Germany has become a safe haven for enemies of Turkey, Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ said on Saturday.
“The attitude of German authorities must be questioned. FETÖ and the PKK are protected in Germany. We sent 4,500 files [of evidence against FETÖ terrorists] to Germany. Why aren’t these files being investigated by an independent German judiciary?” Bozdağ said.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Friday, following Merkel’s comments about not upholding the customs union with Turkey, that German political parties, including the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, were the “enemies of Turkey” and called on Turkish nationals in Germany not to support them.
Erdoğan calls out to Turks in Germany: Don't vote for enemies of Turkey
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Friday said that Germany has become a nation that does not comply with the EU acquis.“Germany has fallen into a position that does not comply with the European Union acquis,” Erdoğan said.The president also said that German political parties, including the party of Chancellor Angela Merkel, are “enemies of Turkey.”“I am calling out to our fellow citizens in Germany: do not support any of them. They are all enemies of Turkey. Give support to political parties that are not the enemies of Turkey, because from this point on, it is a struggle of honor for all our citizens living in Germany,” the president said.He called on the approximately one million Turkish voters in Germany to “teach German political parties a lesson.”Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım also commented on Germany-Turkey ties.“Just as Germany is a country of law, so is Turkey. The customs union issue should not be a matter for Germany to decide on its own on behalf of the EU. Germany is speaking on behalf of the EU. This is an imposition. The customs union is not a one-sided agreement. Turkey is not in a hurry to change the customs union. Turkey will do whatever is in its best interest,” he said. Erdoğan to visit fourcountries in a monthADIL ÖKSÜZ DIPLOMATIC NOTEThe president touched on the diplomatic note issued by Turkey to German authorities following the news that FETÖ fugitive Adil Öksüz was spotted in Germany.“We are fulfilling our diplomatic duty. We issued our note and we want Germany to take the necessary steps in this regard. Just as Germany displays a different attitude when they us to return a citizen, now we are asking for a terrorist there. They want a guilty person, and we want a terrorist. I gave 4,500 files to Merkel, but we have not had any responses. Right now they have three to five detainees here. They are constantly asking for their extradition. If they have a judiciary, so do we,” said Erdoğan.Fugitive Adil Öksüz was FETÖ’s “Air Force imam;” a term used to describe Gülen’s various key figures who convey instructions they and other FETÖ terrorists comply with.In the diplomatic note issued by the Turkish Foreign Ministry, it stated that Öksüz was sighted in various German cities.Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım also spoke about the diplomatic note regarding Öksüz.“It is our duty to find all the FETÖ terrorists who engaged in the July 15 coup attempt and ensure justice is served. If Germany defends them, if Germany hosts them, they will not be acting as an ally or friend. We want the terrorists who were involved in this coup to be returned to Turkey and tried,” Yıldırım said. EconMin criticizes Germany’s statements on customs unionBARCELONA TERROR ATTACKThe president condemned the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday that left 14 dead when a van ploughed into a crowd in the city center.“We strongly condemn the attack [in Barcelona]. We strongly condemn Daesh, and are fighting against them both domestically and internationally. We neutralized more than 3,000 Daesh terrorists in the Euphrates Shield Operation. Unfortunately, the West is not taking the same steps against Daesh,” Erdoğan said.Police arrest fourth person over Catalonia attacksThe terror attack was also strongly condemned by Prime Minister Yıldırım.“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack, and share the pain of the Spanish people. Terrorism is the shared problem of the world. There is a need for a strong front with a unity of understanding of terrorism. We must carry out joint operations,” he said.MAINTAINING PEACE IN SYRIAThe prime minister spoke about Turkey’s role in ensuring lasting peace in Syria.“In order to ensure permanent peace in Syria, Turkey, Russia, Iran initiated the Astana process. A permanent solution is being targeted. The senior officials of these countries came together and assessed the situation. It is our aim to completely stop the civil war in the Idlib region and the southern regions, and to bring lasting peace to Syria. An operation against terrorist groups is always on the agenda. We are taking measures against groups that harm civilians, especially Daesh and the YPG,” Yıldırım said. Erdoğan to visit fourcountries in a monthUS, Saudi Arabia plan to remove Turkey from regional equationTurkey-Russia-Iran joint operation discussed in AnkaraMilitary kills 5 PKK terrorists in eastern Turkey
GERMANY SUPPORTED ‘NO’ IN THE REFERENDUM
“Those who voted ‘no’ [in the referendum] were supported in Germany. Gabriel [Sigmar] said that they should apply visa-free travel for those who vote no. Are those who vote no going to vote in Germany? When Germany speaks about our referendum, they are not counted as interfering in our international affairs, but when we call out to Turkish citizens, we are accused with interfering,” said Bozdağ.
Turkey voted on an 18-article reform bill on Apr. 16 that changed the parliamentary system to a presidential one.
“Merkel said that 49 percent of voters [who voted no in the referendum] have expectations of them. Will that 49 percent vote in Germany?” Bozdağ said.
“Germany supports the PKK. PKK administrators addressed the PKK via a teleconference from Germany,” he continued.
Western agents finance terrorism in Turkey under the guise of aid associations
A Yeni Şafak report revealed how western agents are funding terrorism in Turkey. It has been determined that the financing of activities against Turkey is done through shell companies of Western aid organizations.Aid organizations are being established in the Turkish provinces of Hatay, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa and Kilis. These associations receive millions of Turkish Liras under the guise of “donations” from abroad. This money is then withdrawn from the association in cash and given to terrorist organizations in order to fund activities targeting Turkey.Shell companies that complete their mission are shut down without conducting any aid activities. Many such shell companies have been opened under the pretext of aid, and shut down once the funding mission is completed.US, Saudi Arabia plan to remove Turkey from regional equationDONATIONS USED TO FINANCE TERRORWestern countries that have not done anything to halt the Syria civil war, raging since 2011, are using “aid to Syria” activities to work against Turkey.There are still a large number of foreign agents in the region conducting activities under the name of humanitarian work. The financing of the activities carried out by these agents in Turkey is also provided under the pretext of aid. Agents identify associations that they believe can be used to funnel terror funds.PYD set up 'authoritarian regime' in Syria: ReportSTRIKING A DEAL FOR 100,000 TLThese associations accept agents disguised as journalists or health personnel. The agents reach the necessary agreement with the associations, and funds are deposited into the accounts of the associations under the appearance of aid.These funds are withdrawn from the associations in cash. The association, which serves as a shell company, refers to the withdrawal as donations to schools or food and hygiene aid, and the transaction is legalized for a period of time. The association is also paid for its cooperation.Soon after the false money transfer occurs, the shell companies close down for fear of being detected with various excuses, some saying that the staff have moved to Syria.If the agents are unable to find an association willing to cooperate, then the shell companies step in. A deal is struck with those who are willing to open an association for 100,000 TL and once the funds have been moved, the association is closed down.Turkey among top nations contributing humanitarian aidUSED AGAINST TURKEYThrough agents, shell companies are able to move illicit money into Turkey and fund terrorist organizations. These terrorist organizations then engage in activities against Turkey.ASSOCIATIONS SHUT DOWNIn the past days, the MercyCop, DIARSI, Beytune, Vaar, Bahar, and Haramon associations, which were found to be running agent activities, were shut down.It was determined that these associations gathered information by sending Syrian staff to the field and then shared this information with intelligence agencies.The associations that were shut down paid their Syrian workers $500 in exchange for gathering information.US has no intention to stay in Syria: State DeptSyrians displaced by PKK/PYD hope to return home soonErdoğan to visit fourcountries in a monthTurkey-Russia-Iran joint operation discussed in Ankara
NO ESCAPE FROM BEING TRIED
“German authorities neither confirmed nor denied, and we know what that means diplomatically. As Turkey, we requested them and we will continue to do so. Unfortunately, the German authorities have not taken a positive step to date,” Bozdağ said.
A key figure in Turkey’s July 15 coup attempt perpetrated by the Fetullah Terrorist Organization (FETÖ) was sighted in Germany. Fugitive Adil Öksüz was FETÖ’s “Air Force imam;” a term used to describe Gülen’s various key figures who convey instructions they and other FETÖ terrorists heed.
“There has been no positive answer regarding Adil Öksüz to date, and we will continue to follow up on our expectations. We will eventually bring them [FETÖ terrorists] to Turkey and hold them accountable. There is no escape from this,” Bozdağ said.
FETÖ terrorists are led by U.S.-based Fetullah Gülen, who orchestrated Turkey's July 15 coup attempt and is the mastermind behind a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly the military, police and judiciary.
Since the failed coup, operations have been ongoing in the military, police and judiciary as well as in state institutions across the country to arrest suspects with alleged links to FETÖ.
EconMin criticizes Germany’s statements on customs union
Minister of Economy Nihat Zeybekçi criticized German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s comments on stopping the expansion of a customs union between Turkey and the EU.“Both Germany and Turkey lose when such statements are made. It is necessary to evaluate who will emerge triumphant from such statements, as both sides [Germany and Turkey] are impacted negatively by such developments. We must make strong assessments, as we are in an environment where FETÖ, terrorist organizations and other parties will rejoice when both countries regress,” said Zeybekçi.EU Minister Ömer Çelik slammed German comments on Thursday, and said that one country could not dictate the policy of the EU.German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany “will not make extra efforts to mantain the customs union agreement with Turkey at the moment.”Turkey criticises Merkel, says Germany can't dictate EU policyMerkel opposes EU-Turkey divorceGermany won’t make extra efforts for customs union with Turkey: Merkel
No difference between PKK, PYD terrorists: UK-based think tank
A recent report by the London-based “Henry Jackson Society” think tank has concluded that the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and its Syrian affiliate, the PYD, are the same terror organization, that they share the same ideology and receive orders from terrorist ringleader Abdullah Öcalan.Titled “The Forgotten Foreign Fighters: The PKK in Syria,” the report underscores the fact that “the PKK, PCDK, PYD/YPG and the PJAK are actually all part of the same terrorist organization.“The constituents of the Kurdistan Communities’ Union (KCK) are not “affiliates” or “offshoots” or “sister groups” of the PKK; they are organically integrated components of the same organization – sharing membership, ideology, and a command structure under the ultimate authority of Abdullah Öcalan and his deputies in the PKK’s headquarters in the Qandil Mountains of northern Iraq,‘’ the report concludes.Recalling that the PKK terrorist organization is on the terror lists of the EU, NATO and a large number of European countries, the report emphasizes that“This was not just done in solidarity with NATO ally Turkey, which of course also includes the PKK on its terrorism blacklist. The PKK has killed Western citizens in its attacks on tourist areas in Turkey and has kidnapped Westerners for ransom.“The report also cites the PKK’s organized crime networks in Europe that provide support to the terror organization: ‘’ The PKK has a vast infrastructure in Europe to generate funds and raise support for the PKK, based almost entirely around organized crime. By some estimates, the PKK’s European wing brings in nearly £80 million per year by extorting the Kurdish diaspora, laundering money, and trading in narcotics, human beings, illegal weaponry, and more mundane items like cigarettes and tea.“This money is not only used to finance terrorism in Turkey, but finances acts of terror by the PKK in Europe itself, against Turkish state property, dissident Kurds, and other people and property deemed hostile by the PKK.’’They viciously repressed them “The PYD consolidated an authoritarian regime, heavily reliant on the Assad state that viciously repressed all Kurdish political organizations and activists, including those with links to Erbil. U.S.-led coalition countries continued to provide air support, money, weapons, and intelligence to PKK/PYD terrorists, remove Daesh even in Arab-majority zones, enabling a rapid expansion of the YPG statelet in Syria.“The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.USenvoy forces tribes in Syria to join PKK/PYDWestern agents finance terrorism in Turkey under the guise of aid associationsUS has no intention to stay in Syria: State Dept
envoy forces tribes in Syria to join PKK/PYD
While Turkey carries out its negotiations with Russia and Iran in order to construct peace in Syria once again, the U.S. continues its attempts to increase war and to elevate the chaos atmosphere in the region.Brett McGurk, the U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter Daesh, held meetings with the ringleaders of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) terrorist organization in al-Hasakah and Raqqa, as Turkey takes important steps to end the seven-year civil war, holding official talks on Syria with Russian and Iranian high-level representatives. McGurk, who met with Saudi’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Thursday, held a series of meetings with the tribes supporting the PKK and its representatives on Aug. 16-17.Turkey-Russia-Iran joint operation discussed in AnkaraMCGURK WALKS THE LINEMeeting with terrorists in the PKK-affiliated Democratic Union Party (PYD) terrorist organization’s headquarters in Raqqa, McGurk, pro-PKK official of the White House, has given the order to “eliminate tribes objecting cooperation with the PYD.” Pressing the tribe leaders that he met in al-Hasakah and Raqqa to “send their children older than 18 to the PKK”, McGurk indoctrinates that all Turkmen, Arabs, Assyrian and Kurdish people should be gathered under the umbrella of the PYD.US envoy meets with Saudi crown prince: reshaping regional mapsMcGurk is trying to establish a Pentagon-based terror corridor which is planned to be created in the north of Syria, as well as threatening the Syrian regime to protect the PKK terrorists in Raqqa. The U.S. envoy stated that the U.S. will intervene in case the army of the Syrian regime approaches the PKK/PYD terrorists, and specified the Euphrates River as the boundary. He stated that “the regime aircrafts are prohibited from flying over Raqqa and the U.S. will protect the PYD in the face of such a situation.”The PKK is listed as a terrorist organization by Turkey, the European Union and the United States.The PKK has been conducting armed violence in the southeastern part of Turkey since 1984. More than 40,000 people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the three-decade long conflict.PYD set up 'authoritarian regime' in Syria: ReportUS, Saudi Arabia plan to remove Turkey from regional equation