Turkey : Part Four

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Postby Exit40 on Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:55 am

Assad pledges to continue onslaught that has displaced 900,000
As government forces make gains in northwestern Syria, UN warns of 'horrifying' crisis amid 'indiscriminate' violence.
18 hours ago

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has pledged to continue an onslaught on the country's last major rebel stronghold, saying the war was not yet over but a "complete victory" was in sight.

The fierce Russian-backed government offensive has displaced 900,000 people in the northwestern region since the start of December, the United Nations said on Monday, warning that the "horrifying" crisis was forcing those fleeing to sleep outside in freezing temperatures and had resulted in babies dying of cold as camps are full.

But in a rare address carried on state television on Monday, al-Assad congratulated his forces for recent gains that led to them consolidating control over Aleppo province and pledging to press ahead with a military campaign in Idlib province....

Snip... In his address, al-Assad also alluded to Ankara's warning, saying the offensive will go ahead despite "empty voices that are coming from the north"....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Wed Feb 19, 2020 7:06 am

Erdogan threatens 'imminent' Turkish operation in Syria
Turkish leader says talks with Russia over northwest Syria failed to achieve 'desired result'.
2 hours ago

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to launch an operation in Syria's Idlib region by the end of the month if Damascus fails to withdraw behind Turkish military positions.

"An operation in Idlib is imminent," Erdogan told his party's legislators in Parliament on Wednesday. "We are counting down, we are making our final warnings".

Russia - the Syrian government's main ally in the nearly nine-year war - responded by saying any Turkish offensive against Syrian forces in Idlib would be the "worst scenario"....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:09 am

Erdogan’s mission to defend lira unsettles overseas investors
Measures to fight speculation have helped push foreign money out of Turkey’s markets
Laura Pitel in Istanbul, Tommy Stubbington and Anna Gross in London YESTERDAY

When the Turkish lira was struck by a bout of selling nearly a year ago, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed that speculators would pay a heavy price for their “provocations”. He warned: “Our currency is the Turkish lira, and we will protect it.”

Some dismissed the remarks as bluster. But over the past 12 months, Turkish authorities have backed up the president’s words with measures designed to support the currency — and offset interest rate cuts aimed at rebooting economic growth.

On Wednesday, Turkey cut its benchmark rate for the sixth time in a row, with the one-week repo rate moving to 10.75 per cent, from 24 per cent last July. The falling interest rate — together with a general emerging-market sell-off and concerns over the conflict in Syria — has piled pressure on the currency. Rising inflation means that real interest rates have turned negative.

In response, state banks have sold billions of dollars in a bid to prop up the lira, according to traders, while the banking regulator has taken further steps to curb short selling of the currency.

The stakes are high. A stable lira is vital both for Turkish companies, which are saddled with large amounts of foreign-currency debt, and to keep consumer prices stable. The exchange rate is seen in Turkey as a barometer of Mr Erdogan’s management of the economy....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:53 am

Feb 21, 2020, 02:03pm
Turkey And Russia Fight It Out: Is This The End Of The Road For Erdogan?
Melik Kaylan

Developments in Syria's northern Idlib region have put Turkey's President in a tight corner, perhaps the tightest since he first hijacked state power ten or more years ago. Upwards of a million refugees, purged by Assadist forces operating under Russian air support, are stumbling northwards toward the Turkish border. The border is closed. But you can't keep a million starved, frozen, desperate refugees out by main force. Turkey already houses over three million Syrian refugees and the country's native inhabitants have had enough. The resentment of Turkish citizens threatens to derail Erdogan's grip on power.

Ergodan sent in the Turkish army, with tanks, artillery and armored vehicles, long-range rockets in tow. But they have no protection from Russian air power. A nation with a long militaristic history like Turkey can endure battlefield martyrs, inflows of refugees, curbs on freedoms and strongman posturing in its leader, up to a point. What it won't tolerate is defeat, especially defeat that a supine media can't hide from the populace. Plus, the collapse of Ankara-backed Sunni rebels in Syria will free the Kurds to unite geographically along Turkey's southern border thereby furnish support to fellow Kurds inside Turkey. An even bigger blow. So Erdogan abuts a Waterloo moment. He is asking Nato desperately for Patriot air cover from Russian airstrikes against Turkish soldiers. Having spurned Nato and the West, having defiantly purchased Russian missile batteries, Erdogan has run out of bluffing room on both sides....

Snip... Putin never ends a smoldering conflict if there's still leverage to be gained. As yet, the Kremlin has no reason to play nice with a recalcitrant Erdogan. So the Russia option, as Turkey's President is just discovering, was never a haven....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:26 am

Tensions rise in Syria after Turkish soldier killed in Idlib
Turkish president says he will meet leaders of Russia, France and Germany to discuss Idlib at summit on March 5.
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said he will meet the leaders of Russia, France and Germany next month to discuss the situation in northwest Syria, where a military push by Moscow-backed government forces against the last opposition-held enclave has displaced nearly a million people.

His comments on Saturday came as the Turkish defence ministry said a Turkish soldier had been killed in Syria's Idlib province in a bomb attack by government forces, becoming Turkey's 16th military death during a month in which talks between Ankara and Moscow have failed to de-escalate a recent spike in fighting.

Speaking to reporters in Izmir, Erdogan did not specify where the March 5 meeting would be held. He added, however, that Turkey "determined our road map" for Syria after calls on Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Wed Feb 26, 2020 11:05 am

Are Turkish Cypriots Done with Ankara?
by Burak Bekdil February 25, 2020 at 4:00 am

For the Turks, Turkey is the homeland and Cyprus is the "baby homeland."

In January 2018, several thousand Turkish Cypriots marched against what they said was Turkey's unwanted influence that has emboldened hard-right groups to try to silence opposing views.

Erdoğan's government has been generously sending Turkish taxpayers' money to religious foundations, associations, NGOs and Quranic schools in Turkish Cyprus via the Turkish Aid Delegation. Turkey also built a (Sunni Muslim) theology academy at the same time as it ignored local criticism against it.

"There have been mosque constructions in all areas in northern Cyprus, including former Greek Orthodox churches. All that effort has upset Turkish Cypriots." — Yusuf Kanlı, a prominent Turkish Cypriot columnist, to Gatestone Institute, February 18, 2020....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:08 am

Greece's Migrant Crisis: "A Powder Keg Ready to Explode"
by Soeren Kern February 28, 2020 at 5:00 am

"People have seen their properties destroyed, their sheep and goats have been slaughtered, their homes broken into. A few years back, when there were 5,000 migrants on the island, things seemed bad enough. Now there's a sense that the situation has really got out of hand." — Nikos Trakellis, community leader in Moria, on the Greek island of Lesbos.

"I fear for the safety of our people, the residents of Lesbos. For the situation to change, many refugees have to be transferred to the mainland and new arrivals from Turkey must be stopped. If not, we are doomed." — North Aegean Regional Governor Kostas Moutzouris.

"Welcome in Greece are only those we choose. Those who are not welcome will be returned. We will permanently shut the door to illegal human traffickers, to those who want to enter even though they are not entitled to asylum." — Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greek officials have said that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan personally controls the migration flows to Greece and turns them on and off to extract more money and other political concessions from the European Union.

Turkey, which currently hosts nearly four million Syrian refugees, has said it cannot handle a new influx. It has repeatedly threatened to re-open the floodgates of mass migration to Europe....

Snip... Greek officials have said that Erdoğan personally controls the migration flows to Greece and turns them on and off to extract more money and other political concessions from the European Union....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:24 am

Al Jazeera English

Turkey says it is attacking “all known targets of the Syrian regime” following a dramatic escalation in the battle for Idlib province.
At least 33 Turkish troops were killed in a Syrian government air strike.
The United Nations secretary-general has expressed grave concern as NATO's chief condemned what he called the “indiscriminate” air strikes by Syria and Russia.
Al Jazeera's Andrew Chappelle reports.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4VGgpFDf_M

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:50 am

Syria says 2 warplanes downed by Turkey as tensions soar
The fighting has increased tensions between Turkey and Russia.
03/01/2020 08:24 AM EST

KASTANIES, Greece — Syria’s official news agency said two of its warplane were shot down by Turkish forces inside northwest Syria, amid a military escalation there that’s led to growing direct clashes between Turkish and Syrian forces.

SANA says the jets were targeted over the Idlib region, and that the four pilots ejected with parachutes and landed safely.

Turkey’s Defense Ministry said it had shot down two SU-24 aircraft and destroyed air defense systems after one of its aerial drones was downed. Earlier, Syrian military-run media said it had downed a drone inside northwest Syria, and was closing its airspace for any flights or drones across the country’s northwestern region. It said any aircraft that penetrates Syrian airspace will be treated as hostile and shot down....

Snip... Erdogan did not explicitly link his decision to open the gates to Europe to the military escalation in Syria’s northwestern Idlib province....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:52 am

Greece stands firm on migrants, as Turkey opens floodgates to Europe
By Arwa Damon and Murat Baykara, CNN
Updated 7:44 PM ET, Sun March 1, 2020

Pazarkule, Turkey (CNN)Thousands of migrants are gathered at Turkey's border with Greece, after the Turkish government last week allowed the refugees passage to Europe saying it had "reached its capacity."

The move tramples on a 2016 deal struck with the European Union to halt migrants traveling from the Middle East towards Europe.

It comes on the back of an air strike by Russian-backed Syrian forces on the city of Idlib in the neighboring country last week, killing 33 Turkish soldiers. Turkey's about-face is seen as a way of leveraging European support for its military operation in Syria....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Mon Mar 02, 2020 8:58 am

Al Jazeera English

As fighting rages on in Syria, the Greek prime minister has warned that any refugees who try to enter the country will be turned back.

Thousands of migrants and refugees are trying to cross from Turkey after Ankara said it would no longer enforce its border.
Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Edirne in Turkey, near the border with Greece.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP-SIzDMyn4

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:43 am

Opinion Syria
Erdoğan is reaping what he sowed: Turkey is on the brink of disaster in Syria
Simon Tisdall

The Turkish president has gone beyond proxy war to direct confrontation with Assad. And he has alienated all his allies
Mon 2 Mar 2020 12.37 ESTLast modified on Mon 2 Mar 2020 16.51 EST

Maverick, out-of-control authoritarian leaders – and here we are talking about Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkey’s president – tend to think they know best about everything, and are fiercely intolerant of criticism. It is this hubris that has finally led Erdoğan and Turkey to the brink of disaster in Syria after nine years of bombastic threats, proxy conflict and direct military intervention.

Erdoğan is now isolated on all sides, sharply at odds with other major players in the Syrian crisis. Having sent an extra 7,000 troops and armour into Idlib last month to reinforce existing military outposts, Turkey has plunged in open warfare with Bashar al-Assad’s regime. It has attacked airports and radar sites well behind the de facto “frontline”. It has declared all regime “elements” to be legitimate targets.

In mid-2011, when the Arab spring uprisings were just getting going, Ahmet Davutoğlu, then Turkey’s foreign minister, met Assad in Damascus and urged him to discuss the demonstrators’ demands. Assad refused. Davutoğlu later told me the Syrian leader just wouldn’t listen. The chance was lost. As Assad’s crackdown intensified, Erdoğan threw Turkey’s weight behind the rebels, including Islamist groups....

Snip... Erdoğan is now pinning his hopes on a face-to-face meeting with the Russian leader to prevent more, costly collisions that Turkey cannot win. He will travel to Moscow on Thursday in search of a ceasefire – after Putin agreed to make time for him. Yet Putin may be in no mood to back off...

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:50 am

Erdogan's Attempts to Blackmail Europe are Doomed to Fail
by Con Coughlin March 5, 2020 at 5:00 am

If the current crisis facing Turkey is entirely of Mr Erdogan's own making, that has not prevented the Turkish president from trying to deflect attention away from his own mishandling of the conflict by seeking to provoke a new migrant crisis in Europe.

When Turkey took the controversial decision last year to purchase Russia's state-of-the-art S-400 anti-aircraft missile system, Mr Erdogan calculated that it would herald new era of friendly cooperation with Ankara's long-standing rival in Moscow even if, by pressing ahead with the deal, the Turks risked jeopardising their relationship with NATO, which bitterly opposed the deal.

Russians now find themselves in a direct confrontation with Turkish forces in Idlib province, where the Turks are trying to protect a number of Islamist militias committed to overthrowing the Assad regime... [A]s the recent escalation in fighting has demonstrated, the Russians' main priority is to support the Assad regime.

Mr Erdogan is also about to discover that there has been a hardening of attitudes among European leaders about dealing with unwanted migrants since the Turkish leader last used his blackmail tactics five years ago.... These days, senior politicians in Mrs Merkel's centre-right Christian Democrats take a more hard-nosed approach to the migrant issue, with one senior party member warning the migrants this week, "There is no point coming to Germany.
We cannot take you in."...

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Fri Mar 06, 2020 7:30 am

Erdogan, Putin announce Idlib ceasefire after Moscow meeting
Ceasefire came into effect after midnight in Idlib amid reports of fresh violence between Turkish and Syrian troops.
13 hours ago

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have announced a military ceasefire in Idlib, after a meeting in Moscow that lasted six hours.

Idlib, the last rebel stronghold in Syria, has witnessed increased violence and bloodshed since last December, the start of a Russia-backed Syrian offensive to regain control over the region.

"At 00.01 tonight, as in, from midnight, the ceasefire will be put in place," Erdogan told reporters on Thursday in the Russian capital.

Erdogan added that Turkey, which has sent thousands of troops into Idlib to repel the Syrian army, would not "remain silent" if Syrian government forces continued attacks and warned that Ankara would retaliate with full force....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Mon Mar 09, 2020 7:52 am

MARCH 8, 2020 / 6:32 AM / UPDATED 19 HOURS AGO
Erdogan to discuss migrant crisis with EU, urges Greece to 'open your gates'
Ezgi Erkoyun

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan urged Greece on Sunday to “open your gates” to refugees trying to enter the European Union from Turkey and said he hoped to win more help from the EU at talks on Monday.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan addresses his supporters in Silivri near Istanbul, Turkey, March 8, 2020. Presidential Press Office/Handout via REUTERS
Tens of thousands of migrants have been trying to get into Greece, an EU member state, since Turkey said on Feb. 28 it would no longer try to keep them on its territory - as agreed in 2016 with the EU in return for billions of euros in aid.

Turkey hosts about 3.6 million war refugees from Syria, where its troops and allied rebel forces are battling Russian-backed government forces, and says the EU has failed to honor promises made to Ankara....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:50 am

Erdogan demands 'concrete support' from EU, NATO over Syria
Turkish president in Brussels for talks with EU and NATO leaders after tensions at Greek border over fate of refugees.
20 hours ago

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded more support from his NATO and European Union allies over the war in Syria as fighting rages in Idlib, and a refugee crisis unfolds at the Turkish-Greek border.

Erdogan flew to Brussels for talks with EU and NATO leaders after tensions rose over the fate of tens of thousands of refugees trying to enter EU-member Greece since Ankara said last month it would no longer try to keep them on its soil.

After talks on Monday with NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, Erdogan said he wants Turkey's Western partners to do more to support his country to cope with millions of refugees from Syria.

"The crisis stemming from Syria, with its security and humanitarian aspects, is threatening our region and even all of Europe," Erdogan said. "No European country has the luxury to remain indifferent."...

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Wed Mar 11, 2020 7:37 am

Turkey threatens 'heavy' retaliation if Idlib ceasefire is broken
Turkey and Russia, which back opposing sides in Syria's war, agreed on a ceasefire to stop escalating clashes in Idlib.
4 hours ago

Turkey is expecting Russia to take measures over "small violations" of a week-long ceasefire by its allied Syrian government forces in Idlib province, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said, warning that Ankara will respond heavily if its military observation posts in the region come under attack

Turkey and Russia, which back opposing sides in Syria's war, agreed on the ceasefire to stop escalating clashes in Idlib that brought the two countries close to direct confrontation amid a Moscow-backed Syrian government offensive that has displaced almost a million people.

As well as supporting certain rebel groups in Idlib, the last opposition stronghold in Syria, Turkey set up 12 posts in the province under a 2018 deal with Russia aimed at preventing an assault by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's forces.

"In the face of the smallest attack [on our posts], we will not only retaliate, but we will respond much more heavily," Erdogan said in a speech in Ankara on Wednesday....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Sat Mar 14, 2020 6:48 am

European Union: Closing the Borders?
by Judith Bergman March 14, 2020 at 5:00 am

Even Germany is unwilling to take any of the migrants shuttled by Erdogan to the Greek-Turkish border.

"I thank Greece for being our European 'aspida' [the Greek word for shield]." — European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, March 3, 2020.

The "solidarity" with Greece expressed by leading EU representatives seems to have come from having no alternatives other than relying on Greece to struggle with the situation.

Even if the EU manages to resolve its issues with Erdogan, which is doubtful and bound to be only temporary, Europe's fundamental problem will remain: As long as migrants think that a better future awaits them in Europe, the welfare states, which have shown themselves extremely accommodating in receiving migrants and granting them all sorts of social rights, can continue expecting migrants to try breaching Europe's borders....

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**** All without a mention of COVID 19. I don't think for a minute it has not been considered to send infected people in hopes of a greater pandemic than the EU already is facing. D ****

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:08 am

'Very secretive': Hidden coronavirus 'disaster' brewing in Syria
by Joel Gehrke | March 14, 2020 12:00 AM

Syrian dictator Bashar Assad is allowing a “disastrous” coronavirus outbreak to fester due to his dependence on stricken Iran to win the long-running civil war, according to local reports and international observers.

“It's very secretive,” MedGlobal founder Zaher Sahloul told the Washington Examiner. “If the epidemic spread in Syria, it would be disastrous, especially in the northwest.”

Sahloul, a U.S.-based doctor whose organization provides aid to civilians affected by the conflict, said that a prominent Syrian doctor revealed a case had been confirmed in a major Damascus hospital and then recanted after being detained by the regime. The MedGlobal founder thinks there could be 2,400 coronavirus cases that are currently being hidden by the regime....

Snip... “Given the really horrible conditions, I think it would be a miracle if these displaced Syrians do not contract coronavirus,” Aykan Erdemir, a former Turkish parliamentarian and a senior analyst at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Washington Examiner. “All three, meaning the Syrian regime and Russian and Iranian forces, have proven their complete indifference to such humanitarian worries.”...

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**** Well, there you have it. D. ****

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Mon Mar 16, 2020 8:46 am

Russia, Turkey begin joint patrols along Syria's M4 highway
Al Jazeera's Sinem Koseoglu reports from Istanbul.
Al Jazeera English Mar 16, 2020

Russia and Turkey have been holding joint military patrols in Syria to monitor a ceasefire in the last rebel-held stronghold of Idlib, a result of talks in Moscow.
The patrols oversee a six-kilometre stretch to the north and south of the strategic M4 highway, effectively advancing Russia's presence further north into the province.
Russia and Turkey back opposing sides in Syria's nine-year war....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnYOHMfjHgA

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:53 am

Are Greece and Turkey putting refugees in danger? | The Stream
Mar 17, 2020 Al Jazeera English

Thousands of people fleeing war, persecution and other imminent threats to their safety are trying to enter Greece from neighbouring Turkey after Ankara announced it would no longer stop their efforts to reach Europe – and it is inflaming long-simmering tensions between the two countries.

Authorities in Greece say they have stopped more than 42,000 attempted entries into the country since the Turkish government unexpectedly announced the opening of its western border in late February.

Turkey's president Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Europe must "share the burden" of coping with the approximately 3.7 million refugees already in Turkey, most of whom fled the war in neighbouring Syria. He says the border will remain open until the European Union satisfies the terms of a March 2016 deal that pledged about six billion euros of aid to Turkey in exchange for it hosting people fleeing the Middle East and Asia.

Greece's prime minister says "Greece’s borders are also Europe’s borders", while the European Commission president says European unity "will prevail". But as the political squabbling continues thousands of people are stuck at the gateway to Europe and are being denied the right to file Greek asylum applications - including more than 450 people who have recently reached Greek territory and who are now being detained on a navy vessel....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2pAJS6ULqU

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Tue Mar 24, 2020 6:40 am

Turkey: Violence against Women Continues to Escalate
by Burak Bekdil March 24, 2020 at 4:00 am

Violence against women has become Turkey's new normal.

In 2010 Turkey was shaken by the surfacing of alleged serial rapes.... including cases of adults raping minors and minors raping toddlers, killing one.

In 2014 Erdoğan said that "women should know their place," and that "gender equality is against human nature"....

No doubt Turkey's gender equality deficit bitterly shows that Islamist culture is much stickier than any Western-inspired legislation. Patriarchal cultural codes are deeply engraved throughout the society; unfortunately, it will take more than legislation to make them disappear....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Wed Mar 25, 2020 7:02 am

Jamal Khashoggi: Turkey charges 20 Saudis over journalist's murder
3 hours ago

Jamal Khashoggi was a prominent critic of Saudi Arabia's government
Turkey has charged 20 suspects over the murder of the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul in October 2018.

Prosecutors said an indictment accused former Saudi Deputy Intelligence Chief Ahmad Asiri and former royal aide Saud al-Qahtani with instigating the murder.

The 18 others are accused of carrying out the "deliberate and monstrous killing" inside the Saudi consulate.

Western intelligence agencies believe it was ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman – something he denies.

A United Nations special rapporteur says Khashoggi was "the victim of a deliberate, premeditated execution, an extrajudicial killing for which the state of Saudi Arabia is responsible".

At the time of his death the 59-year-old worked for the Washington Post and had become a prominent critic of the Saudi government....

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Re: Turkey : Part Four

Postby Exit40 on Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:11 am

March 27, 2020
That ‘Special Drug’ China Gave Turkey for Coronavirus

"From this morning we have brought a special drug used in China which is claimed to have resulted in improvements in intensive care patients, cutting their time in care from 11-12 days to four days. The new drugs will be used by COVID-19 patients being treated in intensive care units.”
Source: TRT-World, March 24, 2020

The drug is neither new nor Chinese

Turkey has received from China a new special drug to treat coronavirus, Turkish Health Minister Fehrettin Koca announced in a written statement on March 24.

"From this morning we have brought a special drug used in China which is claimed to have resulted in improvements in intensive care patients, cutting their time in care from 11-12 days to four days. The drugs, which reached Ankara late at night, were distributed to 40 cities via air ambulances. The new drugs will be used by COVID-19 patients being treated in intensive care units."...

Snip... MIT analysis said:

"The data: While favipiravir, an antiviral made by Toyama Chemical (part of Fuji Film), generated hopeful headlines, the report from doctors at China’s Wuhan University makes more modest claims....

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