MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: ERDOGANS MEGA UMWELTVERBRECHEN  Türkischer Megastaudamm Hier war eine Stadt

Man versprach ihnen Wohlstand und Erneuerung, sie bekamen eine seelenlose Retortenstadt. Die Flutung der historischen Stadt Hasankeyf ist ein Sinnbild für den Wandel in der Türkei. Ein Fotograf hat den Untergang begleitet.

DER SPIEGEL – 23.01.2022, 1

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH : Turkey’s top court urges Parliament to eliminate structural problems within a year

The Constitutional Court has concluded that the access blocks imposed on some news stories published on a series of news websites such as BirGün, Gazete Duvar and Diken were in violation of their rights and ruled for payment of damages.İstanbul – BIA News Desk07 January 2022,

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Turkish and Armenian envoys to meet in Moscow next week

Al-Monitor Staff January 5, 2022 – Special envoys from Turkey and Armenia will meet for the first time on January 14 in Moscow, their respective foreign ministries announced on Wednesday.Ankara and Yerevan lack diplomatic relations. But in December, the neighboring countries agreed to name special envoys to lay the groundwork for normalization.

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MESOP MIDEAST NEWS : YES – HE WILL ! Erdogan’s End Game

Will He Undermine Turkish Democracy to Stay in Power?

By Soner Cagaptay  January 4, 2022 FOREIGN AFFAIRS – Over the past few months, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has looked increasingly desperate.

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: ERDOGAN TRIES TO DESTROY HDP PARTY / KURDISH BACKGROUND

The Office of the Parliamentary Speaker has published 40 summaries of proceedings seeking to lift the legislative immunity of 28 opposition deputies, including 24 from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP). BIANET 4-1-2022

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: ERDOGANS ACTUAL FASCIST MOVES

 

Aliza Marcus & Seth Frantzman

27-12-2021 Very dangerous moves— As @amberinzaman

notes, the government is prepping the way to target CHP

 

Amberin Zaman@amberinzaman

Turkey’s interior ministry announces that its investigated claims that the opposition run Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality is recruiting “terrorists” including 455 PKK linked individuals. Efforts to criminalize the opposition ahead of the 2023 elections are in full swing.

Seth Frantzman

 

Ankara’s regime is modeled on a 1920-30s fascist regime, it will come for everyone eventually…and NATO, EU, UN and US have largely excuses or approved this each step of the way.

 

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Von Oliver Mayer-Rüth, ARD-Studio Istanbul 24-12-2021

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Nach starken Kursverlusten – Türkische Lira steigt drastisch

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH: Probe launched into HDP congress for playing PKK slogans

RUDAW – 14-12-2021ERBIL, Kurdistan Region – Turkey’s counterterrorism forces said late Sunday that they had received a complaint from the Istanbul Public Prosecutor’s Office over the alleged chanting of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) slogans during the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) provincial congress in the city earlier in the day.

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MESOP MIDEAST WATCH : Turkey not yet ready to give up on Muslim Brotherhood

Turkey has shown a willingness to repair relations with Israel, Egypt, and other countries in the Middle East. But Ankara’s relations with the Muslim Brotherhood, a sticking point for almost all of these bilateral ties, are more complicated than meets the eye.

Pinar Tremblay@pinartremblay December 12, 2021 AL MONITOR –

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