EU-Außenminister gespalten bei Türkei und Hongkong
14 Juli 2020 – DIE WELT – Lange Diskussionen und wenig Einigkeit: Beim Treffen der EU-Außenminister zur Türkei und zur Lage in Hongkong wurde keine gemeinsame Linie gefunden. Chefdiplomat Josep Borrell soll weiter auf Dialog setzen.
Turkey’s Test of Civilization
By Taner Akçam – Ahval News – Posted 2020-07-13
Basically, the whole Hagia Sophia affair can be summed up with the phrases “improper” or “a shame”. But I think that the audience whom I am addressing do not possesses the cultural delicacy to find these words meaningful. For their sakes, it would better to formulate it in a frank manner that they could more easily understand: the deed that is being performed in regard to Hagia Sophia is a clear show of barbarism.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : JANUS MACRON PRO ERDOGAN !
Although France has the means to hamper Turkey, both in the European Union and Africa, its current strategy often plays into Turkey’s hands, as evidenced by its recent failure to squeeze Turkey through a NATO probe.
Fehim Tastekin – Jul 10, 2020 – AL MONITOR
The first round in the Turkish-French confrontation over Libya, coming atop the energy row in the eastern Mediterranean, resulted in Ankara’s favor. In early July, a furious France pulled out from a NATO security mission in the Mediterranean after a NATO investigation did not back its allegations that two Turkish frigates harassed a French warship as it sought to inspect a vessel suspected of carrying weapons to Libya last month.
Turkish president throws his lot in again with Russia and Iran in Syria, expands plans for influence in North Africa and moves to convert the Hagia Sophia back into a mosque.
People pose in front of a placard depicting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II, also known as Mehmet the Conqueror, outside Istanbul’s famous Hagia Sophia on July 10, 2020, in Istanbul. Turkey’s top administrative court has annulled a 1934 decree that turned the historic Hagia Sophia into a museum, opening the way for the structure to be converted back into a mosque.
Jul 10, 2020 AL MONITOR – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has never been one for introspection or restraint in his declarations, but his recent statements display an outsized confidence, even by his standards.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS THE LAST DAYS OF EUROPE – ERECTING MOSQUES IN EUROPE – DESTROYING CHRISTIAN CHURCHES IN TURKEY
ERDOGAN TO MAKE HAGIA SOPHIA A MOSQUE AGAIN, BUT WILL IT HELP HIM?
by Soner Cagaptay – Policy Alert July 10, 2020
Turkey’s president seems focused on cementing his legacy and boosting his popularity with voters, but the move is more likely to damage the country’s international brand.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : ERDOGAN’S OWN BLM-DIRECTION – ANTI WHITE – ANTI CHRISTIAN – ANTI EUROP-MESOPOTAMIAN CULTURE
Turkey expels Protestant missionaries for ‘threatening public order’ – The Turkish Protestant community is witnessing a purge as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government turns up pressure against the church. 11 JULY AL MONITOR
Erdogan’s order making Hagia Sophia mosque brings cheers, mourning
While many pious Turks and some Muslims throughout the world celebrated the decision to revert the world heritage site to its pre-Ataturk status, others warned of the move’s potential to create further domestic polarization.
Anhänger des aufständischen Militärführers Khalifa Haftar protestieren im von diesem beherrschten Benghasi gegen die Intervention der Türkei.
Ankara engagiert sich auf Seiten der international anerkannten Regierung und soll mit ihr bereits die Stationierung von Truppen vereinbart haben.
Von Tomas Avenarius, Istanbul – SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG
Turkey’s central bank appears increasingly fragile, with more than 60% of its reserves secured through swap deals.
Mustafa Sonmez – AL MONITOR – Jul 6, 2020
The US dollar stockpiles of countries have taken on a new importance amid the global economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The turmoil has forced countries to review how they manage the gaps between their assets and liabilities and enact fresh measures. As a result, the adequacy of foreign currency reserves in meeting short-term liabilities has become a closely watched indicator.
MESOPOTAMIA NEWS FORMER US INTEL OFFICER NICKNAMED “THE CHAMELEON” – Rubin called US for many years to destroy PKK Kurds
American researcher and former Pentagon official Michael Rubin said that Turkey is practicing ethnic cleansing of the Kurds, and the style of James Jeffrey encourages Erdogan to do so, and called on Jeffrey to be an honest broker, not an advocate for Erdogan.
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Aufstau durch Ilisu Staudamm abgeschlossen – Hasankeyf weitgehend unter Stausee – Doch Kampf am Tigris geht weiter! 18 Juni 2020
Am 19. Mai 2020 verkündete die autoritäre Regierung der Republik Türkei in einem Online ausgestrahlten Videoakt die Inbetriebnahme der ersten Turbine des Ilisu Wasserkraftwerkes. Der Präsident Erdogan sprach dabei mit gezielten Falschbehauptungen die angeblichen Vorteile des Ilisu Projektes.