Noticias de Rupia | Nouvelles de Roupie | Rupiennachrichten | ??????? ????? | ???? | Roepienieuws | Rupi Nyheter | ??????? | Notizie di Rupia | PAKISTAN LEDGER | ???????? ????? | RUPEE NEWS | April 27th, 2009 | Moin Ansari| ???? ??????? | ????? ????? | In an unprecedented move The Islamic regime of Turkey is holding a joint military exercise with Israel’s arch rival–Syria.
This is not an isolated incident. The strains between Turkey and Syria were at public display on many forums. Turkey has accused the Israeli Mossad of interfering in its internalaffairs, and has asked Israel to stop its machination against Istanbul by building pipelines that run through Iraq. Turkey was very upset with Israel for sabotaging a peace agreement that it was mediating between Tel Aviv and Damascus. The invasion of Gaza by Israeli forces derailed the Turkish efforts. The Turkish leader was very upset at the Israeli leadership. Tiff or Rift? Why did Turkish PM tangle with Israel & storm off in Davos?
The squabble between Israeli President Shimon Peres and Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan may have been the tip of the iceberg in Turkish Israeli relations.
Turkey’s prime minister stormed off the stage at the World Economic Forum in Davos aftera heated debate on Gaza with Israel’s president. Recep Tayyip Erdogan clashedwith Shimon Peres, whose voice had risen as he made an impassioned defence of Israel’s actions, jabbing his finger.Mr Erdogan saidMr Peres had spoken so loudly to conceal his “guilt”.
The Ottomans used to rule Palestine sans Israel. Beguiled by the Lawrence of Arabia, (during WW1) 500,000 Arab soldiers deserted and went their own way, seeking democracy self rule. As a result the Ottomans lost the war and Palestine to the British. The UK later gave away Muslim Palestine to the Jews. Turkey mad at the Arbs, gave up the Arabic script, and recognized Isreal when it was formed.
That was then, this is now.
Today Turkey is building its relations with the Arab and Muslim world.
Turkey and Syria began an unprecedented, three-day joint military exercise on their border yesterday, a step farther in their ever-expanding cooperation, which disturbed Syria’s arch-foe Israel.the Jewish state.th, a NATO member and one of the few Muslim nations to have built an alliance with Turkey reporters on Monday. “But I believe that the strategic ties between Israel and Turkey will overcome even Turkey’s need to take part in this drill.” Israel has extensive defense ties Barak told Ehud Syria this week, using ground forces in a border area. The drill is due to last into Wednesday. “Today we see a Syrian-Turkish drill, which is certainly a troubling development,” Israeli Defense Minister the Turkish military announced on Sunday it would hold its first drill with Syria.
The Israeli and Turkish air forces and navies have held joint exercises. Despite the cooperation in the area of defense, however, tensions occasionally flare up in the political field as Turkey is also a harsh critic of Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians.
Tensions between Turkey and Syria were once high because Abdullah Öcalan, the now-jailed leader of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), was based in Syria. Damascus then expelled Öcalan and he was captured in Kenya in 1999. Relations began to warm following the coming to power of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in Turkey in 2002. The joint military drill is the latest step as Turkey and Syria build and expand cooperation in the area of defense.
“The aim of the exercise is to boost friendship, cooperation and confidence between the two countries’ land forces, and to increase the ability of border troops to train and work together,” the Turkish military said in the statement on Sunday. It said teams from each country will cross the border and visit outposts as part of the three-day exercises to improve security.
The two countries are also planning to sign a letter of intent giving the green light for cooperation in the defense industry. The letter of intent was expected to be signed on the sidelines of the 9th International Defense Industry Fair (IDEF’09), which opened in ?stanbul on Monday.
Turkish defense industry sources have told Today’s Zaman that Turkey and Syria were not to enter immediately into cooperation in arms production, underlining that the letter of intent was a sign of the level that political relations had reached between Turkey and Syria.
As a country that maintains close ties with both Israel and Syria, Turkey announced last year that it was mediating peace talks between the two countries. Following four rounds, the Turkish-mediated talks collapsed in January when Israel launched a deadly offensive on Gaza. Turkey and Syria conduct military drill, Israel disturbed. Todays Zaman
There are deep and profound issues that are surfacing. Israel does not like the present government in Ankara and has tried to destabilize it. Also there are some issues on pipelines.
For many years, Turkey has suffered from terrorism from a group called Ergenekon. Ergenekon has been linked to Mossad, the CIA, NATO and elements of the Turkish military.
“In early January 2009, the Turkish daily Milliyet stated that a report had found that “Mossad has been behind the Ergenekon plot to topple the Turkish government.”
Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Sunday he was willing to talk peace with Syria if there would be no preconditions. It was a response to Syria, which recently said it would be willing to resume indirect peace talks with the new Israeli government as long as they focused on a complete withdrawal from the Golan Heights. Israel captured the strategic plateau from Syria in the Six Day War of June 1967.
“I’d be glad to negotiate with Syria this evening, but without preconditions,” Lieberman told Israel Radio. “They say, first go back to the ’67 lines and give up the Golan. If we agree to that, what is there to negotiate?” he said. Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem declined to comment on Lieberman’s remarks.Turkey and Syria conduct military drill, Israel disturbed. Todays Zaman
The relations between the two countries have cooled considerably.
Despite the cool relations since the accession of the Justice and Development Party in Turkey, the Israeli Foreign Ministry characterized its relations with Turkey as “perfect” in the beginning of 2006. However, in February 2006, a visit paid by Khaled Meshal, a leader of the newly elected Hamas, changed this status. Israeli diplomats went so far as to compare this visit to a possible official visit of Abdullah Öcalan (the imprisoned PKK leader) to Israel, but Turkish authorities immediately denounced this comparison as “irresponsible and erroneous”. After Khaled Meshalpaid an officialvisitto Turkey, Turkish-Israeli relations entered a “cooling down” process. Some have suggested that this was only a public relations stunt to show the Islamic world that Turkey was on their side because Turkey had been silent in major issues important to Arabs and the Islamic community like the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and the Lebanon crisis.
Talks regarding the sale of Israeli Ofeqsatellites and Arrow missile air-defence systems to Turkey have taken place, pending United States approval. The systems would be a generational leap for the Turkish military and intelligence capabilities
The profile exchange of insults helped the TurskishPrime Minister at home. Thousands came to greet him at the Istanbul airport. Obviously his move was popular in Turkey. However there is something deeper to this. It is rumored that the Turkish generals are very unhappy with Israel, its tactics and its aggressive posture in recent years.
1. For many years, Turkey has suffered from terrorism from a group called Ergenekon. Ergenekon has been linked to Mossad, the CIA, NATO and elements of the Turkish military. Reportedly, the aim of Ergenekon has been to allow fascist forces to control Turkey. These fascists may not all agree about policy towards Israel, Russia, Iran and the USA. Ergenekon is a Gladio-style operation.
2. Mysteriously, there have recently been many arrests of Turks who are alleged to be Ergenekon operatives. This may signal that Mossadandits friends have fallen out with certain Ergenekon generals. It may signal that the Turkish government is fed up with Mossad and the CIA using Ergenekon to carry out acts of terrorism. There may be a split within Ergenekon.
3. In early January 2009, the Turkish daily Milliyet stated that a report had found that “Mossad has been behind the Ergenekon plot to topple the Turkish government.” Fars news reported that Investigators uncovered evidence that a Jewish rabbi named Tuncay Guney, who worked for Mossad and fled to Canada in 2004, was a key figure behind attempts to overthrow the Turkish government. Sabah daily reported that Guney infiltrated Ergenekon and another organization known as JITEM, an illega lintelligence unit linked with the police and suspected of hundreds of murders and kidnappings.
Turkish daily Yeni Safakhasclaimed that Turkish security forces have discovered documents in Guney’s Istanbul house that disclose information concerning suspicious investment and economic activities by certain Jewish businessmen in Turkey. The businessmen allegedly have significant relations with individuals, politicalgroups and culturalorganizations affiliated with the Ergenekon group.
Turkish security forces have detained many members of the Ergenekon group, including retired army generals, politicians, popular lawyers and famous journalists. The individuals currently face trail on charges of plotting to overthrow Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
4. On 22 January 2009, Prof. Dr. Umit Ozdag stated that the United States is the real power behind the Ergenekon Operation in Turkey. Mr. Ozdagsaid“The US aims to establish a federal Turkey instead of unitary Turkish state”. Prof. Ozdagclaimedthat the European Union (EU) too makes efforts to shift Turkey’s unitary state into an ethnic based federal Turkey state.
5. A report in Turkish Weekly, 23 January 2009, suggests that some Ergenekon people may have turned against the USA and Israel.
6. So, it would seem that Ergenekon’s problems may be caused by a split within Ergenekon. Israel may be outing anti-Israel members of Ergenekon; and anti-Israel members of Ergenekon may be outing pro-Israel members of Ergenekon.