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MESOP NEWS DOCUMENTS CONCERNING TURKEY / EU BRUSSELS
Dear MESOP NEWS Readers,
for your information, the Council of Europe’s constitutional law experts (also known as “Venice Commission”) have now released the full version (available only in English) of its two other announced opinions on TURKEY (check my previous message hereunder), as follows:
1) “Turkey – Opinion on the Measures provided in the recent Emergency Decree Laws with respect to Freedom of the Media”;
1) “Turkey – Opinion on the duties, competences and functioning of the criminal peace judgeships”.
Both texts are attached to this message (www.mesop.de )
MESOP BRUSSELS DOCUMENTS ON TURKEY : EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) TURKEY – OPINION ON THE DUTIES, COMPETENCES AND FUNCTIONING OF THE CRIMINAL PEACE JUDGESHIPS
This document will not be distributed at the meeting. Please bring this copy. – Strasbourg, 13 March 2017 – Opinion No. 852 / 2016 – CDL-AD(2017)004 – Or. Engl.
Adopted by the Venice Commission at its 110th Plenary Session (Venice, 10-11 March 2017) – On the basis of comments by: Mr Richard Barrett (Member Ireland) / Mr Nicolae Esanu (Member, Republic of Moldova) / Mr Johan Hirschfeldt (Substitute Member, Sweden) / Mr Guido Neppi Modona (Substitute Member, Italy) CDL-AD(2017)004 – 2 –
Contents – Read full document http://www.mesop.de/?p=83736
MESOP BRUSSELS DOCUMENTS ON TURKEY (II) : EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION) TURKEY OPINION ON THE MEASURES PROVIDED IN THE RECENT EMERGENCY DECREE LAWS WITH RESPECT TO FREEDOM OF THE MEDIA
This document will not be distributed at the meeting. Please bring this copy. Strasbourg, 13 March 2017
Opinion No. 872 / 2016 CDL-AD(2017)007 – Or.Engl.
EUROPEAN COMMISSION FOR DEMOCRACY THROUGH LAW (VENICE COMMISSION)
Adopted by the Commission at its 110th Plenary Session (Venice, 10-11 March 2017) – on the basis of comments by: Mr Christoph GRABENWARTER (Member, Austria, Vice-President of the Venice Commission) / Ms Regina KIENER (Member, Switzerland) / Mr Martin KUIJER (Substitute Member, the Netherlands) / Ms Herdis KJERULF THORGEIRSDOTTIR (Member, Iceland, Vice-President of the Venice Commission) – – 2 – CDL-AD(2017)007
Table of Contents
I. INTRODUCTION 3
II. BACKGROUND INFORMATION 3
III. KEY OBSERVATIONS ON THE CURRENT EMERGENCY REGIME IN TURKEY
Read full document http://www.mesop.de/?p=83740
MESOP NEWS “MUST READ”: TODAYS OPINION BY FORMER AMBASSADOR DENNIS ROSS
THE PRESIDENT’S SYRIA CONUNDRUM
By Dennis Ross – New York Daily News – March 15, 2017 – In deciding whether to cooperate with Russia militarily, the U.S. administration must consider the Kremlin’s ties to Iran and its Shiite proxies, and the associated risks of fueling future Sunni jihadist movements.
Forging a coherent policy on Syria would tax any administration. One critical priority is defeating ISIS in a way that neither leaves a vacuum nor fosters deeper sectarian differences after liberating Raqqa. Another is managing Turkey’s opposition to our arming and use of the Kurdish People’s Protection Forces in fighting ISIS — and making sure that Turkey does not confront the Kurds instead of the so-called Islamic State. And, of course, this says nothing about the efforts to bring to an end the war that the Assad regime has largely inflicted on the Syrian people. In this connection, Russia with the help of Turkey has worked out a tenuous ceasefire in Syria; the odds of its holding and turning into a real political process are poor. Assad has killed too many Syrians for any significant part of the opposition to accept his long-term presence. And yet the Russians remain wedded to the Assad regime and inclined to believe they can bludgeon Syrian rebel forces into submission.
Perhaps that will change. It should. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83759
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP NEWS : IRAN SIGNS A DOCUMENT FOR VALDIMIR PUTIN – Iran signs document to guarantee agreements in Syria
17 March 2017 – MESOP – Russia’s special envoy on Syria and Head of Russian delegation in Syrian negotiation in Astana, capital of Kazakhstan, Alexander Lavrentiev said on Wednesday that Iran officially signed document to be as guarantor for agreement on Syria. – According to IRNA the Russian official said that one of the outcomes of the consultations were Iran’s decision to sign officially the document. He added that now Iran is officially with Russia and Turkey as guarantor for execution of obligations in Syria. Current comprehensive ceasefire since December 31, 2016 was established by planning of Iran, Russia and Turkey, which was confirmed by the UN Security Council as well. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83742
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP NEWS : OFFICIAL STATEMENT- PM YILDIRIM WARNS EUROPE
Date : 16.03.2017 – Source : Habertürk – Translation Method : Summary Translation
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım answered the questions of Ciner Media Group Ankara representative on his way to Georgia.Yıldırım indicated that Turkey fulfilled its part in the refugee deal with the EU and that Europe should leave its confusion aside in relations with Turkey. Read full statement: http://www.mesop.de/?p=83744
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP NEWS : THE PKK&PUK BATTLE AGAINST KRG-BARZANI AND THE ECONOMICAL IMPLICATIONS
Intra-Kurdish tensions high amidst provocations and protests
Security forces affiliated with Kurdistan’s ruling KDP party have deployed near several PKK-heavy areas, raising the prospect of more violent confrontations.
- PUK faction seizes more Kirkuk energy infrastructure / § Kurdish rivalries combust in deadly Sinjar battle / § UPDATE: Armed political faction interrupts Kirkuk exports / § One dead in Bai Hassan oil field bombing
www.iraqoilreport.com – www.mesop.de
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP ROJAVA : THE STALINIST SYSTEM OF PYD/PKK IN WEST KURDISTAN-SYRIA
Kurdish Self-Administration Poised to Ban Kurdish Opposition Parties – Mar 16th, 2017 by Enab Baladi – Syrian Observer
PYD self-administration in the Kurdish areas of Syria declares intention of vetting all “unlicensed” political parties, a step in the direction of outlawing opposition parties in the self-administration areas, Kurdish National Council sources . – The Kurdish Democratic Union Party’s self-administration seeks to ban other opposition parties, especially the Kurdish National Council and its affiliates.In a statement quoted by Enab Baladi, on Monday March 13 the joint presidency of the internal authority in the Jazira canton announced that the political parties’ affairs committee will vet all unlicensed political parties within 24 hours.The joint presidency cautioned the named parties against the consequences of not attending, stating that, “in the event that you not comply with the licensing measures within the aforementioned time period, we will be forced to close the office and duly transfer the official to the judiciary.”
Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83749
MESOP NEWS “TARGETS” : Israel Strikes Targets, Downs Anti-Aircraft Missile
March 17 – 2017 – by Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Israel uses Arrow 3 anti-aircraft defense for first time, as Israeli jets target Hezbollah weapons convoy
The Israeli military shot down one of three anti-aircraft missiles fired as Israel’s air force struck targets inside Syria on Friday. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83751
MESOP NEWS “SCANDAL” : THE STALINIST REGIME OF WEST KURDISTAN BY PKK & PYD / CHRISTIAN OFFICE CLOSED
Kurdish Police Close Assyrian Opposition Group’s Headquarters in Syria
By Leith Fadel – Al-Masdar News – Posted 2017-03-16 20:30 GMT
BEIRUT — Kurdish police (Asayish) reportedly closed the headquarters of the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) on Thursday night, forcing all the members inside to leave the premises.According to local reports, the Asayish repeatedly threatened to close the ADO’s headquarters today before the finally stormed the site inside Hasakah City’s Al-Malikiyah District. – Read more: http://www.mesop.de/?p=83753
MESOP NEWS INSIGHT : Why the War in Syria May Not Be About Demographic Change / SHIIFICATION !?
By Aymenn al-Tamimi – 2017-03-16 – QUNEITRA, SYRIA — Perhaps one of the most controversial aspects of the Syrian conflict is the concept of “demographic change”: the allegation that the Syrian government, with the support and participation of its ally Iran, is trying to engineer a new sectarian balance. According to this argument, featured prominently in a wide range of media outlets, the government is trying to reduce the proportion of Sunnis who may pose a threat to its rule, and repopulate majority-Sunni areas with foreign and/or native Shiites — alongside Iranian efforts to pursue broader Shiification: that is, conversions to Shiite Islam among the wider population. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83757
MESOP ANALYSIS : RAQQA & AFTER RAQQA – RESSOURCE PERSON AARON STEIN / FRITZ LODGE / BRIAN MICHAEL JENKINS (CLICK BOTTOM LINK FOR ALLE SOURCES)
SYRIA NEWS RAAQA – Today’s Insight: Nobody has a strategy: The Turks, the Iranians, the U.S., the opposition, the government, even the Kurds. Nobody has a viable strategy that could outlast the next five years.”
Objective: Raqqa | Fritz Lodge, The Cipher Brief
Despite its fearsome codename, Operation Wrath of Euphrates, the campaign by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to capture Raqqa from ISIS has progressed in fits and starts since its announcement on November 6th of last year. However, that changed this month, with the operation appearing to have accelerated and SDF forces pushing to within just 50 kilometers of the ISIS capital.
No Clear Road to Raqqa | Brian Michael Jenkins, Senior Advisor, RAND Corporation
“We could put American boots on the ground and do this ourselves, but there would be heavy casualties, and introducing American combat forces would change the dynamics of the contest. Beyond that, very few people accept the idea that the fall of Raqqa will end the fight.”
A Very Long and Nasty Fight | Aaron Stein, Resident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council
“The situation is so inherently complex because the U.S. is conducting an unconventional warfare campaign against an illegitimate government, which is parasitic to the accepted government in Damascus that has killed hundreds of thousands of its own people. The whole situation is insane. Nobody has a strategy: The Turks, the Iranians, the U.S., the opposition, the government, even the Kurds. Nobody has a viable strategy that could outlast the next five years.” Read all texts http://www.mesop.de/?p=83761
MESOP NEWS : THE NEW STALINIST REGIME OF PKK/PYD IN ROJAVA / WEST KURDISTAN-SYRIA (IV)
PYD Threatens Roj Peshmerga Families with Expulsion
Basnews English – 16/03/2017 – ERBIL — The Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) which is considered an offshoot of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has threatened to expel the families of the Rojava Peshmerga troops.
BasNews has learned that PYD Asayish (Security Forces) have begun warning the families of Roj Peshmerga and threatened them with expulsion from Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan) if their relatives do not abandon the Peshmerga force. Rojava Peshmerga, known as Roj Peshmerga, is composed of Syrian Kurds and trained by US under Kurdistan Region Peshmerga Ministry’s auspiecies to take part in anti-Islamic State (IS) efforts in Syria. The Roj Peshmerga forces are currently operating in the Kurdistan Region and engaged in the fight against IS in different locations in the northern Iraq. However, PYD has so far precluded the troops from returning to Rojava, their homeland.
Emad Birho, a member of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS), confirmed the news to BasNews and revealed that PYD has dismissed all the employees at the oil fields of Rmelan who have relatives among Roj Peshmerga.”PYD has pressured Rojava people to withdraw their family members from Roj Peshmerga or leave the region,” he said. According to the information obtained by BasNews, PYD Asayish has arrested a number of civilians named Ahmed Talho and his son Ibrahim, Ayub Faris and Nuraddin Izzadin Qasim in Derik town of Rojava because they have relatives serving in the ranks of Roj Peshmerga. www.mesop.de
MESOP NEWS : THE STALINIST REGIME OF PKK/PYD IN ROJAVA – WEST KURDISTAN-SYRIA (V) – THE AXIS OF THE UGLY !
PKK, Iran, Syrian Regime Meet on Military Coordination
Basnews English – 17/03/2017 – ERBIL — Several Senior military commanders from the Syrian Regime and the Islamic Republic of Iran have jointly met with the leading members of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Syria, a source told BasNews. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=83763
MESOP “SHAME”! : THE NEW STALINIST REGIME OF PKK/PYD IN ROJAVA WEST KURDISTAN-SYRIA (VI)
PYD, Syrian Regime Jointly Interrogate ENKS Arrestees – PKK open Collaboration with Assad
Basnews English – 17/03/2017 – 14:56 – ERBIL — The ruling Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD) jointly with the Syrian Regime interrogated the arrested politicians and activists from rival parties in Rojava, a witness said.
Imadaddin Ali, member of the Syrian Kurdish National Council (ENKS) from Amude, has recently been called for interrogations by the security forces affiliated with the PYD, but he found himself being questioned by officers from the Syrian Regime in a local security headquarter.
There were also members of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) present in the interrogation sessions, Ali told Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) official website. “There were scores of other people being questioned by them.” The rival parties now accuse the PKK of implementing an Iranian-Syrian agenda by strengthening ties between its Syrian offshoot, the PYD, and other proxies. www.mesop.de
THE GERMAN CHAPTER
MESOP NEWS : „BERLINER LINKSREGIERUNG LÄSST JETZT BETEN“ : Michael MüllerBerliner Bürgermeister tritt auf Islamisten-Veranstaltung auf
Von Ricarda Breyton, Marcel Leubecher | Stand: 16.03.2017 | DIE WELT – Der Berliner Bürgermeister ist vor der Gedächtniskirche auf einer von Islamisten angemeldeten Kundgebung aufgetreten.
- Der Zentralrat der Juden rief Müller in einem Schreiben auf, nicht teilzunehmen, wie die Organisation der „Welt“ sagten.
- Der Verfassungsschutz beobachtet den Mitveranstalter und drei teilnehmende Vereine wegen der Nähe zur Muslimbruderschaft
Warum das wichtig ist: Bei einem islamistischen Terroranschlag am 19. Dezember 2016 mit einem gestohlenen Lkw wurden zwölf Menschen getötet und zahlreiche verletzt.
……. Jetzt hilft nur noch beten ! – Wer meint, mit solchen homöopathischen Mitteln einem Problem beikommen zu können, das ein türkischer Minister als mit den durchaus zutreffenden Worten vom Beginn „Holy War in Europa“ notiert hat – der sollte wissen, daß dies Gebet sein letztes ist. https://www.welt.de/politik/deutschland/article162921585/Berliner-Buergermeister-tritt-auf-Islamisten-Veranstaltung-auf.html
MESOP HEUTE (17 3. 2017) “WIR MÖGEN ERDOGAN” ! :
Während die Migrationsideologen einem dies / jenes erzählen und alles schön- klein- oder wegreden – sagt RECEP TAYYIP immer die Wahrheit + was man will : Europa/Deutschland übernehmen, die Demographie ändern + siegen!
Erdogan an die Türken in Europa: „Macht nicht drei, sondern fünf Kinder“
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Türkischer Innenminister Soylu „Wenn ihr wollt, ebnen wir 15.000 Flüchtlingen im Monat den Weg“
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MESOP NEWS : DER LINKE “WDR” (NRW) & DIE JÜDISCHE WELTHERRSCHAFT MIT GEERT WILDERS
Vorwurf Verschwörungstheorien WDR überarbeitet Wilders-Dokumentation
Der WDR nimmt eine Dokumentation über Geert Wilders zeitweilig aus der Mediathek, um sie zu überarbeiten. Dem Sender wurde vorgeworfen, Verschwörungstheorien über eine jüdische Weltherrschaft Vorschub zu leisten. 17.03.2017 – FAZ
Nach dem Vorwurf, Verschwörungstheorien um Geert Wilders zu verbreiten, hat der WDR eine bereits im Fernsehen ausgestrahlte Sendung über den niederländischen Rechtspopulisten nachträglich überarbeitet. Am Mittwochabend hatte der Sender zwar via Twitter einen Fehler eingeräumt, zugleich aber erklärt, der am 8. März ausgestrahlte Film „Holland in Not – Wer ist Geert Wilders?“ sei „grundsätzlich nicht zu beanstanden“. Am Donnerstag indes war die Dokumentation im Internetauftritt zunächst nicht mehr abrufbar, bis am späten Nachmittag eine geänderte Fassung in die Mediathek eingestellt wurde.„Dies ist eine geänderte Version des Films. Verzichtet wurde auf die Äußerungen des Scheichs Yasin, dessen Auftreten und Einordnung wir für problematisch halten“, heißt es auf der entsprechenden Mediathekseite. Volltext http://www.mesop.de/?p=83769