Archiv: Weltöffentlichkeit / World Public Opinion

07:26 [ ]

Esper: Turkey ‚appears to be‘ committing war crimes in northern Syria

“Turkey committed this action. They decide to make an incursion in northern Syria despite our protestations, our urgings not to do it, all of our warnings,” Esper added. “We are doing what’s in the interests of our service members not to put them in harm’s way.”

06:22 [ ]

Kurds strike deal with Damascus for gov’t force entry of north Syria towns: officials

The Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (NES) announced the deal with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government in a Sunday evening statement.

“This deployment occurred through coordination and agreement with the Self-Administration Authority for Northern and Eastern Syria and the Syrian Democratic Forces,” the statement said.

06:19 [ ]

Kurds announce deal with Damascus as Turkey pushes deep into Syria

Syria’s Kurds have announced a groundbreaking deal with Damascus on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with Turkey, as Ankara presses a deadly cross-border offensive that has sparked an international outcry.

The announcement on Sunday came as the United States ordered the withdrawal of almost its entire ground force in Syria.

06:09 [ ZDF ]

Wegen türkischer Offensive – Syrien schickt Truppen an nördliche Grenze

Als Reaktion auf den türkischen Einmarsch in Nordsyrien schickt die Regierung in Damaskus eigene Truppen in die Region. Der Schritt folgt auf eine Vereinbarung der Regierung von Präsident Baschar al-Assad mit den Kurdenmilizen, gegen die Ankara am Mittwoch eine Militäroffensive begonnen hatte.

06:07 [ ]

Telefonat mit Erdogan: Merkel fordert Ende der Syrien-Offensive

Erdogan sagte bei einer Rede in Istanbul, er habe in dem Telefonat eine Erklärung zur Äußerung von Bundesaußenminister Heiko Maas gefordert, Waffenexporte in die Türkei begrenzen zu wollen. Der türkische Präsident kritisierte Deutschland in seiner Ansprache scharf: „Seid ihr auf unserer Seite oder auf der Seite der Terrororganisation?“

13.10.2019 - 20:11 [ Bundeswehr / Twitter ]

Hallo, die Aufklärungsergebnisse werden nach einer nationalen Auswertung und Freigabe an das „Combined Air and Space Operations Center“ (CAOC) der Operation in Al Udeid (Katar) gegeben und stehen danach allen an der Operation beteiligten Ländern zur Verfügung. /Jan

13.10.2019 - 19:59 [ BBC ]

Turkey-Syria offensive: US ‚to evacuate 1,000 troops‘ as Turkey advances

According to Mr Esper, the SDF are „looking to cut a deal“ with the Syrian government and its Russian allies to counter the Turkish attack.

This, he said, would leave the US forces stuck between „two opposing advancing armies“.

He said he was unable to give a timeframe for the withdrawal and did not specify where the troops would be moved to next.

13.10.2019 - 19:28 [ ]

Ausgangssperre und Militär in Hauptstadt von Ecuador

Quito. In Ecuador hat Präsident Lenín Moreno am Sonntag eine umfassende Ausgangssperre und die Militarisierung der Hauptstadt Quito und ihrer Umgebung angeordnet. Die Order erging inmitten heftiger Proteste gegen eine Reihe neoliberaler Maßnahmen in dem südamerikanischen Land.

13.10.2019 - 18:52 [ ]

Pakistan’s PM leaves for Iran, Saudi Arabia to ease tensions

Khan will meet Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani. This is Khan’s second visit to Tehran this year. He also had a bilateral meeting with Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN summit in New York last month.

Khan will later travel to Riyadh after his talks with Iranian leaders.

13.10.2019 - 18:45 [ CNN ]

Defense secretary says Trump ordered near total withdrawal of troops from northern Syria

„I spoke with the President last night, after discussions with the rest of the national security team, and he directed that we begin a deliberate withdrawal of forces from northern Syria,“ Esper said on CBS‘ „Face the Nation.“ „Which is where most of our forces are.“

13.10.2019 - 11:45 [ ]

Boris Johnson urges Turkish leader to end military assault on northern Syria

„But the Prime Minister was clear that the UK cannot support Turkey’s military action.

„He urged the president to end the operation and enter into dialogue, and said the UK and international partners stand ready to support negotiations towards a ceasefire.“

13.10.2019 - 11:27 [ ]

Trump releases $50 million to protect ethnic and religious minorities in Syria

A statement from the White House Saturday evening said the funds would „provide emergency financial assistance to Syrian human rights defenders, civil society organizations, and reconciliation efforts directly supporting ethnic and religious minority victims of the conflict.“

13.10.2019 - 11:07 [ ]

Putin praises Saudi-Russian relations, condemns Aramco attacks, in interview

“If anyone thinks that seizing tankers and attacking oil infrastructure can in any way affect cooperation between Russia and our Arab friends, Saudi Arabia and the UAE, that they can undermine or break down our cooperation with OPEC+, then they are profoundly wrong,” said Putin, addressing a question on regional security.

“On the contrary, we will forge ever closer ties because our main goal is to stabilize global energy markets,” he added, saying that Russia remained committed to the initiatives of the OPEC+ group of oil producers driven by Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

13.10.2019 - 11:03 [ ]

Syria must be free of foreign military presence, Russia should also leave if Damascus no longer needs its help – Putin

“All the forces deployed illegitimately inside any sovereign state – in this case Syria – must leave,” Putin said in a joint interview with RT Arabic, UAE-based Sky News Arabia, and Saudi Arabia’s Al-Arabiya broadcasters.

„This is true for everyone. If Syria’s new legitimate government chooses to say that they have no more need for Russia’s military presence, this will be just as true for Russia.“

13.10.2019 - 10:50 [ ]

Developing: Massive Syrian Army force arrives at outskirts of Manbij amid reports of imminent takeover

According to a source in Aleppo, the Syrian Army deployed a large force from the provincial capital to the southern outskirts of Manbij as the government holds talks with the SDF about preventing the Turkish Army and their militant allies from taking control of the town.

13.10.2019 - 10:35 [ AJSB ‏/ Twitter ]

Yesterday there was apparently meeting between #USA & #Russia|n delegation in #Manbij, after it, #USA started to pack & exit City. Reporter Oleg is in Town. Expected Russian MPs to arrive today, later, #SAA forces will enter.

12.10.2019 - 11:59 [ Haaretz ]

Netanyahu’s Iran Policy Has Collapsed

Netanyahu built his foreign affairs and defense policy on two foundations: complete identification with Trump and escalating the conflict with Iran and its allies, with a series of attacks that have intensified in recent months, striking at a distance as far as Iraq. He believed, and marketed to the public, that Trump was attentive to his counsel and would take steps to bring down the Iranian regime. But to his great disappointment Trump broke off contact with him after the election and is brazenly acting to thaw relations with Iran.

12.10.2019 - 11:49 [ Haaretz ]

Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Is a Strategic Disaster for Netanyahu

If anything is left of the ‚defense alliance‘ between Washington and Israel, it’s on paper only

12.10.2019 - 11:15 [ Nils Schmid, Außenpolitischer Sprecher der @spdbt ‏/ Twitter ]

„Die aktuelle Lage ist höchst besorgniserregend, hat aber keine Auswirkungen auf das Bundeswehr-Mandat“, habe ich dem @RND_de gesagt. „Die Regeln für die Auswertung der Daten aus den Tornadoflügen gelten.“


12.10.2019 - 10:51 [ Junge Welt ]

NATO im Dschihad

Bei den Angriffen der türkischen Armee und ihr angegliederter bewaffneter Gruppen seien zivile Infrastruktur und wichtige Einrichtungen wie Wasserpumpstationen, Dämme, Kraftwerke und Ölfelder angegriffen worden, erklärte der Sprecher der Hochkommissarin für Menschenrechte der Vereinten Nationen, Rupert Colville, am Freitag.

12.10.2019 - 10:44 [ Kreml ]

Vladimir Putin will pay a state visit to Saudi Arabia on October 14

During the talks with King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the current state of and prospects for multifaceted Russia-Saudi Arabia cooperation, including in trade, the economy and investment, are expected to be reviewed.

There will be an exchange of views on pressing issues on the international agenda, primarily the situation in the Middle East and North Africa.

12.10.2019 - 10:19 [ China Global Television Network ]

Will Putin succeed in selling Russia’s S-400 to Saudi Arabia?


Russian President Vladimir Putin will begin his visit to Saudi Arabia, which has suffered from an attack on its oil facilities a month ago. He has one thing in his mind – touting Russia’s missile defense system.

12.10.2019 - 10:04 [ Pentagon ]

DOD Statement on Deployment of Additional U.S. Forces and Equipment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

At the request of U.S. Central Command, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper authorized the deployment of additional U.S. forces and the following equipment to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia:

12.10.2019 - 10:02 [ ]

US to deploy additional troops, aircraft, missile systems to Saudi Arabia

Defense Secretary Mark Esper had authorized the deployment last month at the request of U.S. Central Command and informed Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and the country’s defense minister of the action earlier Friday.

12.10.2019 - 09:42 [ ]

Turkish-backed militants capture new towns amid push to encircle Tal Abyad

According to reports from northern Syria, the Turkish Army and their militant allies are attempting to encircle Tal Abyad before making the push to capture the city from the Syrian Democratic Forces.

If they are successful in capturing Tal Abyad, the Turkish Army will be only a short distance away from Raqqa city.

12.10.2019 - 09:09 [ ]

Turkish blast lands close to U.S. outpost in Syria

The Turkish Defense Ministry said the artillery fire was not aimed at the Americans but at nearby Kurdish fighters.

„Earlier today, Turkish border outposts south of Suruç came under Dochka and mortar fire from the hills located approximately 1,000 meters southwest of a U.S. observation post. In self-defense, reciprocal fire was opened on the terrorist positions of the attack. Turkey did not open fire at the U.S. observation post in any way. All precautions were taken prior to opening fire in order to prevent any harm to the U.S. base,“ the ministry said.

12.10.2019 - 09:06 [ ]

Nordsyrien: Pentagon fordert Rückzug türkischer Truppen

Seit dem türkischen Einmarsch in Nordsyrien sind mehr als 100.000 Menschen auf der Flucht. Die USA fordern die Türkei zum Rückzug auf. Ankara hingegen verlangt Solidarität der NATO-Partner.

11.10.2019 - 14:40 [ ]

Iran says Chinese state oil firm withdraws from $5B deal


Officials in Beijing didn’t immediately acknowledge their decision. Phone calls to the CNPC rang unanswered on Sunday and its website bore no mention of the withdrawal.

However, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif separately complained Sunday about the U.S. campaign against Tehran and its impact on foreign investments.

11.10.2019 - 14:33 [ Radio Utopie ]

Der Imperiale Komplex enttarnt sich


Die Krise um den Iran und das internationale Atomabkommen könnten Russland und China bzw Putin und Xinping jederzeit lösen, in dem sie dieses einhalten und dem Iran das angereicherte Uran, sowie Öl abkaufen. Das machen sie aber nicht, obwohl sie keinen Grund haben sich an irgendwelche von den U.S.A. ausgerufenen „Sanktionen“ ohne U.N.-Mandat zu halten.

Stattdessen unterstützen Putin und Xinping den faktisch im Iran bereits laufenden Regierungsumsturz gegen Rohani durch die erzkonservativen rechten und reaktionären „Hardliner“, bei Wahrung des Regimes. Und Rohani, sowie sein Fatzke von Außenminister Zarif, entblöden sich in immer neuen Hilflosigkeiten, ohne auch nur ein Wort über die tatsächlichen Hintergründe zu verlieren.

11.10.2019 - 14:21 [ Newsweek.coml ]

China ‚Welcomes‘ Russia’s Call for Persian Gulf Coalition as U.S. and Iran Back Rival Plans


„China has been closely following the complex and sensitive situation in the Gulf region,“ Geng added. „Safeguarding peace and stability in the region is in the shared interests of the international community. China welcomes all proposals and diplomatic efforts conducive to deescalating the situation in the Gulf region. We would also like to stay in communication with all relevant parties.“

11.10.2019 - 14:18 [ ]

Russia offers to establish international organization for security in Persian Gulf


Russia offers to establish an organization with the participation of Russia, the US, EU states and other countries in order to resolve the issues in the Persian Gulf, Russian President Vladimir Putin stressed on Thursday during the plenary session of the Valdai Discussion Club.

11.10.2019 - 14:10 [ ]

Graham-Trump rollercoaster hits dizzying speed

More recently, Trump and Graham have battled over foreign policy after Graham tweeted that the administration’s decision not to retaliate militarily to Iran’s downing of an American drone “was clearly seen by the Iranian regime as a sign of weakness.”

Trump bristled, insisting, “No Lindsey, it was a sign of strength that some people just don’t understand!”

He later mocked Graham’s support for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, asking reporters “how did going into Iraq work out?”

11.10.2019 - 06:35 [ ]

Offensive in Nordsyrien: Sicherheitsrat mahnt Erdogan

In einer von den EU-Staaten einberufenen Dringlichkeitssitzung des UN-Sicherheitsrates richtete der deutsche Gesandte deutliche Worte in Richtung Ankara. Auch die USA mahnten Erdogan.

10.10.2019 - 18:42 [ Bundesverfassungsgericht ]

Organstreitverfahren gegen den „Anti-IS-Einsatz“ erfolglos


Bei dem Organstreit handelt es sich um eine kontradiktorische Parteistreitigkeit, er dient maßgeblich der gegenseitigen Abgrenzung der Kompetenzen von Verfassungsorganen oder ihren Teilen in einem Verfassungsrechtsverhältnis, nicht hingegen der Kontrolle der objektiven Verfassungsmäßigkeit eines bestimmten Organhandelns. Kern des Organstreitverfahrens ist auf Seiten des Antragstellers die Durchsetzung von Rechten. Der Organstreit eröffnet daher nicht die Möglichkeit einer objektiven Beanstandungsklage. Für eine allgemeine oder umfassende, von eigenen Rechten des Antragstellers losgelöste, abstrakte Kontrolle der Verfassungsmäßigkeit einer angegriffenen Maßnahme ist im Organstreit kein Raum. Eine Respektierung sonstigen (Verfassungs-)Rechts kann im Organstreit nicht erzwungen werden; er dient allein dem Schutz der Rechte der Staatsorgane im Verhältnis zueinander, nicht aber einer allgemeinen Verfassungsaufsicht. Aus dem Grundgesetz lässt sich kein eigenes Recht des Deutschen Bundestages dahingehend ableiten, dass jegliches materiell oder formell verfassungswidrige Handeln der Bundesregierung unterbleibe.


Eine Überschreitung der Integrationsgrenzen des Gesetzes zum Vertrag von Lissabon vom 13. Dezember 2007 ist ebenfalls ausgeschlossen. Die Rechtsprechung des Bundesverfassungsgerichts ist, anders als die Antragstellerin meint, nicht dahingehend zu verstehen, dass die Europäische Union grundsätzlich nicht als System im Sinne von Art. 24 Abs. 2 GG eingeordnet werden kann. Vielmehr ist es zumindest vertretbar, die Europäische Union als ein System gegenseitiger kollektiver Sicherheit anzusehen. Ein Streitkräfteeinsatz auf der Grundlage der Beistandsklausel des Art. 42 Abs. 7 EUV ist verfassungsrechtlich dem Grunde nach jedenfalls nicht ausgeschlossen. Diese verweist auf das in der VN-Charta angelegte Selbstverteidigungsrecht, so dass die Annahme der Tatbestandsvoraussetzungen des Art. 42 Abs. 7 EUV auch insoweit vertretbar erscheint. Zur Zeit der Verabschiedung des Zustimmungsgesetzes zum Vertrag über die Europäische Union im Jahr 2007, als das Bedrohungspotenzial, das von nichtstaatlichen Akteuren ausgehen kann, der internationalen Gemeinschaft infolge der Anschläge am 11. September 2001 in den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika bereits sehr bewusst war, war vorhersehbar, dass zukünftig, wie im vorliegenden Fall, ein terroristischer Angriff gegen einen Mitgliedstaat tatbestandlich unter die Beistandsklausel des Art. 42 Abs. 7 EUV gefasst werden könnte.

10.10.2019 - 18:35 [ PM of Israel / Twitter ]

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: „Israel strongly condemns the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies. Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people.“


10.10.2019 - 17:27 [ Cleveland Jewish News ]

Israel will ‘defend itself, by itself’ Netanyahu asserts during Yom Kippur War memorial ceremony


Netanyahu focused on Iran during his remarks at the Thursday ceremony on Mount. Herzl in Jerusalem.

“Iran threatens to wipe us off the map. It says explicitly: ‘Israel will disappear.’ It has tried to attack us repeatedly; therefore, we must stand ready to defend ourselves against danger,” Netanyahu said.

10.10.2019 - 17:21 [ Jerusalem Post ]

Netanyahu says cooperation with Russia ‚critical‘ with U.S. to leave Syria


Netanyahu made the comments at a holiday toast with workers in his office, during which he relayed that he just had a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

10.10.2019 - 17:07 [ Haaretz ]

Erdogan Threatens EU: We’ll Flood Europe With Syrian Refugees

Erdogan said on Thursday Ankara will send the 3.6 million Syrian refugees in Turkey to Europe if European countries label the country’s military incursion in Syria as an occupation.

„We will open the gates and send 3.6 million refugees your way,“ Erdogan said in speech to lawmakers from his AK Party.

10.10.2019 - 06:52 [ Haaretz ]

Defending Syria Pullout, Trump Says U.S. Should Never Have Been Involved in ‚Stupid‘ Mideast Wars

Trump’s call for ending U.S. military involvement in the Middle East and bringing the troops home was a feature of his presidential campaign, but it flies in the face of many decades of bipartisan American policy, even as the Trump administration and its immediate predecessor have tried to give additional attention to what they see as long-term security threats elsewhere, including from China and Russia.

10.10.2019 - 06:16 [ ]

EU zu Militäreinsatz in Syrien: Das Ringen um den richtigen Ton

Die EU will verhindern, dass ihre Gelder aus dem Flüchtlingspakt mit Erdogan zur Einrichtung einer Sicherheitszone in Syrien genutzt werden. Doch Ankaras mögliche Retorten erschweren klare Ansagen aus Brüssel.

10.10.2019 - 06:14 [ ]

Trump seeks to distance himself from Turkish invasion of Syria

„From the first day I entered the political arena, I made it clear that I did not want to fight these endless, senseless wars—especially those that don’t benefit the United States,“ Trump said.

The president said Turkey had committed to protecting civilians and religious minorities, and that the country would be responsible for imprisoned ISIS fighters and ensuring the terrorist group „does not reconstitute in any way, shape, or form.“

09.10.2019 - 19:01 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

Fighting between various groups that has been going on for hundreds of years. USA should never have been in Middle East. Moved our 50 soldiers out. Turkey MUST take over captured ISIS fighters that Europe refused to have returned. The stupid endless wars, for us, are ending!

09.10.2019 - 18:54 [ Daily Mail ]

Furious Donald Trump calls going into the Middle East ‚the worst decision ever made‘ and demands Turkey take responsibility for captured ISIS fighters – opening way for Erdogan’s forces to move into Kurdish Syria

Trump suggested that Republican predecessor George W. Bush, whose military invaded Iraq based on bad intelligence, was responsible for entangling the United States in a regional quagmire that has resulted in more 50,000 American casualties since 2001.

‚We went to war under a false & now disproven premise, WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. There were NONE! Now we are slowly & carefully bringing our great soldiers & military home. Our focus is on the BIG PICTURE! THE USA IS GREATER THAN EVER BEFORE!‘ he proclaimed.

Trump said that religious clashes in the Middle East will never be resolved by an American military presence.

09.10.2019 - 18:36 [ Kreml ]

Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued their exchange of views on Syrian problems, including in the context of the agreements reached in September in Ankara during the meeting of the leaders of the guarantor states in the Astana process. In light of the plans announced by Turkey to conduct a military operation in northeastern Syria, Vladimir Putin urged his Turkish partners to carefully consider the situation so as not to damage the overall efforts to resolve the Syrian crisis.

09.10.2019 - 18:27 [ Jens Stoltenberg ‏/ Twitter ]

#NATO has been informed by Turkish authorities about their ongoing operation in Northern Syria. I count on Turkey to act with restraint & ensure that the gains we have made in the fight against ISIS are not jeopardised. I will discuss this issue with President Erdogan Friday.