MESOP NEWS : BEVOR ERDOGAN MILITÄRISCH ZU PUTIN WECHSELT – GRENZT ER DIE WIENER AUS DER NATO AUS

Türkei grenzt Osterreich aus Nato aus

FAZ 24 Mai 2017 – Österreich wird voraussichtlich auf Betreiben der Türkei bis auf weiteres aus neuen Nato-Partnerschaftsprogrammen ausgeschlossen. Am Dienstag wurde kurz vor dem Nato-Gipfel eine Regelung gültig, wonach die Programme für alle anderen Teilnehmer der „Partnerschaft für Frieden” (PfP) wiederaufgenommen werden können, für Österreich aber nicht.

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MESOP NEWS COMMENTARY : ERDOGAN COUNTRY OUT OF ORDER

Turkey is Missing Out on an Opportunity to Integrate Syrian Refugees & Revive its Economy / THE ATLANTIC COUNCIL

By Saleem al-Omar – Saleem al-Omar is a freelance journalist who has written for Al-Jazeera, Alquds Alarabi Newspaper, Arabi 21, and Syria Deeply.

20 May 2017 – The victory of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the constitutional referendum held on April 16 spurred great enthusiasm among the Syrian population in Turkey, who hoped that the AKP would use the victory to also help the Syrian refugees. However, the government has not taken any steps to improve the lives of Syrians. Recent news of a restaurant employee pouring hot water on a Syrian child standing outside a diner caused a major uproar. The child was rushed to the hospital and the employee was fired, but she was later released from the police station after claiming that she acted at the request of the customers.

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MESOP CULTURE : SATIRE IM ERDOGAN ISLAM VERBOTEN

Türkei Lange Freiheitsstrafen für Chefs von Nachrichtenmagazin NOKTA

Ihre Kritik am türkischen Staatschef hat für sie drastische Folgen: Ein türkisches Gericht hat zwei Chefs einer politischen Zeitschrift zu mehr als 20 Jahren Gefängnis verurteilt.

Nokta – Erdogan-Cover des Magazins “Nokta” – Dienstag, 23.05.2017   SPUEGEL ONLINE  –

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MESOP NEWS : PKK ANHÄNGER APPLAUDIEREN HAMBURGER GERICHT – SELTEN !

Aktuell läuft vor dem Staatsschutzsenat der Prozess gegen den türkischen Staatsangehörigen Zeki E. Dem 36-Jährigen wird die Mitgliedschaft in der Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans (PKK) und damit in einer ausländischen terroristischen Vereinigung vorgeworfen. Er soll unter dem Decknamen “Siyar” von März 2013 bis Ende August 2014 als hauptamtlicher Kader der PKK in Deutschland tätig gewesen sein. Zuletzt hatte ein Urteil des Senats große Aufmerksamkeit erregt, als ein kurdischer Funktionär eine Freiheitsstrafe von einem Jahr und neun Monaten erhalten hatte – die zur Bewährung ausgesetzt wurde. Vorher hatten die Richter in ähnlichen Prozessen höhere Strafen verhängt. Die mehr als 70 Zuschauer im Saal applaudierten im Stehen, als klar war, dass der PKK-Mann auf freien Fuß kommt.

http://www.abendblatt.de/hamburg/article210657425/Welle-von-politischen-Verfahren-rollt-auf-Gericht-zu.html

MESOP NEWS “QUESTION TO DEBATE”: The American-Turkish Relationship in Syria

Nidal Bitari – Co-founder and senior programs manager at People Demand Change, LLP & Bassam Barabandi – Former Syrian diplomat and co-founder of People Demand Change, LLP – Also available in العربية – FIKRA FORUM

22 May 2017 – The Kurdish question in Syria has long been a point of contention between the United States and Turkey. Throughout former president Barack Obama’s time in office, the primary determinant shaping U.S. strategy against ISIS was a reliance on Kurdish forces. This furtive reliance existed despite Turkish refusal to allow the Kurdish-dominated Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to spearhead the battle to liberate Raqqa.  It would appear that Turkey has now lost all confidence in U.S. policy, particularly since the SDF refused to withdraw from Manbij, as President Obama had promised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan they would.

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MESOP NEWS : TOP PAPERS FROM YOUR NEWSFEED MESOP

Omer  Tekdemir Omer Tekdemir –  (Bookmarked by Jan Vindheim) 

Kurds brace for an uncertain future in post referendum Turkey

In the absence of a clear prognosis, the future of the so-called “Kurdish right problem” is the subject of intense debate on all sides. Is New Turkey a renewed Ottoman millet system of religious politics, an Islamist project in the style of the Muslim Brotherhood, or a chance to realise the long-held dream of Kurdish self-governance?

Read all https://www.academia.edu/32866821/Kurds_brace_for_an_uncertain_future_in_post_referendum_Turkey?auto=download&campaign=weekly_digest

 

MESOP INTERVIEW MUSTAFA KARASU (PKK/KCK) – The Question now: when will US say bye bye to PKK/PYD?

Karasu on US-Turkey meeting: Bargain over PKK cannot be accepted –    ANF – ROJBİN DENİZ BEHDINAN Thursday, 18 May 2017

Evaluating the Trump-Erdoğan meeting for ANF, KCK’s Karasu stressed that: “Bargain over PKK cannot be accepted”, and called for an end to the development of relations with Turkey on this basis.

In their relations with Turkey, the US and Europe should give an end to this policy that is based on getting what they want from Turkey in return for supporting it against the PKK, the weak side of Turkey.KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Member Mustafa Karasu spoke to ANF about May 16’s meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and US President Donal Trump in the White House. Karasu strongly criticized the two states for bargaining over the PKK, and called for an end to the development of relationship between Turkey and the US over the PKK.

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MESOP REPORT: McGurk; BACKING PKK/PYD has full support, backing, US state department spokesperson says

Hürriyet 21 May 2017 – The U.S. State Department spokeswoman, said in a statement that McGurk “has the full support and backing” of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and the White House, and that he had done “tremendous work” so far to coordinate the coalition on May 19.Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on May 18 that Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy to the coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), should be removed from his post as he “supports terrorist groups.”

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MESOP FLASH : OBAMA’S ENVOY BRETT McGURK JOINTLY WITH INTERPOL WANTED PKK MEMBERS

Hurriyet 21 May 2017

“His words came on the same day as McGurk was seen in a picture taken in northern Syria with a number of PKK militants currently being sought by Turkey through Interpol. McGurk, known as the mastermind of the U.S. plan to work with the YPG in defeating the jihadists in Syria, was appointed as the anti-ISIL coordinator by the Obama administration before the Trump administration asked him to remain in his position.”  Watch pics – http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mcgurk-has-full-support-backing-us-state-department-spokesperson-says.aspx?pageID=238&nID=113325&NewsCatID=358

MESOP NEWS BACKGROUND : US SPECIAL ENVOY BRETT McGURK A TRUSTEE OF PKK/PYD

Türkei fordert Absetzung von US-Beauftragten für Anti-IS-Koalition – McGurk „unterstützt die Kurdenmiliz YPG und die PKK“

Epoch Times 19. Mai 2017 15:12 – Der US-Beauftragte Brett McGurk unterstütze die YPG und die verbotene Arbeiterpartei Kurdistans (PKK), sagte der türkische Außenminister Mevlüt Cavusoglu am Donnerstag dem Nachrichtensender NTV. Er sollte daher ersetzt werden.

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