADAT delegation met with the General Staff’s Planning and Principles head Lt. Gen. Salih Ulusoy on March 7, 2016? If yes, on what topics did the SADAT delegation speak with Ulusoy, who was detained and jailed following the July 15 coup attempt? Do the institutions have any information about the content of the meeting?”
SADAT was established by 23 retired officers and noncommissioned officers under the leadership of Tanrıverdi on Feb. 28, 2012.