Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Astana: Joint Statement by Iran, Russia and Turkey regarding Syria

Astana: Joint Statement by Iran, Russia and Turkey regarding Syria

In a joint statement issued following the talks, Russia, Iran and Turkey reiterated that there is no military solution to the Syrian war and that only a political process can resolve the crisis.

The states also reaffirmed their commitment to the independence and territorial integrity of Syria.

Following is the full text of the statement:

JOINT STATEMENT BY IRAN, RUSSIA, TURKEY ON THE INTERNATIONAL MEETING ON SYRIA, IN ASTANA, JANUARY 23-24th, 2017

The delegations of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Russian Federation  and the Republic of Turkey, in line with the Joint Statement of their Foreign Ministers made in Moscow, on December 20, 2016 and the UN Security Council resolution 2336;

Support launching the talks between the Government of the Syrian Arab Republic and the armed opposition groups in Astana on January 23 24, 2017;

Appreciate the participation in and facilitation of the above-mentioned talks by the UN Secretary-General Special Envoy on Syria;

Reaffirm their commitment to the sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic as a multi-ethnic, multi-religious, non-sectarian and democratic State, as confirmed by the UN Security Council;

Express their conviction that there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict and that it can only be solved through a political process based on the implementation of the UN Security Council resolution 2254 in its entirety;

Will seek, through concrete steps and using their influence over the parties, consolidation of the ceasefire regime established pursuant to the arrangements signed on December 29, 2016 and supported by the UN Security Council resolution 2336 (2016), contribution to minimizing violations, reducing violence, building confidence, ensuring unhindered humanitarian access swiftly and smoothly in line with the UN Security Council resolution 2165 (2014) and protection and free movement of civilians in Syria;

Decide to establish a trilateral mechanism to observe and ensure full compliance with the ceasefire, prevent any provocations and determine all modalities of the ceasefire;

Reiterate their determination to fight jointly against ISIL/DAESH and Al-Nusra and to separate from them armed opposition groups;

Express their conviction that there is an urgent necessity to step up efforts to jumpstart the negotiation process in accordance with the UN Security Council resolution 2254;

Emphasize that the International Meeting on Syria in Astana is an effective platform for a direct dialogue between the government and the opposition as required by the UN Security Council resolution 2254;

Support the willingness of the armed opposition groups to participate in the next round of negotiations to be held between the government and the opposition under the UN auspices in Geneva as of February 8, 2017;

Urge all members of the international community to support the political process with a view to swiftly implementing all steps agreed on the UN Security Council resolution 2254;

Decide to actively cooperate on the Astana platform on specific issues of the UN-facilitated Syrian-led and Syrian-owned political process so as to contribute to global efforts to implement the UN Security Council resolution 2254;

Express gratitude to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, His Excellency Nursultan Nazarbayev, and to the Kazakh side in general, for hosting the International Meeting on Syria in Astana.

37 comments:

  1. Hey Penny,hope you're ok. Great articles btw, especially the recent one about Trump. I like how you don't go along with anyone's views. Only your own.

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    1. Hi Ally:
      The article was from William Engdahl- he's quite reputable in my opinion. I was quite surprised that I hadn't seen it anywhere until months after it was written- that was unusual.

      I thought he made some valid points, so I used it. yah, that's me, just walking my own path :)

      What I was glad about was the persons who disagreed didn't get angry or name call- that's a good bunch of readers for sure :)
      And just expressed their views- I gotta respect that for sure-- its how it should be

      I was dreading being called a snowflake or something like that- yikes

      how are you ally? good I hope? how is the family in Turkey doing? OK?
      Hope so

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    2. Yes, hate it when you state something and get attacked by a hoard of trolls. Freedom of speech/expression is really under attack. My family is ok, just worrying about them. And I agree with what you said earlier about Turkey being united. Despite all the attacks against them, they still stick together. I just want to ask you something that has been on my mind. Why does Turkey deny the Armenian Genocide?

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    3. @Ally, If you don't mind getting an answer from some else
      http://www.armeniangenocidedebate.com/russian-account-armenian-genocide

      http://www.armeniangenocidedebate.com/armenian-“genocide”-recognition-german-parliament-major-blunder

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    4. hi Ally; now I'm curious to look at anonymous's links- but before I do... in a nutshell my understanding of Turkey's denial..

      Turkey didn't want to take the blame entirely for the Armenian Genocide because of the large influence of the jews - and I would suspect because the Kurds were most likely involved- but I am aware the jews figured large in the genocide..

      now I'll look at the links from anonymous- thanks for leaving them!!

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    5. anonymous: I read one link so far and will take a bit of time to browse through then hit the second link, but, very interesting stuff..

      thanks

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    6. Yes there is that but I agree with the links that the Romanian commentator has shared as well-Armenians and Turks lived together in peace for a long time so why would they just randomly start killing them off? Or maybe it wasn't the Turks that did it and it was the Jew-Kurd alliance?? The constant reinforcements of the Jewish holocaust, Armenian Genocide, Srebrenica and Halabja all suggest that there are great untruths about these events.
      Ally

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    7. Just to point some attention to the following.
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_attacks_by_ASALA

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    8. wow, I had no idea!!
      hubby said it's like they follow the israeli model
      go anywhere and kill anyone

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    9. are you Turkish? Turkish ancestry? Just curious?
      it's nice to know who your talking with :)

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    10. ^^, I'm have been born as a Turk, but I cannot find myself among them , my opinions are generally not appreciated. There is this model of you are either with us or against us within the Turkish community. Which I can understand for some occasions, but In my opinion when you choose a side, you invest in it, confirmation bias towards it and its harder to change your position afterwards(internally), People don't want to admit they are duped. It would mean that their investment was for naught.

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    11. thanks anonymous, if you stay, please pick a moniker, it's friendlier- it is difficult when one is faced with an us vs them mentality- that model is found farther and wider then Turkey.
      Not much can be done about it.. just stay true to yourself- that's what I try to do- maybe not always successfully, but I try

      People don't want to admit they are duped. It would mean that their investment was for naught.

      Yup!

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    13. I will go on with this name then

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    14. Unknown or Kaz? I didn't know which you had picked so wasn't sure which to let through?
      Guess I'll know soon enough

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  2. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/nato-is-a-terror-organization-says-akp-deputy-tayyar.aspx?pageID=238&nID=108857&NewsCatID=338

    A ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) deputy has declared that NATO is a “terror organization,” saying the alliance has become a “structure threatening Turkey.”

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    1. LOL, just waiting for Turks to announce their departure from this TERROR organisation. Just don;t know if they have it in them.

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    2. I loved history from childhood. I was devouring all history book that I can lay my hands on (I was well served by a consistent family library).
      I was fascinated by Unkiar-Iskelessi, the more that the destinies of modern Romania (where I alight from) were shaped mostly by the dynamic of Russo-Turkish relations in the Black Sea over the centuries and by the furious attempts of Atlantic pirates to prevent a convergence of the Black Sea powers. But sooner or later it would happen.

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    3. Abdullah "“Turkey has been subjected to coups since it joined NATO. NATO has always been in charge of the dirty and bloody deeds in the country. The 1960 military coup was staged by the British, the 1971 coup was staged by the CIA, and the 1980 coup was staged by NATO. In NATO’s new plan, a Turkey with [President Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan should not exist,” Tayyar said.

      “NATO has become a threat and is spreading terror organizations across the region. You can designate NATO along with DEASH [Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant - ISIL], the PKK [Kurdistan Workers’ Party] and FETÖ [Fethullahist Terror Organization],” he said."

      That's how Turkey has been kept in line all this time... Terror and cultural destruction

      Like Germany and Italy and so many other nations

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    4. Hey WizOz-

      "I was fascinated by Unkiar-Iskelessi, the more that the destinies of modern Romania (where I alight from) were shaped mostly by the dynamic of Russo-Turkish relations in the Black Sea over the centuries and by the furious attempts of Atlantic pirates to prevent a convergence of the Black Sea powers."

      Any link to some brief reading- Unkiar-Iskelessi?
      do share?

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    5. Penny, Technically speaking Turkey has no culture to destroy, Because those who started the Turkish republic made it their duty to annihilate everything which was ottoman heritage and replace it with western values which in their justification did so to catch up to the west.

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    6. Penny,

      To my recollection I spoke about the Treaty of Unkiar-Iskelesi in a previous post.
      In any case consult:"Treaty of Hünkâr İskelesi" - Wikipedia

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    7. Hey wizoz, I thought it was that.. I recall the previous discussion and I had a post up here talking about it..
      thanks!

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    8. AnonymousJanuary 24, 2017 at 4:12 PM

      Penny, Technically speaking Turkey has no culture to destroy....

      I'm aware of what you are mentioning- Ataturk etc

      However... that's the way NATO operates- and I think Turkey still has some culture for NATO to destroy given their fairly unified society (IMO)
      and very long history...

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    9. Penny, A big portion of the ottoman government documents resides in romania, because the founders sold them to a business man who was going to ship them all to Austria and recycle the paper for new usage. The Romanian king at the time learned about this and compensated this businessman for the papers when it was travelling by train trough his country. This is why a big portion of the ottoman archive now resides in Romania. If you think this is stupid, well don't worry this is nothing in comparison with what they did next to this. At this moment the Turks are trying to rediscover their identify and what I see the west is trying to is trying sabotage this movement. The thing what turkey does have are values and brotherhood, I don't count this as culture.

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    10. "A big portion of the ottoman government documents resides in romania, because the founders sold them to a business man who was going to ship them all to Austria and recycle the paper for new usage"

      that's incredible!! I had no idea.

      everything is culture - imo- if it influences or shapes people- it's culture

      which is why hollywood makes such dystopian movies
      and msm obfuscates so much
      culture shaping or perception management

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  3. http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-will-not-hand-over-al-bab-to-syrian-regime-deputy-pm.aspx?pageID=517&nID=108926&NewsCatID=352

    Also from Huriyet Daily? Who do they represent?

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    1. Hurriyet is generally pro NATO- but I'm good with direct quotes from named persons, in their entirety.


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    2. Huriyet. A different newspaper "Birgun" which is allegedly aligned with the Gülen movement/(or whatever you want to call them). Has a writer who praises the founder and owner of that newspaper. Its been said that he has worked together with foreign powers and its been said that he benefited from the unstable conditions which happened for the past 30 years. I cannot prove it so thats why say its been said.

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    3. Very interesting Anonymous, how do you know all of this? Birgun is also financed by the EU. And thank you for your info about the Armenian Genocide. I have always been interested in why Turkey denies it, even though they don't dent killing Armenians.

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    4. @Ally
      - Birgun - thats my bad, I had it confused with Bugun. Which was the place where ex-zaman writers went, so that is my mistake.
      - Huriyet - Yigit Bulut who is now an advisor to the president keeps accusing them for being the mouth piece of Germany.
      - Aydin Dogan, its something I had read and heared about quite a while ago, but I was not saving the information I was going trough at the time. I will have to dig for it and when I find it I will come back on it.

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    5. It's great that you know this. And yes, Hurriyet is definitely a Western backed newspaper. They have written many untrue things-I hope Erdogan takes a look at this newspaper. You know a lot considering you live in Romania-that's good!

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  4. It's great that you know this. And yes, Hurriyet is definitely a Western backed newspaper. They have written many untrue things-I hope Erdogan takes a look at this newspaper. You know a lot considering you live in Romania-that's good!

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  5. is anonymous commenter from Romania?
    I must have missed it?

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    1. I think that there are untruths about the Armenian Genocide. I have never understood why Armenians hate Turks so much and are brainwashed to do so. Do Indians hate the British? No we actually have many living here. Do Algerians hate the French? No because there are many living in France and none of these countries has ever admitted to their crimes against these people. But with the Armenians, they are completely obsessed with getting Turks to admit to genocide. Just like the Holocaust, there is much tyranny.

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    2. Hi Ally:

      And where there is tyranny there is always lying covered up by that enforced silence and conformity.

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    3. Me too, didn't know I was from Romania either. but Penny I am trying to figure out what the role is of the information which Golitsyn, Pacepa and Bezmonov have shared about soviet operations at the time. I don't think I am on a bad trail, but I am not sure weather they have been absorbed by the CIA or vice versa. I would feel disappointed if this was ruse though.

      And about the culture shaping. I agree one has to be sharp to remain accurate

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