Qatar Regime’s Controversial Charity Funded al-Qaeda-linked Turkish Outfit in the Amount of $23 Million

A Turkish charity outfit, flagged by the UN Security Council for links to al-Qaeda, received millions of dollars from a Qatari charity, also accused of sponsoring terrorism, according to leaked data obtained by Nordic Monitor.

The funding, provided in 81 tranches over four years by the Sheikh Eid Bin Mohammad Al Thani Charitable Association, also known as Eid Charity, started a year after a civil conflict broke out in Syria, where the Islamist government of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has funded and armed rebels including violent jihadist groups to topple the Bashar al-Assad regime. The funding, the bulk of which was aimed at financing the IHH’s operations in Turkey and Syria, helped bankroll the organization’s global operations in Europe, Southeast Asia and Africa as well as in Latin America.