Sunday, March 6, 2016

Iran & Turkey: Agree on Protection of Syrian Territorial Integrity & Ceasefire

Observation: Couldn’t help but notice some of the AP reports had dropped the territorial integrity aspect entirely- Can’t imagine why (facetious)

 I'm going to start out by reminding my readers that Turkey and Iran have for the most part had very good relations. If you read the National Interest article regarding Putin and his godfather of Kurdistan status- that point was clearly stated. "prior to the outbreak of the Syrian civil war Turkish-Iranian relations were amicable" I'll also remind readers that Turkey did  not fully comply with the US sanctions against Iran. Indicating relations stayed amicable despite the spin presented.  
Nor did Turkey comply with US sanctions against Russia. Facts that everyone should keep in mind.  The lifting of the Iranian sanctions are very good for both Turkey and Iran. Both nations are looking to maximize that benefit. 

Iran's sanctions lifted; Effects on Turkey
"With the lifting of sanctions, Iran will re-emerge onto the global market as holder of the
world’s second-largest oil and natural gas reserves, and Iran’s foreign assets worth USD 100-150 billion will be unfrozen for the first time in over three decades"
The lifting of sanctions will have a significant effect on Turkey’s economy as well, because of its shared borders with Iran Geographically, Turkey is the closest country to Iran, and despite the sanctions, has had an ongoing commercial relationship with the nation. Many Turkish construction companies have investments in Iran, while throughout 2015, Iranian investors incorporated 240 new firms with the Istanbul Trade Registry. With sanctions now lifted, these investments are expected to continue at an increasing rate."

An aside: I do wonder if the sanctions lifted, freeing up all this cash, were done at this time to give a boost to the global economy? Kickin that can a bit further down the road, so to speak? The US has a definite interest in floating the economy along, particulary with an upcoming (s)election.


Iranian First Deputy President Ishak Cihangiri (right) and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (center left) hold a joint press conference at the Sa'dabad Complex in Tehran, Iran on March 05, 2016. ( Gökhan Balcı - Anadolu Agency )


Turkey and Iran Agree on Syria's Territorial Integrity
Turkey and Iran share a common perspective on protecting Syria's territorial integrity, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said during his visit to Iran's capital Tehran on Saturday.

Davutoglu said the two countries agreed to support the cessation of hostilities in Syria for the negotiation process.

"We [Turkey and Iran] are considering that stopping the bloodshed will provide an important basis for political negotiations," Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu said he believes that Turkey and Iran agree on the need to protect Syria's territorial integrity, support the cessation of hostilities for the negotiation process, represent all of Syria’s various elements in the government, fight terrorism, and not depend on foreign actors to solve the region's problems.
It makes perfect sense that both Turkey and Iran agree on the need to protect Syria's territorial integrity!  Because both nations have an interest in protecting their own. Only Israel has made noise, and taken actions to steal other nations territory and natural resources.  Along with their allies, the PKK Kurds, who have been annexing territory in both Iraq and Syria with the assistance of the US. They too have been pilfering Syria's and Iraq's natural resources.

Turkey and Iran agree on Syria's territorial integrity
Turkey and Iran share a common perspective on protecting Syria's territorial integrity, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said during his visit to Iran's capital Tehran on Saturday.

Davutoglu said the two countries agreed to support the cessation of hostilities in Syria for the negotiation process.
"We [Turkey and Iran] are considering that stopping the bloodshed will provide an important basis for political negotiations," Davutoglu said.

Davutoglu said he believes that Turkey and Iran agree on the need to protect Syria's territorial integrity, support the cessation of hostilities for the negotiation process, represent all of Syria’s various elements in the government, fight terrorism, and not depend on foreign actors to solve the region's problems
Another article-

  Even though Ankara and Tehran's opinions on Syria have differed in the past, Davutoğlu asked Iran not to let foreign actors decide the final outcome. "We should not let the fate of the region be in the hands of foreign actors," he said.
 Ankara and Tehran are on the same page now!
Recalling the times when Turkey stood by Iran amid sanctions imposed by the West, Davutoğlu said: "I'm saying once more: We stood by Iran during its toughest times. Our cooperation in the future will benefit not only the two countries, but also the entire region."
And finally 
 Iran assumes a special status for Turkey in its foreign policy, as Tehran's foreign policy is based on expansion of ties with its neighbor, Iran's First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri said at a joint press conference with visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Iran a hidden treasure

The geography and economic structures of Iran and Turkey are like the pieces of a puzzle which complete each other,” the IRNA news agency quoted the Turkish premier as saying.
“Iran and Turkey are friends and neighbors; if they cooperate with each other, they can turn to the strongest regional countries,” he added.
“Both our countries must think about a win-win outcome in order to compete with the world economy,” Davutoglu said.
So much for the much ballyhooed (perception management?) Saudi /Turkish alliance!


Iran becomes Turkish 2nd oil supplier


Turkey's oil imports increased by 43 percent in 2015 hitting a record 506,000 bpd, Iranian ministry of petroleum said.
The country's imports from Iraq in 2015 doubled from a year ago reaching nearly 230,000 bpd (45% of its oil needs), it added.
Iran exported 110,000 bpd to Turkey over the past year to gain a 22 percent share of the country's oil imports after Iraq.
Russia, Saudi Arabia and Kazakhstan were Turkey's other oil suppliers following Iraq and Iran. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu arrived in Tehran at the head of an economic and political delegation earlier on Saturday. Oil and gas imports from Iran are on Davutoglu's agenda.

19 comments:

  1. Great post. Very informative and a real world counter-narrative to almost everything reported and written concerning what now appears to be simply propaganda about the KSA-Turkey alliance and their impending invasion os sovereign Syrian territory.
    A fact you have pointed out over and over. Thanks and thanks again

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    1. Hi Charles:
      glad you enjoyed it.

      The KSA and Turkey "alliance" fits right in with the Sy Hersh/Joe Biden/brian troll narrative that is being pushed.

      The leadership of Turkey and KSA have said on a number of occasions, a few of them documented here, that they were not entering Syria unless the US led the way- and the US isn't going to until after the selection- er election of Hilary Clinton, which is a foregone conclusion IMO

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    2. Seems the Hegemon is continuing its illegal games with its Kurdish friends proxies. Two peas in the same pod. Neither as trustworthy as the other. I came across this at Sputnik News. The article concerns reports and associated sattelite imagery confirming the US/NATO criminals are engaged in the construction of additional runways, and repairs/enhancements to existing ones at two separate mostly inoperable air bases/ports in Kurdish occupied Syrian territory. One in the Aleppo region and one further to the east. The reports also suggest the presence of numerous Amerikan advisors and most likely military personnel. Here is the link to the article:
      http://m.sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160306/1035876607/us-syria-airbase_construction.html
      I stress the continued illegality of empires actions not only in this zone of conflict but in literally 100's of states world-wide. How can any citizen of empire not be shamed by the actions of their government?
      The torture never stops.

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    3. A very freightening thought is that the mad and, though I do not adhere to any organized religious sect,I can only use the term satanically evil Hillary Clinton, will in the not so distant future be residing again in Amerika's presidential palace. The oligarchs, neo-con cowards, the generals, the ceo's and other high ranking crime bosses in the defense (LOL) industry, the leaders of the big oil/energy mob, the leaders of agri-business and their lap-dogs in congress will soon face no impediments to accomplishing their one-world agendas. Hillary is a very sick, demented woman.
      We're on the road to nowhere.

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    4. Seems the Hegemon is continuing its illegal games with its Kurdish friends proxies. Two peas in the same pod. Neither as trustworthy as the other. I came across this at Sputnik News. The article concerns reports and associated sattelite imagery confirming the US/NATO criminals are engaged in the construction of additional runways, and repairs/enhancements to existing ones at two separate mostly inoperable air bases/ports in Kurdish occupied Syrian territory. One in the Aleppo region and one further to the east. The reports also suggest the presence of numerous Amerikan advisors and most likely military personnel. Here is the link to the article:
      http://m.sputniknews.com/middleeast/20160306/1035876607/us-syria-airbase_construction.html
      I stress the continued illegality of empires actions not only in this zone of conflict but in literally 100's of states world-wide. How can any citizen of empire not be shamed by the actions of their government?
      The torture never stops.

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  2. Iran good cop and Russian bad cop tactics. Iran makes deals with Turkey to be antikurd, draw Turkey away from Israel. Russia supports kurds to be antiturk and draw kurds away from Israel. Biggest losers FSA, Saudis, Israel, USA, Europe

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    1. Avirgo; well that's an interesting thought?
      I'm going to mull that one over, because it's an interesting possibility.

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  3. I do hope turkey leadership is coming it sense. They would be better of having friends in Iran and Russia. Friends close by are better than far away and Amerika is no ones friend.

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    1. Hi jo! :)

      "Friends close by are better than far away and Amerika is no ones friend"

      Agreed and agreed!
      And hope you are doing well also?!

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  4. Hey Penny - I just ran across an interesting post about a picture that was floating around the web last month that questions how it shows kurds as a religion. If you get a chance - check this out MOST interesting: http://democratic-syria.blogspot.com/2016/02/kurds-are-religion.html

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    1. Hi Silver Palomino

      wow isn't that interesting- and that explains so much to me. I've mentioned several times that the Kurds are sunni muslims, something like nearly 100 percent Sunni Muslim and that is never mentioned- It's always the Yazidi's that are played up- but the Yazidi's are a tiny fraction of the people who identify as Kurds, so I always wondered .. What gives?

      And there it is- to create 2nd Israel- you need to use the same propaganda- to attain the same goal
      amazing.

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  5. Russian Defense Ministry slams Bellingcat report on Malaysian Boeing shot down over Ukraine

    Curious an American tourist stumbles upon a pices of the fueselage days before the annicverery of the shoot down for which malaysia says will not commemorate. The tourist juts happened to have an interest in the shoot down itself.

    Then Bellingcat out with a story days after the Russians noted that the US has yet to hand over the radar imagery noted in the BUK maker report on the 17 shoot-down.

    "American adventurer Blaine Gibson found the suspected piece of MH370 last week.""

    http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/incidents/possible-debris-found-on-reunion-island-in-mh370-mystery/news-story/0a507ff209ae289c0736edc62dca5348

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    1. last week
      http://sputniknews.com/world/20160304/1035746593/us-refuses-to-disclose-nature-of-assistance-on-mh17-probe.html

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    2. US man tells how he found suspected MH370 debris. Blaine Gibson, a lawyer from Seattle who has dedicated himself to solving the mystery of the plane's disappearance, explained how he discovered the fragment on a sandbank near the tourist island of Benguerra. “I was just travelling as a tourist… "I went for the one-year commemoration in Kuala Lumpur and met some of the family members... and it inspired me to keep on looking."
      http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/us-mh370-amateur-investigator-tells-how-he-found-suspected-debris-1283706

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    3. http://sputniknews.com/us/20160306/1035876941/us-bringing-b52-service-bombing-runs-syria.html

      Not good for Syrian infrastructure. Us announced deployments last week for exercises like last year. The Bellingcat leak. And now NATO patrolling Turkish and Greek waters after the Turkish ship caught with weapons heading to Lebanon. Turkish navy denied it was holding up patrols late last week. Discord in Istanbul as Gulen and his backers moving to open warfare..

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    4. airbase in Kobane. B52. Mosul.
      https://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2016/03/07/US-builds-two-air-bases-in-Kurdish-controlled-north-Syria-.html

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    5. thanks anonymous for all the links
      gotta check them out and get something together tomorrow on Syria and the entire situation at hand
      much appreciated :)

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  6. Hi Penny. Did you see where Jason Ditz of "antiwar" is now using the term "Syrian Kurdistan" as if it's already a country?

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    1. Hi Willy:
      noticed you had written about that. It's so typical of the NATO alt media to promote the agenda- and disgusting also!

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