categoryMenu_new
 
  Home
  EXTRAORDINARY AH Teaching from Spiritual Hierarchy
  AbundantHope
  NEW READERS! Read Here First
  Supporting AH
  Leadership of AbundantHope
  Announcements
  Regional AH Sites
  Other Sites with AH material
  Contact Us
  Becoming A Messiah
  OUR PUBLIC FORUM IS OPEN TOO ALL
  Mission Ideas
  System Busting
  Cleric Letter/English
  Translations of Cleric Letter
  AH Member Writings
  Candace
  Ron
  Rosie
  Jess
  Brian's Poetry
  James
  Giuseppe
  John Taylor
  Esteban
  Telepathic Messages
  Candace
  Jess Anthony
  Vince
  Leonette
  John
  Adam
  Bela
  Joyce
  Hazel
  Kibo
  Peter
  Rosie
  Johan
  Lucia
  Lucia G
  Rubens
  Shellee-Kim
  Ben
  Dorothea
  Solon
  Others
  Targeted Messages
  Hano
  Light Flower
  Changing The Face Of Religion
  - Phoenix Journals - PDF in German
  Candace on Religion
  Other Spiritual Pieces
  Spiritual Nuggets by the Masters
  Phoenix Journals
  Phoenix Journals - PDF
  Telepathic Messages PDF books
  Selections from the Urantia Book
  CMGSN Pieces
  THE WAVE
  David Crayford and the ITC
  Environment/Science
  Health and Nutrition
  Podcasts, Radio Shows, Video by AH
 
  Political Information
  True US History
  Human/Animal Rights
  The Miracle That Is Me
  Education
  Resources
  911 Material
  Books - eBooks
  government email/phone #'s
  Self Reliance
  Video
  Websites
  Alternative News Sources
  Art and Music
  Foreign Sites
  Health and Healing
  Human/Animal Rights
  Scientific
  Spiritual
  Vegan Recipes
  Translated Material
  Dutch
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Jess
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Candace
  Gekanaliseerde berichten Anderen
  Artikelen/berichten
  French
  Canal Jess
  Par Candace
  Other Channels
  Articles
  German
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Candace)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (Jess)
  Telepathische Nachrichten (div.)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Candace)
  AH Mitgliederbeiträge (Jess)
  Spirituelle Schätze
  Italian
  Translations - Candace
  Translations - Jess
  Translations - Others
  Portuguese
  by Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Spanish
  Anfitriones Divinos
  Bitácoras Fénix
  Creadores-de-Alas (WingMakers/Lyricus)
  Escritos de Candace
  Escritos de Otros
  Monjoronsón
  Telemensajes de Candace
  Telemensajes de Jess Anthony
  Telemensajes de Otros
  Chinese
  By Candace
  By Jess
  By Others
  Korean Translations
  Hungarian Translations
  Swedish Translations

Search
[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Political Information Last Updated: Jun 17, 2017 - 1:44:32 PM


4 Reasons Erdogan has Invited US and Saudi Arabia to Astana Peace Talks
By Adam Garrie
Jun 17, 2017 - 1:40:48 PM

Email this article
 Printer friendly page Share/Bookmark

The Turkish President has made a somewhat surprising remark with wide reaching implications.
Feeling somewhat buoyant after his substantial gamble backing Qatar in the dispute in the Gulf and realising that many other local and regional powers have done the same, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has taken a bold step and stated that Saudi Arabia and the United States should join the Astana Peace Process.

This can be interpreted in several ways.

1. Watering Down The Existing Astana Memorandum

Currently, the Astana memorandum provides for the establishment of de-escalation zones in Syria that will be monitored by the three Astana parties (Russia, Iran, Turkey) with the consent and cooperation of the Syrian government.

Russia and Iran support the legitimate government in Syria while Turkey still supports those trying to overthrow it.

Saudi Arabia remains totally isolated from the Syrian government and under Barack Obama, the US was a champion of violent regime change for Damascus. The Trump administration seems to have backed down on such calls, but the American position still remains deeply inconsistent and fluid.

At present Turkey is outnumbered in Astana. It is the only one of three parties which does not fully support the legitimate Syrian government.

If both the US and Saudi were involved, it would be a matter of three against two, in respect of opposition to the legitimate Syrian government.

Knowing that Turkey can no longer unilaterally win a war against Syria, this could be Erdogan's last chance at achieving a long held goal.

2. A Personal Attempt To Enhance Prestige

Now that Turkey has signed up to the Astana process, it is unlikely to walk out. Erdogan's statements do not indicate that he is planning on doing so.

His statements do indicate that Turkey wants credit for broadening the Astana peace process.

On the surface Turkey is the right country to do this. Turkey has become closer to Russia in terms of trade and geo-political cooperation over the last two years and Erdogan enthusiastically participated in China's recent One Belt-One Road Forum which the US boycotted in all but name.

At the same time Turkey is a member of NATO and an historic US ally in spite of poor relations with the Obama White House and seemingly also with that of Donald Trump.

Turkey may simply be looking after its own prestige and interests,hoping to be able to say that only Turkey could bring the US and the western allied Saudi Arabia to a table with Iran.

Erdogan after all did say quite correctly that the problems in Syria and Iraq could not be addressed without the participation of Iran, a country that the US and Saudi Arabia continue to wage a cold war against.

If Erdogan was able to get the US and Saudi Arabia to a table that included Iran, it would in actual fact be something of an achievement, even if the results could work against Iran's regional priorities.

3. Erdogan Shaming the US and Saudi Arabia

This hypothesis runs directly contrary to the one in section 2. According to this analysis, Erdogan knowing that in the battle for multi-polar supremacy, he is now on the side of Iran, Russia and China rather than that of the United States, Europe and the Gulf states, he wants to make Saudi and the United States feel that they have no other choice but to join a Peace process dominated by members of the wider global ‘east'.

This could well be Erdogan's way of attaining a kind of ‘soft vengeance' against Saudi and the United States at a time when Turkey has had an increasingly poor relationship with Washington and has now taking Qatar's side in a dispute led by Saudi Arabia.

4. An Anti-Kurdish Coalition

Of the current Astana group, Russia is the only country that has normal relations with the Kurds in Syria. Iran remains highly sceptical of Kurdish forces because of its own problem with Kurdish separatists while Turkey is a sworn enemy of  the Kurds.

Under Donald Trump, the US has become increasingly pro-Kurdish and now that Turkey has sided with Qatar in the current Gulf crisis, many in Saudi have decided to support Kurdish forces in a clear move to anger Turkey or perhaps even punish Turkey should the Saudi's make good on their threats of supporting a traditional Turkish adversary.

In drawing the US and Saudi into Astana, perhaps Erdogan thinks he can avoid a unilaterally pro-Kurdish position from being exercised by either nation. However, this is a tall order, though Erdogan may feel it's the last chance to break support for the Kurds at a time when a Kurdish state on Turkey's borders is looking increasingly likely due to Iraqi Kurds unilaterally holding a referendum on independence set for September, something both Iraq and Turkey oppose for different reasons.

http://theduran.com/4-reasons-erdogan-has-invited-us-and-saudi-arabia-to-astana-peace-talks/




All writings by members of AbundantHope are copyrighted by
©2005-2017 AbundantHope - All rights reserved

Detailed explanation of AbundantHope's Copyrights are found here


Top of Page

Political Information
Latest Headlines
Gaddafi's Prophecy, 2011 - "Europe will turn black"
Successful Attack On USS Fitzgerald Proves US Navy No Longer Controls Seven Seas
Israel Targets Syrian Artillery positions & ammunitions truck in 2nd Incident in 2 Days
McDonalds Is Replacing 2,500 Human Cashiers With Digital Kiosks: Here Is Its Math
"They Can And Should Do More" Australian State Slams Banks With $280 Million Tax
Fear and Loathing on the Afghan Silk Road
Pro-Israel Group Is Desperate To Keep You From Watching This Video?
First India Bans Cash, Now It’s Targeting Gold
7 Secrets About The World – Revealed Through Syrian War
Stop The Fake News Network Presses: Vaccines Can Be Blamed For Illnesses And Diseases
One Belt, One Road: Opportunities and Challenges for Australia
Has Washington Lost the Middle East After Qatar ?
Thai-Russian Cooperation Seeks Thai Alternatives to Facebook, Google
News of Israeli Leaders who Advocate Rape Suppressed by Media
Turkey to Scrap Darwin’s ‘controversial & redundant’ theory of evolution from schoolbooks
ERDOGAN: Turkey will Fight Against Kurdish State without consulting any other country
Israel's Fire Support For Its Al-Qaeda Mercenaries Started Three Years Ago
Israeli Airforce "Responds" to Projectile Launch By Attacking Syrian Army
the Future that Transgender Activists are Fighting for
Thailand: US-backed "Activists" Freely Allowed to Complain about "No Freedom"