Romain CailletVerified account @RomainCaillet
Après avoir ouvertement soutenu le #PKK en #Turquie, considéré comme une organisation terroriste par la France, le collectif #KDK prétendant lutter contre le terrorisme diffuse désormais la propagande antisémite d’al-Manar !
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY) – ANKARA,— A Turkish court on Friday denied a request from the former head of the Kurdish opposition to be released from jail while his “terrorism” trial continues, an official for Selahattin Demirtas’s Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) said.
Demirtas, one of Turkey’s best known politicians, faces up to 142 years in jail if convicted on charges of links to the militant Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). He denies the charges.Demirtas, told the court that the case against him was political and said he would not expect a fair trial as President Tayyip Erdogan openly urged the courts to arrest him.“Up until now I have not seen the slightest hint that I will be tried justly,” he said in his first appearance in the case on Wednesday after more than 15 months in detention.The court is set to hold the next hearing in his case on April 11, the official said. More via www.mesop.de
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
Indictments were produced by FETÖ members: Jailed former HDP co-chair Demirtaş
ANKARA – Hurriyet 17 Febr 2018 – Selahattin Demirtaş, the imprisoned former co-leader of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), has said the indictments in the case in which he is being tried were prepared by now-imprisoned Fethullahist Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) suspects in the judiciary.
Speaking in his defense in the hearing at Ankara’s Sincan Prison Courthouse on Feb. 15, Demirtaş blasted the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) for instrumentalizing “unlawful” indictments.
By Amberin Zaman liked & Kadri GürselVerified account @KadriGursel Feb 16
17 Febr 2018 – Deniz Yücel’in serbest bırakılması güzel bir haber ama bu onun siyasi bir pazarlık unsuru olarak iddianamesiz, delilsiz bir yıl hapiste tutulduğu gerçeğini unutturmuyor. Bırakılacağını Başbakan’dan öğrenmek de rehine durumunun zımni itirafı oldu
Translated from Turkish by Microsoft
The release of Deniz Yücel is good news, but it does not forget the fact that he was imprisoned for a year without indictment, as a political bargaining element. To learn from the Prime Minister was also an implied confession of the hostage situation – www.mesop.de
MESOP NEWS : CAN DÜNDAR ERINNERT DENIZ YUCEL AN SEINE WORTE – „Für schmutzige Deals stehe ich nicht zur Verfügung“.
Türkische Medien zu Yücel : „Gesetz des Feilschens“
FAZ – Aktualisiert am 17.02.2018-12:52 – Eine regierungsnahe Zeitung sieht anti-türkische Pläne durchkreuzt, „Cumhuriyet“ zitiert den Satz „Für schmutzige Deals stehe ich nicht zur Verfügung“: Türkische Medien über die Freilassung Deniz Yücels. Das türkische Medienecho über die Freilassung des deutsch-türkischen Journalisten Deniz Yücel ist an diesem Samstag gespalten. Die meisten regierungsnahen Zeitungen berichteten sehr kurz. In oppositionellen Medien war sie hingegen ein größeres Thema und wurde sehr kritisch betrachtet.
Außenminister bei MSC 2018 : Gabriel will Russland-Sanktionen schrittweise abbauen
17.02.2018-11:58 – FAZ – Sigmar Gabriel hat die EU-Partner und Amerika in München eindringlich zur Zusammenarbeit in der Sicherheitspolitik aufgerufen. Für eine Überraschung sorgte er am Rande der Konferenz – bei einem Treffen mit dem russischen Außenminister.
….. Gabriels Berater Volker Perthes (SWP-Berlin) hatte zuvor bereits Gabriel dauerhaft auf Erdogan eingeschworen. Auch das paßt durchaus in Putins Pläne. www.mesop.de
„Ideale Besetzung für das Amt des Außenministers“
Die Freilassung von Deniz Yücel befeuert die Debatte über die politische Zukunft von Sigmar Gabriel. Ein Parteifreund fordert eine weitere Amtszeit für den Außenminister.
……. Erdogan bekommt die Rheinmetall-Waffen, die Gabriel Cavusoglu in Goslar als Lösegeld versprach + Gabriel verwertet dafür Yucel. www.mesop.de
IN LONG-SECULAR TURKEY, SHARIA IS GRADUALLY TAKING OVER
by Soner Cagaptay – Washington Post – February 16, 2018
Erdogan will not declare Islamic law overnight, but his steady empowerment of the country’s religious directorate is a disturbing omen.
Over the past few weeks, Turkish officials have broken with decades of precedent in what is still, at least nominally, a secular republic: they have begun describing the country’s military deployment in Syria as “jihad.” During the first two days of the operation, which began on Jan. 20, the government’s Directorate of Religious Affairs ordered all of Turkey’s nearly 90,000 mosques to broadcast the “Al-Fath” verse from the Koran—”the prayer of conquest”—through the loudspeakers on their minarets. Mainstreaming jihad, which sanctions violence against those who “offend Islam,” is a crucial step in draping the sheath of sharia over a society. Sadly, Turkey seems to be slowly moving along that path…
By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – February 17, 2018 – Turkey has announced an “understanding to normalize ties” with the US, as it presses Washington to detach itself from a Syrian Kurdish militia, or at least force the YPG to withdraw from Syria.
Acknowledging “a bit of a crisis point in the relationship”, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spokes with Turkish officials in Ankara, including discussions with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, during a two-day visit.
On the eve of the talks, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli demanded the expulsion of the YPG from Syria, “We want them to end all the support given to the Syrian arm of [the Turkish Kurdish insurgency] PKK, the YPG.”
Turkey, US reach ‘understanding’ to normalize ties / In Ankara, Rex Tillerson, Mevlut Cavusoglu address issue of terrorist PYD/YPG/PKK in Manbij, northern Syria
By Nilay Kar Onum, Satuk Bugra Kutlugun and Cansu Dikme – 17 Febr 2018 – ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
Ankara and Washington have “reached an understanding” to normalize ties following a period of tensions, Turkey’s foreign minister said on Friday.Speaking alongside his visiting U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson at a press conference in Ankara, Mevlut Cavusoglu said: “We’ve reached an understanding to normalize our relations [with the U.S.].”
“Of course, there are steps which have been taken for this. Both sides have expectations of each other,” Cavusoglu said. “We clearly expressed [to the U.S. side] our expectations with regard to the fight against FETO and the PKK terrorist organizations, and the U.S. support for the YPG.”