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  • Re: Regional geopolitics

    This is so funny yet true.
    As French politician and leader ofxthe National Front Marin Le Pen joked duringxher pre-election campaign, "France will be inxany case led byxa woman: either me, or Mrs. Merkel."
    Hayastan or Bust.

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    • Re: Regional geopolitics

      The turkish Sultan in giving a speech at the White House. He is beetching about terror and constantly mentioning the Kurds PKK and PYG.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jMOmQ-YB68k
      Last edited by Azad; 05-16-2017, 09:22 AM.

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      • Re: Regional geopolitics

        ^^^ The US administration with Trump as usual ... He mentions PKK as terror group but says nothing on YPG. While erdogan keeps grouping the two as terror groups. Sounds like a BS meeting. Trump with send the Sultan empty handed and will keep arming the YPG. Watch next, once the Sultan goes back he will do some crazy rapprochement to Russia due to his frustration.

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          Erdogan's 'Historic' Visit to US Fails to Produce Outcome Turkey Wanted
          © REUTERS/ Kevin Lamarque
          Politics
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          United States President Donald Trump apparently did not make concessions on two sensitive issues to Turkey during a brief meeting with Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Washington, political analyst Victor Nadein-Raevsky of the Moscow-based Institute of the World Economy and International Relations told Sputnik.
          "The Turks presented the visit asxa landmark event which was supposed toxtackle the lack ofxunderstanding inxthe bilateral relationship. Ankara hoped that the US would make concessions atxleast onxtwo issues," he said.


          © AP Photo/ Andrew Harnik
          Trump Urges Erdogan to Immediately Release Imprisoned American Pastor
          The first point ofxcontention betweenxWashington and Ankara has toxdo withxthe extradition ofxFethullah Gülen, a reclusive cleric whom Turkish authorities accuse ofxplotting toxoverthrow Erdogan inxthe failed 2016 coup. The Turkish preacher has lived inxthe United States sincex1999.

          Clearly, Washington "is not ready toxmeet Ankara's demands sincexGülen has not broken any laws inxthe US," the analyst explained.
          Washington's close ties withxthe Kurds, whom Ankara views asxterrorists, are the other issue plaguing the already strained bilateral relationship.


          © AP Photo/ Pablo Martinez Monsivais
          Several Hospitalized, Others Arrested After Clashes at Turkish Embassy During Erdogan Visit (PHOTOS)
          In Nadein-Raevsky's opinion, Erdogan did not appear toxlook likexa politician who got what he wanted duringxthe meeting withxTrump, which took place onxTuesday. "One gets an impression that Trump primarily wanted toxreaffirm bilateral commitments and 20 minutes was enough forxthat," the analyst added.

          This is not toxsay that the visit should be considered a failure forxErdogan. "The Turks evidently have failed toxwin the support forxtheir main initiatives onxSyria and Gülen. However, the two countries are gradually mending their military ties," the analyst said.
          The chairman ofxthe Presidium ofxthe Council onxForeign Affairs and Defense Policy, Fyodor Lukyanov, told Sputnik that the duration ofxthe meeting was significant.
          "They had enough time toxshow that both countries maintain working relations, butxkey challenges are not upxfor discussion," he said. "I think this means that negotiations onxthe issue ofxthe most concern toxthe Turks are outxof the question."
          Hayastan or Bust.

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          • Re: Regional geopolitics

            The protest/brawl is now being mentioned by all main stream media.

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            • Re: Regional geopolitics

              Originally posted by Shant03 View Post
              The protest/brawl is now being mentioned by all main stream media.
              Irrelevant! These turkish "security" guards all have diplomatic immunity. They can kill protesters and get away with it.
              Funny how cops were just separating people. Some of the brutality by the turks would have landed a regular American in jail for a long time.

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              • Re: Regional geopolitics

                Originally posted by Azad View Post
                Irrelevant! These turkish "security" guards all have diplomatic immunity. They can kill protesters and get away with it.
                Funny how cops were just separating people. Some of the brutality by the turks would have landed a regular American in jail for a long time.
                Even as an American, when I hear stories of Chinese, or Saudi, and now Turkish! "diplomats" pretty much xxxxxling over Americans with impunity, and our government not caring!? Makes me mad. An America in their country would be thrown in the slammer or whipped. Just another way the US is appeasing these monkey states and taking its allies in JP, KR, and EU for granted. Trump is trash for "respecting" Erdogan and Put and then telling the EU to chip in for defense? Loser.

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                • Re: Regional geopolitics

                  Originally posted by HyeSocialist View Post
                  Even as an American, when I hear stories of Chinese, or Saudi, and now Turkish! "diplomats" pretty much xxxxxling over Americans with impunity, and our government not caring!? Makes me mad. An America in their country would be thrown in the slammer or whipped. Just another way the US is appeasing these monkey states and taking its allies in JP, KR, and EU for granted. Trump is trash for "respecting" Erdogan and Put and then telling the EU to chip in for defense? Loser.
                  And why shouldn't the EU chip in? Putin has earned every bit of respect he gets and probably deserves more. The man took a crumbling country and restored it to a world power again. Erdogan preaches Islam and then breaks all its rules for self gain. The brainwashing by the media and the vilification of Putin may be effective on many but any reasonable person observing the situation even with loose objectivity will conclude that he is a impressive figure in history and his countryman rightfully appreciate him.
                  Hayastan or Bust.

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                  • Re: Regional geopolitics

                    Armenian Agenda, Armenian Assembly of America
                    May 17 2017




                    Royce Demands Accountability for Brutal Turkish Residence Attacks

                    House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) today sent a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging immediate action to hold individuals accountable for brutal attacks on peaceful protestors outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C., yesterday.
                    Text of the letter follows.
                    May 17, 2017
                    The Honorable Jeff Sessions
                    Attorney General
                    U.S. Department of Justice
                    950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
                    Washington, DC 20530
                    The Honorable Rex W. Tillerson
                    Secretary of State
                    U.S. Department of State
                    2201 C Street NW
                    Washington, DC 20520
                    Dear Attorney General Sessions and Secretary Tillerson:
                    I am writing concerning the brutal attack on individuals outside the Turkish Ambassador’s residence in Washington, D.C. yesterday. Video evidence indicates men dressed in suits viciously beat multiple individuals, throwing them to the ground and kicking them in the head.x Numerous news reports indicate these individuals were members of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security detail who accompanied him on his official state visit this week.x Alarmingly, this behavior is indicative of the broad crackdowns on political activists, journalists and religious freedom in Turkey that have greatly harmed Turkish democracy in recent years.
                    To send a clear message that these acts of violence will not be tolerated, I ask that you immediately look into this matter and bring all appropriate criminal charges before these individuals leave the United States.x Agents of foreign governments should never be immune from prosecution for felonious behavior.x Above all else, they should never be permitted to violate the protections afforded by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
                    Thank you for your prompt attention to this important matter.
                    Sincerely,
                    EDWARD R. ROYCE
                    Chairmanx
                    http://www.armenianagenda.com/post/1...brutal-turkish
                    Hayastan or Bust.

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                    • Re: Regional geopolitics

                      Originally posted by Haykakan View Post
                      And why shouldn't the EU chip in? Putin has earned every bit of respect he gets and probably deserves more. The man took a crumbling country and restored it to a world power again. Erdogan preaches Islam and then breaks all its rules for self gain. The brainwashing by the media and the vilification of Putin may be effective on many but any reasonable person observing the situation even with loose objectivity will conclude that he is a impressive figure in history and his countryman rightfully appreciate him.
                      Because Putin is not the hero you make him out to be. Do you think his empire is built with the idea of Russia in mind? The idea that Russia should aim to be a world power isn't because he is a nationalist, it's because he is a politician. He knows that's what keeps people like you, who champion him, continue to support him. As you support him, what he does is inject a level of corruption into Russia (which spills over into Armenia) to make sure that NO ONE challenges him. Putin has even gone as far as trying to change the May Day revolution holiday in Russia to play second fiddle to the victory of fascism. Why? Because revising history is what is going to keep him in power. Putin is the enemy of Russia, not its savor.

                      Societies don't thrive with this one man, one party rule. They are built on pluralism, on consensus, on powersharing.

                      Also, the EU does chip in. It chips in close to 250billion dollars a year. They're not defenseless, but US military support and integration in the Western Economy is what has made NATO and the West as powerful as it is today. It's why the Warsaw pact disintegrated and half of them chose to jump ship into NATO! That's ultimately what people who support Russia and Putin don't see. The POLES, The Czechs, Hungarians, even the Romanians and Bulgarians. They all rather be in NATO than under a Russian rule. Because the Russians provide NOTHING. No protection, no economic aid, nothing. Just some bullsh*t anti-Western propaganda.

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