MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : SOLIDARITÄT MIT EREN KESKIN! / AMNESTY APPELL

 Türkei: Behörden drangsalieren Anwältin Eren Keskin mit  weit mehr als 100 Gerichtsverfahren
Amnesty International setzt sich mit der Kampagne „Mut braucht Schutz“ für die 59-jährige Menschenrechtlerin und Trägerin des Aachener Friedenspreises ein und fordert ein Ende der willkürlichen Repressalien. Keskin wurde bereits in erster Instanz  zu über zwölf Jahren Gefängnis und mehr als 70.000 Euro Geldstrafe wegen ihrer Unterstützung einer prokurdischen Zeitung verurteilt. In der vergangenen Woche wurde die Fortsetzung des Hauptverfahrens auf April vertagt.

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MESOPOTAMIA INSIDE NEWS : Erdogan seeks lifeline from Putin in Syria –

Erdogan at crossroad in Syria – by AL MONITOR 21 Jan 2019 –

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Jan. 23 to try to reset Turkey’s flailing Syria policy.

Putin wants the Syrian government to take control of eastern Syria, and eventually the entire country, following the withdrawal of US troops. Erdogan’s priority is that the People’s Protection Units, the core of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), do not cut a deal with Damascus that gives the Syrian Kurdish force a second wind after US forces leave.

“While US-bashing may be paying off as Turkey’s municipal election campaign intensifies, Ankara’s worries extend beyond US support for the People’s Protection Units (YPG) — which Turkey considers a terrorist group — and other Kurdish militias in Syria,” writes Pinar Tremblay. “Indeed, Ankara is deeply concerned about its fast-approaching isolation after years of clumsy efforts to be a game-changer in the region.”

 “The apparent thaw in Damascus’ relations with the Arab world is more bad news for Turkey, which is already having a difficult time coping with the rapid change in the balance of power in Syria,” writes Semih Idiz. “If President Bashar al-Assad is welcomed back to the Arab fold, as many expect, it will be the final nail in the coffin of Ankara’s Syria policy, which has been plagued with misjudgments, false assumptions and overambitious expectations from the start.”
 “As countries like Sudan, UAE, Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Tunisia line up to favor the normalization of ties with Syria — and many expect Saudi Arabia to join them eventually — Ankara could end up facing an anti-Turkish Arab bloc it never expected,” adds Idiz. “Such a bloc could also complicate Turkey’s plans to enter northern Syria to clear the town of Manbij and territories east of the Euphrates River from the Kurdish People’s Protection Units … especially now that Damascus has declared its opposition to this incursion.”
 
“The disappointment in Ankara is deeper than meets the eye,” continues Tremblay. “Establishing friendly relations with all Muslim countries, particularly those in the Middle East, and bonding with Sunni Arabs have been among Erdogan’s major foreign policy goals. It’s been a tradition for Erdogan to greet several Arab cities during his election victory speeches. Through different agencies, such as the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency and the Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), governments under the Justice and Development Party (AKP) have spent billions of dollars in different parts of the Arab world. But Erdogan’s policies of embracing Arab Muslims have utterly failed. In the words of a senior Turkish diplomat in Ankara, ‘We lost the Middle East.’” 

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : MENSCHENRECHTSBERICHT TÜRKEI NOVEMBER – DEZEMBER 2018

Meldungen des DTF (Demokratisches Türkei-Forum) im November 2018 Die folgenden Nachrichten wurden im November 2018 vom DTF erfasst und teilweise gekürzt oder zusammenfassend übersetzt. 

Klage gegen die Regelung der Registrierung ArtiGercek, 31.10.2018  Gegen die Regelung der Auskunftspflicht für Vereine über ihre Mitglieder reicht die Anwaltskammer Diyarbakır Beschwerde ein. Es regt sich weiter öffentlicher Widerstand gegen die als ” Datensammelei” bekannte neue Regelung des Innenministeriums, die Vereine dazu verpflichtet, personenbezogene Daten wie Name und Anschrift, Geburtsdatum, Beruf und Ausbildungsstand sowie Eintrittsdatum aller Mitglieder weiter zu geben. Der Vorsitzende der Anwaltskammer Diyarbakır RA Cihan Aydın unterstreicht noch einmal, dass mit dieser Regelung des Innenministeriums und der damit einhergehenden Verpflichtung die Vereine gezwungen sein werden, die Mitgliedsnummer, Vor- und Zuname, Beruf, Ausbildungsstand und Datum des Eintritts und Austritts sowie der Kündigung der Mitglieder mitzuteilen.  „Das Recht auf Vereinigungsfreiheit wird verletzt“ RA Aydin weist daraufhin, dass diese Änderung im Widerspruch zu den Grundsätzen der Verarbeitung und Nutzung von personenbezogen Daten sowie den Schutz der Privatsphäre steht. “

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : KIDNAPPINGS DER PKK IN DEUTSCHLAND – Terrorismus Karlsruhe: Fünf Männer wegen Entführung von PKK-Aussteiger angeklagt

 

Von  NEX24 16 Jan 2019 – Rund neun Monate nach der Entführung eines ehemaligen Mitglieds der Terrororganisation PKK in Baden-Württemberg hat die Bundesanwaltschaft Anklage gegen fünf Verdächtige erhoben. Das berichtet die “Welt“.Demnach soll den 25- bis 47-Jährigen vor dem Oberlandesgericht Stuttgart der Prozess wegen Mitgliedschaft und Unterstützung einer ausländischen Terrororganisation, Freiheitsberaubung und anderer Delikte gemacht werden. Das habe die Anklagebehörde am Dienstag in Karlsruhe mitgeteilt.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : Erdoğan — We Will Set Up “Safe Zone” in Kurdish Areas

16 Jan 2019 – MESOP  – President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said that Turkey will establish a “safe zone” in northern Syria along the length of the border, including in Kurdish-controlled territory.

Speaking at a meeting of his ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Parliament, Erdoğan said the zone will be established with the assistance of US-led coalition forces, even though Donald Trump has announced the withdrawal of all 2,000 American troops. Erdoğan said he and Trump had had a positive phone call on Monday about the move: “We have reached an understanding that is of historic importance.”

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : THE KURDISTANI ELECTION ALLIANCE OF SMALL GROUPS WITH PKK AFFILIATED HDP PARTY

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY) – Kurds in Turkey unite to take aim at Ankara in elections

READ IN:    Türkçe Fehim Tastekin January 15, 2019  – Article Summary – Saying they have taken enough abuse, Kurds in Turkey have formed an alliance to strengthen their standing in upcoming elections. Last year, two of Turkey’s major political parties — the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) — put aside their differences and formed an alliance to ensure their parties’ victory. They then continued their oppressive and threatening policies, basically taunting the much smaller Kurdish parties to form their own alliance if they wanted change, knowing how splintered the Kurds have been historically.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : Turkey Rebuffs Trump’s Warning Over Kurdish Groups

NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY) –  by Scott Lucas | Jan 15, 2019 | eaworldview

Amid confusion over US policy following his December 19 order to withdraw all 2,000 US troops from Syria, Trump wrote in a pair of muddled tweets on Sunday, “Will devastate Turkey economically if they hit Kurds. Create 20 mile safe zone….”

Since autumn 2015, the US has supported the Syrian Democratic Forces, in which the YPG militia is the leading faction, in a campaign to push back the Islamic State in northern and eastern Syria. But Turkey considers the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its YPG force as part of the Turkish Kurdish insurgency PKK.

Conflict and Confusion – Far from Trump clarifying the situation, Pompeo — on a tour of the Middle East — indicated yesterday that Trump is tweeting without consultation of his advisors. Asked what Trump meant by economic devastation of Turkey, he said:

You’ll have to ask the President. We have applied economic sanctions in many places, I assume he is speaking about those kinds of things.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : REMEMBERING SAKINE CANSIZ & DEN HINTERGRUND DER PKK

Erdal Polat hat einen Link in der Gruppe „Azadiyakurdistan – Forum“ geteilt. – 13 Jan 2019

Sakine Cansız (Führungsmitglied der PKK) wurde am 9. Januar 2013 in Paris vom Türkischen Geheimdienst (MIT) ,mit hilfe des V-Manns Ömer Güney in de Partei,ermordet.

Bis jetzt wurde diese Frage nicht beantwortet:
Warum sollte der Türkischen Geheimdienst (MIT) ein Führungsmitglied der PKK liquidieren,wo man dabei wahr mit Abdullah Öcalan einen der wichtigsten Politischen Prozessen (die sogenannten Friedensverhandlungrn 2012/2013) in Gang zu setzen?
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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS TODAYS RECOMMENDATION : THE TERROR THREAT BY IRAN IN EUROPE – By Dr. Shaul Shay – Col. (res.) Dr. Shaul Shay Instituts für Politik und Strategie IDC Herzliya – 10 Jan 2019

The Research Institute of European and American Studies (RIEAS) is a non-profit research institute dedicated to promoting international relations research and scholarship, with a core emphasis on the relationship between Europe and America. RIEAS is also focused on intelligence studies, political violence and terrorism, Balkan and Mediterranean politics, and illegal immigration. RIEAS promotes its objectives through publications, seminars, conventions, and regular participation in international conferences and meetings of experts. RIEAS maintains systematic contact with other major research institutes throughout Europe and the United States. It has also close cooperative ties with similar institutions in the Middle East, Russia, and Southeast Asia. RIEAS seeks to promote the work of younger research scholars via regular publications. It is further committed to providing a forum of debate by inviting academicians, experts, and established researchers to deliver presentations and participate in round tables and seminars. RIEAS is independent of public or private bodies and has no affiliation with political parties, denominational groups or ideological movements. www.rieas.gr

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS:ERDOGAN’S RECRUITINGS !

Turkey Accused of Recruiting Ex-Isis Fighters in Their Thousands to Attack Kurds in Syria

By Patrick Cockburn – The Independent – 2019-01-08

Turkey is recruiting and retraining Isis fighters to lead its invasion of the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in northern Syria, according to an ex-Isis source.

“Most of those who are fighting in Afrin against the YPG [People’s Protection Units] are Isis, though Turkey has trained them to change their assault tactics,” said Faraj, a former Isis fighter from north-east Syria who remains in close touch with the jihadi movement.

In a phone interview with The Independent, he added: “Turkey at the beginning of its operation tried to delude people by saying that it is fighting Isis, but actually they are training Isis members and sending them to Afrin.”

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