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MESOP TODAYS FORECAST
By NEIL MacFARQUHAR and TIM ARANGO – 9 August 2016 – The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will visit his Russian counterpart, Vladimir V. Putin, on Tuesday to show mutual admiration and to discuss Syria and trade. http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/09/world/europe/russia-putin-turkey-erdogan-syria.html?emc=edit_ee_20160809&nl=todaysheadlines-europe&nlid=73143833&_r=0
MESOP TODAYS RELEVANT TWEETS & SHORT CUTS
MESOP: ON PUTIN’S & TEHRANS COMMAND HEADING FOR ALEPPO
MESOP TODAYS : Turkey EU Minister says they will stop implementing migrants deal with Europe doesn’t give a date for visa-free travel – 9 Aug 2016
MESOP : PUK = TEHRAN’S BRANCH IN KURDISTAN
#Turkey and #Russia to reinstate their $100 billion trade target. http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKCN10K1LA?il=0 …
MESOP : ERDOGAN & PUTIN & PUTIN & ERDOGAN = TWINS !
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu @MevlutCavusoglu – Bu ziyaretle Rusya’yla ilişkilerimizi ait olduğu yüksek seviyeye taşımak için karşılıklı ortak irademizi teyit ettik
MESOP : ALEXANDER DUGIN IN KATHEON
Russia will increase its Air-Force presence in Syria
Tuesday, 9 August, 2016 – 14:30 – A draft law of the agreement with Syria on the placement of the Russian Armed Forces aviation group in the territory of the Syrian Arab Republic was submitted by Vladimir Putin to the State Duma . Relevant information is available in the electronic database of the Duma. The agreement was signed by the Ministry of Defense of Russia and Syria in Damascus on August 26, 2015. The text stresses that “the presence of Russian aviation group on the territory of Syria meets the objectives of maintaining peace and stability in the region, holds adefensive nature and is not directed against other states.” Russian presence in Syria has been key to combating US-backed terrorists of ISIS and other groups. www.mesop.de
Erdogan’s meeting with Putin this week will tell us what the future holds for Syria | Robert Fisk
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MESOP TODAYS OPINION : The Roots of Gulenist Power In Turkey – The Coup & After
By John Butler and Dov Friedman – Foreign Affairs – Washington – August 2016 – Two weeks after the failed Turkish coup attempt, there are still questions about the full extent of the plot and who, exactly, was involved. Still, it is possible to make some educated guesses. – The ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has blamed Pennsylvania-based preacher Fethullah Gulen and his followers. The ongoing power struggle between the AKP and the Gulenists renders this account suspicious, although mounting evidence suggests that high-ranking followers of Gulen were intimately involved in the plotting and execution of the coup attempt. The evidence thus poses thorny challenges for Turkey and its partner, the United States. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76840
MESOP TODAYS FOCUS BY WALL STREET JOURNAL
How Turkey’s Accusations Against Academics in Wake of Coup Attempt Echo Iran’s Practices
By Haleh Esfandiari – Aug 9, 2016 – Haleh Esfandiari, a dual citizen of the U.S. and Iran, is director emerita of and a senior scholar at the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. She was held in solitary confinement in Evin Prison in Tehran for 105 days in 2007. The views expressed here are her own.
Turkey has contracted Iran’s paranoia. Unable or unwilling to believe that Turkish citizens might independently act against their government, authorities in Istanbul have accused the U.S. government of aiding the military’s recent coup attempt and have sought to extradite a cleric living in Pennsylvania. Pro-government Turkish newspapers have also–and improbably–implicated a group of academics from Turkey, the U.S., and other countries who happened to be in Turkey when the coup effort occurred. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76856
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
“KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP” – DEATILED DOCUMENTATION – Opposition Forces Break the Siege of Aleppo City
By Christopher Kozak (ISW) – 9 August 2016 – Opposition groups lifted the siege of Aleppo City on August 6, dealing a severe setback to efforts by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies to force the surrender of the primary stronghold of the opposition in Northern Syria. Jabhat Fatah al-Sham – the successor of al Qaeda’s Syrian affiliate Jabhat al-Nusra – and other groups in the Jaysh al-Fatah Operations Room seized the Ramouseh Artillery College and neighboring Ramouseh Industrial District following several days of heavy clashes with pro-regime forces. These gains opened a one-mile-wide corridor to opposition-held districts of the city, representing the high-water mark of a major opposition counteroffensive that began on July 31 with a stated aim to break the siege after pro-regime forces completed the encirclement of opposition-held districts on July 28. The estimated quarter-million remaining residents of Eastern Aleppo City nonetheless face a continued threat of siege amidst ongoing clashes and heavy aerial bombardment by Russian and Syrian warplanes that have prevented humanitarian groups and civilians from using the newly-established supply route. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76846
Syria Interview: “The Siege is the Worst Way of Death” / WATCH VIDEO SPEECH ABU BAKR
August 09 – 07:08 2016 – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Just before rebels broke pro-Assad blockade of Aleppo on Saturday, the commander of operations for the Ahrar al-Sham faction spoke about the campaign for Syria’s largest city: “The siege is the worst way of death.” Hossam Abu Bakr was interviewed last Friday by Hadi al-Abdallah, the first interview conducted by the journalist since he was seriously injured by a bomb in Aleppo city in June. Abu Bakr declares: Watch speech http://www.mesop.de/?p=76848
MESOP Syria Analysis: The Dangerous Misunderstanding of “Al Qa’eda”
Courtesy Scott Lucas – eaworldview – 9 August 2016 – Published in partnership with The Conversation: The jihadist organisation Jabhat al-Nusra (aka the al-Nusra Front), involved in Syria’s civil war since 2012, announced in a video that it is formally detaching itself from al-Qaeda. The move, which had been negotiated for well over a year, was confirmed on July 28. – In the video, Nusra leader Abu Mohammad al-Joulani said the detachment was “in the necessity of the continuity of the jihad of al-Sham [Syria]”. Renamed as Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (the Front for the Conquest of Syria), Nusra will try to bring other rebel factions into a unified body, which al-Joulani says will represent “the masses of the people, liberating their lands, giving victory to their faith, and upholding their testimony of faith”. Watch all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76854
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP BACKGROUNDER : ALL GOING FOR PUTIN – NOBODY FOR OBAMA OR BRUSSELS EU / Tehran Proclaims “All-Out Cooperation” With Russia
8 August 2016 – By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – Iran has proclaimed the pursuit of “all-out cooperation” with Russia as President Rouhani met Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Monday.Rouhani and Putin held bilateral discussions during a summit in Baku which also included the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev.Iran’s English-language outlet Press TV declared that the two men “stressed the importance of accelerating the development of bilateral relations in all fields” and “said Tehran and Moscow need to make more efforts to speed up the development of all-out cooperation”. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76850
MESOP SPECIAL : MANKINDS BABYLON DESTROYED / WESTERN LEFT WING ELITISTS DOESN’T CARE / THANK GOD, THAT THERE EXISTS COLONIAL LOOTED ART IN EUROPEAN MUSEUMS
Babylon — How War Almost Erased ‘mankind’s Greatest Heritage Site’ – (Oxford English Dictionary called it “the mystical city of the Apocalypse”).
By Justin Marozzi – The Guardian – 2016-08-08 – Of all the world’s lost cities, none surely can compete for evocative splendour, age or mystery with Babylon. Here on the desert plains 60 miles south of Baghdad, where the sun turns horizons into flashing pools of mercury, is where so much of human history began. – Land of the Fertile Crescent, bounded by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, this is successively the realm of Sumer and Akkad, Assyria, Babylonia, Mesopotamia and Iraq. Adam and Eve’s Garden of Eden is said to have been nearby. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76852
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP TODAYS OPINION BY MAHMUT BOZARSLAN / FETULLAH GUERLEN WELLKNOWN TRADING PARTNER OF KURDISH KRG
Will KRG be next target of Turkey’s Gulenist purge?
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey — Since the July 15 coup attempt, Turkey has been busy seizing assets of the suspected instigators, members of the Fethullah Gulen movement. When that task is done, Turkey may then turn to Gulenist assets abroad. There are many who believe Turkey will target Gulenist activities and assets next door in Iraqi Kurdistan. Yet the large presence of Gulenists there won’t necessarily disrupt relations between Turkey and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Despite tensions between the two, Turkey remains a significant trading partner for the KRG. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=76858
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
Linksalternative Milieus Wo sind die Flüchtlinge?
Die größte Aufnahmebereitschaft für Asylsuchende wird in Stadtteilen mit linksalternativen Milieus gemessen. Doch gerade dort sind sie häufig nicht untergebracht. Wie passt das zum Helferanspruch? – 01.08.2015, von Philipp Krohn FAZ
…. Nur als Kellner + Köche präsent für die Besserbezahlten Mittelstandslinken.
MESOP : A NOW-WIN SITUATION – TÜRKEI SETZT DATIERTES ULTIMATUM / MESOP : PHRASEN & FORMELN FINIS / JETZT MÜSSEN DIE IDEOLOGEN WIEDER RAN
Türkei setzt heute endgültiges Ultimatum für EU-Migranten-Abkommen – “Erdoğan verfolgt offen die Islamisierung Europas”
Die Türkei hat angedroht, eine Vereinbarung, die den Strom von Migranten in die Europäische Union eindämmen soll, platzen zu lassen, falls türkischen Bürgern nicht bis Oktober die visafreie Einreise in die EU gewährt wird. – “Egal wie grob, wie gnadenlos, wie gewissenlos die westlichen Länder sich verhalten, sie haben keine Chance, diesen Strom unter Kontrolle zu halten.” — Der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, zitiert von dem deutschen Journalisten Wolfram Weimer. Volltext : http://www.mesop.de/?p=76860
MESOP : RADIKALES SCHWANKEN BEI DEUTSCHER WIRTSCHAFSELITE / ROLAND BERGER UMFRAGE / WO DOCH DAS CAPITAL LINKS STEHT ? – FRAGEN SIE „PRO ASYL“ ODER „OPEN BORDERS“
Die große Furcht vor dem zweiten Flüchtlingsstrom
Wenn der Türkei-Flüchtlingsdeal platzt, wird ein neuer Ansturm von Asylbewerbern erwartet. Sahen Wirtschaftsforscher anfangs große Chancen in der Massenzuwanderung, schwenken sie nun radikal um. Von Nando Sommerfeldt Redakteur – DIE WELT – 9 August 2016 – http://www.welt.de/wirtschaft/article157572494/Die-grosse-Furcht-vor-dem-zweiten-Fluechtlingsstrom.html?wtmc=newsletter.wasdieweltbewegt.newsteaser…standardteaser&r=86554586658113&lid=558653&pm_ln=553096
MESOP : FACHGESPRÄCH IM BLATT DER „KLUGEN KÖPFE“ (FAZ) – „AN-SICH“ Ist der Islam gut & sogar wirtschaftlich produktiv ! Aber „An-und-Für-sich“?
Hegel meint: Demnach steht neben dem An-sich-Sein (als dem Stadium der Identität) das Für-sich-Sein (als das Stadium der Differenz oder Nicht-Identität); diese beiden Stadien werden schließlich in einem Stadium des An-und-für-sich-Seins vermittelt oder aufgehoben (Dialektik).
FAZ.NET-Fach- Gespräch – „Der Islam an sich schadet der Wirtschaft nicht“ – Wirtschaftswissenschaftler und Islamkenner Timur Kuran im Interview.
09.08.2016, von Alexander Armbruster – http://www.faz.net/aktuell/wirtschaft/wirtschaftspolitik/timur-kuran-im-interview-zu-islam-wirtschaft-im-nahen-osten-14376077.html?xtor=EREC-7-[Der_Tag_am_Mittag]-20160809&utm_source=FAZnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Newsletter_FAZ_Der_Tag_am_Mittag