Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Lavrov in Ankara to talk Syria and 4 Party Summit


 Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Ankara yesterday for talks that will continue today to discuss issues related to Syria.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement yesterday that Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov would visit Ankara on Monday and Tuesday to discuss the four-way meeting with his Turkish counterpart.

The statement also said that a four-way Syria summit "is planned in the upcoming future," with the leaders of Russia, France, Turkey and Germany attending. The summit is of great significance as the four countries have taken an initiative to resolve regional issues at a fragile time.

The summit was first announced by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on July 28 in Johannesburg, South Africa, where he attended the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) summit. Erdogan underlined that the four countries will take up a wide-ranging set of issues, including Iraq. The summit focusing on Syria and the wider region will be held in Istanbul on Sept. 7 with participation of the most senior representatives from Turkey, Russia, France a nd Germany.
Erdogan at a BRICS summit announcing a meeting of parties opposed to Iranian sanctions.
Wrap your mind around that and tell me it's not connected to the "economic terrorism" (hattip Scott @ Willy Loman) being waged against Turkey most harshly. But also Russia.

The four countries are also known to have been opposing the sanctions of the United States on Iran. Turkey, Russia and the European Union are against severing economic ties with Iran.


  1. This is all building up to a big bang, US cant back down as they bet it all on a few chosen, its all or nothing.
    Nobody can trust their allies, they are all going to switch to whoever looks to come out on top.
    What a mess.

    1. apologies for my tardy response
      agreed this is building up to a big bang.
      And it's frightful.

  2. Penny, you may not be aware but, a few days ago, Wordpress removed willyloman's blog from their site; they also removed several other users from their site.

    Link: https://off-guardian.org/2018/08/15/internet-censorship-appeal-to-reinstate-american-everyman/

    They even removed another site he was on, 911TruthTampa, after he posted a video telling people about his removal.

    Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIB5zLiCgl8

    Contact Wordpress to free his site: https://automattic.com/contact/

    1. Hi Anonymous: I've been in touch with Scott at Willy Loman's, via email, and am aware of his site being taken down-

      Mentioned it over at Greencrow's last week and another blog as well
      I've been watching his updates on Youtube- though not so far this week-

      Thanks for doing what I should have done- posting the contact info etc., to help Scott get his site back.
      If anyone else wants to help, please do.
      thanks anonymous :)