Amsterdam Suffering Wave of Targeted Political Assassinations

Opsporing verzocht Amsterdam Politie.
Police in Amsterdam today released a sketch of the man suspected of the October murder of Turkish nationalist Haydar Zengin. The assassination was fairly professional, took place in Mr. Zengin's office, no one reported hearing gunshots, and the body was found after the suspect had long fled the scene of the murder.

Police suspect that Mr. Zengin may have been targeted for political reasons, as he created a facebook event inviting his friends to attend a talk by prominent Turkish politician Metin Külünk just before his murder.

Mr. Külünk is a member of Turkey's ruling party, and was quoted last year by the mainstream Turkish media attacking a corruption investigation, arguing: "The Dec.17 [corruption] operation is a blow to individuals committing sins. The concept of intervening in the lives of individuals, in a sense taking that right to commit sins, is even beyond the understanding that exists in an intelligence state." 

In the same article which reported Mr. Külünk's statement, it is stated that his boss, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, described the corruption investigation as a "global conspiracy aimed at toppling his government," and wherein prominent "media, business groups, opposition parties and the Hizmet movement, a faith-based civic movement inspired by Islamic scholar Fethullah Gülen" were active and willing participants.

Mr. Gülen was described as being the head of a "domestic conspiracy," and just recently has been indicted by prosecutors in Turkey for suspicion of attempting to establish a "network of infiltrators to ultimately help him topple the state." 

According to Turkish prosecutors, Mr. Gülen "often held secret meetings with district governors, judges, police and military officers, all graduates of a private school in the western city of İzmir with links to Gülenists." 

Last picture Mr. Zengin shared before his death.
This school in İzmir is suspected of training international assassins. Is the suspected Amsterdam assailant of Haydar Zengin possibly a graduate of this Turkish infiltration academy? The last picture Mr. Zengin shared on facebook before his death was one of Erdoğan holding what appears to be a serious discussion with Mr. Külünk.

Following Mr. Zengin's October murder, another shooting was committed on the symbolic date of 11/11 in the exact same office where he was killed. This time around, the target survived the assassination attempt.

The difference in the level of professionalism between the two shootings indicates that there may be multiple political assassins on the loose in the Netherlands. Before the November and October shootings -- in April of this year -- Baris Önder, the son of a prominent Turkish mafia boss, was brutally gunned down by multiple assailants.   

Before his death, Mr. Önder was suspected of black market firearms sales. Is it possible that his assassination was meant to close a loose end, to make sure no one could establish where the weapons being used to kill prominent Turkish figures in the Netherlands came from? 

Mr. Önder's father, who currently resides in Turkey, is under investigation for an international drug trafficking conspiracy that could potentially implicate the upper echelons of the Turkish government, and which has spun separate investigations not only in Panama, but also in Europe. Assassinations involving Dutch nationals have rocked Istanbul to such an extent that newspaper headlines announced: "Dutch Organized Crime Murders Rock Istanbul." 

It was recently reported that collusion between ISIS and the upper echelons of the Erdoğan administration have allowed the illegal oil trade to flourish. Using Maltese flags of convenience, ships full of blood oil make their way all over the world, enriching bureaucrats in Istanbul and slavers in Raqqa. It appears that Turkish international intrigue is not limited to Malta and Syria, but extends to Panama, the Netherlands, and other regions where a black market allows for the creation of unimaginable fortunes for the descendants of the Ottoman empire's skilled administrators.