Krieg um Nordsyrien (III) (Eigener Bericht) – Die Bundeswehr soll im Norden Syriens intervenieren. Dies verlangen einflussreiche deutsche Politiker im Zusammenhang mit der Forderung von Verteidigungsministerin Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, die europäischen NATO-Staaten sollten in dem Gebiet, mit dessen Eroberung die Türkei vor zwei Wochen begonnen hat, eine Besatzungszone errichten. Die Rede ist von mehreren zehntausend Soldaten. […]
Press statement following Russian-Turkish talks
President of Russia Vladimir Putin: Mr President, ladies and gentlemen,
We thank the President of Turkey for accepting our offer made during a recent telephone conversation, and today he and representatives of his delegation arrived in Sochi to discuss the developments in the Syrian Arab Republic, including in the northeast, beyond the Euphrates.
Mr Erdogan gave a detailed explanation of the goals of the Turkish military operation along the Syrian border. We have noted many times that we understand Turkey’s desire to take measures that would guarantee its national security.
We share Turkey’s concerns about the growing threat of terrorism and ethnic and religious disputes in that region. We believe these disputes and separatist sentiments have been fueled artificially from the outside.
It is important to prevent members of terrorist organisations, such as ISIS, whose militants have been taken prisoners by Kurd military groups and try to break free, from taking advantage of the actions of the Turkish military units.
Syria must be liberated from illegal foreign military presence. We believe that the only way to achieve strong and long-lasting stability in Syria is to respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the country. This is our principled position, and we have discussed it with the President of Turkey.
It is important that our Turkish partners share this approach. The Turks and the Syrians will have to protect peace on the border together, which would be impossible without mutually respectful cooperation between the two countries.
In addition to this, a broad dialogue between the Syrian government and the Kurds living in northeastern Syria must be launched. It is clear that all the rights and interests of the Kurds as an integral part of the multi-ethnic Syrian nation can only be fully considered and fulfilled via such an inclusive dialogue.
Of course, during our talks with the President of Turkey, we discussed further steps to promote the peaceful political process in Syria, which the Syrians will conduct within the Constitutional Committee in cooperation with the United Nations.
The guarantors of the Astana format have meticulously worked on it for many years.
We believe the situation on the ground must not prevent the long-awaited launch of the committee in Geneva next week – October 29–30.
Naturally, we also discussed humanitarian issues. We consider it necessary to continue helping Syrian refugees to return home, which will substantially alleviate the socioeconomic burden shouldered by the countries that agreed to take in Syrians. First and foremost this applies to the Republic of Turkey.
We urge the international community, primarily relevant UN agencies, to be more active in rendering humanitarian aid to all Syrians going home, without any discrimination, politicisation and preconditions. We also used today’s meeting to discuss current bilateral issues.
We noted with satisfaction our growing trade. Last year it increased by 16 percent. We exchanged views on what to do in the near future and expressed confidence that the implementation of the agreements on settlements and payments in national currencies signed in early October will also facilitate the further growth of trade.
We spoke about an important document that provides not only for more active use of the ruble and lira but also broader acceptance of the Russian Mir cards in Turkey and the connection of Turkish banks and companies to the Bank of Russia’s financial messaging system. I believe this is yet another step forward on expanding tourist exchanges.
We spoke about the whole package of our relations, including major projects that we are actively and successfully developing. We are also deepening our military-technical cooperation. I would like to note that cross-years of culture and tourism are held with success in Russia and Turkey.
In conclusion, I would like to thank the President of Turkey and all our friends and colleagues for a business-like and sincere conversation. We intend to further develop our cooperation in all areas on the principles of neighbourliness and respect for each other’s interests.
I am pleased to say that as a result of lengthy and intensive work we managed to make decisions that the foreign ministers of our countries will voice after our statements.
I think these decisions are very important, if not historic, and will allow us to settle the fairly acute situation on the Syrian-Turkish border.
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After the presidents of Russia and Turkey made statements for the press, the foreign ministers of the two countries read out the text of the memorandum of understanding adopted following the Russian-Turkish talks.
Noch ist die Luft über Syrien Pulver und Blei haltig da werden bereits Umrisse einer den syrischen Ethnien und/oder Religiösen Minderheiten gerecht werdenden neuen Verfassung diskutiert. Wenigstens ist die anvisierte Balkanisierung durch das Empire und seine Proxies vom Tisch!
KORYBKO stellt zwei Positionen gegenüber, die ggf. weit reichende Auswirkungen auf einen wie immer gearteten kurdischen Autonomie-Status hätten.
WER HAT RECHT MIT DER SYRISCHEN IDENTITÄT: PUTIN ODER SHAABAN?
WHO’S RIGHT ABOUT SYRIAN IDENTITY: PUTIN OR SHAABAN?
It’s the epitome of “political incorrectness” in the Alt-Media Community to point this out, but it’s about time that someone says something and encourages a respectful conversation about this very pressing issue that will powerfully shape Syria’s future for years to come.
On the one hand, Putin said last weekend in an interview with Arab Media prior to his trip to the Gulf that the UNSC-mandated reform of the Syrian Constitution (whether amended or completely rewritten) must include safeguards for all of Syria’s diverse people, some of which he specifically categorized based on religion.
Shaaban, meanwhile, just said that “we don’t simply say” that Syrians are of a specific ethnic or religious group, and strongly spoke out against providing any autonomy to the Kurds, which when contrasted with Putin’s earlier statement, appears to actually be a retort of sorts to it “gently” and “indirectly” made but nevertheless in opposition to the Russian President’s stance.
So, who’s right about Syrian identity, Putin or Shaaban, and why did each of them say what they did? What explains their polar opposite views towards this very important issue? Is a “compromise” possible between these two positions, and if not, which will ultimately prevail in the new constitution and why?
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WER HAT RECHT MIT DER SYRISCHEN IDENTITÄT: PUTIN ODER SHAABAN?
Es ist der Inbegriff „politischer Falschheit“ in der Alt-Media-Community, darauf hinzuweisen, aber es ist an der Zeit, dass jemand etwas sagt und ein respektvolles Gespräch über dieses sehr dringende Thema anregt, das die Zukunft Syriens für die kommenden Jahre kraftvoll prägen wird.
Einerseits sagte Putin am vergangenen Wochenende in einem Interview mit den arabischen Medien vor seiner Reise in den Golf, dass die vom UN-Sicherheitsrat geforderte Reform der syrischen Verfassung (ob geändert oder vollständig umgeschrieben) Garantien für die gesamte Vielfalt der syrischen Bevölkerung beinhalten müsse, von denen einige er speziell nach Religion kategorisierte.
Shaaban sagte unterdessen nur, dass „wir nicht einfach sagen“, dass die Syrer einer bestimmten ethnischen oder religiösen Gruppe angehören, und sprach sich entschieden gegen eine Autonomie der Kurden aus, was im Gegensatz zu Putins früherer Erklärung eigentlich eine Art Antwort darauf zu sein scheint, die „sanft“ und „indirekt“, aber dennoch gegen die Haltung des russischen Präsidenten ist.
Also, wer hat Recht mit der syrischen Identität, Putin oder Shaaban, und warum hat jeder von ihnen gesagt, was er getan hat? Was erklärt ihre gegensätzlichen Ansichten zu diesem sehr wichtigen Thema? Ist ein „Kompromiss“ zwischen diesen beiden Positionen möglich, und wenn nicht, welcher wird sich letztlich in der neuen Verfassung durchsetzen und warum? (Übersetzung maschinell mit DeepL)
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RT Deutsch 18.10.2019
Nahostspezialist Ali Özkök hat im Interview mit RT Deutsch den Konflikt in Nordsyrien analysiert und die Widersprüche zwischen den beteiligten Akteuren geschildert. Während die USA keine klare Linie hätten, werde Russland zu einem stabilisierenden Faktor für die Türkei.
Via The Saker, 17.10.2019
Well, that didn’t take too long...
Let me summarize what just happened in the Ukraine.
Everything was looking oh-so-promising and then suddenly…
First, Trump, Macron and Merkel apparently told Zelenskii that he had to sign the so-called Steinmeier formula, which basically spells out the sequence of confidence-building and de-escalation measures foreseen by the Minsk Agreements. Now, you would be excused for thinking that this is a no-brainer. After all, the Minsk Agreements were ratified by the UNSC (which makes them mandatory, no “if” or “buts” about this!) and it was Poroshenko who agreed to the Steinmeier formula. Heck, in 2016 he sure did not have a problem with it, but in 2019 he now calls the self-same formula a Russian invention and that there is no such thing as a Steinmeier formula, see for yourself (in Ukrainian only): (…)
Quelle: Zelenskii In Free-Fall
February 4, 2019
Russian President Putin working to revive old treaty to bring stability to the border but Kurds stand to lose
Syrian Government Regains Control Over Country’s Northeastern Parts
Eight days ago U.S. President Donald Trump gave a green light for another Turkish invasion of Syria. We explained why that move made it inevitable for the Kurds to submit to Damascus and to let the Syrian Arab Army back into northeast Syria:
While the YPG might want to fight off a Turkish invasion they have little chance to succeed. The land is flat and the YPG forces only have light arms.There is only one solution for them. They will have to call up the Syrian government and ask it to come back into the north east. That would remove the Turkish concerns and would likely prevent further Turkish moves.
After Trump had spoken with the Turkish president Erdogan, the U.S. military removed a few of its forces from some areas near the Turkish border. The Pentagon was still under the false impression that Turkey would limit its invasion to some 5 kilometer in depth. It was obvious, as we wrote, that Turkey wanted far more: (…)
Putin is capitalizing on the chaotic retreat of the US and Turkey’s brutality toward the Kurds in order to assert Russia’s leadership.
Pepe ESCOBAR October 09, 2019
Lawrence YK Ma is the executive council chairman of the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation and director of the China Law Society, the Chinese Judicial Studies Association and the Hong Kong Legal Exchange Foundation. (…)