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MESOP HEADLINE: SIR KARL ! THE CATEGORIC IMPERATIVE
„We should therefore claim, in the name of tolerance, the right not to tolerate the intolerant.”
Sir Karl Raimund Popper, geboren in Wien 1902 / Born in Vienna 1902
„Im Namen der Toleranz sollten wir uns das Recht vorbehalten, die Intoleranz nicht zu tolerieren.“
MESOP BACKGROUNDER ; ERDOGAN’S VISIT TO THE GULF / RESULTS
President Erdogan Visits Gulf: Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan embarked on a brief tour of the Persian Gulf region. The visit was widely covered by local media outlets, and was seen as a significant development in Turkey’s relationships with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. His visit to Saudi Arabia highlighted security issues generated by the Saudi-Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War. The positions of Saudi Arabia and Turkey are “absolutely identical” on Syria, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said last week in Ankara. Bahrain and Turkey signed a memorandum of understanding on arms cooperation, according to state news. A number of other agreements, including visa fee exemptions and education were also signed.
Turkey reportedly also views the new U.S. administration as more sympathetic to its opposition to the Gulenist Movement, according to a Reuters report, and it continues to discuss the extradition of Fethullah Gulen from the United States. Details via http://www.mesop.de/?p=82998
MESOP TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS
MESOP NEWS – THE ALEPPO FUTURE – Aron Lund
MESOP SPOT: JOSHUA = ASSADS SILENT FRIEND IN UNITED STATES – Joshua Landis
Trump is Right on Palestine: Beyond the “Two-State Solution” – by @GrahamE_Fuller grahamefuller.com/trump-is-right…
MESOP PORTRAIT : SIGNIFIKANT ! THE WORLD’S FIRST FEMINIST ADMINISTRATION IN SWEDEN SALUTES IRANIAN MULLAH’S
My stealthy freedom Question to : 3 responsible wellpayed Swedish government Establishment Feminists
“I am an Iranian woman and the founder of this anti compulsory hijab campaign. Have you ever being forced to wear hijab? have you ever experienced morality police that forced you to cover your …
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MESOP NEWS DESCRIPTION : ALWAYS ON THE (TWO) RIGHT SIDES – GEORGE SOROS
George Soros fighting ‘Islamophobia’ by funding political Islam
February 21, 2017 10:00 – GATESTONE FOUNDATION – By Vincent van den Born – On his weblog, Dutch investigative journalist Carel Brendel this Sunday published an article on the first winner of a subsidy, given out by the Foundation for Democracy and Media (SDM). Brendel aimed some criticism at the subsidy earlier, writing that while SDM announced it, it is really paid for by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation (OSF) and led by Maartje Eigeman, who worked for OSF. Brendel also said that the subsidy is really another attempt by the OSF to influence Dutch elections: the subsidies, ostensibly to fight discrimination of Muslims, offered a ‘fast-track procedure’ for those that were focused on the elections. From this, Brendel concludes that: Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82994
MESOP NEWS TODAYS OPINION : THE EU IS DEAD – BUT DOESN’T KNOW (OR DON’T WANT TO KNOW!) – A REPORT FROM MUNICH
How Donald Trump Might Save the E.U.
THE NEW YORK TIMES – Ivan Krastev FEB. 20, 2017 – MUNICH — “The European Union is dead, but it does not know this yet,” Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s far-right National Front, proclaimed recently. The mainstream news media was quick to disagree with her, but the question of whether 2017 could be the last year of European unity is on many people’s minds these days. European leaders feel as if they are awaiting the hangman’s noose.
In many corners of Europe, there is a growing anxiety that the populist wave cannot be reversed. The old Continent is torn apart by the bitter divisions brought on by the euro and migration crises. The union is squeezed between revisionist Russia and President Trump’s “America First,” and demoralized by Britain’s shocking vote for Brexit.
Moreover, the coming elections in the Netherlands, France, Germany, the Czech Republic and, most likely, Italy have the potential to bury the postwar European project. While the European economy is recovering, a sense of insecurity is on the rise. A poll by the British poll agency YouGov in January found that 81 percent of the French, 68 percent of Britons and 60 percent of Germans expected a major terrorist attack to take place in their country this year.
So will the European Union be undone in 2017? Probably not. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=82990
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP NEWS RELEVANT SHORT CUTS – 21 Febr 2017
SYRIA: Four Russian military personnel were killed (NYT) and two others wounded by a roadside bomb outside Homs last week, Russian media reported. It is the largest loss of life for Russia since it entered the Syrian war. www.mesop.de
MESOP SPOT :QUITE NEW ! – CIA Have Frozen Military Aid
22 Febr 2017 – Rebels in northwest Syria say CIA-coordinated military aid has been frozen since last month. Rebel officials said the cut-off came amid clashes with the jihadists of Jabhat Fatah al-Sham. They said that no official explanation was given, although they believed the main objective was to prevent arms and cash being taken by JFS, known as Jabhat al-Nusra until it ended formal allegiance to Al Qa’eda in July 2016.Two US officials said the suspension was because of the JFS attacks. It includes salaries, training, ammunition, and guided anti-tank missiles, some of which was provided by Turkey, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.“The reality is that you have changes in the area, and these changes inevitably have repercussions,” said an official with a Free Syria Army faction. He said no military assistance could “enter at present until matters are organised. There is a new arrangement but nothing has crystallised yet.” Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83002
MESOP NEWS SPECIAL : Russian Reactions To Flynn’s Resignation – MEMRI Russian Media Studies Project – 22 Febr 2017
While part of Russian officialdom dodged comment on Michael Flynn’s resignation from the post of national security adviser or downplayed its importance, the consensus view was that this represented a negative signal for Russia. Russia would have to retrench its hopes for improved Russia-US relations under President Trump as the new president was finding it difficult to exercise control over an anti-Russian establishment. Some commentators believed that an anti-Russia cabal was behind Flynn’s ouster and that Flynn was merely the appetizer with Trump being the main course. These rogue officials backed by the media would not rest till they had ousted Trump and set back Russian-American relations.
We present a sampling of official and press reactions to the Flynn resignation. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83004
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP DOCUMENTS : ERDOGAN CONTRA KURDISH HDP PARTY / OFFICIAL STATEMENT
Revocation of Yüksekdağ’s parliamentary membership is unacceptable
The revocation of HDP Co-Chair Figen Yüksekdağ’s membership in parliament as a fait accompli is unacceptable. The revoking of her position in parliament once again tramples the constitution, and it is an effort to give the government’s political decision the appearance of legality.
The Erdoğan-AKP government is trying to overcome its own political deadlock as well as Turkey’s social and economic crisis by violating the law and attacking the HDP. It has become clear that the Erdoğan-AKP government will not be able to attain the referendum results they expect within the context of this crisis, so they are once again resorting to the same foul methods they’ve used in the past. This mentality, which sees all manner of breaking the law as legitimate, continues to make preparations for a state of lawlessness following the referendum. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83006
MESOP NEWS : THE AMNESTY REPORT ON TURKEY
22 Febr 2017 – “The state of freedom of expression in Turkey has deteriorated sharply over the past year, particularly since the state of emergency declared after the failed July 2016 coup attempt, Amnesty International’s Annual Report stated on Feb. 22. Amnesty presented a timeline of events damaging freedom of speech in Turkey including the appointment of trustees to the taken-over Zaman media group, the conviction of daily Cumhuriyet’s former editor-in-chief Can Dündar and its Ankara bureau chief Erdem Gül, the shutting down of daily Özgür Gündem and scores of other outlets, and the detention of many academics.” Turkish Daily News
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MESOP NEWS : AHMET TÜRK STILL GOING STRONG ! / TURKEY-KURDISTAN
Ousted Mardin co-mayor Türk visits former main opposition leader Baykal
ANKARA- Hurriyet – 22 Febr 2017 – Ahmet Türk, the ousted co-mayor of the southeastern province of Mardin, has paid a visit to former leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), Deniz Baykal, in Ankara.
Türk visited Baykal, who is currently a CHP lawmaker from the southern province of Antalya, to express appreciation for the latter’s visit to his family during his arrest. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83010
MESOP NEWS TURKEY – WILL THE EUROPEAN COURT LISTEN & ACT ?
Turkey’s Pro-Kurdish Opposition Appeals to European Court Over Detentions
www.euractiv.com – 2017-02-21 19:13 GMT – Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish opposition party said yesterday (20 February) it had appealed to the European Court of Human Rights over what it said was the unlawful imprisonment of its two leaders on terrorism-related charges.The arrest last November of the leaders of the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) drew international condemnation over what rights groups say is a widening crackdown on dissent under President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83012
MESOP NEWS FLASH : PKK/PYD – Kurdish Forces Reach Euphrates River East of Raqqa Amid Massive ISIS Collapse
By Chris Tomson Al-Masdar News – Posted 2017-02-22 00:10 GMT – Following the capture of 8 villages earlier in the day, the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) swept through another five ISIS-held villages in a huge offensive that now has Kurdish forward units stationed at the northern bank of the Euphrates River in a region some 40 kilometers east of the provincial capital of Raqqa.Effectively, the SDF were able to impose full control over the villages of Al Kajla, Judayat Khabur, Hamad Assaf, Al Kulayb and Al Kulayb and the latter’s Grain Silos.Further operations are ongoing along the Euphrates River as ISIS militants have left behind several areas without firing a single bullet. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83014
THE GERMAN CHAPTER
MESOP LBGT CULTURE : LE PEN & DIE LEITENDEN FEMINISTINNEN SCHWEDENS
„Sich als Feministinnen bezeichnende (!) – Gibt es gespielten & daneben noch essentiellen Feminismus?) schwedische Ministerinnen begehen einen Kopftuch-Kotau vor den Mullahs – während eine Marine Le Pen dies dem libanesischen Großmufti verweigert.
WETTEN, daß Le Pen auch bei einem Iran Besuch das Kopftuch verweigern würde!? – Vive la difference !
MESOP CULTURE : MUTTERSPRACHE WIE IM VATERLAND – DIE GENEHMIGTEN IDENTITÄREN
Internationaler Tag der Muttersprache; „Trotzdem, Ez kurdim!“
„Die meisten der etwa 40 Millionen Kurden, aufgeteilt auf die vier Staaten, die Kurdistan besetzt halten, Türkei, Iran, Irak und Syrien, im europäischen …
MESOP NEWS : NO FAKE / NO DEMENTI ! JUST EVERYDAY LIFE
Krawalle in Schweden Jugendliche randalieren in Stockholm
Am Wochenende hat Trump mit Aussagen über einen angeblichen Vorfall in Schweden für Aufsehen gesorgt. Jetzt gab es im Migrantenviertel Rinkeby tatsächlich Krawalle.
21.02.2017 – FAZ – Nach einer Festnahme in einer U-Bahn-Station sind am späten Montagabend in einem Stockholmer Migrantenviertel Dutzende Jugendliche auf Polizisten losgegangen. Die Beamten wurden mit Steinen beworfen. Ein Polizist habe einen Schuss abgefeuert, der aber niemanden verletzt habe, teilte die Polizei am Dienstag mit.
Bei der Auseinandersetzung im Stadtteil Rinkeby wurden drei Menschen verletzt, darunter ein Polizist. Zehn Autos wurden angezündet und einige Geschäfte geplündert. Ein Ladenbesitzer wurde nach Polizeiangaben bei dem Versuch angegriffen, sein Geschäft zu verteidigen. Nach Mitternacht gelang es der Polizei, wieder Ordnung herzustellen. www.mesop.de
MESOP CULTURE IN LBGTI – TIMES : LAVROV LOBT FEMINISTINNEN
SCHWEDEN VERSICHERT RUSSLAND BÜNDNISFREIHEIT / LAVROV LOBT SCHWEDISCHE AUSSENMINISTERIN MARGOT WALLSTRÖM
FAZ 22. Februat 2917 – Seite 4 – politik