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Is Bolsonaro Winning against the Virus ? UnExpected Data from Brazil Raise Global Question on HCQ+

Written by ACM
Saturday, 26 September 2020
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Despite a still Hard Virus' Epidemic, and Changing 3 Health Ministers in a row, Surprisinly, it's a Fact that Brazil is, Slowly But Steadily, Lowering Both Infections' and Deaths' Numbers, During a Long Period  of Time, and withOut notable Exceptions : from around mid-July, up to End September 2020, according to Crystal-clear Official WHO's Data, (pictured here in 2 Locacious Graphics)...

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F.ex., from 69.074 Daily Infections on July 31st, Brazil Lowered Down to "only" 32.817 on September 26, i.e. ...Less than the Half ! And, From 1.595 Deaths per Day on July 31st, Brazil, also, Lowered Down to just 831 on September 26, i.e. approaching the Half, (etc).

+ Moreover, Brazil's "Death Rate", (i.e. the Proportion of People Dead, Among those Infected), was, at Mid-September, as Comparatively Low as "Only" 3,04%, While, on the Contrary, Even that of Germany's was Higher :  3,52%, Switzerland's 4,25%, China's 5,25%, Canada's 6,56%, France's 7,43%, Belgium's 10,48%, UK's 11,13%, and Italy's 12,29%, (i.e. X 4 Times Bigger !), according to "Statista"'s Data, Based mainly on "John Hopkins" University's Numbers.

=> So that, in Addition to the Obvious Question, Whether embattled President Bolsonaro's (himself a Virus' Survivor)Big, but Comparatively rather Poor and Under-Equiped South American Country, Might be, after all, Winning at a Crucial Global Race against the Deadly Virus, where Many Other, even More Rich, Better Equipped, and with a Wider Science/Technology Potential Countries, accross the World, are, on the Contrary, still Struggling, Nowadays, with Aggravated Situations, in a so-called "2nd Wave" of the Virus, Often a complete Negative "Reversal" towards even More Infections (and sometimes, already Deaths) than During Last Spring's "Lock-Down", (See, f.ex., at: ... + ..., etc), inevitably Emerges, Also, anOther, Global-Interest Topical Query, about What might be the real Cause of such an UnExpected Development ?

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=> "HCQ"+ ?

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- Bolsonaro has recently pointed out that Brazil Invested "400 Millions $" in "Oxford's Vaccine", as he called UK Company "AstraZeneka"'s Still On-Going Trials, (which have Notoriously, been Recently Interrupted, by a Grave Health Incident, Before Re-Starting Later-on), and has been Cited as another, particularly numerous, Test-bed also for a Russia-made Vaccine, reportedly, at an Advanced, already, Stage, (etc), as well as one Among Many and Various Countries accross the World which have, reportedly, just Agreed with Moscow to Soon Import "AviFavir" New Drug for Remedy, Already Distributed inside Russia and some among its Neighbouring States, while its Controversial President did Also Boast, recently at UNO's General Assembly, that "In Brazil, Hospitals did Not Lack the Means to cater to Covid Patients", without specifying further.

But, None of These Factors seems Able to Explain the above-mentioned Positive Facts on a 3-Months Long Trend towards Massively Less Infections and Deaths in Brazil, (Comp. Supra), Either Because the Factors' Play, at a Full and Real Dimension, has Not Yet Started there, (f.ex. concerning Vaccines and/or New Drugs, etc), Or Since it appears quite Exagerated, (f.ex. concerning respective Hospitals' Medical Equipments, etc., since, among others, f.ex. in the USA, the UK, and/or France, etc., they seem to have quite Stronger Facilities, with No sufficient Avail yet)...

=> So that the Only Known relevant Factor, which Might, Possibly, Solve that Enigma, remains that of the Controversial, but, apparently, rather Operational, "HCQ" Drug Therapy (and/or Prophylaxis), that President Bolsonaro, Notoriously Supports, (Even More than USA's President Trump), since a Quite Long Time Ago !

- Indeed, Bolsonaro has made it Crystal-clear, (When he was Recently Infected himself by the Virus seriously), that he Personaly Used the "HCQ" as his Favorite Therapy, Even for him, Explicitly Speaking about that, and Appearing at Published Videos Taking a "HCQ" Pill, while Asking the Spectators What they think to do in Similar Circumstances, (Even if, "Nothing has been, yet, Fully Proven", in Absolute terms, From EIther Side of the Well-Known Controversy about the Alleged Existence or Lack of Anti-Virus' Efficiency)...

+ More Recently, at another Anecdotically Symbolic Move, the Brazilian President, in a Published Video showing him Speak to a Group of People Outdoors, Announced that it's Also 2 of his Ministers who had just been Infected by the Virus, - "But they Started to Take <<HCQ>>", and "That's Good !", he Concluded in public.

++ Moreover, in Addition to being Entirely Free to be Sold and Bought at Pharmacies in Brazil, (Contrary, f.ex., to France, where it, Curiously, became almost Prohibited, while Even some USA's Big Institutional or Social Players recently raised Surprizing Obstacles, etc), "HCQ"s Prices (Usually very Low) at the Market, Suddenly ...Sky-Rocketed, by being Raised at ... "500 %", for that Drug's "Input Production", some Time Ago, as Bolsonaro has just Denounced at UNO's GA these days, (Pleading for Domestic Production, and Not 100% Imports from Abroad, for such Key Medical Drugs, in each concerned Country or Groups of Countries).         

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=> Thus, in, at least, 2 recent Occasions, (f.ex. on May + early September 2020), he was Phographed Ostensibly Holding a "ReuQuinol" Drug Pack, which is Purely "HCQ", and Produced by ...Brazilian Company "APSEN Pharmaceutica", Headquartered at Sao Paolo. (One of the Practical Advantages of "HCQ" being that it's a No more Patented Drug, therefore Free to be Re-Produced in "Generic" Forms by Any Willing Industries, Anywhere in the World, potentialy Becoming much Cheaper to buy by the People : That's, Notoriously, one of the Reasons for which a great Part of the "Big Pharma" Establishment is Astonishingly Hostile against "HCQ"... ).  According to some Brazilian Medias, "APSEN"s CEO, Renato Spallici, would be Ideologicaly Near "Bolsonarism".  (However, Other Photos show Also Different "Generic" "HCQ" Drugs apparently Produced in Brazil, Not related to that particular Company).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

>>> In Consequence, the above-mentioned WHO's Latest Data for Brazil, about an Obvious Trend towards a Slow but Steady Diminution of Both Infections and Deaths, between Mid-July and End of September 2020, (Comp. concrete Graphics Supra), seem to have, Also, an Important, Real-Size "Test", Interest in the Well-Known, "Hot" Global Debate about the Disputed or Alleged "HCQ"'s Efficiency as Medical Drug for Therapy and/or Prophylaxis against the Deadly Virus' current Epidemics !

- Following the UnPrecedented Big Scandal (Later Nick-Named in the UK : "Lancet-Gate", but, in fact, concerning also US Review "NEMJ", Both "Left"-leaning) of a "Bogus" Fake-Study erroneously Accusing the "HCQ" Drug Therapy to be ...Totaly InEfficient and Even very Dangerous (sic !), which had Initially Heavily Influenced mainly a French Establishment, through which it Extended Also inside the WHO, Multiplying UnPrecedented Oppressive Measures Against Medical Prescriptions of "HCQ" and  Even "Freezing" evolving Scientific Trials using it World-wide, (that "Eurofora" was the 1st to Strongly Denounce, Criticizing no less than ..."11 Big Flaws" in that Paper, Followed, a Week Later, also by Many Medical Doctors accross 5 Continents throughout the World, at a Collective "Open Letter" Published at the Internet, and Various Other Critics, until our "Whistle-Blowing" Snow-Balled, Succeeding to Make Both "the Lancet" and "NEMJ" WIthdraw that "Bogus Study" : See ..., but also ..., etc), Nevertheless, "Hot" Debates Persisted :

- Despite their Recent Big Defeat (Comp. Supra), however, "HCQ"'s Relentless Opponents still Recidivated, During Summer 2020, with AnOther Controversial Attempt, (this time Disguised, No more as an Anglo-Saxon, But as a so-called "EU" area's, and even "French" Paris' "Study"), to Claim that "HCQ" would be ...Absolutely withOut Any Efficiency at all, Against the Virus ! But World-Famous pro-"HCQ+" (adde + AZ + Zinc) French Professor Didier Raoult, Head of Marseille's "Mediterranean Infections" Institute, a relevant Specialist, Together with 2 Other Researchers, this time Published himself a Strong "Reply", locaciously Titled : -"Hydroxychloroquine Failure: The End does Not Justify the Means !", since the Beginning of August, (at "Clin Infect Dis."), which Denounces, mainly, the "InSufficiency" of that Pseudo-Criticism's Data, and Marks the Last important Point, Currently, on this Issue. Another Positive Study, by other 3 Authors, Focusing on "Early OutPatient", Useful Practice of HCQ + AZ, was Also Published, Shortly afterwards, at the "American Journal of Medicine".

- And, Nowadays, towards this End of September 2020, Professor Raoult Published on-line his Landmark "Report" to an Official "Enquiry", currently made by the French Senate, on the "Public Policy facing the Pandemic", where he clearly Confirms, (After a Unique, Personal Medical Experience, of More than 5.000 Patients), that Therapy Against the Deadly Virus, Based on "HCQ" + "AZ" (+ Zinc, recently), has Reached a Record-High Survival rate of about 99,6% ! (See, already, at "Eurofora": ..., etc).

>>> At any case, the Above-Mentioned, Recent WHO's Data on Brazil's Fight against the Virus, apparently Starting to Become Progressively Succesful, During these Last 3 Months, (Comp. Facts cited Supra), Naturaly Strengthen the Efforts of those who Observe that, as Long as Vaccines and/or Any Other, More Efficient Drug Therapy has Not Yet Been Discovered, then, Obviously, there is Not any Legitimate Reason in order to, Curiously, Persist to Deprive the People from as Simple, Cheap, and Accessible Cure as "HCQ" + "AZ" + "Zinc" seem Able to Provide, particularly when even Human Life is at Stake.

+ A Fortiori, when this seems to Fit Also with a, Comparatively, quite Better Shape of the Economy of the Country (See Infra) :

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+ ECONOMY :

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Astonishingly, Even Brazil's current Economy reportedly gives several Positive concrete Signs, (Rare Elsewhere nowadays), according to Various Converging Sources :

- F.ex., Despite the Epidemics, during the 1st Half of 2020, Inflows of Foreign Investments Grew in the Country, (Compared to 2019, when Brazil was, Already, "the World’s 4rth Largest Destination of FDI"), Bolsonaro announced at UNO's Assembly General, (that he, practically, ...Inaugurated, speaking Right After UNO's Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, at the Beginning of Early Morning on 22 September 2020).

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+ Almost at the Same Time, - "We Never Exported So Much", what we have "Best" : "Our Agricultural Products", to "Feed the World", the Brazilian President added. - "In Brazil, Despite the World Crisis, Agricultural Production Never Stopped", and "Truck drivers, Maritime, Port and Aviation Workers have kept the entire Logistics chain Fully Active, and ensured Distribution, domestically and into the Export markets", he pointed out.

=> In Consequence, inter alia, the GDP Fall caused by the Global Virus' Crisis until now, reportedly was Smaller than Initially Feared, as "Bloomberg" and other Medias observed, (and quite Lower than in Other Countries).

- In Parallel, Bolsonaro has, Notoriously, Started to Become more and more Popular throughout Brazil, (and Even at Poor Areas Traditionaly Left-leaning in the Past), inter alia, Particularly because of a Multi-Monthly Grant to All Poor People and informal sector Workers, reportedly Equivalent to about 25 % of the Average (Not the Lowest) Wage in the Country, Since the 1st Restrictive Measures Against the Virus. I.e. a Grant "approximately 1.000 €" for Each Person, "Distributed to almost 65 Millions of Poor People" ! "The Largest ever Assistance Program in Brazil, and, probably, one among the Largest in the Wordl" too, as he boasted. (in Trump's USA it was 1.200 $, Extended Also to Middle-Class People, But of Shorter Duration. In the UK, Farage had Proposed 1.000 £ to Every Person, Exceptionaly, But his view was Not followed). Recently, its Amount was Reduced, But it was Extended, at least up to the End of this Year. The Total Amount is, reportedly, estimated to about 65 Billions $, for this UnPrecedented for the Country Massive Social Transfert, with Economic Relevance, (including by Contributing to Boost Brazil's StockMarket's Rise, Nowadays)...

- At least Part of that Money to Poor People, at these particularly Hard Times Worldwide, probably came, in Brazil's case, also from Economies from the Succesful Completion, more than a Year Earlier, of an Important Reform concerning Retirement schemas, that Bolsonaro had repotedly managed to Finalize beforehand, there where Other Countries (including in Europe, f.ex. in France,etc) Still Face apparently Difficult Obstacles to Advance...

 - Meanwhile, the Full Deployment of Brazil's Huge Agricultural Production and Exports, Despite the Virus, as well as a still Growing Influx of Foreign Investments on 2019 and 2020, added to some Stock-Market rise, (Comp. Supra), probably Helped too.

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=> All in all, No Wonder Why Bolsonaro, who had Concluded his UN0-GA Speech recently by stressing that - "We (Brazil) are a Christian and Conservative Country, Based on Family values", But has Just Left a Hospital on Saturday after a 5th Operation, (apparently "Succesful" according to his Doctors), Since he was Notoriously Stabbed with a Knife by an Obscure Coward Lackey of UnKnown yet Commanditators, Back during the 2018 Presidential Election that he Brillantly Won with People's Votes, is, Nowadays, reportedly Accredited with 69 % of Positive Views,  (40% for "Excelent" Governance and 29% for "Good/Fair"), against Only 29%, according to a Mainstream Poll, showing, for the 1st Time, a so Strong Popular Support...

 

 

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Italy 2020 Regional Elections: Unity of the Right Strengthens its Majority through the whole Country

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Italy's Unity of the Right, led by former MEP and vice-Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, succesfully Extended its Majority throughout 15 Regions, against Only 5 to the Left, after the Latest Regional Elections of 20-21/9/2020, Despite eventual Risks that a Minority Government of Left's Giuseppe Conte (whose Party didN't get Any Region at all), hinging desperately on power in Rome Longer than expected, since Fall 2019, due also to the Virus' Crisis, might, perhaps, coincide with Corruption as a Lot of EU Money is due to be Distributed soon in various National and Not Joint European Projects, according to a July 2020 Deal in Brussels, (See: ... + ..., etc), to which was, meanwhile, Added, more Recently, even an exceptionaly Big low-cost Loan by CoE's Social Fund in Strasbourg.

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After having Already Won 8 Regions (whose Governors have Considerable Autonomy in Italy) since the Latest early 2018 National Election, the Unity of the Right's coalition, with Salvini's "LEGA", former many times Prime Minister and now MEP Silvio Berlusconi's "Forza Italia", and Emerging Rightist Leader Giorgia Meloni's "Brothers of Italy", On 2020 Won, in Addition, + 4 More Regions, (including Val d'Aosta [Lega], Marche [Fratelli d'Italia], Calabria [Forza Italia], etc), while, Also Growing, almost Everywhere, in the Number of Votes, with, reportedly, More than + 41 % of the Italian People's Choices, against Only about 34 % for the Left, (the rest being reportedly dispersed among Various Other Small grouplets).

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Now, the Unity of the Right's Majority Extends throughout All Italy, from the North to the South, including at the Center, while, on the Contrary, the Minority of the Left is Restricted Only in the Middle...

=> Such Facts make Even More Difficult for a Notoriously Minority (according to All Polls, since 2019's Fall) National Government of the Left, in Rome, still Chaired by Controversial "Professor" Conte, of the Declining "5 Stars" Movement, which has Just Fallen Down (by a Coincidence) to a ..."5 Per Cent" Movement, in Nowadays' Regional Elections, with Only a Tiny Minority of 5 % of the Votes !

+ And it's certainly Not the Fact that Conte's Minority Government unfortunately made of Italy the ...Worse Case in the whole World (Only ...Yemen Excluded !) with a Record-High "Death Rate" of 12,29% compared to its Population, (according to "Statista" Analysis, Based on John Hopkins University's Data), that would make Citizens Happy...

Now it Becomes more and more Obvious that a so Big and Important European Country as Italy, canNot be normaly Governed, no more, by a so Small and Clumsy Minority, Particularly when it has to take some Exceptionaly Important, National and EU-Level Decisions which will Affect the Lives of Many Millions of People, even in Other Countries Throughout All Europe and well Beyond, so that it has, unquestionably, become grossly UnDemocratic to, Eventually, Attempt to Persist Squattering the Government, towards 2023...

All those Establishment's mainstream Medias which Hide the Truth to the People, Grossly Deforming Even the Main Facts, in order to, Astonishingly, Claim exactly the Contrary (sic !), inevitably will Bear a too Heavy Anti-Democratic Responsibility in the European History which is written during these Crucial Days.

 

 

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Turkey OKs EUEnergy Talks IF fit Reality, DisArm, VisaFree+Migrants, Recognize Occupation. Or Fight!

Written by ACM
Tuesday, 22 September 2020

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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- Turkey appeared to Partially Suspend its Bullying and Accept a Repeated EU Call for Talks and/or International Law, or, Otherwise, Sanctions and Other Measures, over Ankara's Claims on Energy Resources in South-Eastern Mediterranean, mainly at EU Members Cyprus' and probably also Greece's EEZs, (i.e. Including at Aegean Sea's Greek Islands), which, Currently, are the Only Important EU Energy Potential, After the Decline of Northern Sea's deposits.

But, the Turkish Government seems to have Attached, right from the Outset, so Many - and Heavy -  Strings Before an Eventual Deal, Including Threats, etc. (See Infra), that this caN't but Barely Look as a Credible Step towards Peaceful Negotiatios according to International Law, appearing, on the Contrary, Rather as a Dilatory Manouver to Avoid imminent EU Sanctions at a ForthComing Special EU Summit in Brussels, while preparing New Blackmails against Strategic EU Interests asap...  

Recently, EU Members' Greece and Cyprus have progressively Build a Regionl Web of Agreements, Cooperations and Relations on EEZs' Delimitations, Energy Transport Plans, Gas Forum, etc., Spreading from EU Member Italy up to Egypt, israel, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan, with a Strong Help also by France, even the USA, etc., GeoPoliticaly and Technicaly Able to Directly Feed the European Union with New Energy Findings (abundant also at Neighbouring Egyptian, Israeli, and other Sea Areas), f.ex., through Bulgaria, Italy, France, or Spain, Croatia, etc., Networked up to Germany's Industrial core, via NLG High-Tech Ships, the "East-Med" Pipeline Project sponsored by the EU, and/or Transforming Gas to Electricity tranferable via Under-Sea Cable, etc), Totalling an overall Potential estimated to be, at least as Big as that of USA's "Gulf of Mexico", (which has a Similar Geology to South-East Med).

But, Ankara has Notoriously Send its WarShips to Brutally Chasse Away even Italian "ENI"'s Peacefully Drilling Ships, in Agreement with Cyprus, at the Island's EEZ, (something that it didN't Dare Repeat Against USA's and/or France's Drilling Ships...), Bullied Many Times Both EU Members' Greece and Cyprus' EEZ by "Military Exercices" of Turkish Navy there, Send its Own Turkish "Drilling" Ships (under heavy Escort of WarShips) illegaly inside those EU Member's EEZ, Attempted to Push Many Thousands of Irregular Migrants callin themselves "Asylum Seekers" to TressPass EU's External Borders at Evros River, (as Turkish Smugglers had Already done, Back on 2015/2016, through the Aegean Sea, by Suddenly inundating the EU with a "Tsunami" of More than 1,5 Millions of such Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants, including even ISIS' Deadly Terrorists, f.ex. at Paris "Bataklan" Massacre, at Berlin's "Christmas Maket", etc, Rapists and Killers of Young Girls, as, f.ex., at Nearby Freiburg, etc), Multiplied various verbal Provocations and Insults, even Against French President Macron, etc, added to Aggressive Rhetoric, up to War-Threats.

+ And Now, Turkish President Erdogan, reportedly Added, inter alia, also the Following concrete Desiderata :  

    -(1)- That a "CONDITION" for "Dialogue" are "Proposals that FIT ... REALITY"  (sic !).

Translated from Ankara Government's usual Vocabulary, this often Means, Basically, 2 things :

    a) The First is related with the Fact that, Unfortunately, Because of an Exceptional "Democratic Leaders' Vacuum" in European History, with Mussolini's Fascism's arrival in Italy Back on 1922 ; added to a Cynical "Real-Politic" Move by Trotski, then, to Stop from Falling to Ruins on 1921 a Trouble-Maker like Turkey in order to unleash it against Western Europeans ; where France had Lost the Popular and Strong Alexander Millerand, succeeded by a ...Somnabule, who once Droped Out of a Train from Brussels OverNight, Saved by a Peasant who brought him back (sic !) ; as in the UK the Energetic Young Defense + Foreign Minister Winston Churchill suddenly was Pushed to Quit Politics and even Fell Ill, Hospitalized ; at the Same Time that the USA Lost the Great Woodrow Wilson for "the Worst President in USA's History", accused of Corruption, and whose Name Noone Remembers, (etc),

=> they Scandalously Abandoned the Already Signed, landmark, International "Treaty of Sevres" (1920, near Paris), which Notoriously had Liberated from the Collapsing Medieval Former Ottoman-Turk Empire, the Historic Nationalities of Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Kurds, Caucasians and other Traditional Populations of Anatolia Plateau etc., (in Addition to the Recently Emerging Arab Nations), Leaving to Turks just a little bit more than that Small Part, Near Ankara, that their Ancestors the "Osmanli" had Seized, to routinely Aggress and Robb Innocent Merchants' numerous Convoys between China and Constantinople (then Capital of the OverMillenary Byzantine-Greek Empire; 330 - 1.453), After they came From Mongolia's Outskirts, at the Shoes of Tcheghis Khan's Military Invasion into Europe, Back on 1.200+. In Consequence, from 1.922, i.e. for almost 1 Century now, All the Historic Lands, of all those OverMillenary Nationalities, (Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Kurds, Caucasians, etc) were Abandoned Under the notoriously Brutal Jug of Turkey for Decades... Thus, Turkey is Citting, with its UnStable, Big Fat Back, on so Many Other Historic Nations, (Comp. Supra), that it Can Boast that, precisely, Because it's "so Big", Ankara should, practicaly, have almost what it wants, and Nobody should Dare Contradict it...  

While, on the Contrary, with the Treaty of Sevres, (whose Centenary is celebrated This Year : 1920 - 2020), All these Nationalities would be Free at Anatolia plateau. Added to a permanent Protection of Also Any Other National Minority's Human Rights, by the European Signatories of that International Treaty, since, in case of Violations by the Turkish Authorities, they Could, at Any Time, entirely Liberate Also the De-Militarized Constantinople/Istanbul Area, according to that landmark text. And it's enough to just have a Look at its MAP on Turkey, in Order to immediately Realize that, With the Treaty of Sevres, Ankara would Not even have Thought to Bully EU Countries on East Mediterranean's Energy Resources !


    b) Here is Added, also, the Fact that Turkey's notoriously AntiDemocratic Establishment apparently DidN't give a Dam for the Education, Culture, Civilisation and/or Social Rights of its People, rather Prefering to Waste its Money mainly on Accumulating Military Gadgets, i.e. Weapons to Kill... So that, practicaly Any Opposition, Internal or External, should, Cowardly, just Shut Up its Mouth and Obey !

=> F.ex., -"Greece must Shut Up, or it will End like a <<Mezes>> (NDLR  : Piece of Meat to Eat) !, reportedly Threatened Recently the Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, precisely about EU Energy in Eastern Mediterranean...

(On the Fact that, Recently, and particularly After the 2016 "Coup" Pretext to Oppress even More People, the Turkish Army has apparently Become a Weakened "Paper Tiger", UnReliable for Ankara's Anti-Democratic Regime, See Infra).

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     - (2) - Erdogan Also, reportedly, asked that the EU makes "Steps", inter alia, even by providing Turkish Citizens with ..."VISA-FREE Travel" in Europe.

This is a "Classic" Desiderata of Ankara, that Turkey had Attempted to Snatch, Back on 2016, when it notoriously Blackmailed Europe by Suddenly Throwing More than 1,5 MIllions of Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants to Tresspass EU's External Borders through EU Member Greece, (Including Even Deadly ISIS' Terrorists, as those who f.ex., Killed many People at "Bataklan" Massacre in Paris, on Berlin's "Christmas Market", etc., or Raped and Murdered Young Girls, as f.ex. at Nearby Freiburg, or Raped Young Boys,, also Refugees, as f.ex. a 10 y.o. Boy from Serbia in Wien, or even Smaller Kids, f.ex. at Collective Refugee facilities in Germany, in the Greek Island of Lesbos, etc). That Turkish Blackmail had been made During a Sunday in a semi-Deserted Brussels, under Curfew by still on-going Deadly Islamist Terrorst Attacks, also there...

=> It Practicaly Means that All 80 Millions of Turks could regularly Enter, Stay and Travel Anywhere inside Europe, During + 6 Months Each Year, whenever they liked and withOut Any Condition, Repeatedly ad infinitum, (i.e. during Half of their whole Life) !

Thanks God, EU Commission Spared Europe from such a Horrible thing, by Observing that Turkey did Not Even fullfill its Standard Conditions, particularly on Human Rights, Including, f.ex., by its Notorious so-called "Anti-Terrorism" Laws, which Still were Crafted and Applied so "Widely" that they were Routinely Abused in order to Prosecute and Jail Even Many Peaceful Political Dissidents... And EU Parliament was Glad to Also Vote relevant Resolutions Excluding such Controversial and UnPopular, Scandalous "Gifts" to a Blackmailing Turkey...

So, What, Suddenly made Turkey ..."Forget" all that, and, WithOut having Ameliorated Anything in its Legislation, Neither Practice, Again Insists on such an UnPopular among EU Citizens point, Attempting anew, Now, to Exploit Also anOther Blackmail on 2020, against EU Energy Resources in South-Eastern Mediterranean, by abusing of Turkish WarShips, and Threats, etc., (Comp. Supra) ?   

At any case, Whoever might, eventually, have Speculated into Facilitating Anything so UnPopular like that, he/she would certainly be Strongly Rejected by the Europan People, (as Various and Many Polls, in several Key EU Countries, Mostly with Opposed Super-Majorities of More than 60% or Even 80%, have Notoriously Found).-

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    -(3)- The Turkish President reportedly Added, to his Above-mentioned List of Desiderata to Get from the EU as, so-called "Positive Steps", (Comp. Supra), Also something about "MIGRATION", withOut Specifying.

    Apparently, he didN't Mean, at all, that Turkey Might, at last, Stop to Stubornly and illegaly Refuse to Accomplish its Duty and Fulfill its Written Commitment (in Exchange of Abundant EU Money, etc), to Rapatriate those Mass Irregular Migrants, who were Already Checked and Proved Not to be real "Refugees" at all, from EU Territory (where they had illegaly Tresspassed Previously, thanks Mainly to Turkish Smugglers, Arriving via Turkey Massively)... 

    - Did he, then, Mean a Repetition of something like that 2015/2016 Sudden Huge "Tsunami" of More than 1,5 Millions of Mass "Asylum Seekers"/Irregular Migrants, Tresspassing inside Europe through its External Borders at EU Mamber Greece, via Turkey, thanks to Smugglers, mainly Turkish (Comp. Supra) ? Or those Many Tens, often Hundreds of Thousands of Various Desperate, but Often very Aggressive (f.ex. Throwing Stones, Gas Bombs, Attempting to Damage a long Protective Border Fence, Lighting Fires, etc), People that Turkish Public Authorities even Ostensibly Pushed and/or Helped, (Including, Even, by Abusing of Turkish Heavy Military Vehicles, OverNight, as an Explicit Video Revealed), to Attempt to Massively Tresspass Irregularly inside Europe at EU's External Borders throughout EU Member Greece's Long Border-Line vis a vis Turkey at the Evros River on 2019, (a Shameless Scandal that All EU Commission, Council, and Parliament Leaders personaly Saw with their own eyes on the spot, Together with Greek Prime Minister Mitsotakis, Flying in an Helicopter) ? Most Probably Not...

    - Or is it, Perhaps, anOther, New Attempt by Turkey, to Exploit Otherwise, Again on 2020, those alleged Millions of Irregular Migrants/Mass Asylum Seekers that Ankara has attracted from its Notorious Pals at ...Pakistan/Afghanistan (and currently more than 60% of those Still Remaining at Lesbos' main "HotSpot" for EU Borders' Tresspassers, according to Greek Authorities), or from Some Ordinary Law Thugs coming from Maghreb's Prisons or Other African Countries, (as USA a.o. Mainstream Newspapers had Reported from Turkey, since the Beginning, Already Back on 2015/2016), Not to Speak about All those Millions of  Syrian or Iraqi Mass Asylum Seekers, that Turkey 1st PROVOKED itself, (NB), by Notoriously Supporting Armed Opponents of the Syrian Government, All the Way from the First Violent Clashes of 2011, Until Recently, (Both via Logistics : i.e. Money, Transferts of Jihadists, Circulation of Merchandises, including Smuggling of Stolen Cultural Heritage, Oil/Gas, etc, and, Even, via Deadly Weapons, from Guns and/or Explosives up to Rockets, etc), from the now Dislocated and/or Replaced "FSA", until various Islamist Extremists and/or Deadly Terrorists as those of "Al Queda" and, Mainly, "ISIS" Killers Cowardly Targetting even Innocent Civilian People, etc., Followed, on 2018-2019+, Even by Open Turkish Military Invasions and Occupations of mainly Syrian Territories, together with Proxy Islamist Extremist Armed Gangs Monitored by Ankara, and, 2nd, Afterwards EXPLOITED, Both Economically, On the Spot, by Submitting them to various Dirty, Harsh, But Badly Paid "Jobs", Profiting to Turkish Businessmen, (as, f.ex., Revealed also the Shocking Interviews to the UK Press, by the Father of the Tragically Killed Child "Kurdi", Drown at the Aegean Sea on 9/2015, Together with his Mother and Sister, who didN't Know how to Swim, after a Turkish Smuggler, withOut Warning, Suddenly Opened a Hole in the makeshift Plastic Boat that brought them at the Middle of the Sea, OverNight, before Jumping himself to a Rapid Motor-Boat and Running Away), and Financially, by Notoriously Blackmailing the EU to Start Paying into Turkey 3 Billions € in full Grants, Each Year, Already Since 2016 up to 2020+, as well as Politicaly/Ideologically, by Falsely Presenting Ankara, Not as an Unscrupulous Mass Refugee-Maker (Comp. Supra), Neither as Mass Refugee Multi-Exploiter (Ibid), But, rather, as ... a Philanthropic Organisation (sic !), in order to Exert Moral and Political Pressure on Europe and Other Countries accross the World, for Various kinds of More Concessions, by Naive and/or Ignorant, if not Complicit Politicians, Medias, some Shady NGOs, etc, (Including, among others, also of Numerous Self-Imports, inside the EU, even of Fake "Asylum Seakers" or "Non-Accompagnied Children" -often, Notoriously, Disguised Real Adults !- Provoking Problems, Hardships, or even Conflicts amidst Affected European People, Often Poor, Obliged to live Nearby, [Sometimes Even Rapes of Children, as, f.ex. the Big Scandals who have Shaken Many UK Cities, added to more Recent Scandals in Finland, which made a Government Fall as well as a co-Governing Political Party almost "Disappear" at the Latest Elections, etc] and/or UnPrecedented Contradictions, Divisions or Conflicts among EU Countries, etc)...

    At any case, Given all the above-mentioned Previous and Current Bad Experiences with Turkey's Manifold Exploitations of various Provoked and/or Manipulated Mass Irregular Migrations (Comp. Supra), that New Turkish (still Vague) Demand, doesN't look good...

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     - (4)- Erdogan's Nowadays Wish-List of Demands to the EU Adds Also to "UPGRADE the EU-Turkey CUSTOMS UNION", ... eventually Ignoring the Fact that about 150 MEPs have, Just, on the Contrary, Voted For (the 3/4) or Abstained (the 1/4) an Amendment to the Latest EU Parliament's Resolution on Turkey, 10 Days Ago in Brussels, Calling to "Freeze" even the Already Existing EU - Turkey Customs Union, During 6 Months, Recontuctible, (See at: ..., etc)...    

    + While, in Addition, Nobody who Knows (or Learns) the History of relevant European Developments, could ever Forget the "Hot" InFight inside EU Parliament, when it UnExpectedly Voted, Back on December 1995 in Strasbourg, for the Controversial and UnPopular instauration of EU - Turkey's Customs Union for the 1st Time, while ECHR was Publishing the First-ever Condemnations of Turkey for Torture and Murder, as well as InHuman/Degrading Treatments, in the Landmark Cases of a Young Kurdish Dissident who had Lost the use of his Right Hand in the Turkish Jails, and Afterwards was Brutally Murdered, with a Shot at his Head, when he Refused to Withdraw his Complaint to Strasbourg's Court, ("Aksoy"), Followed by the Case of a Suddenly ImPoverished Family, after its Home and Livelihood were Destroyed by the Turkish Army, Brutaly Expulsed and Obliged to Walk all the Way until a Remote Poor Suburb of Mega-City Smyrne/Izmir, where All, including its Small Children, were Suddenly Thrown to Extreme Poverty, Praying for the Worst, Most Over-Exploited, Dangerous, Dirty and Precarious "Jobs", including Even Mendicity ("Akdivar"). After the Icy indifference of some MEPs (Mainly, but not only, "Socialist"), who, Despite All that, Nevertheless, Voted for the Beginning of a Controversial and UnPopular EU - Turkey Customs Union, When this Really Entered into Force, Next January 1996, the Event was UnForgetably Marked by the Violent Killing of a Young Dissident Journalist in Turkey, who was Covering for the Press the Tragic massive Hunger Strike of various Political Prisoners in Turkish Jails : His Head was ...Brutally "Crushed" at a Wall by Turkish Policemen, ("Goctepe" Case), and he will Never be Forgotten...

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    -(5)- But, the Turkish President's nowadays Demands, particularly but not only vis a vis Europe, did Not End there :

+ Moreover, he reportedly Added, (Both towards the Current EU Leadership, and in his Speech to UNO's General Assembly, remotely), that Ankara Wanted to Impose the Presence, and even Separately, of an ILLEGAL BREAK-AWAY REGIME, with Turkish Cypriots Puppets of Ankara, (Recognized by Nobody, after it was Set up and still Backed by Turkey's 1974 Foreign Military Invasion and Persisting OCCUPATION until 2020, at EU Member Cyprus' Northern Territories, from where almost All Greek Cypriot Inhabitants, Historicaly the Majority, were Obliged to Flee, struggling, Afterwards, to Desperately recuparate at least a part of their Family Homes and Properties, Despite a Crystal-clear ECHR Case-Law in Strasbourg, and UNO's Principles for Restoration of Refugees' belongings, at Nearby Geneva),

inside the ...Officially "Inter-Governemental" Brand New "Eastern Mediterranean Gas Forum", a Initiated by Greece, Cyprus and Egypt since 2018, But Boosted on 2020 in a Fully Fledged Regional Trans-National Organisation, Just Established by Egypt, Israel, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Palestine and Jordan, Together with Italy and soon France, Supported by Both EU, USA and UN, and currently HeadQuartered in Cairo, with the Main Aim to Help Develop South-Eastern Mediterranean Energy Sources, according to International Law, and their Transfert particularly towards mainland Europe, (Comp. Sypra).

    This Disruptive and Provocative Turkey's Move, Obviously seeks to Divert Attention away from Main, Serious Positive Developments in that Strategic Area of South Eastern Mediterranean Energy Sources, and Hypocriticaly Cover, Under the irrelevant Wording of "Dialogue", in Fact a Brutal and Clumsy Attempt (See Infra) by Ankara to Impose its illegal Puppet, Created, Supported, and Controlled by its Foreign Invasion-Occupation Troops, Recognized by Noone, Except by Itshelf Alone, and Based on Bloody War, Killings, "Missing" People, several Hundreds of Thousands of Refugees/Displaced Persons, illegal Mass Imports of Turkish "Settlers" and Alteration of Occupied Territories' Original Demographic Structure, Usurpation of Refugees' Family Homes and/or Properties, Division and Separatist Attempts, Obviously Aiming to Hamper the Solution of Cyprus' Political Issue, and Cyprus' Peaceful ReUnification.

On the Contrary, Cyprus' President Nicos Anastassiades, Recently pointed out, during his Speech at UNO's GA, that, at the Latest Inter-Communal Talks between Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots, Back on 2018 at Schwitzerland's Crass Montana, they had All Agreed that the Future Joint Federal State of a ReUnified Cyprus would be the Collective Proprietor of All such Natural Resources of the Country, for the Benefit of All its Citizens, Greek Cypriots, Turkish Cypriots, or Maronites, alike. In the Meanwhle, he Announced that Cyprus will Create a special Bank Account where the proportion of Energy Revenues corresponding to the Turkish Cypriots, will be Deposited, in order to be Distributed whenever the Political Issue of Cyprus will be Solved, Turkey's Foreign Military Invasion and Occupation Troops Withdrawn, and the whole Island Peacefully ReUnified. He Also proposed a Mechanism under which that Money Could, Eventualy, be Distributed to the Turkish Cypriots Even Before the Solution of Cyprus' Issue, IF Ankara Stops its Provocations, illegal "Drillings" inside Cyprus' EEZ, WarShips' Bullying and Threats, etc., Accepting Peaceful Talks and/or, if needed, to refer the issue at the International Court of Hague.

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     -(6)- Meanwhile, in Addition, also Other Official Top Turkish Authorities Announced, in Parallel, Even Ankara's Intention to Raise, during its possible "Exploratory Talks" with Greece on Energy Resources, Moreover, Issues related to so-called "DISARMAMENT" of Greek Islands at the Aegean Sea !

    According to some unverified yet Sources, Athens might Not have Refused, in principle, to Deal Even with such an Obviously Deviant and Complicated matter, Eventualy Considering a Withdrawal of Defense Forces from Greek Islands, But on Condition that Ankara would Also proceed to the Dissolution of an Offensive, so-called "Aegean Army", as well as at an Equivalent Withdrawal of Turkish Military Forces Away from Agean SeaCoasts, towards further Inside the Anatolia Plateau.

    Critics have, However, pointed out a Risk for the Turkish Army to Rapidly Return Back at Aegean SeaCoasts, while, on the Contrary, it would be Naturally much More Cumbersome for the Greek Army to Redeploy Back from the Mainland towards the Islands, as Fast as that... Going Further, Other informed Observers have, at any case, Noted that, After an Initial, Old relevant Reference to some Greek Islands, Afterwards, the Situation would have substantialy Changed, Both by various Bilateral Official Statements, as well as the "Montreux" Treaty, extending to the Straights, But Also the Creation of that Turkish "Aegean Army", added to the Constantinople/Istanbul 1955 "Pogrom", and, particularly, to the 1974 Turkish Military Invasion and still Persisting (2020) Occupation of the Northern Part of Cyprus, But Even Recently Multiplied Turkish WarPlanes' porovocative OverFlights around Greek Islands at the Aegean Sea.

    Despite Various Rumours, the Precise Situation, Currently, on such a Thorny, and quite Different, Issue does Not Yet seem Openly Crystal-clear, Even if the Athens' Government, apparently, Feels the Need to Protect, at least, several Inhabited Islands from Growing Aggressive Turkish WarPlanes' OverFlights and/or Other Recent Provocations...

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    -(7)- Here comes, However, Erdogan's Most Thorny and Obviously Dangerous Remark :

- Indeed, the Turkish President would have Bluntly Warned the EU from the outset, that, IF his Above-metioned "Conditions" were Not Met, (Particularly that Wide Thorny Demand for "Proposals that FIT...REALITY" : Comp. Supra), then, "Otherwise, we could not evade any FIGHT" (sic !), as he Threatened, in Conclusion...

 - It's Not immediately Clear if the Word "Fight" was the Best possible Translation of Erdogan's Observation, at that Thorny Juncture, Or if it Should have, More Accurately, been : - "Clash", "Conflict", or Even "War"...

- At any case, all these Possible Various Ways to Translate the Turkish President's above-mentioned Concluding Remark, Obviously Point Towards a Similar Direction : He Threatens that, If the Conditions that he Put (Comp. Supra) are Not Fulfilled, then, it's Gonna be ...Trouble !

>>> But, the Problem is that, as EU Member Greece has Already, Clearly Warned, by its Experienced Minister for European Affairs, former Long-Time Top MP at CoE's Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), Recently Elected vice-President of its Biggest Group : that of ChristianDemocrats/EPP, Replying as Current PanEuropean CoE's President-in-office, to Questions Raised by Turkish MPs, during the Latest PACE's Standing Committee in Strasbourg, (of Equal Rank as its Plenaries : See http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/coeheadgreekmfanodialoguewithgunandwarthreats.html) :  

- Turkey "CanNot come Back to the Table of Discussion by having ...a fully Loaded Gun on the Table, and a Premisse, from the Other Side, that Either You Agree with Me, Or we Go into War !", he Stressed from the outset.   

- "This is Not the Kind of Dialogue that We Expect. We Expect a Dialogue that comes With a Refrain from using a Beligerant Tone, and, Definitively, From using Military Means, as a way To Push for the Outcome that the Other Partner Wants", Clarified Varvitsiotis.

=> It, Obviously, does Not Appear at all that Turkey's above-mentioned Behavior might, eventually, Meet this Elementary Requirement, (which seems to Stick at EU's already Announced Basic Standards)...

+ Even Less when it's Added also to Ankara's Latest Provocative "NAVTEX" for More illegal "Drillings" inside Cyprus' EEZ (Usually Escorted by urkish WarShips), reportedly Published from September 15, for a Period Extending Up to October 12, that EU Parliament immediately "Condemned" avec a Unique quasi-Unanimous Vote, (See at: ..., etc).

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>>> But, at Any Case, is, Really, Turkey's alleged, and Too Often Exagerated, Military Might, so Dreadful, as some Claim, and Ankara itself, Obviously Boasts, to the point that Europeans would have No Other Choice than ...Curb Down to its Often Scandalous Blackmails ?

- At least, Various Converging Recent Facts, really seem to Point towards a Crystal-clear "NO !"...

- First of all, Even a Simple Addition of some Key Front-Line EU Members, as, f.ex., Greece/Cyprus and France, Recently Twice, from Cyprus' Island up to Creta's surrounding waters, etc, appeared, in priciple, quite Sufficient in order to "Calm" Down some, Otherwise Bullying, Turkish WarShips+ Threats around an Ankara's illegaly Drilling Ship...

+ Naturally, things would Even be Much Better and UnQuestionable, from a European point of view, If the EU Decided to Really Send a Collective Defense Force, there, to Protect its Currently Unique European Energy Potential at the Eastern Mediterranean Area, (Comp. Supra)...

++ But, probably the Most Interesting relevant Fact, appears to be a Recent, UnPrecedented Trend, which has UnExpectedly Become almost Permanent, at Turkey's Various Military-related Moves Nowadays, almost Everywhere :

>>> Indeed, Since that Strange, "6-Hours Long" so-called "Coup Attempt" of 2016, which Notoriously Gave to Erdogan a Pretext to Impose an UnPrecedented "Purge" throughout All the Army, But Also on Judges, Policemen, Education up to Universities, Medias, and Other Wide Sectors of the Country's State and/or Social Organisations, towards Various Political/Ideological Directions, with Too Many People Killed, Wounded, Tortured, Jailed, Condemned, Fired from their Jobs, and/or Obliged to Flee Abroad, Desperately Asking for "Political Asylum", (including, Even to Greece, and/or Other European Countries), etc.,

=> Suddenly, from those UnQuestioably Exceptional Events, Until Now (2017-2020), Ankara's Government, apparently, NEVER Dared Make any FULL USE of the Turkish Army, at Any One among the Many and Important Occasions that it had to do so, (Contrary to what it was Accustomed to do in the Past) !

- Instead, it Either used some Tactical/Technical Subterfuges, in Order to Strikingly Limit or Avoid such Fully Fledged and Massive Army Engagements at the FrontLine, (See Infra), Or, More Often, soon Systematically on 2018, 2019 and 2020, Ankara's Government, Curiously, Prefered, almost Everywhere and Always, to Practicaly ..."Hide" the Bulk of the Turkish Army, Behind a Lot of Various "Proxy" Extremist Islamist Armed Gangs, (Many Times Committing Atrocious Abuses, Grave Human Rights Violations, even Thefts, Rapes, Murders, etc), Nonobstant if they might, Also have, more or less, Delayed some Armed Operations, (f.ex. at least Initialy at Afrin's Invasion/Occupation, etc).

=>  F.ex., inter alia, During the Recent Turkish Military Invasions/Occupations throughut Northern Syria, initialy the Turkish Army was practicaly Hidden inside some Hollow Areas, Before the Borders, Focusing Mainly on Firing Rockets at a Distance, towards Targets located at the Syrian side, (and something Similar appears to have been Used Also in Libya, later-on, at least at the Beginning), Avoiding Massive Direct Physical Engagements with its Adversaries.

+=> But, the Most Important Change, Obviously is, Nowadays, the Repeated Use, by Turkey, mainly of Various Foreign Extremist Islamist Armed Gangs, in order to Physicaly Attack and Occupy any Part of AnOther Country's Territories, as Ankara effectively did, f.ex. during its Invasions at Afrin on 2018, and at North-Eastern Syria's Kurdish Region on 2019, as well as at its Military Intervention in Libya's Civil War on 2020, (etc), some even speaking about alleged preparations and/or a progressive start of similar "Proxy" Islamist Mercenaries to eventualy Attack Armenia, already since this Summer 2020, But possibly also Later-on...

>>> A Main Reason for such a Big Change, (which Often Delays, Discredits, and/or makes somewhat more Clumsy those Turkey's Military Interventions : Comp. Supra), could Simply be that Ankara's Government, in Fact, has No More Trust into its own Army, as a whole !

- Since 2016, Indeed, Many Top Military Officers have been Notoriously Arrested, Both from the Central Leadership of the Turkish Army, and Key Officers at International Cooperation-driven, Strategic "Incirlic" Air-Base, Even at the Direction of the Turkish Invasion/Occupation Army at the Northern Territories of Cyprus, But Also among Turkish Officers around NATO's Headquarters in Western Europe, (among whom several Reportedly asked Political Asylum), etc. Many Intermediary Army Officers, Suspected by the Government for Eventual Sympathy to the "Putchists", and/or for Any Other Political Affiliation among Various Dissidents, were practicaly Obliged to Seek to Escape from Massive "Purges" f.ex. by Seeking Asylum at Neigbouring Greece, that they Reached by Helicopter, Sea Boats, etc., Often Persecuted by Ankara's Authorities.

+ In Addition, a very Great Number of Young Conscrits, (most of whom Simply Obeyed to alleged "Putchists"' Orders f.ex. to Guard Istanbul's Bridges OverNight, etc), were, Massively DisArmed and Captured, Often by Shelf-styled Private Gangs, Some Bearig or Seizing Weapons, and Exposed to Public Humiiiations, Brutal and/or Sadic Ill-Treatments, Cowardly Beaten until they had Bloody Wounds, Even Lynched to Death, while Others were Notoriously Closed to Massive makeshift Detention Centers, in Awful Conditions, Worse than for Animals, Systematicaly semi-Naked, where, reportedly, several among them were Even Raped, as a kind of "Punishment"... Afterwards, Instead of, at least, putting some Sanctions for the Worse Abuses, on the Contrary, the current Turkish Political Authorities Massively ..."Praised" and Excluded from Any Sanction, Whatever Abuses they Might have Committed, ...All those who Claimed to have Reacted in order to "Fight the Putschists" and "Save the (current) Government", Inevitably Resulting into a Wide-Spread and Scadalous Impunity for Any Violent Crimes, against those Helpless Traped Young Conscrits, (for whom Even their Families could Not do almost Nothing)...

=> The Inevitable Result was an unavoidable Huge MisTrust Between the Turkish Government, and Often High-Standing Army Officers, as well as Numerous Simple Conscrits and their Families and Friends, But Also Middle-Rank Staff, (etc), as the overall Image, Reputation, and/or elementary Dignity of the Turkish Army had been Downgraded and Thrown Down to Mud, as Never Before in that Country's Past, (where Even its Historic Leader Attaturk was a Former Army Officer)...

>>> In Consequence, this Government canNot Really Trust what still Remains from the Country's Traditional Military Establishment, Not Even its Young Soldiers and their Families... Notoriously Engaged in a Too Large Fight, Both Against Leftists and Rightists, Atheists and Religious "Gulenists", etc. So that, this Turkish Army of Nowadays does Not really seem Able to Eventualy Launch Any "Glorious" Operation, has Probably Lost Various Experienced Top Officers, as well as the Enthousiasm of the Past among its Young Conscripts, etc. A Reciprocal MisTrust has been Installed, (by the anove-mentioned Exceptional Events), Between this Army and its Government. This Government can No More Trust all these Officers and Conscrits to be Really Motivated to do All the Dirty Jobs that it wants, so, it feels Obliged (for the 1st Time in its History) to Pay Foreign Mercenaries... But Mercenaries, Notoriously, will Not Resist to Fight, When things Become too Hard : They will, rather, Run Away... So, Nowadays' Turkey's Army is Not Stronger than in the Past, But much Weaker !

 This considerably Weakened Turkish Army (Comp. Supra) Nowadays looks, more and more, like a Toothless, Fake "Paper Tiger", almost Unable of doing anything else than Bullying much Smaller entities, with a Boost from Expensive Gadgets (like Drones, etc), and Costly (But also Brutal against Civilians) Islamist Extremist Mercenaries...

So that, a United, Modern and Democratic Europe has absolutely Nothing to Fear at all.

Except from one thing : After having Repeatedly Warned Turkey to Behave, EU, naturaly canNot leave Ankara withOut Any Sanction at all, if it insists Not to do so at all or Merely Pretends to, while, in Fact, still Persisting to Pressure Europe and Even Multiply veiled or Open Threats (Comp. Supra)...

But, what we all saw Today is a Sudden, UnExpected and quite UnPrecedented Postponement, for almost a Week, of an already "Exceptional" EU Heads of State/Goverment Summit, initialy Supposed to Focus, at last, on Eventual EU "Sanctions" to Turkey, After Many Vain "Warnings" by several Previous EU Summits to Ankara, (during almost 2 Years : 2018-2020).

The Pretext Notoriously is an alleged "Security Guard" of EU Council's President Michel, Added also to anOther, similar "Security Guard" of German Foreign Minister Maas, (who is currently part of the Rotating Chairmanship of the EU by the Berlin Government), Both those 2 Security Guards having, reportedly, been Tested "Positive" for Virus' Infections, almost at the Same Time, and, therefore, Obliging Michel and Maas to enter in "Quarantine" for 1 Week, as a matter of Routine, for simple Precaution against the Spread of Virus...

But, as Both Michel and Maas, (Together with EU High Representative for External Action Borrell) were, reportedly, Dealing precisely with Efforts to convince Ankara to hold Peaceful Talks with EU Members Greece and Cyprus on the Turkish Demands about South-Eastern Mediterranean Energy Resources, withOut any More Military Bullying and/or Harsh Provocations or Threats from Turkey, (Comp. Supra), several Medias Guessed that, such a "Coincidence", might be, in Fact, Less a Sanitary Issue, and Rather a ...Diplomatic one :

- "Turkey Off the Hook, as EU Postpones Sanctions' Decision !", significantly Titles, thus, Today, one of those Critical Medias, "Monitor", Published at Washington D.C., (while, However, speaking Also about a "Coronavirus' Scare")...

 - Indeed, the EU Parliament had Just Strongly  "Condemned" a Recent Turkish "NAFTEX", Dated  15 September, about More illegal "Drillings" inside EU Member Cyprus' EEZ, up to October 12, as Usually due to be Escorted by Ankara's WarShips, in the Only Vote taken quasi-Unanimously by MEPs, at a Resolution on Turkey (See : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentonturkishbullyingeuropeanenergy.html, etc).

+ And Erdogan had just Made to EU Leadership a Series of supplementary Claims, adding also a Threat of Conflict, (Comp. Supra).

=> As a Consequence, Cyprus' Foreign Minister, Nicos Christodoulides, Yesterday reacted in Brussels by Triggering an UnExpected Postponement of new EU Sanctions on Belarus, as long as Turkey still Escapes from Any Sanction, and he was Supported by Many Other Countries on this Principle, reportedly adopted earlier at a Berlin Meeting, (See : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/greececyprusoneuturkeybelarus.html).

>>> Thus, Converging Key Facts clearly indicate that, If the forthcoming Exceptional EU Summit on Turkey had taken place As Scheduled, (i.e. on September 24-25), then, normaly, Ankara would Not have Escaped from Any well-Deserved EU Sanction...

- So that, by Suddenly Postponing that Crucial Summit for almost a Week Later, (be it, Perhaps, through a kind of ..."Virus' Diplomacy" : Comp. Supra), the EU Council Obviously Gives to Turkey a Chance to Rectify.

- However, at the Same Time, EU inevitably Reaches a Dangerous Area of High Risks :

Not that to Eventualy Face Ankara's "Paper Tiger" Weakened Army, Heavily Depending After 2016 on Islamist Extremist Mercenaries, (Comp. Supra).

But the Big Risk for the EU is to eventualy Lose its Credibility, If a recalcitrant Turkey Escapes again a just punishment, in Front of the Eyes of All the World, whose Numerous Medias have been closely Following relevant Events...

 

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Greek EU Affairs Minister Varvitsiotis to EF: EU canNot have Double Standards on Turkey + Belarus !

Written by ACM
Monday, 21 September 2020
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- "It's Right that Europe canNot have Double Standards on Turkey and Belarus", Replied to "Eurofora" Greek Minister for European affairs Miltiadis Varvitsiotis, who currently Chairs the CoE, on a Question concerning what happened Today at EU Council's Foreign Affairs meeting, where the necessary Unanimity Lacked in order to Impose more Sanctions to Minsk, as long as there was "No Decision" Yet, "for the Time being", in view of, at least, Parallel Sanctions also to the Notoriously Worse case of Ankara, (Both from Human Rights and GeoPolitical points of view), as EU's High Representative for External Action, Josep Borrell, revealed at a Press Conference this Afternoon, adding that he Found all that "Regrettable", But expected that "it might be Settled" by EU Heads of State/Government at the forthcoming Exceptional EU Summit of September 24-25, due to Focus mainly on Turkey, (See: ..., etc).

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+ Moreover, Varvitsiotis considers "very Logic", his Cypriot counterpart, Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides' reported Statement that, Already, Back at the traditional "Gymnich" EU Meeting for Diplomacy, Earlier in Berlin, there was a Clear Collective Understanding, and even a "Political Agreement" for "Parallel" Sanctions vis a vis Turkey and Belarus.

 

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- This "was Supported", Today in Brussels, "among others, also by Cyprus, Greece, Slovakia, France, Ireland, Denmark, and Malta", etc,  as different well informed Diplomatic Sources told "Eurofora". In Consequence, even if Earlier, "all EU Countries, including Cyprus, "had Agreed on the Principle of Sanctions on Belarus" a priori, Finaly, Cyprus was reportedly obliged to "Observe that, Since the Berlin's Political Agreement could Not be Applied (in that Context of Foreign Affairs' Ministers Today), then, the Issue of Sanctions on Belarus should also be Referred to the (forthcoming) EU Summit too" (As also for Turkey" : Comp. Supra).

- Christodoulides stressed that Particularly since Turkey has just taken even a New Decision to Violate EU Member Cyprus' EEZ (there where the Most Energy Resources in Europe have been Recently Proven to exist) by Issuing a NAFTEX on 15/9 about Sending "Yavyz" Drilling Ship for illegal Search, usualy Escorted by Turkish WarShips, until 12/10/2020, as EU Parliament's Recent Resolution clearly "Condemned", with the Only Vote which was quasi-Unanimously adopted, by All its Political Groups, (See : http://www.eurofora.net/newsflashes/news/euparliamentonturkishbullyingeuropeanenergy.html), concerning EU's Most Promissing Natural Energy Resources' Hotspot, (and Also Borrell Acknowledged that this New Fact raises a Problem).

=> - In Fact, "this is Not just a Greco-Turkish Issue, But a European Issue, for Europe's own (Political) Architecture and (Energy + Defense) Security. Those who haven't understood that, canNot Understand Nothing !", clearly Concluded Today Varvitsiotis, (who had Earlier been Elected, at CoE's Assembly, as vice-President of its Biggest Political Group, that of ChristianDemocrats/EPP, See: ..., etc), Speaking to "Eurofora".

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Turkey has Notoriously Chassed Away, by Threats from its WarShips, an Italian "ENI"'s Drilling Ship, Peacefully operating at Cyprus' Southern Coast Territorial Waters and EEZ, Delimitated by Treaties with Neighbouring Egypt, Israel, etc, in Agreement with the legitimate Nicosia's Government, (as a Video, Audio traces, and Satellite Data Revealed during a Previous EU Summit), even if Ankara did Not Dare do the Same vis a vis USA's and/or France's Drilling Ships... Moreover, it has Repeatedly Bullied, with WarShips and Military Airplanes, Both EU Member Countries Cyprus and Greece, at the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean Sea, Either Escorting illegal Turkish "Drilling" Ships at Non-Delimitated Areas, (an act equivalent to a Violation of International Law, according to UNO's Treaty on the Law of the Sea), Or by Issuing "NAFTEX" for Turkish Military Exercises inside EU Members Cyprus or Greece's EEZ. In Addition, Ankara's Government has, Too Often, issued Grossly Provocative Statements, several times with Insults and Brutal Rhetorics, against EU Members Greece and/or Cyprus, and Even Open War Threats.

The Natural Gas Energy Resources Discovered in EU Member Cyprus, as well as in Adjacent Sea Areas of Neighbouring Egypt and Israel, at the South-Eastern Mediterranean, during Recent Years, seem Equivalent, in Geological and Volume terms, to the Huge Oil/Gas Findings at the Gulf of Mexico, which reportedly represent More than +50% of Total USA Needs, allowing Washington DC to Become, from Importing in the Past, Nowadays an Exporting Partner. While EU's older Northern Sea Deposits notoriously Periclitated, EU Members Cyprus and Greece Multiplied Friendly Agreements with Key Neighbouring Countries as Israel, Egypt, etc., Both on the Delimitation of their respective EEZ, and on various Plans to Transport Energy towards Europe Directly, i.e. withOut being Obliged to Pass through anOther Foreign Country, (be it by High-Tech Ships for NLG, by Transforming Gas to Electricity transmitted via UnderSea Cables, and/or by the EU-sponsored UnderSea Pipeline "East-Med", etc).

At a Recent "MED-7" Summit of Heads of State/Government from 7 Southern, Mediterranean EU Member States, Hosted, this Year, by French President Emmanuel Macron at the Corsica Island, was Adopted a "Joint Declaration", Denouncing Turkey's Wrongdoings (in line with Several EU Summits in Brussels, which have Already Brandissed "Sanctions", Earlier), and Calling for the EU to Face Ankara with "All Means that EU disposes", unless it Accepts a Sincere, Bonna Fides "Dialogue", on Solving its Issues with Greece and/or Cyprus by Political Negotiations, according to International Law, or, Otherwise, by Submitting the Issue to the International Court at Hague, (See: ..., etc). A somewhat Similar Position was, Later-on, Adopted also by the EU Parliament, in a Resolution voted in Brussels Last Week.

But, Turkish Government Top Officials Initialy Reacted, inter alia, by Threatening Greece to "be Eaten like Meat" if it doesn't "Shut up" (sic !), Warning French President Macron "Not to Mess up with Turkey", and Slandering France to the point to Even risk to approach African ISIS' Deadly Terrorists' Propaganda at Mali, etc., while, Later-on, After a Too Brief "Pause" for so-called Exploratory Talks with Greece, Ankara Suddenly re-Started, again, to Insult President Macron as "InCompetent", (sic !), and Even Issued 2 More "NAFTEX" for areas in EU Member Cyprus' EEZ, including for more illegal "Drillings" by Turkish Ships under escort of WarShips, etc.

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These Last Turkish Aggressive Moves were also Criticized by Borrell, at his Press Conference, Today, (Comp. Supra).

Meanwhile, at Belarus, Many Demonstrators were reportedly Detained, (sometimes, However, ...Less than in Berlin or Paris, recently. See: ..., etc), But Most of them Freed, shortly afterwards, (a lot even Only a Few Hours later). While, in Turkey, Many and various alleged Dissidents have been Killed, or Arrested and Kept to Jail for Too Long Periods of Time, (to the point that, f.ex., a Woman Lawyer has Recently Died After 28 Days of desperate Hunger Strike in a Turkish Prison, provoking EU/CoE Criticism), otherwise ill-Treated in Inhuman/Degrading ways, and/or Massively Fired from their Jobs, (including Judges, Universitarians, etc), if not Forced to Numerous cases of Exile Abroad, several among them having asked -and obtained- Political Asylum in Europe.

In Addition, Belarus has Never Invaded and Occupied any Other Country, while, on the Contrary, Turkey still Keeps its Invasion/Occupation Army at the Northern Territories of EU Member Cyprus, and has Recently Invaded and Occupied 2 Times various Syrian Territories with Bloody Wars, Invaded and Killed People at 2 Different areas in Irak, Threatened EU Member Greece with War, etc.

Moreover, Turkey, at least as things stand, canNot Transport Energy into the EU, in Any Rapid, Cheap, and Secure way, withOut its usual Blackmails, while, on the Contrary, it's enough to Simply press a button, in order to Immediately have Fast, Safe and Abundant Gas transfered from Russia to Germany, at EU's Industrial Core, thanks to a Pipeline "Europa", Already installed there in the Past, whenever the Political Situation becomes better. 

Last, but not least, Belarus' Officials have Never as Grossly Insulted in Public European Countries, and/or democraticaly elected European Leaders, as Turkey has Notoriously done, Recently, several Times, (Comp., f.ex., inter alia, also Supra).

As for Irregular Migrants calling themselves "Refugees" Massively, it's Wrong to believe the Turkish Propaganda that they might have "Helped" Millions, allegedly Paying for them ...Billions $, as Ankara Officials, and some Naive or Hypocritical individuals often routinely Claim. In Fact, Turkey Imported, towards irregularly Tresspassing Massively into Europe, Too Many among its notorious Islamic Pakistano-Afghan Pals, from the Other Side of Deep Asia, (already, More than 60% such irregular residents at EU Member Greece's Lesbos Island are, reportedly, among this kind of Pakistano-Afghan origine, while such Pakis are also often Competing with Turkish Smugglers, the Most Numerous), and, More Grave, Turkey has largely PROVOKED itself a Mass Refugee Movement from Syria, by notoriously Helping Armed Gangs of Deadly Islamist Terrorists (including even ISIS, etc) to Penetrate and/or have wide Logistical Support there (by irregular Transactions, Money, "Jihadist" Extremists, Arms, etc), Even was found to Provide them with Deadly "Rockets" (sic !), Before Invading (always side by side, Together with various Armed Islamist Gangs, even Murdering helpless Women, Usurpating People's Family Homes, etc), at 2 different Times the Northern Territories of Syria, in Addition to Backing Idlib Region inside Syria, a Notorious over-Concentration of Various Armed Extremist Islamist Gangs, where Even ISIS' long-time Leader El Bagdadi was Hidding, while the ISIS' New Leader, (known as "Mawla the ‘Destroyer’", according to USA and Chinese Medias), is himself "Turkmen" from Nearby Mosul, of the kind that Ankara supported with Rockets (Comp. Supra)... In Addition, Turkey has, Already, largely PROFITED from such provoked Mass "Refugee" Displacements, at least 3 Times : First by heavily Exploiting most of those Impoverished and Defenseless People, (Initially All Closed in overloaded "Camps" surrounded by Barbed Wire and tighty Controled by the Turkish Army, so that some even Died there or became Sick by an awful Heat in makeshift Tents, while Others were often Violently Oppressed when they Revolted), Submited at various Humiliating and Badly Paid, dirty "Jobs", to the Profit of Shameless Turkish Exploiters, (as, f.ex., attest the Revelations to UK Medias by the Father of Tragic Refugee Child "Kurdi", who was Killed on 2015, together with his Mother and Sister, when a Turkish Smuggler, suddenly Opened a Hole in a Plastic Boat tresspassing Asylum Seekers in Greece, and Abandoned them at the Middle of the Sea, Running to Leave with a Rapid Motor-Boat, as they used to Often do). Second, by notoriously Blackmailing the EU, in order to Pay Turkey 3 Billions € Each Year, in full Grants, after Ankara notoriously threw, Suddenly, into Europe more than 1,5 Million of Irregular Migrants who Massively called themselves "Asylum Seekers", on 2015/2016+, (including Even ISIS Deadly Terrorists Cowardly Targetting innocent Civilian People, as some of those who Killed Hundreds in Paris' "Bataklan" Massacre, or Raped and sometimes Murdered Young Girls in Germany, as at Nearby Freiburg, or Raped Even Children Aged 10 among European Refugees from Serbia, f.ex. in Wien, and/or, reportedly, inside Refugee facilities in Greek Islands or Berlin, etc) : Something that Turkey, attempted even to Repeat Nowadays, on 2019, inter alia by Inciting Many Thousands of such Irregular Migrants Massively calling themselves "Asylum Seekers" to Tresspass EU's External Borders in Greece, along Evros River, But mostly Failed, this time, when the New Greek Government, Together with the EU, Defended Europe. Third, Turkey Obviously, also, Seeks to grossly Exploit even Ideologically and Politically such Miserous Masses of Desperate People, for the Fate of whom, on the Contrary, Ankara should be Ashamed, in reality, (at least for All the above-mentioned Facts).

On the Contrary, inter alia, Minsk's Government not only Never did against the EU Anything Similar, But it Even has, Recently, Accepted, Well Treated and Helped Many Thousands of Poor Jewish People, from Various Other Countries, who had Entered Belarus seeking to Reach an Ukranian City considered Historicaly "Holly" by them, before being Blocked near the Border by a Refusal of Kiev's Authorities to let them Enter that Country. Something for which the Israeli Government Officialy Thanked Belarus, while also reportedly Paying for those fragile People's Return soon back to their Countries of origin.

=> So that Tiny Cyprus might, Hopefully, Become, perhaps, the "David" who ...Wakes Up a good "Goliath" from a Provoked Dangerous Lethargy, if such Facts Help soon to Raise Europe's Vital Consiousness.

 

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EU Parliament Unanimously Condemns New Turkish Violations of EU Member Cyprus EEZ from 15/9 to 12/10

Written by ACM
Thursday, 17 September 2020
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*Strasbourg/Angelo Marcopolo/- In the Only quasi-Unanimously Adopted point, at EU Parliament's latest Resolution on Turkey, MEPs "Condemned" a New Aggressive "Turkey’s Decision of 15 September" to issue another "NAFTEX" Sending its "Yavuz Drilling Ship" (escorted by WarShips, as usual) illegaly into EU Member Cyprus' Energy Resources Rich EEZ, "Until 12 October", (i.e. During almost a Month !).


This Key Last-Minute Amendment (Tabled by Russo-German Jewish atypical "Green" MEP Sergey Lagodinsky, a USA's Harvard "Master" and Berlin's Humbold University "PhD" holder in Public Law on Human Rights) Succeeded to Get as much as 668 Votes in Favor, against Only 22 and 3 Abstentions, While, on the Contrary, During All Other Votes, on Various Other Aspects of that Issue about Turkey's Bullying at Eastern Mediterranean, and Violently Disputing to the EU the apparently Important Energy Resources that have Already Started to be Discovered there, (Particularly around EU Member Cyprus, as well as in Neighbouring and Friendly Cooperating Egypt and Israel, etc.), the EU Parliament appeared, More or Less, Divided...


The Political Importance of that Unique quasi-Unanimously Adopted point, is Obviously, that it Reveals that Turkey, Instead of having, at last, Started to Play the Game according to Peaceful Negotiations with EU Members Greece and Cyprus, as the Initial Version of the Draft Resolution Supposed, f.ex., when it "Welcomed Turkey’s Decision on 12 September ... to withdraw its seismic research vessel Oruç Reis, thus taking a 1st Step to Easing the Tensions", (as Ankara had been Repeatedly Urged by the EU to do), on the Contrary, it had, with such Dilatory Manouvers, Waited until EU Parliament's Vote, before Showing Ankara's Real Face, by Committing a New (and Even Longer than Before) Blatant Violation of International Law, Based on escorting Turkish WarShips' Brutal Force, Against Europe's Natural Energy Resources, located around EU Member Cyprus.


Greece Might, probably, have Important Oil/Gas Resources at the Aegean Sea, and/or around Creta Mediterranean Island. However, this has Not Yet been clearly Proven. But Near Cyprus' Southern Coasts, the Existence of Important Gas Energy Resources has Already been Proven Recently, so that, Added to those Found by Israel and Egypt at the Proximity, the Total could, certainly Boost Europe's Economy for a Long Time in the Future. Thus, at least as things stand until Now, Cyprus' EEZ is the Biggest Issue for the EU.


=> As a Consequence, the Main Points where EU Parliament appeared mostly Divided on Turkey, were 3 Other Amendments which, succesively, Asked to :

(1) At last "Irrevocably Terminate" Turkey's Controversial and UnPopular EU bid, as former so-called "Candidate to Accesion";

(2) Put an "End" to "All Fundings" earmarked for Turkey, either as "Pre-Accession" Funds, or on Pretext of so-called "Refugees" and irregular "Migrants", as well as "EIB's Loans";

(3) Freeze, (at least for 6 Months, Reconductible) the Controversial EU - Turkey "Customs Union" of 1996, - from which Everything had Started, Curiously the 1st Time that ECHR Revealed, on 12/1995 in Strasbourg that Turkey had been Torturing and Murdering Dissidents, or Submitting Poor Families to Inhuman/Degrading Treatments (12/2015), and was Immediately Followed, inter alia, also by the "News" that Turkish Forces, (Shortly After the Customs Union had Started to Enter into Force from 1/1996), had Killed a Young Dissident by ...Crushing his Head. (Respectively : "Aksoy", "Akdivar", and "Goktepe" landmark Affairs).


- The Reasoning behind that 1st Point was that "Turkey ...is Not a European Country", and "does Not Behave according to European Values, mainly those which aim to preserve a Peaceful Europe, so that it Must Not become an EU Member". Therefore the Amendment "Call(ed) ... the Turkish Government to Put an End to the Repeated Violations of the Greek and Cypriot Air Space and Territorial Waters", as well as "to Respect the Territorial Integrity of its Neighbours", (as Syria and Irak, in Addition to Cyprus and Greece, as well as Armenia, etc).


Initially Tabled by several Rightist MEPs of the "ID" Group, from Various EU Member Countries, those 3 Amendments on Key Issues Attracted Votes Also from the "Conservative" Group, the "ChristianDemocrats/EPP" Group, the "Independents", Even the "Left", etc. Among the Mainstream "ChristianDemocrats/EPP" were also French Young Philospher Bellamy (Head of the French Delegation there), former Many Times Minister Hortefeux (a Sarkozy Faithful), former President of EU Parliament's Defense Committee Danjean, former Minister Morano from Nearby Lorraine, and Strasbourg's MEP Sander. Among the "Left"'s MEPs, Support was given by Villumsen, Vice-President of the Group, (and an Experienced, former Long-Time Top MEP at CoE's PanEuropean Assembly in Strasbourg), Member of Denmark's Governing Coalition. Among the "Independent" MEPs, for Cutting all EU Funds to Turkey Voted also Popular former Anti-Corruption Judge Miroslav Radačovský from Slovakia, Famous for having Dared Face a former Head of State and Win the case, who was Elected for the 1st Time in EU Parliament. Around 150 MEPs were Constantly Involved in those 3 Critical Amendments for the Strongest ever Sanctions against Turkey, (f.ex. 107 Voting in Favour and 36 Abstaining, etc), and that was the Main Disagreement in this case, as they Obviously thought that EU did Not yet put Enough Sanctions on Ankara, as it should.


The comparatively Most Popular for MEPs among those 3 Critical Amendments was that about immediately Cutting All EU Funds and other Economic Facilities to Turkey, (Comp. Supra). This (Obviously Important) Point Attracted Even the MEPs of the Italian co-Governing Party of "5 Stars" (created by Famous Bepe Grillo), inter alia. Such a Fact is, objectively, a kind of indirect Hommage to the just Tragically Deaceased Franco-Armenian Top Politician Patrick Devedjian, from a Family of Refugees, former Many Times Minister, Head of Governing Party, close Friend to Popular former President Sarkozy, and in charge of a Succesful Economic Revival Policy for France and Europe, at the Previous, 2008-2011 Crisis : Surprizingly, the Last Press Article Published by Devedjian in his Life, Just Before he was Killed by an (UnKnown Origin) Virus' Infection, Curiously almost Immediately after Entering a Hospital, was Titled : -"Oppose Turkey and Support Europe !", and, Practicaly, Focused mainly on Calling to Stop EU Funding for Ankara, as a Sanction for a Long List of WrongDoings against EU Countries and Europe itself, which Needs to be Stengthened, (See : ..., etc).


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- On the Contrary, MEPs' Votes showed that the Less Backed concrete Point, in this Resolution, was a Strange Call for ...Trans-Atlantic NATO (sic !) to "Mediate" in "Eastern Mediterranean", between EU Countries and Turkey, (sic !), as if Europe could Not Defend itself vis a vis Ankara,  - Not Even some ...450 Years After the 1st Victory of a European Army in History, which was the Famous Naval Battle at "Lepanto", Already as Early as Back on 1.571, when Many European Countries had United Together in order to Succesfully Face the Ottoman-Turks, as a Sanction for their Brutal Aggressions ...in Cyprus ! (See : ..., etc). The Move was Notoriously Followed, at the Aftermath, by More European Armies' Historic Victories against Ottoman-Turks at Wien (1.683), Budapest (1.696), Navarino (1.827), the last 2 Together with Russians, etc., until the Greek Revolution of 1.821 (whose Centenary Anniversary is due to be Celebated Next Year, on 2021), through the Dismantlement of the Declining Former Ottoman-Turk Empire also in Arab Countries, which Gained their National Independence, (under the Brillant Guidance of Young, then, Winston Churchil), just After the Armenian Genocide of 1.908-1.915, up to the Landmark "Treaty of Sevres" (near Paris), on 1.920, when "the Turkish Problem" had been Definitively Solved, for Ever, (Liberating All National Minorities in Anatolia Plateau : Armenians, Greeks, Kurds, Assyrians, etc), ... IF Trotski's Cynical but "Real-Politics" Move to practicaly Save from Total Ruins a Residue of Turks, at the Last Minute on 1.922, (when the Greek Army had arrived just ...40 Km from Ankara !), in order to Throw Against the rest of a Divided Europe a TroubleMaker "Turkey", from which it still Suffers Nowadays (NATO's "Brain Death" included), had Not "met", objectively, Also a Trans-Atlantic Canada-USA Emerging Selfish Power, Both DisRegarding, then, a Divided Rest of Europe..., Suddenly Weakened as Never, Suffering by 2nd World War Destructions and Global Competition, ...Unless the right Development of a Brand New "European Union" might, Hopefully, Mark a real "Renaissance" Now.    


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+ For the Rest, EU Parliament's Resolution, Officialy Destinated to "the preparation of the Special" EU Heads of State/Government Summit in Brussels, (24-25 September 2020), "Focusing on the Dangerous Escalation and the role of Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean" Energy Sources, Adopted by a Strong Majority, Reminds, among others, Also the "Situation in Turkey", including "the Removal of Elected Mayors", the "Turkish Actions Creating Tensions in the EEZ of Cyprus", the "Negative Role of Turkey" against "Stability and Securiy in Eastern Mediterranean", the "illegal Drilling activities of Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean", the "Ajaccio Declaration after the ...MED-7 Summit of 10/9/2020" (Calling to "Use All adequate Means Available to the EU" in order to Face Turkey's Bullying; See .., etc), the "United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS)", etc.


- The Resolution Denounces, from the outset, the Fact that "escalating Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean ("an area of Strategic Importance for the EU") are Fuelled by Unilateral steps by Turkey, including Military action, the Lack of inclusive diplomatic Dialogue", and the Fact that "Turkey has Challenged its Neighbours with regard to international Law and the Delimitation of their Exclusive Economic Zones (EEZs)", "whereas Turkey has Not signed the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea,  to which Greece and Cyprus are parties", so that a "Dispute over the Delimitation of EEZs and ontinental shelf between Turkey on the one side and Greece on the other side has remained Unresolved Since November 1973", (i.e. Just at the Eve of Turkey's Military Invasion and -still persising- Occupation of Cyprus on 1974 !).


+ Significantly, more Tension Started to Grow "Since the Discovery of offshore natural Gas reserves in the early 2000s, ... whereas the discoveries of significant gas reserves in the Mediterranean, including the discovery of the Leviathan field in 2010, followed by the Zohr gas field, the Largest ever natural gas discovery in the Mediterranean Sea, off Egypt in 2015, sparked Interest in the region and led to Further Exploration and Drilling in 2018 and 2019", EU Parliament observes.  

           
- But, "the EU is clear and determined in Defending the European Union’s Interests, demonstrating its unwavering Support and Solidarity with Greece and Cyprus and upholding international Law", according to that Resolution.     


- Meanwhile, "the illegal exploration and Drilling activities by Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean are Resulting in an intense and Dangerous Militarisation of the Eastern Mediterranean, ;...whereas to support Greece and Cyprus, France deployed two naval vessels and fighter jets on 12 August in the area, and took part in military exercises together with Greece, Cyprus and Italy, on 26 August" 2020, it notes, (as far as Concrete Efforts to Protect common European Interests are concerned.


+ In Addition, on 10 June a French naval vessel was met with an extremely hostile reaction by Turkish warships when it was, in the framework of the Sea Guardian NATO mission, requesting to inspect a Turkish vessel suspected of violating the UN arms embargo on LIBYA; whereas Greece has recorded over 600 VIOLATIONS OF its AIR SPACE by the Turkish Air Force since January 2020; whereas these activities by Turkey are accompanied by increasingly HOSTILE RHETORIC against both Greece and Cyprus, other EU Member States, and the EU itself", MEPs Denounced.


- When, "in January 2019, the governments of Cyprus, Egypt, Greece, Israel, Italy, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority established" a ..."Gas Forum", at South-Eastern Mediterranean, "a multinational body tasked with developing a regional Gas Market and a mechanism for Resource Development", then, "this has been Criticised by Turkey’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs", Seeking to Impose its troublesome and Unrelated Interference..., (Despite the Fact that Ankara is Not Located in the SOUTH-Eastern Mediterranean, is Neither Producing, Nor Transporting Mediterannean Gas from/to Any of those Countries, and Refuses Even to Recognize a Key Country among them, But, on the Contrary, has notoriously sent its Military Troops to Invade and still Occupy a Large Part of its National Territory !).


    - Obviously Isolated, "Turkey" found Only ..."the (Notoriously Controversial) Libyan GNA", Tripoli's so-called "Government", (which does Not Control the 2/3 of the Country, Neither its Parliament, Nor the Libyan Army, while being Threatened Even up to Tripoli's Outskirts themselves, its Airport having been Bombed Out of Order since long), in order to "Sign... a MoU, in Nov. 2019, determining a ...Delimitation between the two Countries, Despite having No Adjacent or opposite Coasts". But, such a  "Turkey-Libya MoU on the Delimitation of Maritime jurisdictions in the Mediterranean Sea Infringes the Sovereign rights of third Countries, does Not Comply with the Law of the Sea, and canNot Produce Any Legal Consequences for third countries", "whereas; IF Applied, this MoU would ...Threaten Mritime Security", MEPs Warn.


+ In Addition, "on 20 April 2020, Turkey sent the Drill ship Yavuz, accompanied by a Turkish (Military) navy vessel, into Cyprus’s EEZ", and "on 30 July 2020, ...the seismic research vessel Barbaros, accompanied by a Turkish Warship and a second support ship, into Cyprus’s EEZ"; on 10 August 2020, Turkey sent the Oruç Reis research vessel accompanied by 17 naval vessels (sic !) into Greek waters to map out sea territory for possible oil and gas drilling in an area where Turkey also claims jurisdiction; whereas Greece responded by dispatching its own warships to track the Turkish vessels, one of which collided with a Greek ship; ... on 31 August 2020 Turkey again extended its exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean by the Oruç Reis until 12 September; ... Turkey’s naval alert (Navtex) concerns an area that is within Greece’s continental shelf; ... these activities by Turkey have led to a significant deterioration in relations"  with affected Countries", EU Parliament Critically Observed. 

                           
=> However, Until Now, the Only so-called "Sanction" by the EU on such a TroubleMaker Turkey, (and Despite the fact that EU Council "Repeatedly Expressed its Concerns, and Strongly Condemned the (illegal) drilling activities, in various sets of Conclusions, including the European Council conclusions of 22 March 2018 and 20 June 2019 : See ..., etc), was; More than 2 whole Years Later, "on 27 February 2020", to Merely "Put Two Executives (sic !) of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) on the EU Sanctions List, imposing a Travel Ban and an Asset Freeze, following Turkey’s illegal Drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean"... In Other Words, Turkey may Hinder Europe from Peacefully Exploiting huge Energy Resources located a its EU Member States' EEZ, During More than 2 or 3 whole Years, while Also Dangerously Pushing at the Brink of War 2, 3, 4, 5 or More European Countries, if not EU in itself, as a whole, Adding, at the Same Time, a lot of Grosses Provocations, Slandering, and/or Insults, as well as Threats (including of War), etc., But, Nevertheless, an apparently Toothless EU Bureaucracy, (and/or a Fishy, "Fake European" Politician), simply does Nothing Serious vis a vis troublemaker Turkey, All these Years Long, But ...Only eyes 2 Obscure Staffers' Improbable Holidays in the EU, and/or their Private Assets, most probably in Turkey and, thus, untouchable by EU Services !


=> In this Context, it was Obviously Inevitable that, at least "on 28 August 2020 the informal Council (Gymnich) meeting [NDLR : at Berlin]Called for +Further targeted Sanctions against Turkey, in the event that it does Not De-escalate Tensions in the region; whereas these restrictive Measures would be Discussed at the Special European Council Summit, on 24 and 25 September 2020".


+ But, in the Middle of that Road, "on 10 September 2020, national leaders at the MED-7 Summit of Mediterranean States ...expressed Regret that Turkey had Not Responded to the EU’s repeated Calls to End its Unilateral and llegal Actions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean", EU Parliament Denounced. Already, Meanwhile, "Mediation Attempts, led by the German Council Presidency ("Togetehr With" the "BP/HR Borrell") over the months of July and August, Regrettably Failed", MEPs Regret.


- The main Reason is that, "in order to allow the Dialogue to advance, Turkey has to Refrain from Unilateral Actions", EU Parliament's Resolution Reminds.


+ Even "NATO has also proposed various Initiatives for Dialogue between Greece and Turkey and brokered Talks between them", (But Not Cyprus, which is Not NATO Member, Despite of the Fact that, until Now, the Main Issue is that of Cyprus-related Energy Resources).


- Indeed, also "Article 1 of the NATO Treaty provides that the parties ... undertake to Settle any international Disputes in which they may be involved by Peaceful means", "and to Refrain in their international relations from the Threat or use of Force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the UN". And the "UN Charter provides that States must undertake to Settle any international Disputes in which they may be involved by Peaceful means, in such a manner that international Peace and Security and justice are Not EnDangered, and to Refrain in their international relations from the Threat or use of Force", MEPs Reminded.


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>>> - At the Main part of EU Parliament's Resolution, it "is Highly Concerned by the ongoing Dispute and related Risk of further Mlitary Escalation in the Eastern Mediterranean". It "is firmly Convinced that a sustainable conflict reSolution can only be found through Dialogue, Diplomacy, and Negotiations, in a spirit of Good Will, and in line with International Law".


- A Strong Majority of MEPs "Condemns Turkey’s illegal activities in the continental shelf/EEZ of Greece and Cyprus, which Violate the Sovereign rights of EU Member States, and expresses its full Solidarity with Greece and Cyprus; Urges Turkey to engage in the Peaceful Settlement of Disputes, and to Refrain from any Unilateral and illegal action or Threat.


 - MEPS anew "Urge... Turkey to show Restraint, and to proactively contribute to De-escalating the situation, including by Respecting the territorial Integrity and Sovereignty of all of its neighbours, by Immediately Ending any further illegal Exploration and Drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean, by Refraining from Violating Greek Airspace and Greek and Cypriot territorial Waters, and by distancing itself from nationalistic Warmongering rhetoric; Rejects the use of Threats and Abusive language towards Member States and the EU as Unacceptable".


=> On the Contrary, EU Parliament "expresses the Need to find a Solution by Diplomatic means, Mediation, and international Law, and strongly supports the return to the Dialogue between the parties". It "reiterates its Call on the Turkish Government to Sign and Ratify the UNCLOS (Treaty), and recalls that Even though Turkey is Not a Signatory" yet; Nevertheless, Internatonal "Customary Law", Already, provides for EEZs, Even for UnInhabited Islands"...


- But, it "Deplores the fact that the increasing escalation of Tension, Undermines prospects for the resumption of direct Talks on the comprehensive reSolution of the Cyprus Issue", (which were just "Dynamitized", by Turkey's Latest "NAFTEX" of 15/9, for.illegal Drillings at Nicosia's EEZ, until Middle October, as Both Presidents of Greece and Cyprus' Parliaments just Denounced) ; and "Urges all parties concerned to actively support the Negotiations for a fair, comprehensive and viable Settlement of the Cyprus issue within the UN Framework, as defined by the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, in accordance with international Law, the EU Acquis, and on the basis of respect for the Principles on which the (European) Union is founded".


- In this regard, MEPs "Welcome the Invitation made by the Governments of Cyprus and Greece to Turkey to Negotiate in good faith the maritime Delimitation between their respective Coasts", and "Urge... the Parties to Bring the relevant Disputes to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, or to resort to International Arbitration, in the event a Settlement canNot be Reached though Mediation".


- Concerning "all (EU) Member States"' "Dialogue with Turkey", in general, the Resolution "Calls" (Also "on EU Commission") to be "Firmly Committed ...to the Fundamental Values and Principles of the (European) Union, including Respect for Human Rights, Democracy, the Rule of Law, and the principle of Solidarity". An Obviously Long Overdue, Key Point, at least Since the 2015 Massacres of Kurds inside Turkey, the 2016 Killings, even of  Disarmed and Helpless Young Conscrits, Massive Jailings, Massive Oustings Even of Judges, Universitarians, etc, Added to the 2018 Bloody Turkish Military Invasion and Occupation of Peaceful "Afrin" Region in Syria, and the 2019 Bombings, Killings (even Torturing and Murdering "Future Syria"s Head, Hevrin Khalaf, a young Woman who notoriously struggled for Unity and Frienship : See ..., etc), and Turkish Military Invasion and Occupation of Most of Syria's Kurdish Region, (which was the Only one to Greatly Help the International Coalition to Fight against ISIS' Deadly Terrorists, Cowardly Targetting even Inocent Civilian People), make on 2020 an UnPrecedented Military Intervention inside Divided and Civil War torn Libya, Exporting there Extremist Islamist Armed Gangs (Dangerous for Europe, and Already Denounced by the UN for Grave Brutalities and Human Rights Violations against Civilian People), push a desperate Jailed Woman Lawyer to Die after a long Hunger Strike, reportedly Throw 2 poor Kurdish Farmers out of a Turkish Military Helicopter these days, (from whom 1 Barely Survived, almost Losing Conscience and Memory), etc+++...


=> In such Circumstances, no wonder why EU Paliament's Resolution also "expresses Serious Concerns about the current state of EU-Turkey Relations, mainly regarding the Dire Human Rights situation in Turkey and the Erosion of Democracy and the rule of Law; underlines the past and present Negative impacts of Turkey’s unilateral Foreign Policy initiatives in the wider Region, and that Turkey’s illegal exploration and Drilling activities in the Eastern Mediterranean further Add to the Deterioration of EU-Turkey relations in general, ... Deplores the Negative impact that current Turkish ... Actions in the Mediterranean" against "the stability of the region", in Addition to the 2 or 3 Turkish Military Invasions/Occupations inside Syria (at Afrin, Idlib, North-East, etc) and their "Consequences", (Comp. Supra).


=> For All those Reasons, in Concluding, an EU Parliament's Strong Majority Warns Turkey for "Sanctions", (which might "Only be Avoided through Dialogue, Sincere Cooperation, and concrete Progress on the ground", as it Asks, Otherwise, Threatening Ankara with "Restricitive Measures", "Sectoral and Targeted", "in the Absence of any Significant Progress".


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However, at the same time, the Last Paragraph of that Long Text, Curiously does Not Yet "Call" or "Urge" the forthcoming EU Summit to, Effectively, Impose, at last, Such "Sanctions" on an already Recalcitrant and Wrongdoing Turkey, But Only to ..."develop a List" (sic !) of Sanctions, and Even Less : Just to "Stand (re-sic !!) Ready" to (Eventualy) do so !


+ Moreover, Majority MEPs Exclude Sanctions with any "Adverse impact on the People of Turkey, (or) on (EU's) Support to Turkey's Independent Civil Society", (Here Goes Most of EU's "Pre-Accession" Aid...), "or on the Refugees residing within Turkey", (There go the 3 Billions € Each Year, in full Grants)...


One Wonders IF it Remains Anything for Sanction, (and Whether EU did Alike in Sanctions to Russia, etc)...


++ In Addition, Many MEPs (and Even More EU Citizens) would certainly be Negatively Surprized, Fed Up, and Dismayed, by an UnTimely, UnExpected, and UnPrecedented ...Repetition, Too Many Times (More than 5 !), of a Long-Forgotten Wording, Naming "Turkey (as) n EU Canditate Country" (sic !)


If the Real Authors of Such a Text have really "Forgotten" the 3 Loud "NO !" to Euro-Referenda in France, the Netherlands and Ireland, Already since 2005-2007, (the Last Ever, since then, with the Only "Exception" of Tiny Luxembourg, where Juncker had Threatened to Resign !), and Even Numerous Polls throughout Most European Countries, Since then, which Consistenly Show a Growing Refusal, by EU Citizens, of Any such eventual "Horror", or, perhaps, they do Not intend to participate in any Democratic Election in the foreseable Future...


- In Fact, "Nowadays, Nobody dares, No More, to Plead for Turkey's Entry into the EU. But No State dares (yet) to Really Close the Door (to Ankara), anxious not to indispose the Sultan", Denounced French former Head of Governing Party, Many Times Minister, close Sarkozy's Faithful, and Succesful F. Minister responsible for Economic ReVival at the Previous Economic Crisis of 2008-2011, Patrick Devedjian, from a Family of Armenian Refugees rescapees of the Genocide, in his Last Published Press Article, just Before he was Suddenly Infected (by an UnKnown cause) and Killed with the Virus, a few Months ago... (See: ..., etc).


+++ Moreover, Instead of Supporting a Crystal-clear Stance on the International Law of the Sea, at least in its more Substantial Principles, on the Contrary, that Text, Astonishingly, almost ...Pulverises the UNCLOS Treaty, by Multiplying, in a Key Paragraph, Relativistic Obscurantism's Wording of the kind : - "Developing (sic !) Law of the Sea" (NDLR: SInce the Early 1980ies...), which would be "Inherently Complex" (re-sic !!), and "Interpreted Differently by Greece and Turkey", with almost Equal "Mutual Claims", ("that the Interpretation of maritime Law by the Other Side is Against international Law and that the Activities of the Other Side are illegal"), resulting in a Mere "Dispute ...Between Turkey, on the One Side, and Greece, on the Other Side", (with ...Europe Condemned to Stay ...Out-Side, of unique European Natural Energy Resources !), which, Fataly, "has Remained UnreSolved since November 1973", (i.e. Just at the Eve of Turkey's Military Invasion/Occupation of the Northern Territories of Cyprus on July 1974)...


++++ Last, but not least, Instead of Launching a (too much Delayed) Call to all EU's 27 Member States to Urgently Send any Defense Support for the Protection of Frontline EU Members Greece and Cyprus, for Guarding EU's External Borders and precious European Natural Energy Resources, notoriously Threatened by Turkey's WarShips, on the Contrary, that partialy Strange Resolution, after Observing that France (Succefully) send its Army Airplanes and its Navy, Both in Cyprus and in Greece, while Italy "participated in Military Exercises" near the Greco-TurkIsh Coasts, on the Contrary, it Even "Calls on All (sic !) Actors involved ... to ... Withdraw Their Military Presence in the Region"...
In Other Words, while Turkey would be Always Ready to Bring Back its Military WarShips just in a Few Minutes Time, on the Contrary, Europeans would have to ...Wait for French and/or Italian Navies to Travel All the Way Long from ...Havre, Bordeau, Marseille, Genoa or Venice, etc, up to the Aegean Sea !


Are they Suicide Maniaks, or Too Lazy to simply Read a (Long) Paper probably Drafted by some Corrupted Apparatchiks ?


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Such Weak, Negative Points (which are Not the Only ones..) do Not Cancell the Different, above-mentioned, Strong Points in this EU Parliament's Resolution, (Comp. Supra).


>>> Nevertheless, Obviously, IF Europe gets Trapped, and/or Hindered to Act Swiftly and Efficiently enough, in such a Landmark Case, (and After so Many toothless "Warnings" to Turkey repeatedly issued by Numerous EU Summits, during the Last 2 Years : 2018-2020), then, Inevitably, Nobody in the World (among the Many who are now Watching) would Ever take Seriously Any EU's Official Statement at all, in the Future !


=> Hopefully, the forthcoming Exceptional EU Heads of State/Governments Summit, Focusing, precisely, on Sanctions for Turkey's Provocations and insults, WarMongering and Bullying by WarShips, in South-Eastern Mediterranean, (particularly After this Exceptional EU Parliament's quasi-Unanimity to Strongly Condemn Ankara's Latest NAFTEX for illegal Drillings in EU Member Cyprus' EEZ, Dated 15 September and Applicable until October 12 : Comp. Supra),  is due to Arrive in Less than 1 Week's Time (September 24-25) ...

 

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    Before the end of 2009, France and Germany will take strong initiatives to open "new Horizons" needed by Europe and the World, going well beyond the current Crisis' management, anounced French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angie Merkel, reassuring that both a judgement on Lisbon Treaty by nearby Karlsruhe German Federal Court, and the forthcoming National Elections in Germany would confirm their capacity to act.    

They were replying to Press questions in Berlin, after key-regional elections on Sunday, where Merkel's ChristianDemocratic party kept everywhere a strong 1st and won the possibility to forge a New Majority with Liberals at the largest of 3 Landers : Saxony (4 millions inhabitants), while its main competitor, the Socialdemocrat party fell to unprecedented lows : Tackled by the small "Linke" (left) party in Saarland (1 million inhabitants), it became even smaller than it in Saxony and Thuringen (3 million inhabitants), where SPD arrived only third. While its usual partners, the "Greens" also fell down, contrary to CDU's new partners, the FDP Liberals, who go up.

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    - "At any case, at the end of the year (2009), if things go as scheduled, we shall take strong initiatives, showing that Europe needs a Franco-German axis, as well as the World, even if it never excludes other" countries to join, replied Sarkozy to a question if France and Germany will revive the "European dream", by "relauncing the EU motor" for the Future, with actions going further than the mere management of the global crisis, (as it was done fex. in the Past with the creation of the "Euro" Monetary zone, etc).

    - "I am convinced that the Franco-German friendship must be constantly nourished by New Projects", he added."There are many areas of cooperation where we intend to take, very soon, some Franco-German initiatives, which will allow to open more Horizons" to the EU, Sarkozy stressed.

    But if "we don't speak about that now, it's only in order to avoid interfering in important elections coming in Germany", he observed. However, "we have already started to consider the Future with the (German) Chancellor, and what we can do in order to honour our predecessors". "We are already speaking about that, and we are preparing things". "I am working very well together with Mrs Merkel, and I wish that it goes on", Sarkozy concluded.

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    - "It's important for EU's credibility that France and Germany advance forward together", stressed Merkel from the outset. "Don't worry about Germany's capacity to undertake initiatives" with France, she added. "France and Germany will be perfectly able to make proposals" for the EU.

    -  "After-crisis" plans must be prepared, meanwhile, with measures "advancing progressively", Merkel anounced. And, for the short term, we must deal also with EU Citizens' dismay since they feel that it's a Scandal for some in the Financial Markets to be paid with excessive "Bonuses", etc, she agreed with Sarkozy.

    - "Abuses in financial markets must stop", stressed also Sarkozy. Backing Merkel's announcement that France and Germany call for an EU meeting to forge "a crystal-clear European position" in view of the G-14 Summit at Pittsburg, he warned that "everyone will have to undertake his responsibilities, in front of World's Public Opinion. particularly those who don't want to make the same effort of regulation as France and Germany".

    Moreover, "Global Trade cannot be correctly dealt, without taking into account also Environmental and Social rules", Sarkozy added, referring to recently expressed positions against Unfair Competition via Environmental and/or Social Dumping, (See earlier "EuroFora"'s publications).

    Such moves are obviously linked to the need to ensure at least an elementary respect for Human Rights by Third Countries, (f.ex. exploitation of Children's work, etc) in order to avoid, precisely, any such Social Dumping.

    - "EU has Values, protecting Human Rights and Human Dignity", and "it cannot close its eyes" in front of grave violations, particularly "Torture and/or killings", added, indeed, Sarkozy.

    Thus, "the time comes, where decisions must be taken". But, in case of "Sanctions", "all International opinion should be convinced of the need to take action", he observed.

    Expressed on the occasion of recent developments in Iran, the same principles should logically apply also to other similar cases, including fex. that of Hundreds of ECHR judgements' condemning f;ex. Turkey for grave crimes, (as Torture, brutal Killings, Enforced "Disappearances", Destruction of Family Homes, harassments and oppressive violations of Freedom of Speech, etc).

    Meanwhile, questioned on (EU Commission's chair)  Barroso's bid to succeed himself for a second mandate, they both expressed a "wish" or a "feeling" that "EU Parliament"'s various political Groups might fix a date for decisions "during September". However, is he is endorsed before the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be legally necessary to re-vote anew for a full term of office afterwards, according to EU Legal Experts, revealed recently in Strasbourg the experienced former President of EU Parliament's Constitutional Committee, German Socialist MEP Jo Leinen. And Germany will not vote for Lisbon Treaty's ratification but only "on September 8 and 18", revealed Merkel, ( i.e. after EU Parliament's plenary session in Strasbourg).

    - Therefore, "for EU Commissioners' appointment, it's too early yet, because we must wait for the ratification of Lisbon Treaty" by all 27 EU Member countries, including naturally Ireland's Referendum on early October, said to "EuroFora" the influential President of EU Parliament's largest group of MEPs, Joseph Daul, expressing, however, the hope that a controversial deal with the head of the Socialist Group of MEPs, Martin Schultz of Germany, might hold for Barroso alone, at a forthcoming vote due to fix the Strasbourg plenary's Agenda.

    But MEPs reportedly just "postponed" for 1 week all their previously scheduled group meetings (See : http://www.euractiv.com/en/future-eu/barroso-unveil-summer-homework-week/article-184825 );

    However, while the choice of a new EU Commission's President by EU Parliament is supposed, according to many MEPs' wish, take place according to EU policy issues, paradoxically, this would mean that Barroso's bid would pass before even the anouncement of France and Germany's "initiatives" for EU's "new Horizons"...

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