Bayık: Kurdisch-Arabische Allianz kann Türkei stoppen
- Nicht nur das kurdische Volk sei ein Problem des türkischen Staates, sagt Cemil Bayik (KCK). Den Anfang vom Ende des Regimes könnte der Punkt markieren, an dem sich arabische und kurdische Kämpfe vereinen. ANF – BEHDÎNAN – Sonntag, 9 Aug 2020, 07:01
- Der Ko-Vorsitzende des Exekutivrats der KCK (Gemeinschaft der Gesellschaften Kurdistans), Cemil Bayik, hat sich in einer Sondersendung bei Stêrk TV über die türkischen Großmachtambitionen und mögliche Gegenstrategien geäußert. Bayik führte aus, dass der türkische Staat seiner Expansion das sunnitische Türkentum zugrunde lege und damit eine existenzielle Bedrohung für alle anderen Völker in seinem Machtbereich darstelle. Das AKP/MHP-Regime habe all seine Ressourcen mobilisiert, um das kurdische Volk und seine Freiheitsbewegung anzugreifen. Dabei gehe es um die vollständige Vernichtung des kurdischen Volkes. Es sei ausschließlich die PKK, die dem türkischen Staat einen Strich durch die Rechnung macht, so Bayik.
By Dr. George N. TzogopoulosAugust 5, 2020 ISRAEL – Moderated by George N. Tzogopoulos – BESA Center Online Debate No. 19, August 5, 2020
Q: Israel and Turkey appear to be making progress in terms of rewarming their bilateral ties. Roey Gilad, Chargé d’Affaires at the Embassy of Israel in Turkey, published an article in Halimiz suggesting that the two countries could cooperate in Syria as well as in the fight against COVID-19. Other media outlets, including The Jerusalem Post, have also published stories on a potential rapprochement between the two states, though challenges and obstacles certainly remain.
BESA joins the debate by posing the question: How serious is the Israeli-Turkish rapprochement?
Respondents: Amikam Nachmani, Michael Harari, Defne Arslan, Anna Ahronheim, Can Cirnaz, Burak Bekdil, Mark Meirowitz, Gallia Lindenstrauss, Angelos Athanasopoulos
Friday, 7 August, 2020 – 10:45 Asharq Al-Awsat
Turkey’s central bank tightened some credit channels on Friday as the lira plumbed new lows and sources said the authorities had signaled that more such backdoor policy steps would be taken to curb a selloff that began two weeks ago.
The currency is down nearly 20% versus the dollar this year, among the worst performers in emerging markets, even though the greenback itself has sagged. The lira fell 2.4% on Thursday and another 1.6% on Friday by 0955 GMT.
MOSCOW AND ANKARA WILL CONTINUE UNEASY COOPERATION
by Anna Borshchevskaya BMiddle East Institute – August 6, 2020
Putin set a trap for Erdogan long ago, and because the Turkish leader woke up too late to his predicament, he now has little leverage in the unequal bilateral relationship.
Turkey Hedges Its Bets by Positioning as a Supply Chain Alternative to China
By Dr. James M. DorseyJuly 30, 2020 – ISRAEL – BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,667, July 30, 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A Turkish-US business council is promoting Turkey as a trading alternative to China with the help of influential US Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, a close associate of President Donald Trump.
Despite state bank efforts to bolster Turkey’s currency, the lira fell to its lowest point since May against the dollar this week, prompting fears of a renewed currency crisis.
Diego Cupolo – AL MONITOR – Jul 30, 2020 – ISTANBUL — Following two months of stability brought about by heavy state bank spending, the Turkish lira is volatile once more, falling to about seven per US dollar and hitting record lows against the euro this week.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : A FATAL MISTAKE !- Turkish spy agency hid Islamist views of candidates for CIA-funded Syrian rebel group
JULY 28, 2020 BY JOSEPH FITSANAKIS INTEL ORG
Turkey’s spy agency systematically downplayed the Islamist views of men seeking to join a Syrian rebel group, which was supported by the United States Central Intelligence Agency on account of its moderate leanings. The United States began to fund and train the Free Syrian Army (FSA) soon after it was established in 2011. The group said its mission was to depose the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and institute a Western-style multiparty democracy in Syria.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS: DER ALLGEMEINE KULTURKAMPF POLITISCH KORREKT ERÖFFNET / IM NAMEN VON OPFERKOLLEKTIVEN / OB UNTER DER REGENBOGENFAHNE ODER IM NAMEN DES PROPHETEN : ILLIBERALISMUS !
Hagia Sophia als Moschee : Religiös korrekt
- Ein Kommentar von Andreas Kilb FAZ -Aktualisiert am 25.07.2020 – Das Apsismosaik ist verdeckt, die Bilder an den Seitenwänden dürfen sichtbar bleiben: ein Moslem beim Gebet in der Hagia Sophia
Die Umwandlung der Hagia Sophia in ein muslimisches Gotteshaus unterwirft ihren Figurenschmuck abermals dem Urteil religiöser Moral. Aber der Westen hat keinen Grund, darüber die Nase zu rümpfen, denn er züchtet längst seine eigenen Fundamentalismen.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS INTEL : US House passes bill forcing Trump to sanction Turkey over Russian missiles
US Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., speaks to members of the media at the US Capitol, March 13, 2020, in Washington. Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Spanberger’s amendment to sanction Turkey over its purchase of Russian S-400s has been included in the House defense authorization bill, which passed 295-125 on July 21,
Bryant Harris@brykharris_ALM – Jul 21, 2020 – AL MONITOR
The House passed legislation today that would force President Donald Trump to slap sanctions on Turkey over its purchase of the Russian S-400 missile defense system.
House lawmakers unanimously adopted the bipartisan amendment, introduced by Reps. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., and Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., as part of the annual defense authorization bill, which passed 295-125 today.
By Dr. Emmanuel KaragiannisJuly 16, 2020 – ISRAEL – BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,647, July 16, 2020
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The Turkey we once knew no longer exists. Despite NATO objections and US warnings, Ankara acquired the advanced S-400 anti-aircraft system from Russia. In response, Washington canceled Turkish participation in the F-35 program. In the latest episode of this saga, a Turkish court sentenced a US Consulate employee to almost nine years in prison for aiding the Gülen movement. President Erdoğan has behaved like a bully toward the EU, weaponizing Muslim refugees and migrants. He has also issued direct threats to Greece and regularly antagonizes Israel.