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    Erdogan trouble continues with US indictment

    9/13/2017

    President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s headaches with the United States are growing rather than decreasing under President Donald Trump’s administration, with serious implications for Ankara’s already tense ties with Washington. The cause of his latest annoyance, however, has nothing to do with Syria or Iraq, where Ankara and Washington remain at loggerheads over key issues.

    Erdogan, who is accused of stifling the independence of the judiciary at home in order to consolidate his power, is increasingly up against the independent US judiciary, which last week indicted a minister of his for taking millions of dollars in bribes in order to help Iran circumvent US sanctions.

    The case is also expected to cause political complications for Erdogan at home if he can’t find a way to contain developments in the United States that are beyond his control.

     

    Read more: http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/09/turkey-united-states-arrest-warrant-former-turkish-minister.html#ixzz4sgO6TroO

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  • Mom Cat (12774 posts)
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    1. This is a great time to attack a NATO member who already has his hand on

    the knob of the exit door. They are already enraged at the failed coup attempt and the US support of the Kurds as well as their failure to extradite Gulan. So let’s throw some more shit their way! True diplomacy in action!

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    • sadoldgirl (1812 posts)
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      2. I don't think that it will make much of a difference, because

      Erdogan’s effort to get into the EU have failed, thus he is turning

      towards Russia anyway. I believe that before we incited the coup

      the necessary precautions about the nuclear weapons were taken.

      It would have been madness not to do so.

    • bemildred (4677 posts)
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      3. It's going to really screw up our attempts to encircle Russia.

      Won’t help stifle China’s OBR initiative either. Or our attempts to make Kurdistan independent.

      But then we do that all the time, work against ourselves.

      It ain't the things you don't know that hurts you, it's the things you know that ain't so.
      • Mom Cat (12774 posts)
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        4. Yes! Our foreign policy is so well thought out, so internally consistent,

        and so cognizant of the needs of our long term allies. Not!

             NEVER FORGET      BERNIE WON!