MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : MENSCHENRECHTSREPORT TÜRKEI DES DEMOKRATISCHEN TÜRKEIFORUMS (DTF) JANUAR 2019

Meldungen des DTF im Januar 2019  – Die folgenden Nachrichten wurden im Dezember 2018 vom DTF erfasst und teilweise gekürzt oder zusammenfassend übersetzt. 

2018 rund 75 000 Festnahmen wegen Terrorvorwürfen  Insgesamt seien seit dem Umsturzversuch vor zweieinhalb Jahren nach offiziellen Zahlen aus dem November rund 218.000 Menschen wegen angeblicher Verbindungen zu den Putschisten festgenommen worden. Rund 31.000 von ihnen seien verurteilt worden oder sitzen noch in U-Haft. 2018 rund 75 000 Festnahmen wegen Terrorvorwürfen

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS FINAL RESULTS : Russia, Turkey, Iran discuss Syria amid simmering disagreements

Maxim A. Suchkov February 15, 2019  – AL MONITOR –  Article Summary

Putin, Erodgan and Rouhani meet to discuss Syria’s future for the first time since Trump announced the United States would withdraw troops from Syria. SOCHI, Russia — The presidents of Russia, Turkey and Iran convened for their fourth summit on Syria in Russia’s southern resort city of Sochi on Feb. 14. Earlier leaders of the “guarantor countries” of the Astana process met in November 2017 in Sochi, in April 2018 in Ankara and in September 2018 in Tehran.

Given that this is the first meeting of Astana guarantors since the US drawdown announcement, political and on-the-ground implications of Donald Trump’s decision set a certain tone and framework for the Sochi talks.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : HEIKO’S SPRÜCHE & WIDERSPRÜCHE

Alan Posener‏ @APosener 5h5 hours ago  –  15 Feb 2019 Alan Posener Retweeted Heiko Maas

Zwei Prozent für die Nato wären schon mal ein Anfang. Dann: Nordstream 2 stoppen. Sich der Koalition gegen den Iran anschließen … Weniger reden, mehr tun. #MSC2019 #NordStream2 #Iran

Heiko MaasVerified account @HeikoMaas

Bei der Münchner Sicherheitskonferenz überragt vor allem anderen: die Krise des Multilateralismus. Europas Lebensmodell basiert auf Zusammenarbeit. Ich werde deshalb dafür werben, dass wir unseren Einsatz für die internationale Ordnung verdopp…

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : THANKS SO MUCH, MIKE PENCE FOR OUR BRILLIANT SPEECH IN POLAND !

 Pence accuses Iran of pursuing ‘another Holocaust,’ lashes out at allies

“The Iranian regime openly advocates another Holocaust and seeks the means to achieve it,” the vice president said at a Middle East conference in Poland.

Pence: Iran ‘seeks the means to achieve’ another Holocaust

14 Febr 2019 – LONDON — Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday accused Iran of pursuing “another Holocaust” as he lashed out at some of America’s closest allies for trying to undercut U.S. sanctions against Tehran.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS – DIE HÖCHSTE STUFE DES ALLGEMEINEN CRAZES : IN NAMEN DES PLANETEN !

Energiewende-Kommentar : Klimareligion mit Ablasshandel

Von Holger Steltzner – FAZ  am 15.02.2019  – Viele Deutsche möchten ihr schlechtes Gewissen beruhigen, indem sie Biosprit tanken oder Tofu essen. Nicht nur daran zeigt sich, dass die Rettung des Weltklimas hierzulande längst den Rang einer Ersatzreligion eingenommen hat.

Die Rettung des Weltklimas hat für große Teile der deutschen Gesellschaft mittlerweile den Rang einer Ersatzreligion. Darf man noch fragen, welchen Beitrag die extreme Subventionierung von erneuerbarer Energie für das Klima der Erde geleistet hat, angesichts der Tatsache, dass der Ausstoß von Kohlendioxid in Deutschland kaum gesunken ist? Oder ist ein Ketzer, wer fragt, ob die eine Billion Euro, mit der hierzulande Steuerzahler und Stromverbraucher Wind-, Solar-, Biogasanlagen und Netze fördern müssen (die Hälfte unserer Staatsverschuldung!), klug investiert wird?

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : RELEVANT KURDISTAN PUBLISHING

 Dear Katharina,

You read the paper “July 2017 – The Changing Dynamics of Kurdish Politics in the Middle East”. A new paper related to it was just uploaded to Academia:     

Autonomy and Constitutional Development in North Syria.pdf

by Aviva Morgan Stein, Utrecht University – Comparative Politics • Syria • Autonomy • Minorities • Kurdistan + 2 more

Autonomy is often seen as a step towards sovereignty; a necessary stepping stone for communities to ease their way into governing themselves through state…

Download paper pdf https://www.academia.edu/38335545/Autonomy_and_Constitutional_Development_in_North_Syria.pdf?email_work_card=thumbnail-desktop

 

MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : Turkey fails to win green light for safe zone at Syria summit

Ayla Jean Yackley February 14, 2019  –  AL MONITOR – Article Summary – Iran and Russia’s leaders tell President Recep Tayyip Erdogan he must acquire consent from Damascus to launch an offensive in northeast Syria against Kurdish forces. ISTANBUL — Turkey’s plans to create a buffer zone in northern Syria after the United States withdraws its forces suffered a setback on Thursday, when Russia and Iran said at a summit that any such zone would require the approval of their ally, Damascus.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS SPECIAL : FIDEL CASTRO IN UNITED STATES – Castro-Loving Congresswoman Signs On as California Co-Chair for Kamala Harris

BY: Brent Scher  – THE WAHSINGTON FREE BEACON – February 14, 2019 4:37 pm

The Kamala Harris campaign announced Thursday that Rep. Barbara Lee (D.), a far-left California congresswoman known for her relationship with deceased Cuban dictator Fidel Castro, would be its co-chair.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : Kurdistan halts oil exports to Iran

Hundreds of trucks per day had been carrying crude and other oil products across the border, but the KRG has ordered the trade to stop. 

By Mohammed Hussein and Staff of Iraq Oil Report – Published Friday, February 15th, 2019 

SULAIMANIYA – Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) issued an order Thursday to end all oil and refined product exports to Iran immediately.

The directive will stop the flow of hundreds of tanker trucks that have been carrying crude and heavy fuel oil (HFO) from Kurdistan across the Iranian border each day – a trade that has drawn complaints from the U.S. government as it seeks to tighten sanctions against Iran.

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MESOPOTAMIA NEWS : PUTIN’S LAST WORDS TO ERDOGAN ON SYRIA / SAFE ZONE

 Vladimir Soldatkin, Andrew Osborn – 14 Febr 2019 – SOCHI/MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia, Turkey and Iran had agreed to take unspecified extra steps to clear Syria’s Idlib region of what he called “a hotbed of terrorists,” but the Kremlin said there would be no military operation there.

Putin, one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s closest allies, was speaking after hosting a summit in southern Russia to weigh the future of Syria with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. All three countries have forces on the ground in Syria, where they have coordinated their efforts

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