No one is talking about the crisis in Turkey which has gone down the rabbit hole under Obama’s and Hillary’s reign. Hillary reset that relationship also.
The situation in Turkey is very dangerous and it’s at crisis proportions thanks to the Obama-Hillary foreign policies.
This is what we were told in March, 2009:
Combining statecraft with stagecraft, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appears to have turned around US-Turkish relations. For most of the Bush administration’s tenure, Washington had a strained relationship with Ankara, but Clinton’s first visit to Turkey as President Barack Obama’s secretary of state has Turkish officials feeling more optimistic about the future of bilateral relations.
“Her coming to Turkey is [like the] pressing of the reset button and starting with a clean slate. Turkey is ready for that. The last eight years have been troublesome,” says Suat Kiniklioglu, a member of parliament and Deputy Chairman of External Affairs for Turkey’s governing Justice and Development Party (AKP).
Insurge Intelligence has uncovered a secret pact between Isis and Turkey which should come as no surprise since Isis openly runs boats filled with terrorists bound for Europe from off Turkey’s shores.
Turkey has been supplying Hamas as well. They’ve been caught. This is not news.
The testimony has been reported by two Kurdish news agencies, the Syrian-Kurdish Harwar News Agency (ANHA) based in Rojava, and the Turkish-Kurdish Ajansa Nûçeyan a Firatê (Firat News Agency or ANF News).
The latter’s head office is based in Amsterdam.
Websites of both news agencies are blocked in Turkey.
Interviews with the ISIS fighter, captured by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG), reveal that Turkish military and security forces are facilitating ISIS operations within Syria, as well as ISIS terrorist attacks inside Turkey.
The new testimony corroborates similar claims made by other former and active ISIS members, as well as Western and Middle East intelligence sources.
Turkey is a leading and key NATO ally.
And there is this from Insurge:
…leading Turkish ISIS members move freely between Turkey and Syria because some of them are working for Turkish intelligence.
Border outposts would be routinely disbanded of Turkish security forces between particular arranged hours to allow groups of 20–30 ISIS fighters to pass through unhindered and undetected, Yildiz said: “There is an agreement between Turkey and ISIS. Turkey supports ISIS because it poses a threat to Kurds and they can use it against them.”
He confirmed that the Turkish military had open lines of communication with ISIS as early as the terror group’s invasion of Mosul in Iraq in June 2014: “… when Mosul was first captured, around 50 people were held captive in the Turkish consulate. They opened all roads for us because our guys had the captives. They gave us all kinds of freedom of movement. Those captives were exchanged with Turkey releasing 100 of our friends.” Keep reading…it’s fascinating and horrific at the same time…
Next to the US, Turkey has the largest standing army. If they become a caliphate and are let loose on Israel, what then? Obama and Hillary have made the world far more dangerous, not only by allowing Iran to get a nuclear weapon, but by ignoring these bad actors. They are actually making the likelihood of war inevitable. They aren’t engaged in diplomacy, they’re engaged in kowtowing and cowardice.
Turkey has already jailed more journalists than Red China and what no one is talking about is Turkeys closure of 130 media outlets and the jailing of 16,000 people and as many journalists as he could round up.
The media, outside of Fox News, did not pick the story up.
CNN Turk reported that 130 media organizations had been shuttered in a widening crackdown by Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. The list also inlcuded 23 radio stations, three news agencies and 15 magazines. Many of those targeted were regional media outlets as well as several organizations that had already been seized by the state over alleged links to Fethullah Gulen, the U.S.-based cleric accused of being behind the failed uprising, Fox News reported.
Erdogan arrested 1700 military officers.
This coup might have been planned by Erdogan and it is certainly being exploited by him as he moves Turkey to a dictatorship and a caliphate.
The media watchdog Reporters Without Borders condemned Turkey’s purges of journalists, saying they have assumed “increasingly alarming proportions.”
“Criticizing the government and working for media outlets that support the Gulen Movement do not constitute evidence of involvement in the failed coup,” said Johann Bihr, who heads the organization’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk.
None of this matters, Turkey is more sympathetic to Isis than people realize and he has expressed a desire to move towards a caliphate.
In April, Germany’s Der Spiegel published a lengthy interview with Selahattin Demirtas, leader of the Kurd-aligned HDP Party of Turkey.
Demirtas leveled some serious allegations against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying the Kurds stood in the way of Erdogan’s creating an Islamic State-style (ISIS/ISIL) “Caliphate” of his own, and warning that Erdogan’s war against the Kurds could make the already-fearsome refugee crisis in Europe even worse.
Erdogan holds millions of refugees in his camps and could unleash them on the EU any time he wants.
h/t George Thompson