I wish to thank the main stream media for prepping the 'bad Turkey' narrative. I wish to thank the so called alt media, also. You all did your jobs well. You have created the needed hostile bias, in the masses, for yet another nation to be destroyed. Thanks to you we will have more environmental destruction, resource waste, death, family destruction, ethnic cleansing and weaponized refugees.
You have sold the NATO agenda well. You have promoted the expansion of Israel. And Sykes Picot 2.0.
I can't do these things... I can't serve the elite agenda while trying to not participate in it. I don't want others to participate in or be under the thumb of that elitists agenda, either.
The definition of insanity is to do the same things over and over again while expecting a different result- Again, there will not be a different result. This most recent remake is already a disaster, what else could have realistically been expected from the insane games of empire?
A quote from Max Hoffman- Centre for American Progress ends the WaPo article- I'm using it as the opener for the post! American Progress? Progress for what?
"The White House does not want to make President Erdogan look welcome,” said Max Hoffman, associate director of national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank in Washington. “The Gezi Park protests in May 2013 and the ensuing crackdown crystallized long-running concerns about Erdogan’s authoritarianism and the stifling of political dissent,” he said. “The shuttering of newspapers and TV channels has continued, and the consensus in Washington now is that Erdogan is corrupting Turkey’s democracy to pursue his personal ambition.”The Gezi Park protests that saw the emergence of our Kurdish media darling, Selahattin Demirtas, henchman of the PKK, with all the weaponized divisive identity politics that comes along with what is just another version of the "Arab Spring"
An NGO counted ballots in the June election and stole just enough of the vote to cause that second election in Turkey that the AKP party still won and handily so
When Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan last traveled to Washington, for a state visit in 2013, President Barack Obama praised him for launching peace talks with Kurdish separatists and leading his country into a new era of economic prosperity.Clearly the US does not see Erdogan as an ally any longer. As has been stated here so many times, for so long now.
Mr. Erdogan can expect a very different reception when he returns this week for the Nuclear Security Summit.
Mr. Obama has turned down Mr. Erdogan’s request to join him for the inauguration of a Turkish-funded mosque in Maryland, and the U.S. president has no plans for a formal one-on-one meeting with his Turkish counterpart, who is a vital ally in the fight against Islamic State, U.S. officials told The Wall Street Journal.
The White House is instead expected to have Vice President Joe Biden meet with Mr. Erdogan.
Senior U.S. administration officials said the decision not to meet Mr. Erdogan while he is in Washington shouldn’t be taken as a slight because the two presidents met in November at the Group of 20 summit in Turkey, and spoke by phone in February.
“The president has been in such regular contact with few other world leaders,” said a senior U.S. administration official. “When it comes to the NSS, there is not a robust [bilateral] schedule, so it’s not as if Erdogan is being excluded.”
Delegations from 51 nations are expected to attend the summit, which begins Thursday. Mr. Obama has only one planned one-on-one meeting—with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Turkey is at the center of the fight against Islamic State, the struggle to end Syria’s civil war, and the global refugee crisis, making Mr. Erdogan a key partner for Western leaders.
Mr. Erdogan has alienated some allies by overseeing a crackdown on domestic critics and waging a new fight with Kurdish insurgents. The allies’ need to work with the Turkish president has tempered their public criticism.
Except WaPo is lying, it was the Kurds that ended the ceasefire. It was the PKK that reignited the fire.
“This is one of the least bright spots for Mr. Erdogan’s foreign-policy agenda, said Soner Cagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “He took a stellar personal relationship with the U.S. president and look where it is today.”
The U.S. and its allies need Mr. Erdogan’s help in clamping down on Islamic State extremists leaving Syria and containing the migrant crisis stoked by the war in Syria.
Turkey has gone so far as to build a wall at the Syrian border to clamp down on extremists- Who is WaPo kidding with this garbage?
Turkish officials have been trying for months to lay the groundwork for a meeting in Washington with Mr. Obama.
Mr. Obama once said he counted Mr. Erdogan among his closest allies. The two men would talk regularly, and Mr. Obama hosted Mr. Erdogan for dinner when he and his family came to Washington in May 2013. At the time, Mr. Erdogan, then serving as Turkey’s prime minister, had just launched historic peace talks with Kurdish separatists. Mr. Obama called for deeper economic ties when the two leaders held a Rose Garden news conference.
Two weeks later, Turkish police launched a violent crackdown against protesters trying to prevent construction of a mall in Istanbul’s Gezi Park, sparking criticism from the White House. Turkey embarked on a new campaign to stifle dissent.
In December 2013, Turkish police arrested dozens of people in a political-corruption probe that threatened to reach Mr. Erdogan’s door.
Mr. Erdogan responded to the investigation by accusing a former ally, Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, of overseeing the creation of a parallel state.
Turkey has targeted individuals and businesses linked to Mr. Gulen, who lives in (self-imposed) exile in Pennsylvania, including the country’s largest newspaper. Hundreds of Turkish journalists who have criticized Mr. Erdogan have been forced from their jobs. Human-rights groups and press-freedom advocates have accused Mr. Erdogan of using the feud to clamp down on his critics.
When Mr. Biden traveled to Istanbul in January, his meeting with journalists critical of Mr. Erdogan upset the Turkish president and his allies.
The nasty Mr. Biden's visit was covered here at the blog and unlike others in the alt media I reported the truth that Biden has been extremely provocative. January 23/2016
Biden went on to meet with President Tayyip Erdogan, but an expected joint statement was not issued.
Biden: "He criticized the Turkish state for intimidating media, curtailing Internet freedom and accusing academics of treason" (Biden has chutzpah considering the state of the US media, internet and freedom in general)
Biden: "Last week, he denounced as "dark, nefarious and brutal" more than 1,000 signatories of a declaration that criticized Turkish military action in the southeast"
"More recently, reforms have faltered and Erdogan has adopted a more authoritarian style of rule. (I've read those same memes "authoritarian/dictator/Hitler wrt Assad, Hussein, Gaddafi, etc)
"In an apparent rebuke, Erdogan told Biden on Saturday that he expected sensitivity from Turkey's allies and that they should avoid statements which may equate to support for those trying to hamper Turkish efforts to fight terror, presidential sources said"Despite the duplicity in Biden's visit main stream and alt media alike spun it as something it was not so it's interesting to see WaPo being honest now.
Turkish officials cast the crackdown as a temporary and unfortunate outgrowth of the need to defend the country’s security from Kurdish militants, Islamic State and Turkish traitors trying to overthrow the government.
“Turkey has a critical period where security can come before freedom, but these are just short moments,” said the aide, who urged America to temper its criticism. “Turkey still has its face towards the West. It’s not rhetoric.”
U.S. officials have expressed private concerns to Turkish leaders about the crackdown on Kurdish separatists, which resumed last summer. While the Obama administration supports Turkey’s fight against the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, or PKK, U.S. officials have been worried about the use of tanks and troops against Kurdish militants.
Concerns about Turkey’s relations with its Kurdish minority have spread to Syria, where Mr. Erdogan has repeatedly called on the U.S. to stop working with Syrian Kurdish militants aligned with the PKK, a group both countries classify as a terrorist organization. But the Syrian Kurdish fighters are America’s most important ally in Syria, and the U.S. refusal to sever its ties with the fighters has added new strains.
WaPo is still selling the lies mixed in with a bit of truth... Hopefully no one is buying the lies any longer?
Flashbacks: A few of the very many I've written about the targeting & destruction of Turkey by NATO..
Pt.2- Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey
Israeli General makes IDF policy clear on Turkey- It's a problem!
*Turkey and the Discourse of Authoritarianism/ The West's Delusion of Morality
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