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The Turkish and Arabic media had reported Mihraç Ural as murdered - SBS Turkish however, found him alive and interviewed him. 

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Friday, May 27, 2016 - 19:12
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The Turkish authorities blame Ural for a number of attacks, including the one in May 2013 in the town of Reyhanli in Turkey’s Southern Hatay province that left more than 50 people dead and more than 140 injured.

After the Reyhanli attack, SBS Turkish Radio have again reached Mihraç Ural and spoken with him.

Despite this news receiving widespread coverage in the Turkish online media, Ural claims he had no involvement in the attack.

Ural's response to the question asked by SBS sparked accusations of a direct threat to Turkey by the online Turkish media:

Mihraç Ural: TURKEY'S RETURN TO HELL - TV 5  Haber

Mihraç Ural spoke: 'If Turkey's policy continues this way, Turkey will return to hell' - TIMETURK

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Who is Mihraç Ural?

Ural, born in Turkey's Antakya region, publically supports the Bashar Assad regime in Syria.

Ural was allegedly also one of the founders of the Turkish People's Liberation Party-Front (THKP-C), a predecessor to the Revolutionary People's Liberation Party/Front, known as the DHKP-C.

A Turkish Alawite and Syrian citizen, he is known as the leader of the 'Syrian Resistance, known as 'Al Muqawamat al-Suriyah' – formerly the 'Popular Front for the Liberation of the Sanjak of Iskandarun.'

Ural's group supports the Bashar al-Assad government and identifies as Marxist-Leninist.

According to Turkish and Arabic reports, Mihraç Ural was killed on the 29th of March 2016.

But according to Mihraç Ural, he is very much alive. SBS Radio recorded this exclusive interview with him.

"All the world’s military strategists know that stopping a person who wants to die by suicide attack is a very difficult task."

"All the world’s military strategists know that stopping a person who wants to die by suicide attack is a very difficult task," Ural tells SBS.

He stated that the recent bomb attacks in Syria’s western areas haven’t affected the people at all, as it was alleged, who escaped from the war and took shelter in Syria’s reasonably safe areas.

"They use medieval-minded people who have been promised paradise," says Ural.

"'This world is mortal. Kill. If the people you kill are innocent, they will go to paradise anyway. If you kill tyrants, that’s why you kill', they say. It’s an operation of perceptions."

On what the Syrian Government thinks about the Kurds and the reports of Syria bombing Kurdish suburbs in Aleppo.

"The Syrian regime always says that Syria is more powerful if aligned with the Kurds," says Ural. "Syria can be victorious against terror with the Kurds."

"And the Syrian regime supported the Kurdish heroes financially and militarily during the Kobane resistance and there are documents about that."

Ural was reportedly in close contact with Abdullah Öcalan who is now jailed in Turkey as a leader of the PKK (the Kurdistan Workers' Party). 

"There has been no wrongdoing against patriotic Kurds, not even one bit," Ural alleges. "The government works with Kurdish leaders all the time."

"The targeted areas are areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army terror groups and DAESH terror groups. And there are some Kurds among them."

Mihraç Ural also claims that Syria and Russia have good relations, as they always have, and that both parties are helping each other.

Mihraç Ural hayatta olduğunu açıkladı

Bir çok basın yayın organında öldürüldüğüne dair haberler yayınlanan ve Suriye'de, Suriye Hükümeti saflarında, ‘Mukavveme Suriye’ adlı örgütün başında savaşan, Türkiye Cumhuriyeti'nin arananlar listesinde bulunan Mihraç Ural SBS Radyosu'na verdiği özel söyleşide, hayatta olduğunu söyledi ve Esad yönetiminin en güçlü olduğu kentlerden Lazkiye ve Tartus'ta düzenlenen IŞİD saldırıları, Rusya’nın Suriye’ye verdiği destek ve Suriyeli Kürt’lerin, diğer güçlerle birlikte Rakka’ya doğru ilerlemesi hakkında değerlendirmelerde bulundu.