Archiv: Erdogan


19.01.2020 - 12:40 [ indiablooms.com ]

Erdogan says too early to talk of draft communique for Berlin peace conference on Libya

„We do not have a communique text. Let us hold the conference first and then examine the results, see what steps we can take and then discuss them. Let us see what these will be. „

19.01.2020 - 10:40 [ Sky News ]

Libya summit: World leaders gather in Berlin in bid to resolve escalating civil war

Boris Johnson will join other world leaders – including Russia’s Vladimir Putin – at a summit in Berlin on Sunday aimed at trying to resolve an escalating civil war in Libya.

The rival heads of the two sides fighting for control of the North African state are due to attend the long-awaited gathering.

13.01.2020 - 18:52 [ Heise.de ]

Libyen: Verhandlungen in Russland und Deutschland

Fajis as-Sarradsch, Chalifa Haftar und Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu reisten heute nach Moskau, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wird am Sonntag in Berlin erwartet

03.01.2020 - 16:15 [ ORF.at ]

EU besorgt über Türkei-Entschluss zu Libyen

US-Präsident Donald Trump telefonierte gestern mit Erdogan. Die Kritik wurde vom Weißen Haus anschließend vorsichtig geäußert. Trump habe bei dem Telefonat darauf hingewiesen, dass ausländische Einmischung die Lage in Libyen komplizierter mache, hieß es.

02.01.2020 - 18:02 [ Hurriyet ]

Motion on troop deployment to Libya passes Turkish Parliament

Turkey’s parliament passed a motion that authorizes the government to send Turkish troops to Libya for a one-year deployment at their emergency session on Jan. 2.

02.01.2020 - 18:01 [ ORF.at ]

Türkei beschließt Militärintervention in Libyen

Das türkische Parlament hat grünes Licht für eine mögliche Militärintervention in Libyen gegeben.

02.01.2020 - 09:10 [ Tagesschau ]

Machtkampf am Mittelmeer: Erdogans Libyen-Ambitionen

Der türkische Präsident Erdogan will so bald wie möglich Truppen nach Libyen schicken – und sich heute vom Parlament die Genehmigung dafür geben lassen. Beobachter warnen vor einer Eskalation.

30.12.2019 - 18:46 [ Hurriyet ]

Turkey rushes to send troops to Libya amid Idlib tension

Despite pressure from Syria and Russia, Akar confirmed once again that Turkey will not abandon its military positions inside Idlib and will be sticking to its commitments underlined by the Sochi deal.

All these developments come before a scheduled meeting between Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Jan. 8 in Istanbul for the inauguration of the TurkStream pipeline. For many in Ankara, escalation in Idlib is not totally irrelevant to the developments in Libya where Turkey and Russia support the opposite camps.

27.12.2019 - 17:23 [ Sueddeutsche ]

Reise in die Türkei: Merkel ringt um Flüchtlingspakt

Merkel und Erdoğan waren sich zuletzt auf dem Nato-Treffen in London Anfang Dezember begegnet. In einem Vierer-Treffen mit Frankreichs Präsident Emmanuel Macron und dem britischen Premierminister Boris Johnson sprachen sie über die Lage in Nordsyrien. Bei Merkels Besuch im Januar dürfte aber auch das Thema Libyen eine Rolle spielen, seit Erdoğan angekündigt hat, im dortigen Bürgerkrieg selbst für eine Seite Partei zu ergreifen.

27.12.2019 - 17:22 [ New York Times ]

Russia and Turkey to Discuss Libya Military Support in January: Kremlin

(17.12.2019)

„Russia… supports any efforts and individual countries in terms of finding solutions to the (Libyan) crisis,“ said Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov.

Later on Tuesday, Erdogan and Putin held a phone call where they discussed developments in Libya and Syria, as well as their bilateral ties and other regional issues, the Turkish presidency said in a statement. No further details were available.

27.12.2019 - 16:45 [ saltwire.com ]

Putin, Erdogan plan to launch TurkStream pipeline on January 8: Kremlin

(02.12.2019)

Russian President Vladimir Putin plans to travel to Turkey for talks with his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan on Jan. 8 where he will open the TurkStream natural gas pipeline, the Kremlin said on Monday.

26.12.2019 - 12:10 [ Al Jazeera ]

Erdogan announces plan to send troops to Libya

(today)

„Since there is an invitation (from Libya) right now, we will accept it,“ Erdogan told members of his AK Party. „We will present the motion to send troops [to Libya] as soon as parliament resumes.“

„God willing, we will pass it in parliament on January 8-9 and thus respond to an invitation“ from the Tripoli-based GNA, he said.

26.12.2019 - 11:57 [ ORF.at ]

Erdogan: Türkei wird Truppen nach Libyen schicken

Ein entsprechendes Gesetz werde dem türkischen Parlament im Jänner vorgelegt, sagte Erdogan heute. Das seit 2014 unter einem Bürgerkrieg leidende Libyen habe türkische Truppen eingeladen, und man werde der Einladung folgen.

01.12.2019 - 15:46 [ Libyan Express ]

Erdoğan: Agreement with Libya’s GNA to go through Parliament for endorsement

The Turkish president further said that the agreement with Libya’s internationally recognised government will have to go through the Turkish parliament and then it will be put into effect.

29.11.2019 - 20:20 [ France24.com ]

France to summon Turkey’s ambassador after Erdogan slams Macron’s NATO comments

Erdogan repeated an expression Macron had used to describe NATO to hit back at the French leader over his criticism of fellow NATO member Turkey’s intervention against Kurdish forces in Syria.

„This is not a statement, these are insults,“ an Élysee official said, adding: „The ambassador will be summoned to the ministry to explain things.“

29.11.2019 - 20:17 [ Hurriyet ]

Check your ‘brain death’ first, Erdoğan urges Macron on NATO

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has harshly slammed French President Emmanuel Macron over his criticisms of the Turkish military operation into Syria, while urging him to check his own “brain death” before talking about the status of NATO, in reference to the French president’s remarks that the alliance was suffering a “brain death.”

“The president of France, Mr. Macron, I am saying this to you from Turkey and I will say it at NATO as well. You should first check your own brain death,” Erdoğan said at a groundbreaking ceremony for a university complex in Istanbul on Nov. 29.

16.11.2019 - 09:36 [ Grüne im Bundestag / Twitter ]

So zu tun, als wäre der Krieg in #Syrien beendet, ist vor dem Hintergrund der Lage in Idlib, wo weiterhin systematisch Krankenhäuser und Schulen bombardiert werden, schlicht zynisch. – @nouripour

13.11.2019 - 07:53 [ New York Times ]

US Troops at Syria Base Say They’ll Keep Pressure on IS

Speaking at a remote base in Syria where the Bradleys arrived last week, he said „our primary way that we do that“ is through working with the U.S. partners, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces.

The deployment of the mechanized force comes after US troops pulled out from northeastern Syria, making way for a Turkish offensive against Kurdish fighters that began last month. Only several miles away from the base, fighting between Turkish-allied fighters and the SDF was ongoing, …

13.11.2019 - 07:50 [ ORF.at ]

Syrien: USA halten an Bündnis mit Rebellen fest

Die USA halten an ihrer Allianz mit der von der Kurden-Miliz YPG angeführten Syrischen Demokratischen Streitkräfte (SDF) fest. „Es gibt keine Absicht, dass diese Zusammenarbeit beendet wird“, sagte ein hochrangiger Regierungsvertreter.

13.11.2019 - 07:46 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Erdogan bei Trump: Ein schwieriger Gast im Weißen Haus

US-Präsident Trump empfängt heute den türkischen Präsidenten Erdogan. Auch wenn die persönliche Chemie stimmt – die Beziehungen zwischen den beiden NATO-Partnern stecken in einer tiefen Krise.

13.11.2019 - 07:43 [ Bloomberg ]

Erdogan Wants New Era With U.S. on Security Before Meeting Trump

Speaking Tuesday before traveling to Washington, Erdogan said he wants to “start a new era over common security issues” with the U.S. “We are in agreement with Trump to solve problems and develop our ties despite the foggy weather in our relations,” Erdogan told a televised news conference at the airport in Ankara.

23.10.2019 - 17:24 [ Kreml ]

Memorandum of Understanding Between Turkey and the Russian Federation

1. The two sides reiterate their commitment to the preservation of the political unity and territorial integrity of Syria and the protection of national security of Turkey.

2. They emphasize their determination to combat terrorism in all forms and manifestations and to disrupt separatist agendas in the Syrian territory.

3. In this framework, the established status quo in the current Operation Peace Spring area covering Tel Abyad and Ras Al Ayn with a depth of 32 km will be preserved.

23.10.2019 - 07:51 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Vereinbarung für Nordsyrien: Vorerst keine neue Militäroffensive

Laut US-Angaben haben sich sämtliche kurdische Kämpfer aus der geplanten Sicherheitszone in Nordsyrien zurückgezogen. Das türkische Verteidigungsministerium erklärte daraufhin, derzeit sei keine weitere Offensive nötig, droht aber weiter.

20.10.2019 - 11:36 [ Tass,com ]

Erdogan says will discuss Syrian forces’ presence in north Syria with Putin in Sochi

„Yesterday, I held talks with US President Donald Trump. On Tuesday we will be continuing talks with Mr. Putin. In the area of the operation are forces of the regime [of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad] under Russia’s protection. We will be tackling the issue with Mr. Putin,“ he stressed.

20.10.2019 - 11:34 [ CNN ]

US is out of the picture in Syria-Turkey crisis. Putin now owns this mess

The mood both in Washington and in the Middle East is that the ceasefire is not the real deal. It expires on Tuesday, October 22, the same day Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recip Tayyip Erdogan will meet in Sochi to discuss the future of Syria. It seems pretty clear: that’s when the world will find out that the real deal will be for the future of this volatile region.

18.10.2019 - 21:14 [ Donald J. Trump, President of the United States / Twitter ]

Just spoke to President @RTErdogan of Turkey. He told me there was minor sniper and mortar fire that was quickly eliminated. He very much wants the ceasefire, or pause, to work. Likewise, the Kurds want it, and the ultimate solution, to happen.

Too bad there wasn’t…..
…..this thinking years ago. Instead, it was always held together with very weak bandaids, & in an artificial manner. There is good will on both sides & a really good chance for success.

18.10.2019 - 20:03 [ Y.N.M.S ‏/ Twitter ]

Erdogan: We cannot engage in the fight against terrorist organizations forever. Therefore, President Assad should take on the fight against terrorism in his country.

18.10.2019 - 19:27 [ Hurriyet ]

YPG pullout begins as safe zone deal improves: Erdoğan

“I have contacted the Defense Ministry. They have told me that the withdrawal has begun. Our security forces in the area will remain there,” he told reporters after Friday prayers on Oct. 18.

18.10.2019 - 14:07 [ Hurriyet ]

Clash in safe zone out of question, disinformation: Erdoğan

Clash in safe zone between Turkish forces and YPG/PKK terrorists is out of the question, and disinformation, Turkish president said on Oct. 18

18.10.2019 - 13:48 [ TRT world ]

Who is Mazloum Kobani and why does he have Trump’s confidence?

US President Donald Trump’s letter to the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan was widely derided for its stream of consciousness and the unusual tone that discards accepted diplomatic etiquette normally accepted from a national leader.

One thing in the letter stood out in particular.

18.10.2019 - 06:36 [ Vice President Mike Pence / Twitter ]

Honored to lead this delegation on behalf of President @realDonaldTrump. Thank you @SecPompeo, NSA Robert O’Brien and Ambassador James Jeffrey for your dedication and hard work in Turkey.

18.10.2019 - 06:34 [ Rudaw ]

Turkey and US agree ceasefire with Syria Kurds

In an official statement posted on Facebook, the General Command of the Syrian Democratic Forces said: “Based on the request and approval of the Syrian Democratic Forces, with United States mediation represented by Vice President Mr. Mike Pence, today, an agreement for an immediate ceasefire between the Syrian Democratic Forces and the Turkish state along the front lines extending from Ras al-Ain/Sari Kani from the east to Tel Abyad city in the west was reached.”

18.10.2019 - 06:20 [ Rudaw English ‏/ Twitter ]

Rudaw’s Roj Eli Zala in #Qamishli said people came onto the street to celebrate the #Turkey #ceasefire deal. “As the press conference was still going on the people started shooting into the air. Lots of celebratory fire,” Zala said.

17.10.2019 - 23:16 [ TASS ]

Putin, Erdogan may discuss Syria operation, situation in Idlib — expert

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan may discuss Ankara’s operation in Syria and the situation in Idlib at their meeting in Sochi on October 22, Vice President of the Russian International Affairs Council, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Alexander Aksenenok told TASS on Thursday.

17.10.2019 - 23:08 [ ORF ]

Syrien: USA und Türkei einigen sich auf Waffenruhe

Erdogan hatte noch kurz vor dem Besuch aus den USA betont, dass eine Waffenruhe nicht infrage komme, solange das Ziel einer „Sicherheitszone“ nicht erreicht sei.

17.10.2019 - 15:34 [ Haaretz ]

‚Don’t Be a Tough Guy. Don’t Be a Fool!‘: White House Releases Trump Letter to Erdogan on Syria

The letter tried to persuade Erdogan to reverse a decision to invade Syria that Erdogan told Trump about in an Oct 6 phone call.

„Let’s work out a good deal!“ Trump said. „You don’t want to be responsible for slaughtering thousands of people, and I don’t want to be responsible for destroying the Turkish economy – and I will.“

15.10.2019 - 12:22 [ Brett McGurk, Former Presidential Envoy. Served under Bush, Obama, Trump / Twitter ]

Indeed, US officials signed the SDF up to a “security mechanism” plan by which it removed all defensive barriers on the Syrian side of the border to forestall a Turkish incursion. EUCOM issued this just yesterday. Was Trump ever even briefed on this plan?

(06.10.2019)

15.10.2019 - 06:22 [ ORF.at ]

Syrien: Putins Poker mit verfeindeten Verbündeten

Die Situation im Norden Syriens wird von Tag zu Tag verworrener. Viele Parteien agieren mit unterschiedlichen Interessen und undurchsichtigen Absprachen.

15.10.2019 - 05:50 [ JM Rieger, Video Editor, The Washington Post / Twitter ]

REPORTER: What did the president authorize in his conversation initially with President Erdogan a week ago on Sunday? … What did Erdogan say in response to [the ceasefire request]? PENCE: The United States of America did not give a green light to Turkey to invade Syria.

15.10.2019 - 05:46 [ CBS News / Youtube ]

Pence says Trump told Erdogan to implement immediate ceasefire

Vice President Mike Pence announced Monday that the Trump administration was imposing sanctions against Turkey over its invasion of northern Syria. He told reporters at the White House that the president has been monitoring the situation, had spoken to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and called for an immediate ceasefire. Pence also said that Mr. Trump had directed him to lead a delegation to Turkey to bring the bloodshed to an end.

14.10.2019 - 06:07 [ Tagesschau.de ]

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 - 11:45 [ ITV.com ]

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.“

11.10.2019 - 06:35 [ Tagesschau.de ]

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.

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.

09.10.2019 - 18:12 [ Kurdistan24.net/ ]

French envoy, KDP leader hold meeting about Turkish attack in Syria

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Current turmoil in both Iraq and Syria led the discussion in a meeting on Wednesday between Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leader Masoud Barzani and French Consul General in Erbil Olivier Decottignies.

09.10.2019 - 17:47 [ New York Times ]

Turkey Begins Syria Offensive, Targeting U.S.-Backed Kurds

Turkey launched a planned military operation in northeastern Syria on Wednesday aimed at flushing out a Syrian militia backed by the United States, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan wrote on Twitter.

Mr. Erdogan said the operation aimed to “prevent the creation of a terror corridor across our southern border,” but provided no other information about whether Turkish ground troops had entered Syria or how far in they would go.

08.10.2019 - 06:03 [ ZDF ]

Im Norden Syriens – EU warnt Türkei vor Folgen von Militäroffensive

Sie kündigte an, dass sich die EU-Außenminister bei ihrem Treffen am kommenden Montag mit Syrien befassen würden.

„Die Bundesregierung nimmt die wiederholten Ankündigungen türkischer Politiker eine einseitige Militäroperation in Nordsyrien zu starten, sehr ernst“, sagte die stellvertretende Regierungssprecherin Ulrike Demmer am Montag in Berlin.

07.10.2019 - 14:13 [ Hurriyet ]

Is Turkey’s third Syria incursion looming?

Furthermore, Turkish authorities do often question the motives of the continued military support of the U.S. to the YPG although the war against ISIL has already been won. Many in Ankara recall the establishment of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq in the 1990s and express concerns that this trend in Syria may lead to the disintegration of its southern neighbor.

07.10.2019 - 14:02 [ ORF.at ]

Schlag für Kurden: USA lassen Türkei in Nordsyrien freie Hand

Befürchtet wird unter anderem, dass die YPG-Miliz wegen Gefechten mit türkischen Truppen ihre Anti-Terror-Aufgaben vernachlässigen müsse, beispielsweise die Sicherung von inhaftierten IS-Kämpfern. Auch wird laut „New York Times“ befürchtet, dass sich die Kurden im Kampf gegen die Türkei mit der syrischen Regierung unter Machthaber Baschar al-Assad verbünden könnten.

07.10.2019 - 13:42 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Militäreinmarsch der Türkei: US-Truppen verlassen Nordsyrien

Die Türkei steht laut dem Weißen Haus in Washington kurz davor, in Nordsyrien einzurücken. Ziel des Truppeneinmarsches soll den Angaben zufolge die lange geplante Errichtung einer Sicherheitszone in dem umkämpften Gebiet sein. Dort sollen unter anderem Flüchtlinge aus der Türkei angesiedelt werden.

07.10.2019 - 13:37 [ New York Times ]

Trump Endorses Turkish Military Operation in Syria, Shifting U.S. Policy

On Monday, witnesses in Syria saw United States forces withdrawing from two positions in northeastern Syria: observation posts in Tel Abyad and Ein Eissa.

07.10.2019 - 06:26 [ Antiwar.com ]

US Troops Will Withdraw From Northeast Syria to Avoid Turkish Assault

In a surprise announcement late Sunday night, the Whitehouse Press Secretary released a statement that said, „Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey by telephone. Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation in Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in that operation, and the United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial „Caliphate,“ will no longer be in the immediate area.“

The statement does not make it clear if U.S. troops will fully withdraw from Syria or if they will just relocate. The statement also says, „Turkey will now be responsible for all ISIS fighters in the area captured over the past two years.“

07.10.2019 - 06:06 [ theHill.com ]

White House says Turkey will soon launch Syria operation

„Turkey will soon be moving forward with its long-planned operation into Northern Syria. The United States Armed Forces will not support or be involved in the operation, and United States forces, having defeated the ISIS territorial ‚Caliphate,‘ will no longer be in the immediate area,“ White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement.

The announcement comes hours after President Trump held a phone call with Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in which the two reportedly discussed the conflict and agreed to a meeting in Washington in November.

07.10.2019 - 00:29 [ France24 ]

Turkey’s Erdogan to meet Trump in US over Syria ’safe zone‘

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US counterpart Donald Trump agreed during a phone call to meet in Washington next month to discuss creating a „safe zone“ in northern Syria, the Turkish presidency said Sunday.

06.10.2019 - 12:01 [ RT.com ]

Turkish troops & armored vehicles amass at Syrian border after Erdogan announces IMMINENT incursion (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Military convoys were captured in dozens of photos and videos, confirming the Turkish leader’s claim that preparations have been finalized to establish a so-called ‘safe zone’ on Syrian soil along the Turkish border and that the operation could be launched “as soon as today or tomorrow.”

Additional armored vehicles and troops were sent to the border town of Akcakale, across from Tal Abyad in Syria, state television TRT confirms.

06.10.2019 - 11:20 [ Rudaw.net ]

Unilateral military operation by Ankara into northeast Syria would be of ‘grave concern’: Pentagon spox

„Any uncoordinated military operation by Turkey would be of grave concern as it would undermine our shared interest of a secure northeast Syria and the enduring defeat of ISIS [Islamic State],“ Commander Sean Robertson, a Pentagon spokesman, told Rudaw via email on Saturday.

06.10.2019 - 11:06 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Seehofer zu Migration: Warnung vor Flüchtlingszahlen wie 2015

Bundesinnenminister Horst Seehofer (CSU) hat angesichts steigender Migrantenzahlen auf den griechischen Inseln vor einer größeren Fluchtbewegung als im Jahr 2015 gewarnt. „Wir müssen unseren europäischen Partnern bei den Kontrollen an den EU-Außengrenzen mehr helfen. Wir haben sie zu lange alleine gelassen“, sagte Seehofer der „Bild am Sonntag“.

06.10.2019 - 11:02 [ Hurriyet ]

Turkey ready for operation east of Euphrates in Syria

Addressing the ruling Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) 29th Consultation and Assessment meeting in Kızılcahaman, a retreat town of capital Ankara, Erdoğan said Turkey aims to establish peace east of the Euphrates River by purging the Syrian region from terrorists.

06.10.2019 - 10:53 [ Azvision.az ]

Präsident Erdogan kündigt Einmarsch in Syrien an

Erdogans Worte waren die deutlichste Drohung mit einem Militäreinsatz, seitdem die Türkei und die USA verabredet hatten, eine Sicherheitszone im Norden Syriens einzurichten.

04.10.2019 - 13:25 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Gespräch über Flüchtlinge: Türkei kann auf mehr EU-Gelder hoffen

Innenminister Seehofer lehnt einen türkischen Einmarsch in Syrien ab. Was mehr Geld für Flüchtlinge angeht, zeigte er sich in Ankara aber offen. Von einem dritten EU-Pakt ist die Rede.

04.10.2019 - 13:22 [ ZDF ]

EU wegen Flüchtlingspakt besorgt – Seehofer lobt Ankara und verspricht mehr Hilfe

Im offensichtlichen Bemühen, die jüngsten Spannungen zu glätten, dankte er der türkischen Regierung ausdrücklich für ihre Rolle bei der Bewältigung der Flüchtlingskrise. „Ohne Eure Solidarität wäre das Migrationsproblem in unserer Region so nicht bewältigt worden“, sagte er an den Gastgeber, seinen türkischen Kollegen Süleyman Soylu, gewandt. „Ein ganz herzliches Dankeschön. Das ist eine Leistung, die auch in die Welthistorie eingehen wird.“

20.09.2019 - 18:07 [ New York Times ]

Putin Says Saudis Should Buy Russian Missiles, to Laughter From Iran

(17.09.2019)

“These kinds of systems are capable of defending any kind of infrastructure in Saudi Arabia from any kind of attack,” he added.

Mr. Rouhani, seated next to Mr. Putin, laughed visibly. The broadcast on the state-owned Russian television network RT captured the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, chuckling to himself in the audience.

27.08.2019 - 20:21 [ Kreml ]

News conference following Russian-Turkish talks

This is not the first visit by the Turkish President to Russia this year. In April, Mr Erdogan and I held a productive meeting of the High-Level Russian-Turkish Cooperation Council in Moscow; we also met at other sites. In mid-September, I will go to Ankara for a trilateral summit of Russia, Turkey and Iran, guarantors of the Astana process for Syria. Mr Erdogan is also invited to take part in the Russian Energy Week forum in Moscow in October.

05.08.2019 - 17:46 [ Haaretz ]

Syria’s Idlib: The Hot Potato the U.S., Russia and Turkey Are Fighting Over

In fact, Turkey is threatening to launch a broad campaign to take over Syrian territory in the area between eastern Syria and the Euphrates River to “cleanse” it from Kurdish militias, which Turkey considers a threat to its national security.

This is precisely what the United States, which sees itself as the protector of the Kurdish allies who fought alongside it against ISIS, is afraid of.

24.07.2019 - 08:44 [ Pepe Escobar / Asia Times ]

Iran at the center of the Eurasian riddle

(17.06.2019)

The SCO is bound to significantly expand by 2020, with possible full membership for both Turkey and Iran. It will then feature all major players of Eurasia integration. Considering the current incandescence in the geopolitical chessboard, it’s hardly an accident a crucial protagonist in Bishkek was the ‘observer’ state Iran.

18.07.2019 - 10:42 [ defensenews.com ]

Turkey officially kicked out of F-35 program, costing US half a billion dollars

In a statement, Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor on the F-35 program, said, “This is a government-to-government matter, and as always, we are following official U.S. Government guidance as it relates to delivery of the F-35 to Turkey and the export of goods from the Turkish supply chain.”

18.07.2019 - 10:17 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Kooperation bei Kampfjets:: USA werfen Türkei aus F-35-Programm

Die Befürchtung der USA: Durch den parallelen Einsatz russischer- und NATO-Systeme könnte Moskau an wichtige Details über die Fähigkeiten der F-35-Kampfjets kommen. Das sei nicht hinnehmbar.

16.07.2019 - 15:46 [ Zeit.de ]

Türkei erhält deutsche Kriegswaffen im Wert von 180 Millionen Euro

Bei den Waffen für die Türkei handelt es sich den Angaben zufolge ausschließlich um „Ware für den maritimen Bereich“. Es ist wahrscheinlich, dass es um Material für sechs U-Boote der Klasse 214 geht, die in der Türkei unter maßgeblicher Beteiligung des deutschen Konzerns ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems (TKMS) gebaut werden. Die Bundesregierung hatte die Lieferung von Bauteilen bereits 2009 genehmigt und den Export mit einer sogenannten Hermes-Bürgschaft in Höhe von 2,49 Milliarden Euro abgesichert.

16.06.2019 - 09:58 [ Radio China ]

Xi Jinping trifft türkischen Präsidenten

Der chinesische Staatspräsident Xi Jinping hat am Samstag in Duschanbe seinen türkischen Amtskollegen Recep Tayyip Erdoğan zu einem Gespräch getroffen

10.05.2019 - 18:56 [ Tagesschau.de ]

In türkischem Gefängnis: Deniz Yücel erhebt Foltervorwurf

Er halte es für „unvorstellbar, dass ein Gefängnisdirektor es wagen würde, in einem Fall, mit dem sich der Staatspräsident persönlich befasst, derart eigenmächtig zu handeln.“ Die „Sonderbehandlung“, so Yücels Schlussfolgerung, sei auf Initiative Erdogans hin erfolgt.

Weiter sagt der 45-Jährige aus, er habe nach den Vorfällen Strafanzeige in der Türkei erstattet. Die Ermittlungen der Staatsanwaltschaft seien jedoch eingestellt worden, ohne dass er angehört worden sei.

21.04.2019 - 16:16 [ Eurasiafuture.com ]

Why Isn’t Oil-Rich Russia Helping Its Syrian “Ally” Survive The Fuel Crisis?

It’s seemingly inexplicable that one of the world’s top oil exporters and most masterful perception management practitioners wouldn’t gift its “ally” emergency fuel shipments as a humanitarian gesture or at least sell it what it needs under a deferred payment plan, especially when considering that it’s owned all of the country’s oil and gas infrastructure since last year and regularly ships large amounts of oil to the country in order to meet the huge demands of its fuel-hungry Aerospace Forces there. On top of that, Russia even sells gas to its American adversary in spite of the sanctions that its customer imposed on this industry,

22.02.2019 - 07:13 [ Zeit.de ]

US-Soldaten sollen vorerst doch in Syrien bleiben

Zuvor hatten US-Präsident Donald Trump und der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdoğan miteinander telefoniert und über die Lage in Syrien gesprochen. Die beiden Staatsoberhäupter hätten sich darauf verständigt, weiter an der Einrichtung einer möglichen Sicherheitszone in Nordsyrien zu arbeiten, teilte das US-Präsidialamt mit.

30.12.2018 - 20:13 [ Daily Sabah ]

Erdoğan und Merkel besprechen Syrien und Anti-Terror-Kampf

Laut Quellen aus der Präsidentschaft haben die beiden Staatschefs über irreguläre Migration nach Europa sowie die bilateralen Beziehungen der Länder besprochen.

Erdoğan und Merkel seien sich einig gewesen, einen engen Kontakt zu pflegen, um den Prozess in Syrien hinsichtlich des im Oktober stattgefundenen Syrien-Gipfels in Istanbul und des US-Abzugs aus der Region zu beobachten.

30.12.2018 - 19:56 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Syrien nach dem US-Abzug: Moskau und Ankara wollen kooperieren

Man habe sich auf Schritte geeinigt, um alle Regionen Syriens von terroristischen Gruppen zu befreien, betonte Cavusoglu, ohne Details zu nennen. An dem Treffen nahmen auch die Verteidigungsminister beider Länder teil.

28.12.2018 - 13:26 [ Hurriyet ]

Syria military takes control of key town as Erdoğan warns of ‚psychological action‘

Syria’s military announced Dec. 28 it has taken control of the flash-point northern town of Manbij, where Turkey has threatened an offensive.

The announcement was quickly welcomed by the Kremlin, whose spokesman Dmitry Peskov called it a „positive step“ that could help stabilize the situation.

Turkey, on the other hand, questioned Syria’s motive with the announcement.

28.12.2018 - 13:21 [ People’s Defense Units (YPG) ]

Our forces focus on the fight against ISIS

In conjunction with this, we invite the Syrian government forces which are obliged to protect the same country, nation and borders, to assert control over the areas our forces have withdrawn from, in particularly Manbij, and to protect these areas against a Turkish invasion.

28.12.2018 - 13:18 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Konflikt in Nordsyrien: Assad unterstützt Kurden gegen die Türkei

Vor einer drohenden Offensive der Türkei im Norden Syriens hat die syrische Armee Truppen in die bisher von Kurden beherrschte Stadt Manbidsch verlegt. Zuvor hatten die Kurden Machthaber Assad um Hilfe gebeten.

28.12.2018 - 13:16 [ Spiegel.de ]

Geplanter US-Truppenabzug Syrische: Kurden bitten Assad um Hilfe gegen die Türkei

Die kurdischen Volksverteidigungseinheiten (YPG) in Syrien haben die Regierung von Staatschef Baschar al-Assad um Beistand bei der erwarteten türkischen Militäroffensive gebeten. Die YPG rief die Regierung in Damaskus auf, Truppen in die von ihnen kontrollierten Gebiete im Norden Syriens zu verlegen.

25.12.2018 - 20:03 [ ORF.at ]

Syrien: Erdogan will mit Trump und Putin reden

CNN Turk berichtete, Außenminister Mevlut Cavusolgu werde in den kommenden Tagen nach Russland reisen, um das Treffen vorzubereiten. Erdogan und Trump sprachen sich nach türkischen Angaben bei einem Telefonat dafür aus, das Entstehen eines Machtvakuums in Syrien zu verhindern.

19.12.2018 - 20:38 [ Donald J. Trump, Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten / Twitter ]

We have defeated ISIS in Syria, my only reason for being there during the Trump Presidency.

19.12.2018 - 20:37 [ Antiwar.com ]

Trump Shocker: ‘We’re Leaving Syria!’ Does He Mean It?

After a leak in the Wall Street Journal suggested a major reversal in US policy in Syria, President Trump confirmed in a Tweet this morning that the US was withdrawing from Syria. Starting immediately. Will the president follow through? What will the neocons do? Is there another false-flag danger? On today’s Ron Paul Liberty Report:

19.12.2018 - 20:36 [ Nick Paton Walsh / CNN ]

Trump is leaving the fight against ISIS (and influence in the Middle East) to Russia and Iran

Over 2,000 American special forces in the north of Syria, fighting the fight against ISIS, but also providing a significant bang for their buck.
But to widespread surprise, US President Donald Trump announced on Wednesday that the US intends to rapidly withdraw from Syria.

19.12.2018 - 20:00 [ NZZ,ch ]

Trump ordnet US-Rückzug aus Syrien an

Nach einem Rückzug der amerikanischen Truppen könnte der Weg frei werden für eine neuen Militäroffensive der Türkei. Die Regierung in Ankara droht schon seit langem mit einer weiteren Operation gegen die YPG. Erst in der vergangenen Woche kündigte der türkische Präsident Recep Tayyip Erdogan eine Offensive an.

08.12.2018 - 20:31 [ sputniknews.com ]

Gilets Jaunes Infiltrer: Undercover French Police Wear Yellow Vests Too

Perhaps the most infamous clip to be uploaded to date — uploaded December 1, it’s garnered almost six million views and over 7,000 shares in under a week — depicts masked individuals ambling through Paris‘ renowned Champs-Elysees. While they’re in plain clothes, and some legitimate protesters have worn masks, the procession all wear red armbands, a signifier of plain-clothes police in France.

08.12.2018 - 20:09 [ Noel Dolan / Twitter ]

Police have charged the #GiletsJaune, batons being used, battering everyone within range, they’ve just hog-tied one man. Note the police wearing jeans – agents provocateurs? There’s still a huge crowd of #YellowVests though.