On Friday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had now really "no patience" more, Turkey had already "wasted enough time in front of the clean-up of the Terrorsumpfs" in Syria. The sound so when a new Turkish military offensive in Syria was in the offing against the Kurdish militia YPG directly.
The Pro-government Kanal A Haber moved on Sunday to his place also on the Syrian border fence, in addition to a large Turkish Flag. The presenter then had to tell Amazing: U.S. President Donald Trump's plan for a withdrawal of American troops from Syria. He did Erdogan said. In Washington, until Sunday, still nothing.
The station called on the Turkish foreign Minister, Mevlüt Çavusoglu, who had spoken in Doha with journalists. From this encounter it gave to the Turkish media, then another Sensation. Trump had told Erdogan on the edge of the G-20 meeting in Argentina recently, Washington work for Gülen to an extradition of a Turkish preacher Fethullah gülen. Ankara makes Gulen and his followers for the coup attempt of July 2016 responsible. Gülen, 77, has denied involvement in it.
Turkey has long called for the transfer of gülen's, which sought in 1999 to take refuge in the United States, and there – as in many other countries, a chain of private schools has developed. Çavusoglu said in Doha, according to Reuters, he had seen "recently a credible investigation of the FBI, such as the Gülen organization avoids tax". Erdogan, in turn, had said a few days ago, the Turkey would be just the financing of the Gülen movement in different countries.
In November, had Trump last Gülen expressed and explained, the delivery was on the agenda of Washington. Before that, there had been speculation that Trump might want to meet with such a step Ankara, since the relationship between the two Nato partners, has for some time been tense.
The Syria policy is one of the Central conflicts in the field. Washington supported the Kurdish YPG, with justification, to fight together, the "Islamic state" (IS). Ankara maintains that the YPG only on vine for a duration of your controlled territory in Syria, and that this is a danger for Turkey. Last January, Turkish troops had entered already in Syria's Afrin. In the case of a new military action is a direct confrontation with the United States threatens.
Since the murder of the Saudi regime's opponents, Jamal Khashoggi, there are additional grievances. Ankara's calls for more toughness compared to Saudi Arabia, which wants to avoid Trump. Gülen's extradition, which would need to be arranged in the United States, however, a court could-in fact, for "relaxation". The court would consider whether the preacher in Turkey, a legal procedure expected. As a doubt might arise. (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 16.12.2018, 20:29 PM