Monday, June 27, 2016

Breaking: Kremlin- Erdogan Apologizes Over Death of Russian Pilot

Vladimir Putin has received a letter in which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized for the death of the Russian pilot who was killed when a Russian jet was downed over the Syrian-Turkish border last November, the Kremlin said.
Erdogan expressed readiness to restore relations with Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “The head of the Turkish state expressed his deep sympathy and condolences to the relatives of the deceased Russian pilot and said ‘sorry,’” Peskov said.

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In his letter, Erdogan called Russia “a friend and a strategic partner” of Ankara, with whom the Turkish authorities would not want to spoil relations.
“We never had a desire or a deliberate intention to down an aircraft belonging to Russia,” the letter read, according to a statement published on the Kremlin website.
According to the statement, Erdogan’s letter stressed that “the Turkish side undertook all the risks and made a great effort to recover the body of the Russian pilot from the Syrian opposition, bringing it to Turkey. The organization of the pre-burial procedures was conducted in accordance with all religious and military procedures.”
Ankara has treated the family of the dead Russian pilot as if it were a Turkish family and is “ready for any initiatives to relieve the pain and severity of the damage done,” the letter said.
The address by the Turkish leader also informed that a criminal investigation has been launched against the person suspected of killing the Russian pilot, the Kremlin said.
In addition, Erdogan expressed readiness to tackle security challenges in the region and fight terrorism together with Moscow.
Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported that sources close to Erdogan have confirmed that the letter with the apology was sent to Moscow
Turkish nationalist Alparslan Celik has claimed responsibility for Peshkov's death.
The news of Erdogan’s apology had a positive effect on Turkey’s currency. The Turkish lira rallied to 2.9330 from 2.9430 against the US dollar, Reuters reported.
Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, will take part in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, due to take place in the Russian resort of Sochi on July 1, Turkish NTV channel reported.
An invitation to participate in the event was sent to Cavusoglu by Russia’s Foreign Ministry last week.
Note the fact that the apology came after an invitation to, but ahead of a scheduled July 1 meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation- Indicating relations were normal- So why apologize at this time? Other then as an exercise in public relations?

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  1. Hi Penny:

    So how does this jive with yesterday's announcement that Turkey was "normalizing" diplomatic relations with Israel?


    1. Hey GC:

      Yah, I don't know? I saw that news and Ally had mentioned it also (regarding Israel)....

      Personally, I think this report of the letter is theater- The Kremlin did not make the letter available. So, I can't verify the existence of the letter to my satisfaction.

      I for one never believed that relations between the two nations had been seriously affected by the plane incident- and it's quite clear that Turkey had been invited to the Black Sea Economic Form meeting scheduled for July 1 ahead of this apology- so this incident is being aired for public consumption

      But why?

    2. Here is an analysis that takes the two initiatives into account:

    3. Is this the analysis you're referencing

      "But the real news here is the formation of a new middle-eastern Axis, one which will include not only Turkey, which in recent months has pivoted toward restoring relations with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, but now includes Israel and most importantly Russia. This will have huge geopolitical implications for not just regional military developments but also for Russian oil transit plans, as the restoration of diplomatic relations with Turkey may mean that the Turkish stream pipeline is once again back online."

      Is that from the WSJ article as interpreted by Tyler Durden? I can't read the wsj article and have zero confidence in Durden's analysis- And I mean zero confidence. (I'll be straight forward I see him as a misleader of the worst kind)

      I'm going to try to get the Wall Street Journal article to read myself
      thanks GC

    4. Bunch of MonkeysJune 27, 2016 at 2:11 PM

      Remember that they have to sell you on the Turkish split from NATO narrative in advance of the upcoming war because as you understand it's simply impossible that Erdogan and Turkey are not part of the vassal empire.

      BTW... I hope you found the time to read the Corbett Report article on China and the NWO.

    5. bom: this arrangement between Turkey, Russia and Israel doesn't exactly convince me of a split between NATO and Turkey

      Haven't got to the Corbett stuff yet- but I will as I generally make my way over their on a weekly basis

    6. Bunch of MonkeysJune 27, 2016 at 5:26 PM

      It shouldn't convince you because as we both know it should never happen.

      But that is what pretty much what several globalist think tanks are calling for and they get to write history. I see it as classic psychological preconditioning. Just like the Mosul dam story btw. You would be amazed at how on-the-money their 'predictions' usually turn out to be. ;)

  2. Turk Stream live and more Manpads show up in Northern Syria. Erdogan has looked outside the cave and he is seeing shadows in colors

    1. anonymous: are you suggesting the arrival of manpads has convinced Turkey to get on board with Russia?
      not sure? can you explain?

    2. Bunch of MonkeysJune 27, 2016 at 5:57 PM

      That reminds me of this crazy story from last year...

      TEHRAN (FNA)- A group of Ukrainian hackers announced that they have achieved documents showing that Qatar has signed a contract with Ukraine to purchase anti-aircraft missiles for the ISIL terrorist group to hit and destroy Russian fighter jets in Syria.

  3. "During negotiations, Turkey and Israel discussed a proposed pipeline that would move Israeli gas to Turkey and on to Europe. Such a project isn’t part of the deal to be announced on Monday, but talks on a pipeline are expected to continue"

    Wouldn't this deal effectively put Russia out of contention as Europe's energy provider?

    1. See article last week on Israel floating port off Gaza with Russia participation reminiscent of the tamar offtake agreement. Israel just started work on the leviathon field as lebanon fm said last week they need to start drilling oil and gas to delineate shared emphasis resources. In wak of Eni find huge scamble to lock up the med basin especially with nato pushing more cooperation with Israel. Recall it was the turkey push into kurdistan by haywards genel that drove a wedge between the us and turkey's energy hub ambitions. With Russia locking up more eastern route deals and eurasian flow locked up med flow becomes the backstop perhpas with Algerian hub?time will tell what Erdogan is and isn't. But indications are he is watching argentina's fernandez and dilma closely. With rumors floating turkey more open to an assad transition is Cyprus the place to watch?hez declared again today sending fighters to Iraq which to affirm something they have said before.



    4. Russia hedging as bansky shows up again in Iran as rumors of infighting at the supreme council. Like malamalaysia

      Anonymous strikes. Same campaign as Saudi women's driving a few years ago.


  4. This is very early in this development but what I see is the West (Kerry complimented Israel on its "apology") throwing a bone at Turkey so that Turkey would throw a bone at Russia. Two bones equals one pipeline (to Israel, dontchaknow).

  5. Hmm, so Israel and Turkey are back in bed then Turkey makes peace with Russia. Did that come from Erdogan (if so why not sooner) or has reunited lover Israel been whispering in his ear?

    Israel has been chummy with Saudi Arabia for a while now, by-passing the US.

    Now, by all accounts, Washington are rather miffed by Brexit (Kerry fire-fights today), but Israel is generally non-committal. In fact the Tory Brexiters are ardent Zionists as this article points out-

    Brexit- What is the Hidden Globalist Game, another Jewish Dialectic?

    Michael Gove - Warrior for truth (especially for Penny ;-) )-

    Some light relief-
    Have you heard of Michael Gove?

    Hamas wants UK to stay in the EU (Israeli Brexit agitprop)-

    So, is Israel in the process of cutting-out its proxy, the USA, in preparation of establishing the Pax Judaica and winding-down the Pax Americana?

  6. for the record, Russia stated days back that the invitation to Russia AND Ukraine were bascially mandatory, as they are hosting this economic function.
    Both are members.. diplomatically, they had to.
    It will move down the line to the next country after this last obligation

  7. I've been doing a bunch of reading wrt this Israeli Turkish rapprochment and Turkey came away empty handed. Erdogan seems out of the picture- An unnamed Turkish official is repeatedly cited- this reeks of a NATO deal.

  8. Opps.. sorry about that.. didn't proof read it and made an error.
    They invited both Turkey and Ukraine as they are hosting the event.

  9. I know this doesn't fit in w/ Turkey, but I just saw this over at Cryptogon. He got it from Poland Radio (voice of)

    EU let them know they will be presenting a new document at Viceguard in a few days..
    They're calling it Superstate and it's really encroaching what little these countries have left after joining EU.
    according to the article linked info

    1. Bunch of MonkeysJune 27, 2016 at 5:50 PM

      Thanks rouge k.

      It fits in nicely with the theory that I've stated before. We have to wait to see what happens to Britain.

      "The foreign ministers of France and Germany have proposed creating a “European superstate” limiting the powers of individual members following Britain’s referendum decision to leave the EU, Polish public broadcaster TVP Info has reported.

      The document in which the proposals appear is to be presented to Visegrad Group countries meeting in Prague on Monday by German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, TVP Info said, adding that the document was an “ultimatum”.

      TVP Info said the proposals would mean members of a superstate would in practice have no right to their own army, to a separate criminal code or a separate tax system, and would not have their own currency.

      In addition, TVP Info said, member states would lose control over their own borders and procedures for admitting and relocating refugees."


      "Germany to push for progress towards European army"

  10. Turkey has wanted to become the main transit state in the region for both oil and gas. With kurdistan coming along and US still working on sunnistan (where the pipes would go through) looks like Erdogan is hedging his bets. Last weeks meeting between Nutjob and Putin also talked about Gazprom becoming a partner in the gas fields in E. Med. By making friends again with both countries Turkey is in position to win either way. Plus there was rumor of secret talks between Turkey & Syria through Algeria earlier this month. Erdogan has toned down his language about Assad recently, and finally, Qatar and Saudi are still waiting to lay the pipes through both Syria and Yemen.

    All that just adds up to a smart play by Turkey except in doing it they showed they have given up the Palestinian cause. Just what US/NATO want. Palestinians have already denounced the deal.
    But by working for Turkey's interests not "world" interests they could come out in a better place. Problem is: NEVER trust Israel to stick to their word - written or not. They have shown for generations that nothing will make them do anything that isn't to their own advantage.

    Don't forget Nuland has made several recent trips to Cyprus while the president is possibly involved in a scheme involving a former Russian MP. A case in NY is being heard with his old law partner that involves missing cash and citizenship for the Russian who the Russian state has been trying to get back so they can put him on trial. Nuland has allegedly been trying to get the Turkish military on Cyprus under a NATO flag. Too many games playing out in the region. This apology should have come 7 months ago, but a former Turkish FM said that Davatoglu's resignation gave Erdogan the chance to do it now. So, I ask...

    Was the wily Davatoglu the one who ordered the shootdown??? His leaving PM job would solve a lot of problems in one move if it was his call, plus he was NATO's favorite.