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MESOP TODAYS BACKGROUND : THE GREAT PKK DILEMMA
TODAYS PKK MOTIONLESS – BETWEEN APO LEFT – HDP CENTER – AND CEMIL BAYIK (KANDIL) ON THE RIGHT – WHAT APO NEGOTIATES WITH TURKS IS SABOTAGED BY KANDIL LEADERSHIP
Turkish intel services ‘would even meet devil,’ says Deputy PM
ANKARA – 29 Jan 2016 – HURRIYET – A Feb. 28, 2015 agreement between ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) officials, dubbed the “Dolmabahçe Agreement,” was not the product of a “negotiation,” Deputy Prime Minister Yalçın Akdoğan has claimed, adding that the intelligence services “would meet even the devil” if needed.
“The state didn’t give up [on the peace process]. The terror organization and its stakeholders betrayed the process,” Akdoğan said late on Jan. 28. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=70699
MESOP TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS
Can Kurdistan Sustain Independence? http://rudaw.net/english/analysis/28012016 … via @RudawEnglish
MESOP : THE OBAMA STALINISTS
McCain: Petraeus demotion may be illegal and is “manifestly unreasonable and unfair” | http://thebea.st/1JGW0yw
MESOP : MADAME MERKEL’S MONEY IS NEEDED VERY MUCH !
Turkey’s tourism revenues decline 8.3% in 2015. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=517&nid=94502&NewsCatID=349 …
MESOP : KRG COUNTRY RUNS OUT OF MONEY
Iraqi Kurdistan falling deeper into Financial quicksand; $406 million monthly budget deficit. Excludes rising debts. http://ekurd.net/kurdistan-monthly-deficit-millions-2016-01-27 …
MESOP : GOOD IDEA – BUT WHY SO LATE ?
Nechirvan #Barzani: Our goal is to bring about financial stability and develop a modern economy http://gov.krd/a/d.aspx?s=040000&l=12&a=54166 … #KRG #Kurdistan
MESOP : TALKING IN GENEVA – STARVING & DYING IN SYRIA
@KenRoth DIRECTOR @hrw “Why are ambulances still being blocked to those in desperate need in Turkey’s southeast? Kurds have rights too.”
MESOP : LAST WORDS BY CHARLES LISTER
Thanks @Charles_Lister – Charles Lister @Charles_Lister – What a world we live in… … When sending food & medicine to 100,000s of starving people is something up for negotiation. …
Charles Lister @Charles_Lister 1h1 hour ago – What a world we live in… … When sending food & medicine to 100,000s of starving people is something up for negotiation. #Syria #Geneva
MESOP GENEVA MEETING : LAVROV WITH KERRY & BAATHIST FRIENDS
Among Assad’s delegation to Geneva, an Intelligence Officer. In the red box below, Colonel Samer Baredi. EXCLUSIV : Watch pics of Syrian Intel Officer in Geneva http://www.mesop.de/?p=70691
MESOP : TECHNICAL CHOC FOR US & ISRAEL ?
#Russia’s ‘rustbucket’ military gives hi-tech shock to #West & #Israel by @KimSengupta07 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/war-in-syria-russia-s-rustbucket-military-delivers-a-hi-tech-shock-to-west-and-israel-a6842711.html …
MESOP NEWEST PUTIN ATTITUDES FOR GENEVA – RUSSIA PROCLAIMS “CONSTRUCTIVE” REGIME APPROACH
Syria Daily: Opposition-Rebel Bloc Joins Geneva Talks to Discuss Humanitarian Aid
30 Jan 2016 – Scott lucas – eaworldview – Syria’s opposition-rebel bloc has belatedly joined talks in Geneva, but only to discuss the precondition of access to humanitarian aid for besieged areas.After several days of discussion in Saudi Arabia, the Higher Negotiations Committee announced on Friday that it would send three people to talk about implementation of access to humanitarian aid for besieged areas, as mandated in UN resolutions including last month’s text unanimously approved by the Security Council. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=70705
MESOP FLASH : In Confidential Memo, U.N. Says It Can’t Enforce a Syrian Peace Deal / FOREIGN POLICY
Staffan de Mistura highlights the limits of the world’s power to effectively monitor any Syrian peace deals.
By Colum Lynch – January 29, 2016 – @columlynch – In Confidential Memo, U.N. Says It Can’t Enforce a Syrian Peace Deal – Lost in this week’s debate about who would attend Syria peace talks was the question of who would enforce a Syrian peace.In a confidential strategy paper exclusively obtained by Foreign Policy, the office of the United Nations’ top envoy to Syria warns that the U.N. would be unable to monitor or enforce any peace deal that might emerge from landmark political talks underway in Geneva. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=70713
MESOP : A NEW STABIL AXIS ? – Special Dispatch No. 6284 – MEMRI
Pro-AKP ‘Yeni Safak’ Columnist Proposes Saudi-Pakistani-Turkish-Egyptian Alliance Against Iranian Expansionism
In a January 8, 2016 column titled “Iran Must Withdraw from Syria, Mursi Must Come to Turkey,” in the Turkish Islamist daily Yeni Safak, which is close to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his AKP government, Ibrahim Karagul wrote that in order to resolve the multinational crisis in the region and to prevent a war that will last 100 years, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, and Pakistan must unite against Iran. Karagul also suggested that Saudi Arabia and Egypt must mend their ties with the Muslim Brotherhood (MB), which he calls “the region’s most dynamic force,” echoing Erdogan’s and the AKP’s strong advocacy for this radical Islamist movement. This, he wrote, would make such an alliance possible, and would weaken Iran’s expansionism. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=70687
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP : A QUESTION !
- I) 4Streetville @4streeterville 36m36 minutes ago – @dnataliDC Who blew up the Gas Pipeline and said they would if Bazarni/Talabani carried on pilfering
- II) What is happening to Kirkuk ‘ s oil revenues? Exporting up to 400K bpd…Another Niqash insight. http://www.niqash.org/en/articles/economy/5208/Kirkuk-Oil-Flowing-Fast-But-Locals-Never-See-Any-Money.htm …
MESOP : LIGHTS GO DOWN IN KRG COUNTRY – UPDATE: Explosion shuts down critical Kurdistan gas pipeline
By MOHAMMED HUSSEIN, PATRICK OSGOOD, RAWAZ TAHIR AND KAMARAN AL-NAJAR of Iraq Oil Report – Published Friday, January 29th, 2016 – An explosion early morning Friday has damaged a section of the gas pipeline that is necessary for generating about half of the electricity in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan region.”The gas pipeline that stretches to Erbil was blown up near the sub-district of Shwan last night,” said a statement from the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) Interior Ministry.”The directorate of KRG’s General Asayesh is investigating it now,” said Amanj Kassas Jabari, the mayor of Chemchemal www.mesop.de
MESOP TODAYS OPINION BY FRZAND SHERKO – In the Regional Power Struggle, has Erbil Decided to Join the Sunni Bloc?
Frzand Sherko – Frzand Sherko is a strategic researcher, political columnist, and directs the De-Radicalization Project in Iraqi Kurdistan
29 Jan 2016 – The security of the Kurdistan Region-Iraq (KRI) depends more on agreements between Erbil and Kurdistan’s neighbors than the KRI’s own security and intelligence capabilities. Whenever the regional powers surrounding the KRI have suspected that their interests are at risk, they have not hesitated to put the KRI’s security and stability in jeopardy to secure their interests. However, these regional power’s interests, increasingly at odds with one another, have begun to exacerbate the KRI’s security and internal political challenges. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=70711
MESOP : THE BACKGROUND OF THE GREAT KURDISH HUMAN SMUGGLER
Hero Or Profiteer? – The Iraqi Kurdish People Smuggler Who’s Become A Celebrity
By Alaa Latif – Some locals say they trust the Iraqi Kurdish people smuggler known as Riza Kewi more than their own government. Kewi says it’s because he’s honest. But not all his clients agree.
28.01.2016 | Sulaymaniyah – niqash – مهاجرون يسيرون لمسافات طويلة قبل الوصول الى احدى الدول الاوربية – Over the past summer a figure has emerged in Iraqi Kurdistan who locals say they trust more than they trust their politicians or other officials. His name is Riza Kewi and he is a people smuggler who helps those trying to immigrate to Europe as refugees; he boasts that he has helped over 8,000 people get to Europe and last summer he was commonly quoted saying things like this: “There is nothing for you in Iraqi Kurdistan. Leave the country for the officials and come with me. I will make sure you reach Europe”. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=70697
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP GENEVA : Russia’s Military Campaign in Syria Contradicts Push for Geneva Compromise
By Antoun Issa | Senior Editor | Jan 28, 2016 MIDDLE EAST INSTITUTE – On the eve of the third round of Syrian peace talks, it is becoming clear that the political track is far removed from the military trajectories on the ground. While diplomats scurry to draw up agendas for Geneva III, and opposition delegates argue over representation, the war in Syria continues on its own course seemingly oblivious to the murmurs around it. Russia presents itself as a major proponent for talks and a consistent advocate for a “political solution”, while simultaneously advancing its own agenda militarily that contradicts the spirit of negotiations and compromise. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=70701
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP : STRATFOR INTEL ABSTRACT TURKEY FUTURE 2016 – “In addition to Turkey’s unique regional position, the country also has the potential to become the richest Muslim country in the world, another element in the rising regional power’s favor. As evidenced by the recent dip in oil prices, oil will be less profitable for Gulf States, especially given the fracking revolution in the United States. A recent report by a US-based intelligence firm, Stratfor Global Intelligence, estimates that Turkey will become the region’s economic leader as early as this year.” www.mesop.de
MESOP ANALYSIS – The Case for Turkey’s EU Membership
Maurizio Geri – January 28, 2016 – FIKRA FORUM – Turkey is poised to become the most pivotal country of the Middle East. Turkey’s position as the geographical, historical, religious and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia leaves it uniquely situated in the region. It is also a close regional ally of Israel and the major Arab powers of Saudi Arabia and Qatar. Moreover, it is the Sunni country closest to Iran. Consequently, Turkey could play a fundamental role in the fight against ISIS, as well as the mediation process between Shiite and Sunni groups. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=70707