Prince Andrew Money: The Duke of York is already tarnished by his Epstein friendship, but the dead pedophile was not his only dubious associate.
The Daily Mail reports Prince Andrew was also linked in Turkish passport scam.
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|2001||UK||Prince Andrew||Appointed as roving trade ambassador. Went to NYC weeks after Sept 11 attacks||ttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-14235330h||September 11|
|2007/2008||Libya||Prince Andrew meets Col Gaddafi & son Saif Al-Islam. Duke meets dictator three times in 2008 & is photographed on yachts owned by Libyans. One of Andrew’s trips to Libya in 2007 was official business. It was for five days.||Andrew demands a briefing with UK Serious Fraud Office on BAE Saudi bribery claims. “Two senior SFO sources confirmed that BAE case-handlers had protested in strong terms at the time at the request for a briefing by Prince Andrew, and insisted that he only be given publicly-available information. “They all thought the request was well out of order,” one said. They felt “very uncomfortable”. https://www.theguardian.com/uk/2010/nov/30/prince-andrew-wikileaks-cables||◀️◀️||Arab Spring|
|2009||LibyaAzerbaijan Tunisia||Libyan gun-runner and friend of Prince Andrew ‘gave Princess Beatrice £18k necklace’ before the Duke allegedly lobbied British company for him. |
The gift-giver, Tarek Kaituni, spent several years on remand in a Paris jail for smuggling a gun before he was given a two-month suspended sentence, and fined 10,000 Euros a year later.
Andrew, who continued to visit Libya and party with Libyans.In 2011, Andrew met with MP to discuss “Azerbaijani trade.” The duke was a constant visitor to the nation. While trade envoy and after.
He met with President Ilham Aliyev, a man described by The Daily Mail as a despot, on more than a dozen occasions.
Despite growing concern over his willingness to establish business links with foreign dictatorships from the Middle East to central Asia, the Duke of York met Mark Field, Tory MP for Cities of London and Westminster and chairman of the all-party parliamentary group on Azerbaijan, at Buckingham Palace and asked for support in parliament and Whitehall for British investment in Azerbaijan.
“None of this seemed to bother Andrew, who enjoyed a four-day holiday in Tunisia with Kaituni in November 2008, shortly before visiting Colonel Gaddafi in Tripoli. Calling for the Duke to lose his role, Labour MP Chris Bryant told the House of Commons: “Isn’t it especially difficult to explain the behaviour of the special ambassador for trade who is not only a close friend of Saif Gaddafi but is also a close friend of a convicted Libyan gun smuggler, Tarek Kaituni.”
The alleged fraudster who gifted Prince Andrew more than £1 million ($1.3 million) was introduced to him by a convicted Libyan gun smuggler.
Tony Blair had a private meeting with Prince Andrew in 2009 after they stayed in the same hotel in the notorious former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan. On this occasion, Andrew was on a private three-day visit ‘with an element of work’, but has previously established a wealth of contacts while promoting British business interests in his special envoy role.
|News said gun runner wanted Andrew to lobby for him in the UK. It was also claimed Andrew courted Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi at Buckingham Palace. Why? Money? Trade? Plus he hosted the Tunisian dictator’s son-in-law at the palace in 2011. Met with Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, a man described by The Daily Mail as a despot, more than a dozen times. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2833917/Prince-Andrew-secretly-flies-Azerbaijan-meeting-president.html||https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1370629/Libyan-gun-runner-friend-Prince-Andrew-Tarek-Kaituni-gave-Princess-Beatrice-18k-necklace.htm. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/17693751/prince-andrew-links-libya-gaddafi/ https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.|
theguardian.com/uk/2011/mar/09/prince-andrew-lobbies-azerbaijan https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1233533/Blair-Prince-Andrew–private-meeting-Azerbaijan.html ok
|Arab spring.Azerbaijan constantly fighting with neighbours. Tunisian dictator overthrown.|
|2008 onwards||Kazakhstan||According to The Times: “Andrew’s dealings with the oil and gas-rich former Soviet republic have multiplied in recent years. Since 2003 he has paid three social visits to the country.”|
He dined with the ex-President in 2008 in a VIP section of a five-star resort in Egypt, said The Times.
The East Asian nation’s tentacles are now deep inside the United Kingdom’s trade system.
The Prince was also, until recently, the Honorary Patron of the British Kaazch Society.
The royal repeatedly visited Kazakhstan for his own reasons, too. He was there on another “private” visit in 2008, according to his spokesman.
|The ex-president’s son in law bought his unwanted martial house.||Bloody Tuesday crackdown 2022. The regime is described as a kleptocracy, essentially stealing from its people.||https://jeffreyepsteinpodcast.com/2022/03/23/latest-prince-andrew-news-the-other-photo-he-didnt-want-you-to-see/|
|2014||Azerbaijan||Andrew censured for sneaking off twice to meet with despotic President. The Duke of York flew by private jet to meet Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev. |
The Billionaire despot has been accused of appalling human rights abuses.Prince Andrew stayed in the room capital, Baku, during his ‘private’ four-day trip. “Details of the trip only emerged after a British Government source tipped off the pressure group, Platform, which campaigns against social and environmental abuses associated with the energy industry.
Its spokesman, Emma Hughes, accused the prince of having a ‘cosy relationship’ with President Aliyev and demanded to know in what capacity he was visiting Azerbaijan.”
Andrew has grown increasingly close to President Aliyev, 48. He is also said to be friendly with his wife Mehriban and daughters Leyla and Arzu.
|“The regularity of his visits have also led media in the former Soviet state to speculate that the Queen’s son may have business links to the oil-rich state, including a golf resort on the Caspian Sea. Buckingham Palace has vehemently denied this.” https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2833917/amp/Prince-Andrew-secretly-flies-Azerbaijan-meeting-president.html (note: a resolution adopted by the European Parliament in September 2015 described Azerbaijan as “having suffered the greatest decline in democratic governance in all of Eurasia over the past ten years,” noting as well that its dialogue with the country on human rights has “not made any substantial progress.”) |
In 2016, Azerbaijan was harshly criticized for bribing foreign officials and diplomats to promote its causes abroad and legitimize its elections at home, a practice termed Caviar diplomacy. (Source: Wikipedia) Local media in Azerbaijan have speculated that he has business links in the region, including a golf resort on the Caspian Sea.
Buckingham Palace has, however, denied this.” writes the publication. Even after retiring, as the Independent has learned, the Duke of York continues to demand reports on the situation in Azerbaijan directly from the British ambassador to Baku, with whom he recently held a face-to-face meeting, inviting him to the palace.
|http://caviar-diplomacy.net/azerbaijan/en_US/ In Baku, the prince is treated in a royal way. For example, Ilham Aliyev took him to his own luxury spa, which employs a blind Russian masseur described as the best in the world. It is not by chance that “over the past five years, Prince Andrew visited President Aliyev eight times.” He also invites the British Ambassador to Baku to Buckingham Palace, demanding reports on the situation in Azerbaijan.|
Tina Brown upcoming book: “She claimed Epstein would fly Andrew to meet governments in ‘obscure foreign markets’ who could not refuse to see him because he was a royal, and would come along with him as an ‘investment adviser’ to His Royal Highness.
He then would negotiate deals for his personal gain.
Brown said Epstein knew which buttons to push to ensnare Prince Andrew, who felt stung from being second fiddle to Prince Charles and relied on his mother to fund his lifestyle.
The author and journalist also claimed Andrew was made to feel important by Epstein thanks to ‘the deals, the girls, the plane, the glittering New York world, where he wasn’t seen as a full-grown man still dependent on his mother’s Privy Purse strings.’
|2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war was an armed conflict in the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding territories. The main combatants were Azerbaijan, with support from Turkey and foreign mercenary groups on one side; and the self-proclaimed Republic of Artsakh and Armenia, on the other. It was the latest escalation of an unresolved conflict over the region source Wikpedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2020_Nagorno-Karabakh_war List of conflicts; https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_conflicts_between_Azerbaijan_and_Armeniahttps://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10713331/Prince-Andrew-spent-two-days-suite-watching-porn-cable-new-bombshell-book-claims.html|
|2015/16||Kazakhstan||Prince Andrew acted as a broker for a Kazakh oligarch who wanted to buy a London home from the Queen’s estate, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed.|
The Duke of York’s office tried to secure a crown estate property near Kensington Palace for the oil and gas tycoon Timur Kulibayev at the same time as his marital home of Sunninghill Park was being sold to the billionaire for £3m over the asking price.
The duke was a government trade envoy at the time of the attempted deal for Kulibayev, son-in-law of the Kazakh president, Nursultan Nazarbayev.
Its emergence is likely to fuel calls for further investigation into his dealings with the autocratic regime.
According to the emails released to the Mail on Sunday, the Duke of York’s private secretary, Amanda Thirsk, urged the crown estate to sell one of its valuable Kensington properties to Kulibayev, saying: “They are happy to spend very large numbers to get the right property.”
|Kazaks wanted a trade deal with the UK and they received billions in deals with English firms.||https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jul/03/prince-andrew-broker-crown-property-kazakh-oligarch||Human rights abuses|
|2019||Libya||The UK’s Telegraph newspaper disclosed that the Duke of York was introduced to Selman Turk by Libyan Tarek Kaituni in 2019.|
After their summer meet, they quickly established a friendship, with the duke attending dinners at Turk’s London home.
Kaituni had a longer link with Prince Andrew, which he boasted about to other connections.
He had reportedly organized meetings between the duke and the late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and attended the wedding of the duke’s daughter, Princess Eugenie, in 2018.
Turk quickly used his introduction to the duke to organize payments to him and his family, including £225,000 to his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson and £25,000 to Princess Eugenie. Andrew gave Turk an award at his [email protected] 2019 London event, for a bank which collapsed.
|2019||Bahrain||Goes to Bahrain with Fergie, Beatrice & her husband. Pic taken at Grand Prix. Andrew on a week of Royal engagements. |
“Inseparable” with Fergie and stayed at the RitzNovember 2019: Andrew pulls out of Bahrain trip after Epstein interview
|PR to gloss over human rights abuses||OngoingUnilateral US-Arab intervention against Syrian Islamists.|
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|2022||Turkey||Prince Andrew has become embroiled in a legal riddle over a £750,000 payment from a Turkish millionairess.Nebahat Isbilen, 77, who claims to have been scammed out of fortune by a dishonest businessman, was allegedly tricked into giving the Duke of York money ‘by way of payment for assistance’ with her passport, a court heard. |
The prince has since repaid the cash after she alleged it was a scam.
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2010: Met with Jordanian, Malaysian, Indian and Indonesia defence ministers
2011: visits Saudi Arabia Qatar and UAE, meets with the Saudis up until 2019
2013 Meets Turkmenistan. President?
Tom Mayne, of the anticorruption campaign Global Witness in London, told RFE/RL that such meetings could be positive if Prince Andrew raised important issues such as corruption.
“Unfortunately, what we’ve been hearing — for example in the leaked cables — is that Prince Andrew doesn’t take the topic of corruption seriously,” Mayne said. “Turkmenistan is perceived as one of the most corrupt countries in the world: the country doesn’t publish a proper budget; there is very little information about what happens there to the money that the country earns from its sale of oil and gas. It is his obligation, if he’s promoting business, to raise these issues.”
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- What did the royal do with his privileged UK trade post, aside from frolicking with Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislaine Maxwell & another alleged sex trafficker, Peter Nygard?
- Prince Andrew seized his role as UK Special Ambassador for Trade and Investment and headed to some of the world’s most repressive regimes, such as Libya, Saudi Arabia, Russia, Turkey and Kazakhstan.
- In 2016, UK politicians were calling for a probe “into Prince Andrew’s business deals in Kazakhstan” after The Daily Mail obtained a set of leaked emails and reported on how the Duke of York “was allegedly conducting business with Kazakhstan’s elite while acting as roving trade ambassador for the UK”.
- The Royal opened social doors for a mysterious Kazak woman, Goga Ashkenazi, the daughter of a former Russian Communist official.
- He also developed relations with other politicians and was present in London to help the Queen acknowledge £3billion in UK/Kazakhstan deals.
- In 2016, it was revealed the Duke of York’s office urged crown estate to sell a London house to the Kazakhstani tycoon who bought Andrew’s house for £3m over asking price. The office tried to secure a crown estate property near Kensington Palace.
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The Duke of York has since repaid the Turkish fraud victim and there are no allegations of wrongdoing on the Royal’s behalf.
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Prince Andrew has become embroiled in a legal riddle over a £750,000 payment from a Turkish millionairess.
Nebahat Isbilen, 77, who claims to have been scammed out of fortune by a dishonest businessman, was allegedly tricked into giving the Duke of York money ‘by way of payment for assistance’ with her passport, a court heard.
The prince has since repaid the cash after she alleged it was a scam.
Prince Andrew, of course, has been involved in helping smooth the way a lot of large financial deals, due to his role as a trade envoy for the UK.
Now back to dictators. The Prince attended at least two fashion shows in Moscow and it was reported Vladimir Putin was friendly with the Royal.
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As Chris Bryant, the UK Shadow Commons leader, said, “When I was at the Foreign Office, nobody could ever tell whether [Prince Andrew] was looking out for himself or whether he really had the interests of the country at heart.” Source: The Diplomat
While most would try and keep their heads down and out of the press but Prince Andrew instead has been plastered all over front pages, and television screens as he escorted his mother, The Queen to the memorial of Prince Phillip, his late father.
Many commentators state that the outrage over this public outing was not warranted as he was just a son supporting his mother during a time of huge grief.
But we are talking about a Prince supporting a QUEEN, not a grieving widow going to a private memorial.
The Queen is head of state, she is a ruler, she is the figure head of the legal system, and not just in the UK, and she is also the figurehead of a Church. It was a publicly funded memorial and broadcast on television.
This wasn’t a private family gathering. And the queen also has three other children, cousins and grandchildren who could have supported her down the aisle as well.
AS Epstein survivor Marjike CHARTOUNI said:The Daily Beast
“A public photo shoot with mummy doesn’t negate the fat that neither have shown any compassion to Epstein victims. This just furthers the argument that the monarchy is irrelevant in this day and age.”
There is conjecture that other royals feel that he bullied his way into supporting the queen at Prince Phillips memorial, that may not be the case.
But publicity wise it was a bad move and no doubt his crisis communications team will be working overtime to counter the bad press.
In the UK High Court, a Turkish millionaire claims she was tricked into giving Duke of York money ‘by way of payment for assistance’ with her passport.
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