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THE ISTANBUL MASTERMIND
MESOP : OBAMA FOLLOWS PUTIN
It means Russia stopped the advance of its allies toward KSA allies South Aleppo, agreed with USA on cease-fire @MarkSleboda1 @zaki1897
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Obama has caved to Russia in Syria, offering to join in attacking anti-Assad forces in Aleppo, reports @joshrogin
MESOP INSIDERS: How #Syria rebels supplied with U.S. TOW missiles hide operator when embedded in #AlQaeda Jaysh al Fatah coalition
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MESOP : WHAT WILL DEMIRTAS (HDP) DO ?
HDP’s Demirtas called by court 2 give statement(likely 4 cases since immunity lifted) what’s next if he doesn’t go? http://m.t24.com.tr/haber/savcilik-selahattin-demirtasi-ifadeye-cagrildi,347894 …
MESOP : PKK INVADERS DEVELOPING THE FRONT AGAINST KRG-GOVERNMENT IN SINJAR AND HALABJA
PKK unites 2 affiliated groups & forms new party in Sinjar http://www.basnews.com/index.php/en/news/kurdistan/283611 …
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MESOP TODAYS COMMENTARY BY SONER CAGAPTEY : TUESDAY CHANGED EVERYTHING FOR TURKEY
Featuring Soner Cagaptay – Cipher Brief – June 30, 2016
The Cipher Brief spoke with Soner Cagaptay, the Beyer Family Fellow and director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute, to discuss the dramatic implications of the latest major terrorist attack in Turkey.
The Cipher Brief: How could Tuesday’s attack on Ataturk International Airport in Istanbul impact Turkey’s security moving forward? Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75507
MESOP TODAYS OPINION BY MICHAEL RUBIN – AMERICAN ENTERPRISE
Kurdistan rising: Are the Kurds prepared? Is the United States?
June 27, 2016 8:18 am | AEIdeas – Ask most Kurds if they want independence and the answer is a resounding yes. “We’re the largest people without a nation,” goes a common refrain. Iraqi Kurdish political leader Masoud Barzani talks about the inevitability of independence and, every few years like clockwork, he calls for a referendum. How would that referendum be worded? No one knows, because no work has been done to make it happen. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75503
MESOP TODAYS TOP ON THE AGENDA : THE ISIS CAMPAIGN IN TURKEY / BACKGROUND & SUMMARY
By Caitlin Forrest and Chris Kozak (ISW) – ISIS is refocusing its strategy in Turkey towards destabilizing the Turkish state and isolating it from the West. ISIS has two main lines of effort in Turkey. The first is to incite an ethnic war between the Kurds and the Turkish state in order to weaken its opponents in northern Syria and regain freedom of action in southern Turkey. The second is to undermine the Turkish state and punish it for being part of the anti-ISIS coalition through attacks against western targets in Turkey. ISIS has more actively pursued this second line of effort by targeting Westerners in Istanbul beginning in early 2016 while continuing its campaign along the Syrian border. The triple suicide bombing at the Istanbul Ataturk Airport on June 28, 2016 supports ISIS’s stated strategic objectives of seizing Constantinople and undermining the Turkish state by harming the vital tourism industry, targeting infrastructure that connects Turkey to the West, and raising requirements for domestic security services. ISIS has not claimed any spectacular attacks against the state in Turkey in order to avoid a major domestic crackdown that would threaten its freedom of action as well as its cross-border mobility into Syria. Moreover, ISIS already accomplishes its objectives in Turkey through spectacular attacks without risking a claim. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75513
MESOP TODAYS OPINION : RETHINKING THE U.S. MILITARY ROLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Featuring James F. Jeffrey, Michael Eisenstadt & Gideon Rose
PolicyWatch 2639 – June 30, 2016 – On June 24, James Jeffrey, Michael Eisenstadt, and Gideon Rose addressed a Washington Institute Policy Forum marking the release of the new report U.S. Military Engagement in the Broader Middle East. Jeffrey is the Institute’s Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow and former U.S. ambassador to Iraq and Turkey. Eisenstadt is the Institute’s Kahn Fellow and director of its Military and Security Studies Program. Rose is the editor of Foreign Affairs and served on the National Security Council staff during the Clinton administration. The following is a rapporteur’s summary of their remarks. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75511
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP MOST WANTED MAN ! – ISTANBUL MASTERMIND No. 1 – Report: ‘Akhmed One-Arm’ Planned Bombing
According to a U.S. official and Turkish media, Akhmed Chatayev, also known as “Akhmed One-Arm,” directed the suicide attackers who killed 43 people in the Istanbul airport on Tuesday. Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, said Chatayev was responsible for the shooting and bombing and his whereabouts are unknown. Chatayev is a well-known top soldier in the ISIS war ministry, CNN reports. “He’s… probably the No. 1 enemy in the Northern Caucasus region of Russia,” McCaul said. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=75515
MESOP INSIDERS: Turkey says organiser of Ankara suicide attack by Kurdish TAK (PKK) killed by Counter-operation
ANKARA, MESOP – 1 July 2016 – An organiser of a deadly suicide attack in Ankara in February that left at least 28 people dead has been killed in counter-terror operations in Kurdish-majority southeast Turkey, a Turkish official said on Friday.“Mehmet Sirin Kaya, a mastermind of the February 17 suicide attack against military personnel in Ankara has been killed in counter-terrorism operations in Lice, Diyarbakir,” the official told journalists, speaking on condition of anonymity Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75519
MESOP : THE KURDISH POLITCAL SPECTRUM APART FROM HDP/PKK
AN OVERVIEW OF EXISTING KURDISH POLITICAL PARTIES IN TURKEY INCLUDING HDP / SERTAC BUCAK’S COMMENTS
Could an alternative Kurdish party succeed in Turkey? / Fehim Tastekin
Ankara’s political corridors are filled with rumors that Turkey’s pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) is likely to split and that an alternative Kurdish party is being prepared, but many observers say a new party is unlikely.
Speculation was triggered by the recent remarks of party deputy Altan Tan, who said, “We are at a fork in the road in Kurdish politics.” He warned that if the country’s mindset of war doesn’t change and if divergent leftist, socialist and secular narratives continue, Kurds may face complicated developments. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75523
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP : GERMAN GOVERNMENT INVOLVE D ? – Assad Claims to Work with Western Governments / CNN & WASHINGTON POST
1 July 2016 – MESOP – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad claimed that his government is clandestinely working with representatives of Western nations in an interview with Australian news channel SBS. “This is the double standard of the West in general: They attack us politically and they send us their officials to deal with us under the table, especially the security, including your government,” Assad told the Australian broadcaster, suggesting that the contacts are secret to not upset the United States, which he said his government does not communicate with directly. Though the Obama administration has no connections to the Assad regime, it is reportedly considering an arrangement with Russia to coordinate strikes against Jabhat al-Nusra, the Syrian al-Qaeda affiliate, in exchange for Russia halting strikes against U.S.-backed rebel forces. Read more about : http://www.mesop.de/?p=75517
MESOP : DE MISTURY (UN) COUNTS KURDS – Syrian Kurds launch campaign ME & My family are 5% !
Ossama Muhammad | Ekurd.net – 1 July 2016 – QAMISHLO, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian Kurdish activists start a campaign on the social media, criticizing the lead UN envoy for his the statement which includes that the Kurds makeup only 5% from the Syrian population.
Activists called for the Hashtag to ask the UN envoy to apologize for the Syrian Kurds, who make up about 17 percent of the Syria population according to the latest statistics.However, the activists asked the UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura, to clarify his statement and present the references which he depend on them to claim that the Kurds present five percent of the Syrian population. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=75521
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP LATEST : Iranian army says it will go beyond its borders to crush the KDPI threat
By Rudaw – 1 July 2016 – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—The Iranian army’s second-in-command Brigadier General Hossein Salami said on Friday that Iran will crush any threats to its territories and told authorities in the Kurdistan Region to abide by their commitment to the security of their shared border.
“I warn the officials of northern Iraq adhere to their commitments as the Islamic Republic will crush threats regardless of geographical considerations.” Gen. Salami said at a Friday prayer speech in Tehran University, according to Tehran Times. Read more http://www.mesop.de/?p=75527
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
MESOP : WARUM GIBT ES „RECHTS“ & WARUM „LINKS“ EIGENTLICH ? – Die Diskursspaltung zeigt sich auch in der Politik. Sie verläuft an der Linie zwischen geographisch indifferenten Kosmopoliten und identitären Regionalisten / RAUM- & ZEITMENSCHEN UNTERSCHEIDEN SICH
Revolte der Körper – von Thomas Thiel (FAZ)
Wenn ein Dirigent ein Konzert leitet, verfolgt der Musiker nicht jede seiner Bewegungen, und es ist immer wieder ein Wunder, wie die einzelnen Stimmen ineinandergreifen und sich im Akkord von Geigen, Bläsern und Harfen ein Klangkörper bildet und in den Raum entschwebt. Der phänomenologisch inspirierte Psychiater Thomas Fuchs führt dies auf die ästhetische Körperintelligenz zurück, die dem Verstand vorgreift und einen zweiten, heimlichen Taktstock führt. Dies an die Adresse des neuen Volksbühnen-Impresario Chris Dercon, der ein Theater in jede Flughafenhalle verlegen zu können glaubt. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=75509