rap·proche·ment/?rap?roSH'män,?rap?rôSH'män/After paying particular attention to the news of Turkey and Israel making nice to one another. I’ve come to the conclusion that whoever did the negotiating for Turkey- negotiated AGAINST Turkish interests. By Turkish interests I am referencing the nationalist state of Turkey
(especially in international relations) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations.
This one sided agreement greatly benefits ISRAEL!
Keep in mind that President Erdogan,as President, is a largely ceremonial or symbolic. position. I’ve mentioned this on at least two or three different occasions- The PM looks to be the real power holder.
Again, Erdogan's Presidency is Symbolic!!!!
“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday approved a new government formed by one of his most (allegedly) trusted allies, who immediately asserted his intention to institute constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the presidency, the Associated Press reports”Asserting an intention is NOT the same as getting the job done! I’ll bold the very important information. The facts. Below
Binali Yildirim, 60, formerly minister of transport and communications, replaces Ahmet Davutoglu, who stepped down on Sunday amid a range of differences with the president, including Davutoglu’s apparently less-than-enthusiastic stance toward an overhaul of the constitution to give the largely ceremonial presidency executive powers.The LARGELY CEREMONIAL PRESIDENCY
I recently mentioned the largely ceremonial presidency of Erdogan in an exchange with 'bunch of monkeys'We should all be clear now that Erdogan is NOT the power in Turkey
The new government — which Yildirim is widely believed to have formed in consultation with Erdogan —
Yildirim is WIDELY BELIEVED to have formed the government in consultation with Erdogan. Yah, well Santa Claus is WIDELY BELIEVED in also. Widely believed does not necessarily inform us of fact, it merely informs us of that which is believed. By who, I don't know?
WSJ has this big article on the subject of Israel Turkey patching it up:
An unnamed public official from Turkey is cited repeatedly. I cannot verify if the official is actually from Turkey. Or NATO. There is no information what so ever on the unnamed individual alleged to be from Turkey. While Benjamin Netanyahu is mentioned as is John Kerry.
I will highlight this anomaly:
Officials from both countries said late Sunday that negotiators in Rome had reached a deal that will be made public in Jerusalem and Ankara on Monday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Rome to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry and discuss the agreement.
At a briefing in Rome on Monday morning with Mr. Kerry, the Israeli leader called it an important step toward normalizing relations that would have”immense implications” for Israel’s economy. He didn’t provide further details but was scheduled to speak at a news conference later in the day.Pay attention to the named individuals vs the unnamed individuals?
“It’s a positive step we wanted,” Mr. Kerry said. “We hope it’s the beginning of others.”
The deal won’t end the tight controls Israel imposed on Gaza’s borders in 2007 to hold Hamas militarily in check—a concession Turkey had demanded.A concession Turkey demanded but failed to have granted!
Israel will also make it possible for Turkey to launch major development projects in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory whose borders are also controlled by Israel, a senior Turkish official said. (Who is this Turkish official? Can't be verified)If Israel wants, they will make it possible for what ever is left of Turkey to launch some sort of development projects
“There are absolutely no references to Hamas in the agreement. Turkey will continue supporting the Palestinian state and the people of Palestine... We are pleased to announce that representatives of the Palestinian government and Hamas have voiced their support to Turkey within the context of the negotiations,” the Turkish official said early Monday.(Who is this Turkish official? Can't be verified)
The Turkey-Israel talks accelerated after the falling out with Russia, one of Turkey’s biggest trading partners. Since then, Turkey has been looking to diversify its energy sources and ease its dependence on Russian natural gas.Hmmm, just like the EU.
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.That would remove Russia from it's role as supplier to the EU, wouldn't it?
Turkey, which allows Hamas to maintain offices in its territory, is now in a strong position to play a mediating role, said Ofra Bengio, a senior research fellow at the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and Africa Studies and senior lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University.
Ofra Bengio? Where have I heard or read that name previously? Of course, Israel, the Kurds & Kurdistan.
Below is the third piece, followed by second and then the first article featured at the blog by Ofra Bengio:
Recall? Kurdistan aka “Second Israel”- Ethnic Cleansing the Indigenous of the Middle East Ofra Bengio for Tablet Magazine
Or? After declaring autonomy, Syrian Kurds (behind the scenes) ‘open to ties with Israel’ Ofra Benigio for The Times of Israel
Clearly Ofra Benigio is the authority and voice on the topic of Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0..
Can't imagine why I see this as a take from Turkey and a give to Israel??? Can you?
“Erdogan announced to Hamas that he had done everything possible to lift the siege or ameliorate it,” Hamas official Ahmed Yousef told the Palestinian news agency Ma’an.Hamas tells us what Erdogan announced? That's heresay. Worthless
Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor.
To summarize. Someone just roasted Turkey. But, it was NOT Erdogan
Flashback! Carving Turkey After a NATO Roasting- Claims vs Reality
This next article may give us an idea of just who negotiated on behalf of Turkey
Turkey to drop it's objection to Israel being officially a part of NATO
As of right now, I believe no one negotiated on Turkey's behalfThe agreement on normalization obliges Turkey to promote integration of Israel into the international organizations where the Turkish side has its membership, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu stated, RIA Novosti reported.
He particularly indicated that the rapprochement of two countries has already led to the fact that Ankara withdrew objections against opening of an Israeli Mission to the NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Last month, Israel has received Alliance’s proposal to open permanent mission in Brussels and accepted this invitation.
How does all this relate to the breaking news of earlier today?