And a lengthier translation?
To my eyes this looks to be not just about Syria. But also about a role Turkey has played and may reprise in Iraq.
Yesterday- Turkey 'shuts off YouTube" to cover up leaked false flag attack plans on Syria
An article at WP is suggesting this is the video that caused the shutdown?
If anyone understands what is being said........???
It's quite clear there are multiple conversations going on, not likely all at once?
-It seems as if Turkey was preparing for false flags on more then one front.
-Not just at the tomb .But, also by ordering a missile strike on Turkish territory
-The operations they decide on should have a shocking effect.
-Preparing a cover story that would or could fit into some kind of international law norms... What ever those really are?
-Going in with tanks vs going in with aircraft
-Fabricating a story to the Syrian consulate in Istanbul- a story that have used on previous ocassions
-Portraying this as an 'al quaeda' issue so there will be no problem
-Are some of these actions being taken without Erdogan's knowledge or approval? A couple of sentences in that conversation, if accurate, do leave me wondering about that? NO government decision on tanks in Iraq. Then who made the decision? NATO commanders? (Hmmm... I have suggested previously that Turkey does not control it's Army. Not completely)
- The comment about shifts in global and regional politics- and spreading?
And the translation provided for the video
Here’s a full translation, first published in the International Business Times, courtesy of a veteran translator who asked that his name be withheld for fear of retribution.
“I should note,” the translator told the Washington Post, “that it was done pretty hastily.”
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu:
“Prime Minister said that in current conjuncture, this attack (on Suleiman Shah Tomb) must be seen as an opportunity for us.”
*National Intelligence Chief Hakan Fidan:
“I’ll send 4 men from Syria, if that’s what it takes. I’ll make up a cause of war by ordering a missile attack on Turkey; we can also prepare an attack on Suleiman Shah Tomb if necessary.”
Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Feridun Sinirlioglu:
“Our national security has become a common, cheap domestic policy outfit.”
Deputy Chief of Staff of the military Yasar Guler:
“It’s a direct cause of war. I mean, what we’re going to do is a direct cause of war.”
Ahmet Davutog(lu: I couldn’t entirely understand the other thing; what exactly does our foreign ministry supposed to do? No, I’m not talking about the thing. There are other things we’re supposed to do. If we decide on this, we are to notify the United Nations, the Istanbul Consulate of the Syrian regime, right?
Feridun Sinirliog(lu: But if we decide on an operation in there, it should create a shocking effect. I mean, if we are going to do so. I don’t know what we’re going to do, but regardless of what we decide, I don’t think it’d be appropriate to notify anyone beforehand.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: OK, but we’re gonna have to prepare somehow. To avoid any shorts on regarding international law. I just realised when I was talking to the president (Abdullah Gül), if the Turkish tanks go in there, it means we’re in there in any case, right?
Yas,ar Güler: It means we’re in, yes.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: Yeah, but there’s a difference between going in with aircraft and going in with tanks… SECOND SCREEN:
Yas,ar Güler: Maybe we can tell the Syrian consulate general that, ISIL is currently working alongside the regime, and that place is Turkish land. We should definitely…
Ahmet Davutog(lu: But we have already said that, sent them several diplomatic notes.
Yas,ar Güler: To Syria…
Feridun Sinirliog(lu: That’s right.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: Yes, we’ve sent them countless times. Therefore, I’d like to know what our Chief of Staff’s expects from our ministry.
Yas,ar Güler: Maybe his intent was to say that, I don’t really know, he met with Mr. Fidan.
Hakan Fidan: Well, he did mention that part but we didn’t go into any further details.
Yas,ar Güler: Maybe that was what he meant… A diplomatic note to Syria?
Hakan Fidan: Maybe the Foreign Ministry is assigned with coordination…
Ahmet Davutog(lu: I mean, I could coordinate the diplomacy but civil war, the military…
Feridun Sinirliog(lu: That’s what I told back there. For one thing, the situation is different. An operation on ISIL has solid ground on international law. We’re going to portray this is Al-Qaeda, there’s no distress there if it’s a matter regarding Al-Qaeda. And if it comes to defending Suleiman Shah Tomb, that’s a matter of protecting our land.
Yas,ar Güler: We don’t have any problems with that.
Hakan Fidan: Second after it happens, it’ll cause a great internal commotion (several bombing events is bound to happen within). The border is not under control…
Feridun Sinirliog(lu:I mean, yes, the bombings are of course going to happen. But I remember our talk from 3 years ago…
Yas,ar Güler: Mr. Fidan should urgently receive back-up and we need to help him supply guns and ammo to rebels. We need to speak with the minister. Our Interior Minister, our Defense Minister. We need to talk about this and reach a resolution sir.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: How did we get special forces into action when there was a threat in Northern Iraq? We should have done so in there, too. We should have trained those men. We should have sent men. Anyway, we can’t do that, we can only do what diplomacy…
Feridun Sinirliog(lu: I told you back then, for God’s sake, General, you know how we managed to get those tanks in, you were there.
Yas,ar Güler: What, you mean our stuff?
Feridun Sinirliog(lu: Yes, how do you think we’ve managed to rally our tanks into Iraq? How? How did we manage to get special forces, the battalions in? I was involved in that. Let me be clear, there was no government decision on that, we have managed that just with a single order.
Yas,ar Güler: Well, I agree with you. For one thing, we’re not even discussing that. But there are different things that Syria can do right now.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: General, the reason we’re saying no to this operation is because we know about the capacity of those men.
Yas,ar Güler: Look, sir, isn’t MKE (Mechanical and Chemical Industry Corporation) at minister’s bidding? Sir, I mean, Qatar is looking for ammo to buy in cash. Ready cash. So, why don’t they just get it done? It’s at Mr. Minister’s command.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: But there’s the spot we can’t act integratedly, we can’t coordinate.
Yas,ar Güler: Then, our Prime Minister can summon both Mr. Defence Minister and Mr. Minister at the same time. Then he can directly talk to them.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: We, Mr. Sinirog(lu and I, have literally begged Mr. Prime Minster for a private meeting, we said that things were not looking so bright.
Yas,ar Güler: Also, it doesn’t have to be a crowded meeting. Yourself, Mr. Defence Minister, Mr. Interior Minister and our Chief of Staff, the four of you are enough. There’s no need for a crowd. Because, sir, the main need there is guns and ammo. Not even guns, mainly ammo. We’ve just talked about this, sir. Let’s say we’re building an army down there, 1000 strong. If we get them into that war without previously storing a minimum of 6-months’ worth of ammo, these men will return to us after two months.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: They’re back already.
Yas,ar Güler: They’ll return to us, sir.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: They’ve came back from… What was it? Çobanbey.
Yas,ar Güler: Yes, indeed, sir. This matter can’t be just a burden on Mr. Fidan’s shoulders as it is now. It’s unacceptable. I mean, we can’t understand this. Why?
Ahmet Davutog(lu: That evening we’d reached a resolution. And I thought that things were taking a turn for the good. Our…
Feridun Sinirliog(lu: We issued the MGK (National Security Council) resolution the day after. Then we talked with the general…
Ahmet Davutog(lu: And the other forces really do a good follow up on this weakness of ours. You say that you’re going to capture this place, and that men being there constitutes a risk factor. You pull them back. You capture the place. You reinforce it and send in your troops again.
Yas,ar Güler: Exactly, sir. You’re absolutely right.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: Right? That’s how I interpret it. But after the evacuation, this is not a military necessity. It’s a whole other thing.
Feridun Sinirog(lu: There are some serious shifts in global and regional geopolitics. It now can spread to other places. You said it yourself today, and others agreed… We’re headed to a different game now. We should be able to see those. That ISIL and all that jazz, all those organisations are extremely open to manipulation. Having a region made up of organisations of similar nature will constitute a vital security risk for us. And when we first went into Northern Iraq, there was always the risk of PKK blowing up the place. If we thoroughly consider the risks and substantiate… As the general just said…
Yas,ar Güler: Sir, when you were inside a moment ago, we were discussing just that. Openly. I mean, armed forces are a “tool” necessary for you in every turn.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: Of course. I always tell the Prime Minister, in your absence, the same thing in academic jargon, you can’t stay in those lands without hard power. Without hard power, there can be no soft power.
Yas,ar Güler: Sir.
Feridun Sinirliog(lu: The national security has been politicised. I don’t remember anything like this in Turkish political history. It has become a matter of domestic policy. All talks we’ve done on defending our lands, our border security, our sovereign lands in there, they’ve all become a common, cheap domestic policy outfit.
Yas,ar Güler: Exactly.
Feridun Sinirog(lu: That has never happened before. Unfortunately but…
Yas,ar Güler: I mean, do even one of the opposition parties support you in such a high point of national security? Sir, is this a justifiable sense of national security?
Feridun Sinirliog(lu: I don’t even remember such a period.
Yas,ar Güler: In what matter can we be unified, if not a matter of national security of such importance? None.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: The year 2012, we didn’t do it 2011. If only we’d took serious action back then, even in the summer of 2012.
Feridun Sinirliog(lu: They were at their lowest back in 2012.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: Internally, they were just like Libya. Who comes in and goes from power is not of any importance to us. But some things…
Yas,ar Güler: Sir, to avoid any confusion, our need in 2011 was guns and ammo. In 2012, 2013 and today also. We’re in the exact same point. We absolutely need to find this and secure that place.
Ahmet Davutog(lu: Guns and ammo are not a big need for that place. Because we couldn’t get the human factor in order…
My question is still this- Who leaked this to Youtube? And why?
Turkish FM is claiming Spying on key security meeting on Syria is 'declaration of war'