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  • Անկարան համագործակցել է Գերմանիայում գործող թուրքական հանցավոր խմբերի հետ. հետաքննություն

    Դեկտեմբեր 15, 2017


    Գերմանիա-Բերլին, արխիվ

    Գերմանացի լրագրողների վերջին հետաքննությունը պնդում է՝ Անկարան համագործակցել է Գերմանիայում գործող թուրքական հանցավոր խմբերի հետ, և ֆինանսավորել նրանց՝ քրդերի դեմ հարձակումներ իրականացնելու, Հայոց ցեղասպանության ճանաչումից հետո Բունդեսթագի մոտ բողոքի ցույցեր կազմակերպելու համար:

    Աղմկահարույց այս զեկույցը հրապարակել են Stuttgarter Nachrichten պարբերականն ու հանրային ZDF հեռաստաընկերությունը, որոնց տրամադրության տակ են հայտնվել գաղտնալսված հեռախոսազրույցների ձայնագրություններ ու հետախուզական այլ տվյալներ:

    Ըստ այդմ, Թուրքիայի նախագահ Ռեջեփ Էրդողանի կուսակիցներից մեկը՝ Մեթին Քյուլունքն ամիսներ շարունակ կապի մեջ է եղել Գերմանիայում հանցավոր գործունեությամբ զբաղվող «Օսմանեն Գերմանիա» կոչվող խմբի հետ:

    Հետաքննությունը նաև պնդում է, որ թուրք պատգամավորը պարբերաբար ուղղակի կամ անուղղակի գումարներ է փոխանցել այդ հանցախմբին՝ զենք գնելու, ցույցեր կազմակերպելու կամ Էրդողանի ընդդիմախոսներին ճնշելու համար:

    «Օսմանեն Գերմանիան» ներկայանում է որպես բռնցքամարտիկների ակումբ կամ եղբայրություն, որը մոտ 2 հազար 500 անդամ ունի և 20 մասնաճյուղ՝ ողջ երկրի տարածքում:

    Գերմանիայի իրավապահ մարմինները, սակայն, տևական ժամանակ է կասկածներ ունեն, որ թուրքական այդ խմբավորումը զբաղվում է քրեական հանցագործություններով:

    Հաղորդվում է, որ թուրք պատգամավորը հիմնականում շփվել է խմբի նախկին առաջնորդ Մեհմետ Բաղչիի հետ, ով անցած տարվանից գտնվում է գերմանական բանտում՝ նախնական կալանքի տակ:

    Գործով անցնող մյուս առանցքային կասկածյալը՝ խմբի փոխնախագահ Սելչուկ Շահինը, ևս ձերբակալված է: Ամիսներ շարունակված հետաքննությունից ոստիկանությունը պարզել է՝ թուրք պատգամավորը հրահանգել է բռնցքամարտիկ-գանգստերներին հետապնդել գերմանիայում ապրող քրդերին ու Էրդողանի ընդդիմախոսներին:

    Գաղտնալսված հեռախոսազրույցների համաձայն, Քյուլունքը հորդորել է ձողերով հարվածել քրդերի գլխին, նկարահանել այդ հարձակումն ու տեսանյութը ուղարկել Թուրքիա, որպեսզի թուրք իրավապահները դրանցով ճնշեն ու վախեցնեն Էրդողանի ընդդիմախոսներին :

    «Օսմանեն գերմանիայի» նախկին առաջնորդը հեռախոսազրույցներից մեկում պարծեցել է, թե շատ լավ կապեր ունի, և որ իր մարդիկ կարող են հեշտությամբ քրդերի հետ հաշվեհարդար տեսնել։ Այս զրույցից հետո՝ անցած տարվա ապրիլին, Շտուտգարտում քրդերի ցույցից հետո զանգվածային անկարգություններ ու բախումներ են արձանագրվել, որոնց հետևանքով տուժել է առնվազն 50 գերմանացի ոստիկան:

    Անցած տարի ամռանը Համբուգի դատախազությունը հետևել էր հանցավոր խմբի առաջնորդին ու արձանագրել՝ ինչպես է նա Բեռլինում երկու հաստափոր ծրար վերցնում Քյուլունքից:

    Այս հանդիպումից հետո, ըստ գերմանացի քննիչների, թուրք պատգամավորը զանգահարել է նախագահ Էրդողանին և զեկուցել՝ ամեն ինչ կարգին է: Օրեր անց արդեն Բեռլինում բողոքի ցույց է անցկացվել Բուդեսթագի կողմից Հայոց ցեղասպանությունը ճանաչող բանաձևի դեմ, որին մասնակցել են հանցավոր խմբի տասնյակ ներկայացուցիչներ:

    Ձայնագրությունները վկայում են՝ Էրդողանի կուսակցից բացի պաշտոնական Անկարայի մի շարք այլ ներկայացուցիչներ և՛ս կապի մեջ են եղել հանցավոր խմբավորման հետ, ոմանք անգամ հորդորել են Գերմանիայում ապրող թուրքերին զինվել՝ խոստանալով փամփուշտ տրամադրել:

    «Հետաքննական այս զեկույցը վկայում է, որ Էրդողանի ձեռքերը հասել են մինչև Գերմանիա, և սա մտահոգիչ ազդակ պետք է լինի իշխանությունների համար», - հայտարարել է կանաչների առաջնորդ Ջեն Օզդեմիրը։ Թուրքական ծագումով մեկ այլ քաղաքական գործիչ՝ ձախերի ներկայացուցիչ Սևիմ Դաղդելենն էլ կոչ է արել Բեռլինին անցնել կոնկրետ քայլերի:

    Էրդողանի կուսակից Քյուլունքը հրաժարվել է մեկնաբանել աղմկահարույց այս զեկույցները, պարզաբանումներ տալու փոխարեն թուրք պատգամավորը նախընտրել է Թվիթերում մի քանի գրառում է անել ՝պնդելով, թե գերմանական մամուլը արշավ է սկսել երկրում ապրող թուրքերի դեմ:

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    • "Moscow, Tehran to Fight ‘Turkification of Azerbaijan’

      Russia is once again focusing on Azerbaijan’s attachment to Turkey and on its “Turkification” of the minority nationalities within its borders, something one advisor to the Kremlin says is a threat to stability in the region and to the interests of Russia and Iran. The warnings come amidst Russian concerns about the opening of the Baku–Tbilisi–Kars (BTK) railway, which will allow Chinese and Central Asian goods to reach Europe while bypassing Russia" ....

      https://jamestown.org/program/moscow...on-azerbaijan/

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      • Originally posted by Azad View Post
        "Moscow, Tehran to Fight ‘Turkification of Azerbaijan’

        Russia is once again focusing on Azerbaijan’s attachment to Turkey and on its “Turkification” of the minority nationalities within its borders, something one advisor to the Kremlin says is a threat to stability in the region and to the interests of Russia and Iran. The warnings come amidst Russian concerns about the opening of the Baku–Tbilisi–Kars (BTK) railway, which will allow Chinese and Central Asian goods to reach Europe while bypassing Russia" ....

        https://jamestown.org/program/moscow...on-azerbaijan/
        Thank you for this .
        The whole article is worth reading...
        Note the recent activation of Paul Goble...

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        Moscow, Tehran to Fight ‘Turkification of Azerbaijan’

        Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 163

        By: Paul Goble

        December 14, 2017 Talysh youths showcase their traditional dance (Source: Talysh - blogger)
        Russia is once again focusing on Azerbaijan’s attachment to Turkey and on its “Turkification” of the minority nationalities within its borders, something one advisor to the Kremlin says is a threat to stability in the region and to the interests of Russia and Iran (Ekonomicheskiye Izvestia, December 6). The warnings come amidst Russian concerns about the opening of the Baku–Tbilisi–Kars (BTK) railway, which will allow Chinese and Central Asian goods to reach Europe while bypassing Russia (Turan Today, November 23; Ekonomicheskiye Izvestia, November 1; see EDM, October 16), as well as anger that Azerbaijan has become the first post-Soviet government to reject a Moscow-nominated ambassador to its capital (Ekonomicheskiye Izvestia, December 12; see EDM, December 5).

        The construction of the BTK railway has been a long time coming, and Moscow has opposed it from the beginning, viewing it as a threat to Russian influence not only in the Caucasus but in Central Asia and with China as well (see EDM, January 31, 2013; October 16, 2013). Meanwhile, the Azerbaijani-Russian diplomatic spat over the appointment of a new ambassador to Baku is still intensifying. Azerbaijani officials explain that their anger was motivated by not being approached for agreement in advance as well as reservations about Moscow’s candidate who, they say, is pro-Armenian. At the same time, Russian commentators suggest that others, including Turkey and the United States, who have an anti-Russian agenda, are behind the conflict between Baku and Moscow (Narodnyye Novosti, December 12; see EDM), December 5).

        Now, there are indications that Russia plans to counter Azerbaijan on both points—the BTK railroad and the dispute over the ambassador. And it may seek to do this by attacking Baku for its connections with Ankara as well as for its Turkification programs with regard to ethnic minorities in Azerbaijan. Moreover, it appears Russia my try to involve the Iranian government in that action, a prospect which significantly raises the stakes for Azerbaijan and its supporters in Turkey and the West. The clearest evidence of this strategy can be found in a new interview given to the Real Tribune portal by Ismail Shabanov, an ethnic Talysh who serves on the Russian Presidential Council on International Relations (Ekonomicheskiye Izvestia, December 6).

        In this interview, Shabanov said bluntly that “the Turkification of Azerbaijan” and indeed Azerbaijan’s ties with Turkey and efforts to involve Ankara in the Caucasus are “a very dangerous development for Russia and Iran” and something the two powers must work together to oppose before things there become even more explosive. Indeed, he argued, “The restoration of the rights of the indigenous peoples [of Azerbaijan] corresponds to the strategic interests” of those two countries (Ekonomicheskiye Izvestia, December 6).

        According to the Russian presidential advisor, the Azerbaijani authorities not only want Turkey to become a paramount power in the South Caucasus but are promoting Turkish-style repressions against ethnic minorities there, denying these peoples basic rights and even the possibility of asserting their identities. Baku sees in Turkey its basic protector and thus seeks to curry favor by pursuing a policy under the Aliyevs’ (President Ilham Aliyev and his late father and former president, Heydar) doctrine of “one people, two states” with regard to minorities that is even more Turkish than Turkey now is.

        The Azerbaijani government “wants to legitimate a Turkish presence in Azerbaijan by declaring that Turkey supposedly has the right to take part in Caucasus affairs,” Shabanov asserted. But “they are deeply mistaken. First, the Trans-Caucasus [a common Russian name for the South Caucasus region] is not only Turkey.” It is at the intersect point of other powers as well, in particular Russia and Iran; and Baku forgets that Tehran, in the 1813 Gulistan Peace Treaty, transferred to Russia the predominant position in the region. “From this it follows,” the advisor continued, “only Russia and Persia have rights in the region.”

        “If the Azerbaijanis really want to play with the Turks,” Shabanov added, they have to expect that others will play as well. The Talysh ethnic minority, for example, has the full right to turn to Russia and Iran for help, he argued. “Why is it then that the Azerbaijanis think that they can do whatever they want but that others cannot?” According to him, the Turks are not “so stupid” that they will play this game, but the Azerbaijanis appear not to understand just how dangerous the path on which they are embarked at home and abroad can become.

        Azerbaijani state ideology is now based on a shameless “chauvinism,” one that blames Armenians for all of Baku’s own failures and seeks to suppress all minorities. Azerbaijan is not a democracy, and it is intolerant despite its claims to the contrary. But the dangers involved here are even greater than that, Shabanov said. “If Azerbaijan finally become a place des armes for pan-Turkism and radical Islam, then this will affect the entire Caucasus.” Neither Russia nor Iran will let that happen, he contended.

        One of the first tasks of Moscow and Tehran is to dissuade Ankara from overstepping its bounds, something the two powers have already been doing with success, the advisor said. But equally important, they must “help restore the rights of the Talysh and Lezgins so that these peoples will not disappear.”

        Azerbaijani outlets have not yet responded to Shabanov’s remarks, but it is almost certain that they will read them as an indication that Moscow intends to interfere in Azerbaijan’s domestic affairs even more directly than in the past. And this interference may come either via its embassy or, more likely (as has been true earlier), via Armenian actions. To the extent the Azerbaijani government reads the Russian advisor’s remarks in this way, tensions between Moscow and Baku will only grow, making what is already a tense situation even worse.

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        • VIDEO: Syrian Army, Turkey-led forces fight over key town in north Aleppo

          By Andrew Illingworth
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          21/12/2017

          BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – Firefights have broken out between Syrian pro-government forces and Turkish-backed militias in the northern countryside of Aleppo province. The basis for the exchanging of blows appears to be an ongoing dispute for control of a key town in the region.

          On Wednesday afternoon, Syrian army-led forces and Turkish-backed fighters exchanged blows in and near the town of Tadef in northern Aleppo. The town itself appears to be the reason for the armed dispute as neither of the two belligerents fully control it and yet seek to.

          Pro-Turkish sources released a brief clip, apparently captured on the personal camera of a militant, showing the exchange of gunfire between pro-government forces and Turkey-led fighters in and near the town of Tadef.

          Tadef is like about one kilometer south of the strategic crossroad town of Al-Bab, which was surrendered by Islamic State fighters to Turkey-led forces after a three-month battle.

          Control of Tadef itself is disputed, the frontier between government-held lines and militant-controlled territory runs right through the middle of the town, with Syrian army-led forces holding positions in the south, and pro-Turkey fighters holding positions in the north.

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          • VIDEO: Houthi sniper smokes Saudi soldier at over 2 kilometers

            By Andrew Illingworth
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            25/12/2017

            BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – Recently, a Houthi rebel sniper achieved an impressive hit on a Saudi regime soldier at very long range in the desert of southern Saudi Arabia. Houthi-linked media released footage of the kill.

            According to sources, the Houthi sniper achieved his kill at a range of 2,000 meters which, taking into account factors like crosswinds, humidity and – of course – gravity, is an extremely professional shot.

            The engagement took place in the Nijran region of southern Saudi Arabia and represents one of the many cross-border hit and run attacks conducted by Houthi rebels against Saudi regime forces of the soil of the kingdom itself.

            The specific type of weapon used by the sniper cannot be seen, but taking into account the range at which the engagement took place, it is most likely the case that the Houthi fighter used a high-powered anti-materiel rifle of either 12.7 mm or 14.5 mm caliber.

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            • Good News!!! If it is carried out.

              "Erdogan: we will 'strangle' U.S.-backed force in Syria 'before it's even born'

              Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan threatened on Monday to “strangle” a planned 30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria “before it’s even born,” as Washington’s backing for Kurdish fighters drove a wedge into relations with one of its main Middle East allies.

              https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKBN1F41HJ

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              • Kurdish forces in Syria receive surface-to-air missiles from US as part of secret deal: Reports

                By Andrew Illingworth
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                15/01/2018



                BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – Kurdish forces have received a shipment of shoulder-fired surface-to-air missile systems (commonly abbreviated as MANPADS) from the United States per a backdoor agreement according to oppositions sources.

                In what opposition sources are referring to as an ‘independent secret deal,’ the US has supplied Kurdish forces in the Afrin region of Syria’s Aleppo province with heat-seeking man-portable surface-to-air missiles.

                The transfer of the sophisticated weapons systems by the US to Kurdish militias is claimed to have taken place some time last week.

                Opposition reports say that the arms transfer is part of an exclusive agreement between the US and Kurdish forces, having been outside the authority of the collective decision-making apparatus of the anti-ISIS coalition.

                If true, then the weapons are undoubtedly to be used to give Kurdish militias some kind of air defense capacity in the event of an attack against their forces throughout Afrin by Turkey-led rebel groups.

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                • Syria war: Turkey denounces US 'terror army' plan for border

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                  Related TopicsImage copyrightAFP Image captionAbout half of the border force will be made up of Syrian Democratic Forces fighters
                  Key powers involved in Syria's civil war have criticised US plans to help an allied Kurdish-led militia set up a 30,000-strong "border security force".

                  Turkey's president vowed to "suffocate" efforts to begin training members of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and create what he called a "terror army".

                  Ankara considers Kurds fighting for the SDF to be part of a terrorist group.

                  Syria's government decried the "blatant attack" on its sovereignty, and Russia warned it could lead to partition.

                  With the help of air strikes from a US-led coalition, the SDF has captured tens of thousands of square kilometres of territory from Islamic State (IS) militants.

                  In October, the alliance took full control of the northern city of Raqqa, the de facto capital of the "caliphate" declared by the jihadist group in 2014. Since then, SDF fighters have been advancing south-eastwards along the Euphrates river valley. Why is the US creating the border force?

                  BBC

                  News of the coalition's plan to work with the SDF to train a new Syrian Border Security Force (BSF) was first reported on Saturday by The Defense Post, which quoted a spokesman as saying that 230 individuals were currently participating in the "inaugural class".

                  The coalition said on Monday that its goal was to create a force with about 30,000 personnel "over the next several years". About half will be Kurdish and Arab SDF fighters and the other half new recruits.
                  The BSF will be tasked with securing the long sections of Syria's northern border with Turkey and eastern border with Iraq that are under SDF control, as well as parts of the Euphrates river valley, which effectively serves as the dividing line between the SDF and Syrian pro-government forces.

                  "A strong border security force will prohibit Daesh's freedom of movement and deny the transportation of illicit materials," the coalition said, using a different term for IS. "This will enable the Syrian people to establish effective local, representative governance and reclaim their land."Why is Turkey concerned?

                  Turkey has consistently opposed the coalition's support for the SDF because the force is dominated by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia.

                  Ankara considers the YPG an extension of the banned Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), which has fought for Kurdish autonomy in Turkey for three decades. Washington disagrees and insists the YPG has been vital to the battle against IS.

                  On Monday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the US had acknowledged it was "in the process of creating a terror army on our border". Image copyrightAFP Image captionThe US-led coalition against IS has been advising and arming YPG fighters in Syria
                  "It is for us to suffocate this terror army before it is born," he said.

                  Mr Erdogan added that preparations were complete for a Turkish military operation against the Kurdish enclave of Afrin in north-western Syria, and that it might start "at any moment". Troops deployed at the border were already hitting YPG positions inside Afrin with heavy artillery, he noted. What do other countries say?

                  The Syrian government called the creation of the SDF border force "a blatant attack on the sovereignty and territorial integrity and unity of Syria, and a flagrant violation of international law".

                  "What the American administration has done comes in the context of its destructive policy in the region to fragment countries... and impedes any solutions to the crises," an official at the foreign ministry was cited as saying by the Sana news agency. Image copyrightAFP Image captionIn October, SDF fighters took full control of the northern city of Raqqa
                  The source warned that Damascus considered any Syrian fighting for militias sponsored by the US to be "a traitor to their people and nation".

                  Russia, which backs the Syrian government, said the US move might lead to the "break-up of a large territory along the border with Turkey and Iraq". "This is a very serious issue that raises concerns that a path towards the partition of Syria has been taken," Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said.

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                  • ^^ Things are working perfectly.
                    Most of the country is free of the monkeys under the Russian/Iranian influence.
                    All of the North is under Kurdish/US influence. Literally all of the turkish border will be harassed by kurds under the US protectorate (not sure for how long).
                    Let us hope turkey will finally get bloody.

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                    • Chances are the US and Russia had plans to split up Syria years ago.
                      For few months turkey was relived from that fear (potential kurdish region), till the US announced "30,000-strong U.S.-backed force in Syria". Erdogan is now falling apart.
                      We are mid Jan. if turkey will start some monkey business against a NATO partner (US), maybe by April the US will recognize the Armenian Genocide?

                      "Russia says zone for U.S.-backed rebels could end up splitting Syria

                      MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday the formation of a zone controlled by U.S.-backed rebels could lead to the partition of Syria.
                      Russia started to withdraw its forces from Syria last month, but Moscow has said it would keep its Hmeymim air base in Syria’s Latakia Province as well as its naval facility at Tartous “on a permanent basis”.

                      https://www.reuters.com/article/us-r...-idUSKBN1F40SW

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