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29.09.2018 - 10:56 [ Spiegel.de ]

Besuch in Köln: Eigentümer verhindern Erdogan-Empfang auf Schloss Wahn

Das geplante Treffen des nordrhein-westfälischen Regierungschefs Armin Laschet (CDU) mit dem türkischen Präsidenten Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Köln wird nicht, wie ursprünglich vorgesehen, auf Schloss Wahn stattfinden. Das hat das Landgericht Köln entschieden, nachdem die Eigentümer des Schlosses sich gegen die geplante Nutzung gewehrt und eine einstweilige Verfügung beim Gericht beantragt haben.

19.09.2018 - 08:01 [ Veterans Today ]

Real Translation: Putin, Israeli Air Force operations are undertaken in violation of Syria’s sovereignty

Editor’s note: Fake translations of this story are on the internet. This is a real one and Israel’s story about it’s pilots not seeing the Russian plane are cast aside as the total bullshit they are.

19.09.2018 - 07:42 [ WashingtonPost ]

Putin blames downing of Russian plane in Syria on ‘tragic chance events,’ plays down Israeli culpability

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday described the downing of a Russian plane in Syria as the result of “tragic chance events,” appearing to dial back a rare flare-up in tensions with Israel.

19.09.2018 - 07:39 [ Prof Ferrada de Noli ‏/ Twitter ]

Missiles „fired from the sea“ on #Lattakia, #Syria, were launched by #France’s frigate FS Auvergne. That, simultaneously with #Israel Jet-fighters attacking the port city, near Khmeimim #Russia Air Force base. (https://www.rt.com/news/438676-french-frigate-mediterranean-missiles/ …). FS „Auvergne“ in image below #svpol #Idlib

(17.9.2018)

19.09.2018 - 07:32 [ CommonDreams.org ]

After Russian Military Aircraft Shot Down Near Syria, Russian Claims Israel ‚Deliberately Staged This Provocation‘

According to Russian Defense Ministry spokesperson Igor Konashenkov, the Russian transport plane was shot down Monday night, local time, as Israel F-16’s attempted to use it as cover while carrying out a bombing mission against targets in the Latakia region of western Syria near the Meditarranean coast.

„By using the Russian plane as cover the Israeli air pilots made it vulnerable to Syrian air defense fire. As a result, the Ilyushin-20, its reflective surface being far greater than that of the F-16, was downed by a missile launched with the S-200 system,“ Konashenkov told reporters.

19.09.2018 - 07:27 [ Sueddeutsche.de ]

Syrien-Krieg: Maas bezeichnet Syrien-Einigung als „gutes Signal“

Die Türkei und Russland wollen im syrischen Idlib eine entmilitarisierte Zone errichten.
Bundesaußenminister Maas begrüßt den Plan, auf den sich Russlands Präsident Putin und sein türkischer Amtskollege Erdoğan geeinigt haben.

17.09.2018 - 19:03 [ Spiegel.de ]

Syrienkrieg: Russland und Türkei einigen sich auf demilitarisierte Zone in Idlib

Im Syrienkrieg haben sich die Türkei und Russland auf eine demilitarisierte Zone in Idlib zwischen den Rebellen und die Truppen von Machthaber Baschar al-Assad geeinigt. Sie soll 15 bis 20 Kilometer breit sein und von türkischem und russischem Militär kontrolliert werden.

16.09.2018 - 07:24 [ Tek Kili ‏/ Twitter ]

Deutsche Lektionen für #Erdogan: – Job als Türsteher vor Toren d EU bringt gutes Geld, billige Arbeitskräfte und immer Grund für Erpressung.

(21.8.2018) – Bombardierst du Kurden, bekommst du Panzer. – Geiselnahmen lohnen sich, gern Deutsche, für die anderen interessiert sich niemand.

16.08.2018 - 17:10 [ M.K. Bhadrakumar/Asia Times ]

US-Turkish alliance reaches the point of no return

(15.August) With the pullback of money from the Turkish market in recent months, Turkish companies and banks, which took out loans in dollars or euros, are staring at a potential crisis in repaying their debts. In sum, the currency exchange rate volatility is turning into a debt and liquidity crisis.

11.08.2018 - 15:04 [ Rubikon ]

Arbeiten deutsche Geheimdienste mit der islamistischen Gülen-Sekte zusammen?

Aus einem internen Bericht der Deutschen Botschaft in Ankara vom Februar 2018 soll hervorgehen, dass „Gülen-Kader über Jahrzehnte hinweg gezielt staatliche Institutionen in der Türkei, insbesondere Polizei und Justiz, unterwandert hätten“. Ein ehemaliger hochrangiger Funktionär der Bewegung in Deutschland berichtet ebenfalls im Juni von geheimen Parallelstrukturen, denen selbst hochrangige deutsche Politiker auf den Leim gegangen sind:

11.08.2018 - 09:11 [ Daily Sabah ]

Präsident Erdoğan: Zuversicht trotz aktuellem Lira-Verfall

Angesichts des aktuellen Lira-Verfalls hat Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan das Volk zur Besonnenheit und Ruhe aufgerufen. „Macht Euch keine Sorgen“, rief Erdoğan am späten Donnerstagabend in Rize am Schwarzen Meer seinen Wählern zu. Derzeit liefen gegen die Türkei mehrere Kampagnen, sagte er mit Blick auf den Streit mit den USA. „Beachtet sie nicht.“

11.08.2018 - 08:07 [ ORF.at ]

Erdogan sieht Partnerschaft mit USA „in Gefahr“

Sollte die US-Regierung die Souveränität der Türkei nicht respektieren, „dann könnte unsere Partnerschaft in Gefahr sein“, schrieb Erdogan in einem am gestern Abend (Ortszeit) veröffentlichten Gastbeitrag der „New York Times“.

Seine Regierung könne sich genötigt sehen, „die Suche nach neuen Freunden und Verbündeten zu beginnen“.

03.08.2018 - 17:04 [ Rudaw.net ]

Turkey’s position in Syria may now become untenable

Damascus must make a choice about where to advance next. The Kurds of the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and their allies are backed by the Americans but appear willing to negotiate with Assad. During the past two weeks, they sent representatives to hold talks with the regime. Since the beginning of the civil war, the PYD avoided fighting the regime whenever possible and never adopted the position that Assad must be removed from power in any peace deal.

If Assad can show a little flexibility by allowing some level of decentralization for the Kurdish-led cantons, it thus seems likely that he can reassert at least nominal control of these areas.

16.07.2018 - 06:54 [ Tass.com ]

Putin, Erdogan discuss joint steps in Syria

(14.7.2018) The Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed international issues in a phone conversation, focusing on joint steps in Syria, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

„Pressing regional and international issues have been discussed. Particular attention was paid to joint steps aimed at solving the crisis in Syria on the basis of corresponding resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and the agreements reached within the Astana format,“ the statement says. „[They] agreed to stay in contact.“.

12.07.2018 - 19:09 [ Amerika21.de ]

Präsident von Venezuela bei Vereidigung von Erdogan in Türkei

er linksgerichtete Politiker war nach einem Bericht des lateinamerikanischen Nachrichtensenders Telesur bereits am Sonntag am Internationalen Flughafen Ankara-Esenboğa vom Botschafter des südamerikanischen Landes, José Gregorio Bracho, und dem Gouverneur von Ankara, Ercan Topaca, sowie General Mustafa Tuna empfangen worden. Anwesend sei auch der Kommandeur der größten Kaserne von Ankara, Ali Sivri, gewesen, schreibt Telesur.

15.06.2018 - 09:51 [ Hurriiyet ]

Why has Erdoğan vowed to lift the state of emergency?

His words were one of the biggest surprises of the election campaign so far. Because until now it has been the opposition parties that have been pledging to lift the state of emergency as soon as they come to power, if they can beat Erdoğan. Until June 13, Erdoğan accused those asking for the state of emergency to be lifted of supporting terrorism and praising the toppling of the government through a coup.

07.05.2018 - 12:25 [ Transconflict ]

Europe and Turkey – the end of illusion

Therefore, the growing influence of Turkey in the Balkans cannot be ignored, where Turkey is systematically entrenching itself by increasing its commercial and cultural presence. The arrest of six Gülen-affiliated Turks residing in Kosovo on March 29, the detention of Greek border guards to force the extradition of the Turkish military, the Turkish promotion of Islamic studies, and the building of new or the rehabilitation of old mosques in Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Albania, and Serbia represent the latest avatars of this neo-Ottoman influence, tinged with political Islam, from Turkey to Europe.

12.04.2018 - 06:14 [ al-monitor.com ]

Have Iran, Russia and Turkey reached agreement on future Syrian state?

While Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made it clear that Ankara and Moscow “have no disagreements” over Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch, some reports even suggested that Russia was actually helping Turkey to reach its goals in Afrin. For its part, while expressing concern over the situation in eastern Ghouta, Turkey stopped short of directly condemning the Russian-backed military moves in the area. Meanwhile, Iran apparently preferred to keep a low profile regarding both cases.

12.04.2018 - 06:12 [ Washington Post ]

Turkey’s Erdogan says missile deal with Russia is final

(3.4.2018) Erdogan appeared at a joint news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was in Ankara for his first foreign visit since his March 18 re-election. Both the defense system agreement and Putin’s visit underscore the intensifying ties between Turkey and Russia.

12.04.2018 - 05:57 [ lowyinstitute.org ]

Rouhani, Erdogan, and Putin’s bizarre love triangle

It appears a new regional security order is encircling Syria as the civil war grinds into its seventh year. This shift was visible last week, when the leaders of Turkey, Iran, and Russia met in Ankara to discuss solutions to the Syrian crisis. The detailed talks covered de-escalation zones, humanitarian concerns, and intra-Syrian dialogue, but the broader motive was to agree on the role of each state once the conflict ends.

10.04.2018 - 02:46 [ Kreml ]

Telephone conversation with President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke highly of the meeting of the heads of state, guarantors of the Astana process: Russia, Iran and Turkey. Taking into account the results of the international consultations, the leaders exchanged views on the Syrian settlement and agreed to continue contacts on this issue.

06.04.2018 - 08:09 [ Washington Post ]

Saudi crown prince sees a new axis of ‘evil’ in the Middle East

(8.3.2018) In remarks reportedly made this week in a meeting with Egyptian newspaper editors, he pointed to a “triangle of evil” in the Middle East made up of Iran — Riyadh’s perennial foe — Islamist extremist groups and Turkey. His rhetoric seemed to echo the notorious „axis of evil“ bluster of the George W. Bush administration.

The inclusion of Turkey raised eyebrows and sparked an angry backlash on Turkish social media.

05.04.2018 - 13:04 [ Ahval News ]

Turkey carries out “war of conquest” in Syria – leftist party leader

“Turkey is one of the countries responsible for the situation in Syria,” Freedom and Solidarity Party (ÖDP) leader Alper Taş told Ahval.

Turkish troops, backed by their Islamist Syrian allies, seized the Syrian town of Afrin last month after a two-month offensive against Syrian Kurdish forces. Turkey now controls a swathe of territory in northern and northwestern Syria and has threatened to capture northeastern Syria from the Kurds.

04.04.2018 - 10:17 [ tagesschau.de ]

Gipfel in Ankara: Die neuen Entscheider in Syrien

Bei dem Gipfel mit Russlands Präsident Wladimir Putin und Irans Regierungschef Hassan Rouhani solle deshalb auch über die Region Idlib gesprochen werden, so die Erdogan-Beraterin. Dort könnten Assads Truppen nach der Offensive in Ost-Ghouta als nächstes al-Kaida-nahe Rebellen angreifen. Das wäre aber derzeit wohl kaum im Interesse der Türkei.

02.04.2018 - 04:53 [ Hurriyet ]

Erdoğan to Israeli PM: You are a terrorist and an occupier

“You are not popular. The step you took regarding Jerusalem at the United Nations is out in the open. The answer you received is out in the open. Stop bragging about owning nuclear weapons. The time may come when those weapons don’t work,” Erdoğan added.

“You are also a terrorist. History is recording what you have done to all those oppressed Palestinians,” Erdoğan said, adding that he believes Israelis too are disturbed by Netanyahu’s misdeeds.

30.03.2018 - 16:49 [ Hurriyet ]

Turkey lashes out at France over support for YPG in Syria

“Those who host at the highest level the members of a terrorist organization, which has been freely carrying out its activities in their countries, should be aware that this is nothing but an expression of hostility against Turkey,” Erdoğan said on March 30, condemning French President Emmanuel Macron’s reception of members of Syrian Kurdish groups at the Elysée Palace.

27.03.2018 - 22:37 [ Blick.ch ]

Nach Afrin jetzt Sindschar: Türkei startet angeblich Offensive im Nordirak

(26.3.2018) Die Türkei hat nach den Worten von Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan mit einer Offensive in der nordirakischen Region Sindschar begonnen. «Wir haben gesagt, dass wir nach Sindschar gehen. Nun ist die Operation dort gestartet. Der Kampf ist intern und extern», sagte Erdogan am Sonntag in der Schwarzmeerstadt Trabzon. Details nannte er nicht.

27.03.2018 - 22:18 [ Radio China ]

EU und Türkei wollen Dialog weiter ausbauen

Der EU-Ratspräsident Donald Tusk, der EU-Kommissionspräsident Jean-Claude Juncker und der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan sind am Montag im bulgarischen Schwarzmeerort Warna zusammengetroffen. Dabei haben sich beide Seiten für den Ausbau des Dialogs zwischen der EU und der Türkei ausgesprochen.

Tusk kündigte nach dem Treffen vor der Presse an, der EU-Türkei-Gipfel deute die Wichtigkeit der bilateralen Beziehung an.