Claim: King Abdullah of Jordan says Turkey exports terrorists

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Claim: King Abdullah of Jordan says Turkey exports terrorists

2016-03-29 03:53 BST
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King Abdullah of Jordan accuses Turkey of exporting DAESH-linked terrorists according to Middle East Eye


Jordan's King Abdullah (L) shakes hands with Recep Tayyip Erdogan during their meeting in Ankara March 6, 2013

On 27 March 2016, the Middle East Eye published a news article in which it was claimed that the King Abdullah of Jordan said Turkey exports DAESH-linked terrorists to Europe.

According to The Middle East Eye, King Abdullah said that “Islamist militants” were being “manufactured in Turkey” and “unleashed into Europe” at a meeting with the members of the US Congress.1 Media portals apart from the Middle East Eye also relayed the alleged statement of the King of Jordan.2

However, Jordan’s information minister and government spokesman Mohammed Mumuni dismissed the claims in an interview he gave to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency on 27 March 2016. Mumuni denied the allegations that the Jordanian king made accusatory remarks against Turkey.

Dismissing the claims, the spokesman said,“Turkey-Jordan relations are historic and based on mutual respect principle” and “these claims could not impact the relation between the two countries.”3