Thursday, June 30, 2016

CIA Director: ‘I’d Be Surprised’ If ISIS Not Trying To Carry Out Istanbul-Style Attack In US

Saved this one last night:
CBS

Canada day July 1. Independence Day July 4. False Flag potential always present
CIA Director John Brennan is warning that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria wants to conduct Istanbul-style attacks in the United States

I am worried from the standpoint of an intelligence professional who looks at the capabilities of Daesh … and their determination to kill as many as people as possible and to carry out attacks abroad,” Brennan told Yahoo News. Daesh is an acronym for the Arabic name of ISIS.
CIA Director John Brennan

Brennan explained to Yahoo News that he believes the terror group will continue to try to penetrate American defenses.

You look at what happened in the Turkish airport, these were suicide vests. It’s not that difficult to actually construct and fabricate a suicide vest … so if you have a determined enemy and individuals who are not concerned about escape, that they are going into it with a sense that they are going to die, that really does complicate your strategy in terms of preventing attacks,” the CIA director said.

“I’d be surprised if Daesh is not trying to carry out that kind of attack in the United States,” Brennan added.
 I find that to be an extremely irresponsible, flippant statement unless Brennan has some sort of insider knowledge aka MIHOP

Brennan stated that the U.S. hasn’t been able to tamp down ISIS’ global reach.
We’ve yet to really thwart Daesh’s ability to reach beyond the Syria-Iraqi borders and put in place some of the plans and preparations to carry out attacks,” Brennan told Yahoo News. “I am very concerned we have not had the success against Daesh in that environment as we’ve had in the core areas of Syria and Iraq.
Brennan also said the terror group is “more determined” to carry out operations in Europe and beyond to “offset” setbacks and losses of territory in Syria and Iraq.
“Over the past year-and-a-half they have made a more determined effort to carry out attacks abroad, and we see in terms of their plans, their preparations, the movement of people as well as propagandizing outside, exhorting, inciting a much more determined effort to carry out these external operations,” Brennan told Yahoo News.
ISIS has yet to confirm they were behind the attack, but Turkish and U.S. officials believe the group planned the suicide bombings at the Istanbul airport.

As of this morning I believe ISIS still has not confirmed they were behind the attack- However the seeds are being planted to provide us with that conclusion. The CIA is very good at manipulating your beliefs and managing your perception.

Also:  Brennan is acknowledging that all the security is a fail. Unsurprisingly

Sheesh I feel as if this week has been one long running drama unfolding like a soap opera.

 

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Who Bombed Ataturk Airport In Istanbul, Turkey? No Claim to Fame Yet!

But the official, state sanctioned, narrative is starting to spill through- And Willy Loman, my friend, you and I were right on the  money!

Who is claiming ISIS was the perpetrator, without  evidence and no claims to fame to the attack? ISIS hasn’t claimed ownership. Instead we get the CIA head and his lackey in Turkey- Yildrim telling us who done the deed. 

Link - Dexter Filkins
So, here we are, more than twenty-four hours after three suicide bombers killed at least forty-one people at Ataturk International Airport and no one has stepped forward—neither ISIS nor anyone else. Why not?

Shortly after the attack, Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said that ISIS was the main suspect. But he didn’t offer any evidence to buttress his claim, and he hasn’t said anything since. John Brennan, the head of the C.I.A., told Yahoo News that he thought that ISIS was probably the culprit—but, like Yildirim, he showed us no proof.

So who did it? It’s not inconceivable that the attack was carried out by someone other than ISIS—namely, the Kurdish Workers Party, or P.K.K.

That’s my pick for perp- PKK, TAK. YPG- Any alphabet named Kurdish militia affiliated with NATO and there are plenty of them to choose from- Though I’ve already suggested TAK (no difference from PKK) But they outright said they were going to make Turkey unsafe for tourists. And the US didn’t say a word about their threat!- Sort of like when Israel commits atrocities and the silence is deafening.


Travellers flee Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport after early Wednesday’s suicide-bomb attack.

Sooo.... let’s talk about blamin’ and framin’ Turkey. Oh wait, I’ve talked about that before?

Yes, Willy Loman, It’s about Blamin’ & Framin’ Turkey & Saudi Arabia


Here’s the New Yorker to give us the official narrative- The blame Turkey narrative I’ve mentioned on so many occasions- The one that could be seen coming from miles away.

One of the New Yorker's other 'fave' writers also wrote a piece framing Turkey and Saudi Arabia last year I wrote about it here: Sy Hersh: "Who Controls the Past Controls the Future......
"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth: All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory"
Back to the New Yorker's latest
If the facts ultimately show that ISIS indeed carried out the Istanbul attacks—and if the group maintains its silence—it will also illuminate the deeply complex relationship between ISIS and Turkey that has evolved over the past five years.
"ISIS owes its existence in part to the Turkish government".- NOT TRUE
ISIS was born in Iraq
"Turkey became the main conduit for the tens of thousands of foreigners who flocked to Syria"- Correct And who was at the border waving them through? The CIA of course. NATO special forces. Israelis. And others who used the border of a NATO nation as if it was their own. Because ISIS is a NATO supported shock troop- With the US as it's master.
Erdoğan, once a friend of the Assad regime, made the decision that his old friend needed to go, and he was willing to do almost anything to see that happen.- BULLOCKS!!
  "At the same time, ISIS militants were able to set up networks inside Turkey itself" At any one of the NATO bases that occupy Turkish territory- I've written about this
If your interested in the official narrative being spoon fed to you- feel free to read the nonsense at the New Yorker! If you wish to accept the lie be my guest!

"And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth: All that was needed was an unending series of victories over your own memory"

It truly look as if I called this one correctly long, long ago- Turkey has been targeted for destabilization- In order to remake the Middle East in the most blood thirsty way imaginable and NATO led US has been at the helm the entire time!

Recall?  Starting at Nov.19/2014:  Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey.  &  Pt.2- Kurd/ ISIS Symbiosis- The impending destruction of Turkey  & Kurdistan- NATO's New Southern Flank & Pt3- Destabilizing Turkey & Kurd/ISIS Symbiosis- ISIS takes border towns &  Israel and the US love the Kurds  & ISIS/Kurd Symbiosis: Conquer IstanbulCarving Turkey After a NATO Roasting- Claims vs Reality

I’m going to hattip another blogger who wrote about the creation of Kurdistan and destabilization of Turkey- Without Willyloman-American Everyman, I would have been totally alone. And my gal pal  Greencrow As the Crow Flies...who was open minded enough to entertain the possibility.

All the while the so called alt media was promoting the NATO lie- cause Mr Mike Whitney has been disinfoing on Turkey for a good while now. Mike Whitney: Regime Change In Ankara-Obfuscating for NATO again As have many, many others- Those who are no longer in my sidebar.

Related!
(Ally, like I said- the rapprochment: the judas kiss)

Syrian/Turkish No Fly Zone- To Help ‘fight’ ISIS?

So attack at Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey..... Blamed on ISIS.

I suggested yesterday that by putting the blame on ISIS, the implementation of the Syrian No Fly Zone could be triggered- Read: Attack On Istanbul: Ataturk Airport- The Death Toll Climbs: Updated To battle ISIS in Syria and to assist Turkey with border control - At least that will be the lie told via the war mongering/agenda promoting media. The reality, that’s been discussed here, is remaking the middle east. Destroying existing nations states to creating Kurdistan or as I like to call it Israel 2.0..

Recall the State Dept Dissent Memo? Sure you do! Lots of main stream and alt coverage.
In all that coverage, what aspect of the memo went largely ignored? The case for a no fly zone!
    7. (SBU) Third, putting additional constraints on the regime’s ability to bomb and shell both fighting forces and the unambiguously civilian targets would have a direct, mitigating impact on the refugee and IDP crisis. This crisis has deeply affected Syria’s neighbors for years and is now impacting our European partners in far-reaching ways that may ultimately jeopardize their very character as open, unified, and democratic societies. Even in the United States, the crisis in Syria has lent credence to prejudiced ideologies that we thought had been discredited years ago. Furthermore, the calm that would ensue after the regime’s warplanes are grounded would lessen the importance of armed actors, strengthen civil society throughout the country, and open the space for increased dialogue among communities.
Criticism, allegedly?
Research by Micah Zenko of the Council on Foreign Relations found that airstrikes account for only a fraction of deaths in Syria. Mr. Zenko also found that no-fly zones tend to escalate wars rather than calm them.
Clearly an escalation of war is desired by the NATO crowd. Order out of chaos.
Making a no fly zone ideal.

I talked up the no fly zone at the time of the memo release because it seemed vastly more important then the limited hang out coverage, main stream and alt, of the dissenters memo.

US General: We Are Ready To Create a No-Fly Zone in Syria
*So, we've got the 51 diplomats demanding attack and regime change

*We've got Rojova in  a position to ask for a no fly zone

*We've got multiple military bases including air fields to enforce the no fly zone.

* No need for Turkey (non NATO Turkey)- the US has already made noise about withdrawing from Incirlik & they've been firing from the Mediterranean

Let's get to the ability and readiness to create a no fly zone in Syria
 The U.S. Air Force is ready to create a no-fly zone in Syria, as stated by General David Goldfein, Rosbalt reported.

Read the rest including the often made comparisons  between Syria and Kosovo. Which, coincidentally or not, the NYT's article regarding the State Dept. memo mentions Kosovo also-
"Proponents of such a plan often cite the 1999 NATO bombing of Yugoslavia, which helped push that country’s leaders to reach a diplomatic agreement over the conflict in Kosovo"

Yesterday anonymous commenter made mention of the no fly zone potential:
and the syria no fly inches closer
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2016/Jun-28/359439-turkey-allows-more-patrol-flights-on-syria-border-by-nato-allies-official.ashx
Changes that were made three weeks ago which will make no fly zone implementation easier

 Turkey has adjusted its military rules of engagement to allow NATO allies to carry out more patrol flights along its border with northern Syria, a Turkish official said Tuesday.
What Turkish official said that?
"Some NATO countries, especially Britain, complained that they could not perform enough patrol flights on Turkey's Syrian border as the engagement rules were too strict," the official told Reuters.
"After talks ... Turkey eased these engagement rules to bring them in line with NATO policies," he said. NATO was told about the move around three weeks ago, the official said, but coalition countries had not yet carried out additional flights.
Turkey eased engagement rules to bring them in line with NATO policies three weeks ago. 

Which tells us when the US General said the no fly zone is ready to be implemented he was aware of the Turkish changes to military rules of engagement. No Fly Zone anybody?

UPDATE: ISIS has NOT taken credit or claimed the airport bombing as their own

Link

ISIS has yet to confirm they were behind the attack, but Turkish and U.S. officials believe the group planned the suicide bombings at the Istanbul airport.


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Russia on edge as Europe eyes other gas sources ??

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Russia on edge as Europe eyes other gas sources ??

Link

hattip to hubby for finding me this article. Certainly ties into the recent news. 
TOKYO -- Russia is growing nervous over European plans to build a massive natural gas pipeline all the way from the Caspian Sea, part of the region's attempt to curb its dependence on Russian gas amid the Ukraine crisis and other political differences.

On May 17, representatives from major European nations attended a ceremony in the Greek city of Thessaloniki to celebrate the start of construction of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline, or TAP. 
Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Greece about a week later, likely to check on plans to create a separate route for delivering Russian gas via Greece and Italy to the rest of Europe.

Putin's decision to visit Greece shortly after the TAP ceremony reflects growing Russian concerns over the 900km pipeline, which will run from the Greek-Turkish border to Italy.

Major artery

The TAP will eventually be linked to the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline, or TANAP, which is currently under construction across Turkey, and then to the South Caucasus Pipeline connecting Turkey and Azerbaijan. Once completed, the three links will form the Southern Gas Corridor, bringing natural gas straight from Azerbaijan to Europe.

The amount of Azeri gas reaching Europe is only expected to reach 5% of total Russian shipments to the region. But reserve-rich Iran could funnel gas from its existing pipeline in Turkey to TANAP and TAP once they are completed. The Southern Gas Corridor could become a major artery for Central Asian and Middle Eastern natural gas headed to Europe.

Russia has been attempting to curb these developments. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has voiced concerns of the impact another European Union-led plan to construct a pipeline across the Caspian Sea will have on the region's interests. The proposed line would link Turkmenistan, which has the world's fourth-largest natural gas reserves, to TANAP in Azerbaijan, bringing vast amounts of Turkmen gas to Europe and loosening Russia's grip on its largest market.

Moscow has built up pressure on other Caspian nations, and state-owned gas company Gazprom abruptly cut imports from Turkmenistan by about 60% in 2015. The move only fueled distrust in Russia and led Turkmenistan to seek other buyers for its fuel. Even Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears supportive of the trans-Caspian pipeline. Yet Russia maintains that all nations bordering the sea, including itself, must first agree to the link, and shows no signs of budging.
 Breaking: Kremlin- Erdogan Apologizes Over Death of Russian Pilot

Not giving up

Russia has not given up on sending gas to Europe by bypassing Ukraine, even after it abandoned the South Stream pipeline project through Bulgaria in 2014. The TurkStream project fell apart last year when bilateral relations with Turkey soured after a Russian jet was shot down. But Moscow is still pursuing a possible pipeline with Greece and the NordStream 2 project to Europe across the Baltic Sea.

During a June visit to Russia, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the "doors are open" for any company, including from Russia, to take part in developing the massive Leviathan gas field off the coast of Israel. Putin had asked Netanyahu during the latter's previous visit in April whether Gazprom could participate in the project.

Israeli media accused Russia of trying to block the country's exports, and warned that Moscow could use the project as an excuse to demand the passage of Russian warships through the Mediterranean Sea. Putin has met Netanyahu four times in the past year and called for an anti-terror partnership in an attempt to woo Israel.

But Israel-Turkey ties are on the mend, after cooling in 2010 over an Israeli raid on a Turkish flotilla. The two countries are reportedly close to a deal that would send Israeli gas to Turkey, a Russian rival. And Europe is receiving more fuel shipments from Qatar. The region is steadily cutting its dependence on Russian gas, adding to Putin's frustrations.
 Turkey & Israel’s Illusory Rapprochement? Appearances ARE Deceiving !!

Russia's big challenge used to be the Nabucco pipeline, (looks to be failed) an older proposal by Europe for sending Caspian gas into the region. The project failed to attract corporate interest and has since been replaced by TANAP. But Putin still seems to be battling the ghosts of that failed pipeline named after a despotic king from a Verdi opera.
Flash way back to Nabucco 2009:  Deal signed to construct Nabucco pipeline

 Flashback to Nabucco Southstream 2011:   Nabucco and Southstream. Competing Pipelines/Strategic Interests and a curiosity

Excerpt:
 Nabucco- A synopsis ,from the Metropolitan Opera.

"In the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem, the Israelites bewail their fate: Nabucco (Nebuchadnezzar), king of Assyria, has attacked them with his hordes and is desecrating the city. As they offer prayers, Zaccaria (Zacharius), their high priest, enters with his sister, Anna, and Nabucco's daughter, Fenena, whom the Jews hold hostage."

"Nabucco the king of Assyria has attacked the city in which is daughter is held hostage

At the time I didn't realize the connection between the hatred the "Israelites" have for the Assyrians-  Though all those years ago the name Nabucco struck me as curious and somehow connected- I'm certainly more enlightened at this time!!

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Attack On Istanbul: Ataturk Airport- The Death Toll Climbs: Updated

Attack On Istanbul: Ataturk Airport- The Death Toll Climbs: Updated

Came across this from Daily Caller- Daily Caller got the video footage from the twitter feed from someone named Gilgo
 The video, which began circulating on Twitter and elsewhere shortly after the attack, shows people running away from a man who appears to be running through the airport with a gun. Suddenly, the man drops to the ground, apparently after being shot, and drops his gun, which slides beyond his reach
Gilgo is of course a self proclaimed Kurdish activist
Warning: It's gruesome



 As USA Today reports:Turkey is vulnerable to growing terror attacks

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack at the airport, but Turkey has been a target of both Islamic State terrorists and Kurdish separatists during the past year.
Turkey has been targeted by a NATO for destabilization. Call them Kurds or ISIS or my personal favourite KurdIShIS- Makes no difference- 

Recall? :Turkey's Destabilization- Kickin' It Up a Notch? Or Two,Three, Ten Notches?? 

 The Kurdistan Freedom Hawks (TAK), an offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group, said Friday it carried out a suicide bombing in Turkey's biggest city Istanbul this week that killed 11 people.

A car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday near the main tourist district, a major university and the mayor's office.

TAK also warned in a statement that although it was not deliberately targeting foreigners, Turkey was no longer safe for tourists.

Turkey is the world's sixth-biggest tourist destination but has seen a sharp drop off following a spate of bombings that have killed hundreds of people in the last 12 months -TAK comes right out and says, yah we did it! And we're going to keep on doing it !
Killing civilians. Terrorizing a nation. Destroying it’s tourist industry. Destroying it’s history.
Kurds/ISIS makes no difference to me- TAK made it clear they were going to continue targeting Turkey even destroying their tourism industry "Turkey no longer safe for tourists"
Attacking an airport would surely drive that message home!

Last night after posting I also left a comment: If this attack was perpetrated by ISIS then it's entirely possible the destabilization campaign currently employed against Turkey is going to get worse.

This morning's news reports indicated ISIS is the prime suspect 

Turkish investigators pored over video footage and witness statements on Wednesday after three suspected Islamic State suicide bombers opened fire and blew themselves up in Istanbul's main airport, killing 41 people and wounding 239.The attack on Europe's third-busiest airport was the deadliest in a series of suicide bombings this year in Turkey
One attacker opened fire in the departures hall with an automatic rifle, sending passengers diving for cover and trying to flee, before all three blew themselves up in or around the arrivals hall a floor below, witnesses and officials said.
Video footage showed one of the attackers inside the terminal building being shot, apparently by a police officer, before falling to the ground as people scattered. The attacker then blew himself up around 20 seconds later.
"It's a jigsaw puzzle ... The authorities are going through CCTV footage, witness statements," a Turkish official said.
 Yildrim provides the information regarding ISIS
"This attack, targeting innocent people is a vile, planned terrorist act," Prime Minister Binali Yildirim told reporters at the scene in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
"There is initial evidence that each of the three suicide bombers blew themselves up after opening fire," he said. The attackers had come to the airport by taxi and preliminary findings pointed to Islamic State responsibility"

No fly zone anybody?

Monday, June 27, 2016

Turkey & Israel’s Illusory Rapprochement? Appearances ARE Deceiving !!

Very deceiving.  Read entirely before commenting please and thanks! I've left the best for last. 
rap·proche·ment/?rap?roSH'män,?rap?rôSH'män/
noun
    (especially in international relations) an establishment or resumption of harmonious relations.
After paying particular attention to the news of Turkey and Israel making nice to one another. I’ve come to the conclusion that whoever did the negotiating for Turkey- negotiated AGAINST Turkish interests. By Turkish interests I am referencing the nationalist state of Turkey
This one sided agreement greatly benefits ISRAEL!

Keep in mind that President Erdogan,as President, is a largely ceremonial or symbolic. position. I’ve mentioned this on at least two or three different occasions- The PM looks to be the real power holder. 

Again, Erdogan's Presidency is Symbolic!!!!
“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday approved a new government formed by one of his most (allegedly) trusted allies, who immediately asserted his intention to institute constitutional reforms that would expand the powers of the presidency, the Associated Press reports”
Asserting an intention is NOT the same as getting the job done! I’ll bold the very important information. The facts. Below

Binali Yildirim, 60, formerly minister of transport and communications, replaces Ahmet Davutoglu, who stepped down on Sunday amid a range of differences with the president, including Davutoglu’s apparently less-than-enthusiastic stance toward an overhaul of the constitution to give the largely ceremonial presidency executive powers.
The LARGELY CEREMONIAL PRESIDENCY  
Digression:
I recently mentioned the largely ceremonial presidency of Erdogan in an exchange with 'bunch of monkeys'

 Erdoğan wants to change the Turkish constitution to turn the ceremonial role of president into that of a chief executive, a Turkish version of the system in the United States, France or Russia.
We should all be clear now that Erdogan is NOT the power in Turkey
Digression ended 
The new government — which Yildirim is widely believed to have formed in consultation with Erdogan —

Yildirim is WIDELY BELIEVED to have formed the government in consultation with Erdogan. Yah, well Santa Claus is WIDELY BELIEVED in also. Widely believed does not necessarily inform us of fact, it merely informs us of that which is believed. By who, I don't know?

WSJ has this big article on the subject of Israel Turkey patching it up:

An unnamed public official from Turkey is cited repeatedly. I cannot verify if the official is actually from Turkey. Or NATO. There is no information what so ever on the unnamed individual alleged to be from Turkey. While Benjamin Netanyahu is mentioned as is John Kerry.

I will highlight this anomaly:

Officials from both countries said late Sunday that negotiators in Rome had reached a deal that will be made public in Jerusalem and Ankara on Monday. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was in Rome to meet with Secretary of State John Kerry and discuss the agreement.
At a briefing in Rome on Monday morning with Mr. Kerry, ​the Israeli leader called it an important step toward normalizing relations that would have​”immense implications” for Israel’s economy. He didn’t provide further details but was scheduled to speak at a news conference later in the day.
“It’s a positive step we wanted,” Mr. Kerry said. “We hope it’s the beginning of others.”
Pay attention to the named individuals vs the unnamed individuals?

 The deal won’t end the tight controls Israel imposed on Gaza’s borders in 2007 to hold Hamas militarily in check—a concession Turkey had demanded.
A concession Turkey demanded but failed to have granted!
 Israel will also make it possible for Turkey to launch major development projects in the West Bank, a Palestinian territory whose borders are also controlled by Israel, a senior Turkish official said. (Who is this Turkish official? Can't be verified) 
If Israel wants, they will make it possible for what ever is left of Turkey to launch some sort of development projects
 “There are absolutely no references to Hamas in the agreement. Turkey will continue supporting the Palestinian state and the people of Palestine... We are pleased to announce that representatives of the Palestinian government and Hamas have voiced their support to Turkey within the context of the negotiations,” the Turkish official said early Monday.(Who is this Turkish official? Can't be verified) 
The Turkey-Israel talks accelerated after the falling out with Russia, one of Turkey’s biggest trading partners. Since then, Turkey has been looking to diversify its energy sources and ease its dependence on Russian natural gas.
Hmmm, just like the EU.
During negotiations, Turkey and Israel discussed a proposed pipeline that would move Israeli gas to Turkey and on to Europe. Such a project isn’t part of the deal to be announced on Monday, but talks on a pipeline are expected to continue.
That would remove Russia from it's role as supplier to the EU, wouldn't it?
Turkey, which allows Hamas to maintain offices in its territory, is now in a strong position to play a mediating role, said Ofra Bengio, a senior research fellow at the Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and Africa Studies and senior lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern History at Tel Aviv University.

Ofra Bengio? Where have I heard or read that name previously? Of course, Israel, the Kurds & Kurdistan.

Below is the third piece, followed by second and then the first article featured at the blog by Ofra Bengio:
Israel & the Kurds: Love by Proxy   
Recall?  Kurdistan aka “Second Israel”- Ethnic Cleansing the Indigenous of the Middle East Ofra Bengio for Tablet Magazine
Or?  After declaring autonomy, Syrian Kurds (behind the scenes) ‘open to ties with Israel’ Ofra Benigio for The Times of Israel

Clearly Ofra Benigio is the authority and voice on the topic of Kurdistan aka Israel 2.0..


Can't imagine why I see this as a take from Turkey and a give to Israel??? Can you?

“Erdogan announced to Hamas that he had done everything possible to lift the siege or ameliorate it,” Hamas official Ahmed Yousef told the Palestinian news agency Ma’an.
 Hamas tells us what Erdogan announced? That's heresay. Worthless
 Unverified information heard or received from another; rumor.

 To summarize. Someone just roasted Turkey. But, it was NOT Erdogan

Flashback! Carving Turkey After a NATO Roasting- Claims vs Reality

This next article may give us an idea of just who negotiated on behalf of Turkey
Netanyahu: Turkey to help Israel integrate into international agencies

Turkey to drop it's objection to Israel being officially a part of NATO
The agreement on normalization obliges Turkey to promote integration of Israel into the international organizations where the Turkish side has its membership, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu  stated, RIA Novosti reported.
He particularly indicated that the rapprochement of two countries has already led to the fact that Ankara withdrew objections against opening of an Israeli Mission to the NATO headquarters in Brussels.
Last month, Israel has received Alliance’s proposal to open permanent mission in Brussels and accepted this invitation.
 As of right now, I believe no one negotiated on Turkey's behalf

How does all this relate to the breaking news of earlier today?

Breaking: Kremlin- Erdogan Apologizes Over Death of Russian Pilot

Breaking: Kremlin- Erdogan Apologizes Over Death of Russian Pilot

RT
Vladimir Putin has received a letter in which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan apologized for the death of the Russian pilot who was killed when a Russian jet was downed over the Syrian-Turkish border last November, the Kremlin said.
Erdogan expressed readiness to restore relations with Moscow, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “The head of the Turkish state expressed his deep sympathy and condolences to the relatives of the deceased Russian pilot and said ‘sorry,’” Peskov said.
Updated!

Putin and Erdogan- random image
In his letter, Erdogan called Russia “a friend and a strategic partner” of Ankara, with whom the Turkish authorities would not want to spoil relations.
“We never had a desire or a deliberate intention to down an aircraft belonging to Russia,” the letter read, according to a statement published on the Kremlin website.
According to the statement, Erdogan’s letter stressed that “the Turkish side undertook all the risks and made a great effort to recover the body of the Russian pilot from the Syrian opposition, bringing it to Turkey. The organization of the pre-burial procedures was conducted in accordance with all religious and military procedures.”
Ankara has treated the family of the dead Russian pilot as if it were a Turkish family and is “ready for any initiatives to relieve the pain and severity of the damage done,” the letter said.
The address by the Turkish leader also informed that a criminal investigation has been launched against the person suspected of killing the Russian pilot, the Kremlin said.
In addition, Erdogan expressed readiness to tackle security challenges in the region and fight terrorism together with Moscow.
Turkish Hurriyet newspaper reported that sources close to Erdogan have confirmed that the letter with the apology was sent to Moscow
Turkish nationalist Alparslan Celik has claimed responsibility for Peshkov's death.
The news of Erdogan’s apology had a positive effect on Turkey’s currency. The Turkish lira rallied to 2.9330 from 2.9430 against the US dollar, Reuters reported.
Turkey's foreign minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu, will take part in a meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, due to take place in the Russian resort of Sochi on July 1, Turkish NTV channel reported.
An invitation to participate in the event was sent to Cavusoglu by Russia’s Foreign Ministry last week.
Note the fact that the apology came after an invitation to, but ahead of a scheduled July 1 meeting of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation- Indicating relations were normal- So why apologize at this time? Other then as an exercise in public relations?

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