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MESOP : CURIOUS WORLD ! – AFTER IRANIAN TROOPS PLUS HEZBOLLAH ARE BOMBARDING KURDS MURAT KARAYILAN (PKK LEADER) CALLS FOR NOT TARGETING THE MULLAH REGIME IN KURDISTAN-IRAN
20 Aug 2015 – YPG commander Lawend Rojava: Syrian regime should not be part of a Turkish plot against our forces. – He says they are following meetings between Iran, Syria, and Turkey closely. He also said that the liberation of Manbij was the main reason for the clashes, because the Syrian government is not happy and want to stop the campaign by the SDF forces (source: ANHA) www.mesop.de
Kurdish news agency ANHA reports this morning that clashes continue in Hasakah city and says Syrian NDF militia is backed by Hezbollah, and Iran. Also in April Qamislo clashes a few months ago, Kurdish fighters suspected Shia militia snipers were involved in the fight, since the snipers ‘were better than usual’.
MESOP : WLADIMIR VAN WILGENBURG – A PKK REPORTER
Syrian army blames ‘military wing of PKK’ for Hasakah clashes http://aranews.net/…/syrian-army-blames-military-wing-pkk-…/
More news on the hour from Hassakah via www.mesop.de
#BreakingNews Assad’s regime warns YPG terrorist militia must leave Hasakah in 24-hours or face serious escalations.. #Syria #TwitterKurds
PYD/PKK YPG Militia is using Arabs/Christians in Hasakah as human shields and refused to allow them to leave the city.. #TwitterKurds #Syria 19 Aug 2016
No-Fly Zone Syria @NFZSyria 2h2 hours ago – No-Fly Zone Syria Retweeted Jamie McIntyre
US imposes smallest possible No-Fly Zone in northern Syria.
Jamie McIntyre @jamiejmcintyre – US scrambled jets over N. Syria after 2 Syria Su-24s bomb dangerously close to US SOF on the ground. Say Dod Spox Capt. Davis. – More via www.mesop.de
MESOP : WATCH PKK CONFESSION – STATEMENT : WE DID ELAZIG !
WEST KURDISTAN (SYRIA)
MESOP : A NEAR CLASH BETWEEN US vs. SYRIA JETS NEAR HASSAKEH (ISRAELI DEBKA FILES REPORT) – US, Russia trade blows in Syria on Kurds’ backs
20 Aug 2016 – DEBKA FILE – The near-clash between US and Syrian warplanes over Kurdish Hassaka in northern Syrian Friday Aug. 19 sprung out of the Obama administration’s decision the day before to try and draw the line on the growing Russian-Iranian-Turkish-Syrian collaboration in the conjoined Syrian-Iraqi arenas, debkafile’s military sources report. It occurred when US jets flew in protective formation over the Kurdish positions, the day after they were attacked by Syrian (some Middle East sources say, Russian) jets.
The US jets came within a mile of the two Syrian Su-24 fighter jets approaching the Kurdish enclave of Hassaka, and warned them off. Without responding the Syrian planes turned tail.
The US Defense Department reported that when the incident began, “coalition forces on the ground” tried reaching the Syrian jets on a “common radio frequency” but received not response. The spokesman did not specify which “coalition forces” he was referring to.
According to some Middle East sources, the Su-24s which attacked Hassaka Thursday were Russian – not Syrian. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77265
MESOP A SUMMARY OF BODYCOUNT – Russia Has Now Killed More Civilians in Syria than ISIS
A new report by the Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) reveals a dangerous escalation in Russian airstrikes, with Russian attacks now causing more civilian deaths than the terrorist group, ISIS.
Since the start of Russia’s intervention in Syria less than one year ago, Russian forces have killed at least 2,704 civilians, including 746 children and 514 women. By contrast, in the three years since ISIS first gained a foothold in Syria, the terrorist group has killed an estimated 2,686 civilians, including 368 children and 323 women. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77229
MESOP REPORT : INCREDIBLY ! – THE OMRAN DAGNEESH STORY
PUTIN’S & ASSADS CHILDREN VICTIMS – Aleppo’s underground orphanage offers haven for children bereaved by war
19 Aug 2016 – THE GUARDIAN – UK – Children from ages two to 14 sleep, eat and study in subterranean refuge while the bombing continues overhead – By Emma Graham-Harrison
Two floors underground, Aleppo’s luckier orphans sleep as safely as anyone can in a city at war, though they are jolted awake regularly by bombs ripping apart the streets above them.Watching over them are Asmar Halabi and his wife, who knows in intimate, painful detail the damage explosives can do, because she still carries injuries picked up in an airstrike on a school two years ago.The suffering of the Syrian city’s children, who have lived through years of bombing, was thrust back into the headlines this week by a photograph of five-year-old Omran Daqneesh, bereft and bloodied in the back of an ambulance. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77247
NORTH KURDISTAN (TURKEY)
MESOP TODAYS ANALYSIS BY METIN GURCAN – AL MONITOR
Turkey abandoning NATO or vice versa?
19 Aug 2016 – A piece I wrote in October 2014 titled “Is NATO membership shackling Turkey?” was about the Turkish public opinion debate over NATO. Today’s article asks whether NATO might find Turkey’s membership burdensome. There is a growing perception in Turkey that NATO has been apathetic in the aftermath of the July 15 coup attempt and hasn’t shown the appropriate concern a member of the alliance deserves. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77231
“KNOW BETTER WITH MESOP” : Turkish FM makes surprise visit to Iran
19 Aug 2016 – Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu made a surprise visit to Iran on Aug. 18, while en route to India for a scheduled official visit, private broadcaster CNNTurk reported on Aug. 19. – – – Cavusoglu’s unannounced stop in neighboring Iran on Aug. 18 came after reports that he was planning to visit following Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif’s trip to Ankara.The Turkish foreign minister discussed key regional issues, including the ongoing Syrian crisis, in his talks in Iran, the report said. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had paid a visit to Ankara on Aug. 12, during which he held a meeting and joint press conference with Cavusoglu. www.mesop.de
MESOP “THE HASSAKEH EVENT” : ERDOGAN & IRAN PLUS PUTIN CONTRA KURDS AND PRO ASSAD – Sudden Visit by Turkey’s FM to Discuss Syrian Crisis TEXT OF THE VISIT)
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has paid a sudden visit to Iran to continue discussions about the Syrian crisis. Cavusoglu saw Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif in the unscheduled trip on Thursday “to follow up on the agreements and consultations held between the two countries during Zarif’s visit to Ankara last week”, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qasemi said on Friday. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77253
MESOP FOCUS : HASSAKEH THIS MORNING”–Regime Fighting With Kurds Continues in Hasakah
20 Aug 2016 – Kurdish and regime forces fought for a third day in Hasakah in eastern Syria on Friday, as the Syrian Air Force again bombed Kurdish positions.Kurdish outlets claimed that the YPG militia and Asayish security forces advanced in parts of the city, as regime supporters acknowledged a “full-scale assault” in districts such as al-Nashwa and al-Guweiran. One pro-Assad activist estimated about 30 airstrikes by regime warplanes to help maintain defense lines, in the Syrian military’s first bombing of Kurdish-held territory in the 5 1/2-year conflict.There are unconfirmed reports of the deaths of at least 22 civilians. A spokesman for the YPG said that thousands of civilians, mostly women and children, were evacuated on Friday. Watch Map and watch all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77255
MESOP : PUTIN BACKED ASSAD JETS IGNORE UNITED STATES WARNING / PENTAGON SPEAKER DAVIS : “UNUSUAL”
Syrian regime jets bomb Kurdish forces, despite U.S. warning / HASSAKEH
AFP / MESOP / REUTERS – 20 Aug 2016 – HASAKA, Syrian Kurdistan,— Syrian regime jets pounded US-backed Kurdish forces in Syrian Kurdistan [northeastern Syria] for a second day Friday, even after the US-led coalition scrambled jets to protect its military advisers working on the ground. – In another escalation of Syria’s bloody conflict, warplanes from President Bashar al-Assad’s regime were bombarding the Kurdish city of Hasaka — targeting Kurdish forces that for months have worked closely with coalition military advisers helping local fighters combat the Islamic State group. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77257
MESOP ASSAD’S DECLARATION : “PKK Armed Wing” Responsible for Situation in Hasakah / Damascus says other ways of efforts did not work to stop the “provocative acts” by Kurdish security forces
Sardar Sattar – BasNews – 20. Aug 2016 – ERBIL — The Syrian army has claimed that the regime’s airstrikes on the Kurdish neighborhoods of Hasakah is in response to the “provocative actions” by the Kurdish security forces in the city. Following days of confrontation and airstrikes in the northeastern city of Hasakah, the general commander of the Syrian army said in a statement that the Kurdish security forces (Asayish) are responsible for oil robbery, attacking state institutions, preventing school examinations and posing a siege on a military base near the city belonging to the Syrian government. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77259
MESOP FLASH: ERDOGAN WILL MEET NEXT WEEK IRANIAN & RUSSIAN LEADERS IN TEHRAN
Turkish regime shifts stance on Assad’s future in Syria
By Leith Fadel – MESOP NEWS – 20/08/2016 – The Turkish Prime Minister, Binali Yidirum, stated on Saturday that Syrian President, Bashar Al-Assad, can remain as the interim leader of Syria, while the country moves towards a transitional government.
Yidirum added that Assad cannot remain president of Syria after the transitional government is set in place. This shift in Turkish policy comes just two weeks after Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, met with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in St. Petersburg.
Previously, Turkey demanded Assad step down from the presidency immediately and even threatened military action against his government if he did not comply. Next week, Erdogan is scheduled to travel to Tehran, where he will meet with the Iranian and Russian leaders in order to increase coordination efforts. www.mesop.de
MESOP : SOONER OR LATER US WILL EXTRADITE GUELEN – Turkish evidence for Gulen extradition pre-dates coup attempt
By Karen DeYoung August 20 – THE WAHSINGTON POST Turkey’s request for U.S. extradition of self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen refers only to his alleged activities before last month’s failed coup attempt, for which the Turks have not yet provided any evidence of his involvement, a senior administration official said.“It’s actually tied to allegations of certain alleged criminal activities that pre-date the coup,” the official said of the request now being examined by the Justice Department. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77263
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
MESOP FLASH : THE NEW AXIS PUTIN – MULLAHS & ERDOGAN PRO ASSAD
Iran’s defense chief confirms use of airbase by Russian jets, ‘use of second base possible’
By Rudaw – 20 August 2016 – ERBIL, Kurdistan Region—Iran’s Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan confirmed on Saturday that Russian warplanes have been using an airbase near the Western city of Hamadan, adding that it is part of an agreement with Moscow and Damascus and that if necessary a second airbase could be put at Russia’s disposal. – Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77261
SOUTH KURDISTAN (IRAQ)
MESOP TODAYS POINT OF VIEW BY IBRAHIM MALAZADA (AL MONITOR)
What does de-Baathification mean for Iraq’s Kurds?
20 Aug. 2016 – ERBIL, Iraq — Thirteen years after the fall of the Baath Party, Iraq’s parliament voted in favor of a law to ban the Baath Party on July 30. The law caused widespread reactions in the Iraqi Arab street. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi described the vote in favor of the law as “victory.” The law has given the Shiite parliamentary blocs further momentum to vote in favor of other laws against the Baathists. Read all http://www.mesop.de/?p=77249
MESOP NEAR EAST
MESOP ONE HOUR AGO : TIES ERDOGAN WITH ISRAEL “FULLY RESTORED”
Turkish parliament approves Israel deal – By News Desk – anadolu – 20/08/2016 – The Turkish parliament on Saturday approved a deal to normalise ties with Israel after a delay caused by last month’s attempted coup, state-run media reported.
Lawmakers ratified the agreement to restore relations after a six-year rift before parliament was due to go into summer recess.Under the deal, Israel will pay Turkey $20 million (17.7 million euros) in compensation for the 2010 raid by Israeli commandos on a Gaza-bound Turkish aid ship that left 10 Turks dead, state-run Anadolu news agency said.Israel will hand Turkey a “lump sum” within 25 working days of the agreement coming into force, the agency said. www.mesop.de
THE GERMAN KURDISH CHAPTER
MESOP NEWS : CHRISTOPH REUTER INTERVIEW ZU SYRIEN IM NDR
REUTER – Syrien: “Es liegt allein in Moskaus Händen”
Seit den ersten Protesten des Arabischen Frühlings 2011 befindet sich Syrien in einem brutalen Bürgerkrieg. Die Millionenstadt Aleppo ist dabei zentraler Schauplatz. Täglich erreichen uns Bilder von sterbenden, verwundeten, hungernden Kindern. Aktivisten erzählen von Folter und Verschleppung. Und wir? Wir schauen zu, sehen die Nachrichtenbilder und können nichts tun. Der Journalist und “Spiegel”-Reporter Christoph Reuter ist regelmäßig in der Region und kennt die Lage vor Ort. Volltext : http://www.mesop.de/?p=77236