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EU must Protect Syrian Kurds who Fought ISIS Terror, that Turkey Exploited,+Launched 3 Invasions

Written by ACM
Wednesday, 09 October 2019
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(Turkey Starts Bombing Syrian Kurdish Cities-CBS-AFP-Getty+Eurofora screenshot)-

*Strasbourg/NewsViewPoint/- Europe has a unique Chance, but also Duty, and even Urgent Need, to Efficiently Protect those Syrian Kurds (of the "Democratic Syrian Forces") who are notoriously Threatened to be Soon Attacked by a Military Intervention of Turkey's Troops and its Armed Lackeys, After the Withdrawal of USA's Soldiers accross the Northern Borders of Syria, where Destructive Bombardments, Demolitions, and other Attacks by Ankara's Troops have reportedly Started already.

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(Turkish Bombings on Syrian Kurds -AlJazeera 9/10/2019 +Eurofora screenshot- YPG have reportedly asked for a "Non-Fly Zone", while USA's Pentagon claimed that Air Operations' Data Flows have been Stopped for Turkish Military Airplanes inside Syria)

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Turkey has notoriously Profited from ISIL's and Other Deadly Islamist Terrorists Cowardly Targetting also Civilian People, while also obviously Aiming to Invade a part of Syria's Land, already Since the Beginning of that Country's crisis, as they did Recently at Peaceful Afrin's Kurdish District. On the Contrary, Syrian Kurds have Risked their Lives to Fight Succesfully against ISIL's Terror, and have Focused Mainly on ReOrganizing their Ancestral Region.

Syria is Europe's Neighborhood, and Not USA's, so that Europeans are First to be Affected by what is happening in that Country.

Both the (recent and not really finished) spread of Deadly Islamist Terrorism, Cowardly Targetting also many Civilian People, and the (almost Synchronous and Parallel) 2015-2016+ Mass Asylum Seekers/Irregular Migrants' Crisis, threatening to Revive Nowadays, Strongly Affected Europe, by Events related, in one way or another, mainly to Syria, which is adjacent to EU Member Country Cyprus, and near Growing Oil/Gas Findings at the South-Eastern Mediterrean Deep Sea Area, between Cyprus, Israel and Egypt, (which can Soon start DIRECT Energy Transports towards the EU, without being obliged to Transit through Any Other, 3rd Foreign Country, thanks, f.ex., to New Technology of Liquefied Gas, and/or "East-Med" Pipeline project, Sponsored by the EU, etc).

Moreover, Jailed ISIS' and dangerous Deadly Islamist Terrorists currently Imprisoned in that Northern Syria's area, until now Supervised by USA's Forces, after being Cought by the Kurdish-led "Syrian Democratic Forces", canNot be entrusted to Turkey, which has, notoriously, Profited (GeoPoliticaly and even Economicaly) from ISIS' and Other Armed Islamist Gangs' Terror during too Many Years.

If anybody had to Replace USA's Protection of Syrian Kurds against ISIS, it's only well Organized European Forces which could really do that.  

By a Timely Coincidence,  Reality raised that Topical Issue, as Incoming, New EU's High Representative for External Action, Experienced former EU Parliament's President, Josep Borrell, speaking to EU Parliament's Foreign Affairs Committee, in Brussels, Urged to Boost EU's Capacity to Deploy on the Ground not just 35.000 Soldiers across the World, (as it does Nowadays), but almost the Double : 60.000, (as he said, Denouncing the Non-Implementation yet, of such an EU Plan, Drafted Since ... 1999 !), while also Using more Efficiently, by Better Coordination, those "€ 260 Billions" Currently spend on Defense by EU Member States, i.e. about "More than China, much More than Russia, and second only to the USA" : - "We Have the Instruments to play Power politics", so that "We should reinforce EU's International Role and further our Military Capacity to Act". For that purpose, "the EU has to be more Operational on the Ground" and "Ready to Deploy Forces, Starting with our Neighbourhood”, he pointed out.

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But, if it's only to Let the Turkish Army Invade and Occupy a "Zone" inside Syria, which extends accross the Syrian-Turkish Borders, while EU might be Reduced Only into Controlling a Southern Area, where ISIL's former "Capital" Raqqa etc. was, i.e. Practically letting Ankara ...Expulse the Kurds from their Ancestral Lands, where they were Living for Thousands of Years, since the Ancient Times of Xenophon, and "Replace" them with Turkey's Islamized Lackeys and Armed Gangs, so that EU Soldiers would Serve Only as a "Bunker" Covering that Turkish Military Occupation from Any contact with the Syrian Government's Army, that is to say : Diminishing  EU's role into Serving what was Turkey's notorious Aim from the Beginning of the Syrian Crisis, then, ...it's Better Not to do Anything of that kind, and Keep it Clean, Out of, and Far Away from such kind of Dirty Tricks !

In that case, Syrian Kurds would have No Other Choice, in fact, than to Unite, in one way or another, with the Syrian National Government of Assad Junior, who has Recently started to progressively ReUnite the Country, with Russia's Help. Relevant Statements, not excluding such Developments, already Started to be reportedly made, by Both Sides, during this Week.

Both an Urgent EU and/or Syrian Government's moves, could and should Provide elementary Guarantees to Turkey that this Syrian Kurdish Area will Not be used as a Backyard for Any Eventual "Attacks", by Other Groups, against it in the Future, so that Ankara's alleged Claim clearly Stops to be abused as a Hollow Pretext.

Already, such Attempts to better Secure the Syrian - Turkish Borders were reportedly made, during Last Summer, with several Concrete Measures, Together with USA and Syrian Kurds, (including, f.ex., Demolitions of some Border Fortifications, Bridges, etc), but Ankara found that insufficient, and wants to Transfer mainly its Lackeys among various Islamists' Armed Gangs from Idlib Area a.o. to Syrian Kurds' Ancestral Land.

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+ Meanwhile, Syrian Kurds suddenly acquired an unexpected, (Symbolic but Real) Importance in Europe's core Nation of France, as it emerged Nowadays, after French President Emmanuel Macron's speech at a Paris' Ceremony on the Brutal Killing of 4 Police Officers in their Offices by an Islamized and Radicalized Technician from Guadeloupe, Hired in Paris' Police Headquarters, but whose Strange Behavior, Conversion to Islam, and Cynical Remarks even on "Charlie Hebdo" Journalists' Massacre since 2015, had, Scandalously, not Alerted those Responsible to Track potentialy Dangerous Radical, until he was Shot down by a New Recruit : Macron launched a Call for All the People, of any origin or confession, to get United in a decisive Fight against the "Islamist Hydra" of Deadly Islamist Terrorism's Divisive Manipulations.

>>> But, Who else in the World has Already Succeeded to do so, unless the ... Syrian Kurds ? Indeed, inside their "Rojava" Region of Northern Syria, amidst Turkish and ISIL's threats, added to Saddam's Regime, they are, until now, the Only one who have Managed to Bring and Keep Together Atheists, Christians (f.ex. Yazidi, Armenians, etc), Arabs, Muslims (Suni and Shia), Kurds, and Various Other Communities, Refugees and Local People, etc., (while also promoting Womens' Rights, decisively but without excess), inside their quite Original Socio-Political Regime, using a Collective Ideology, and Referencesto a Rich Ancient History, which seems to Work in Real Practice, Despite (or, rather, Because of) all the Threats and Risks around them Nowdays, (including ISIS' main Armed Gangs who were Attacking them right from the start) !

=> In Consequence, wouldn't it be obviously Interesting for Nowadays Europe and others in the World, currently Seeking Urgently an Efficient Way to Bring and Keep United Together all their People against such an "Islamist Hydra"'s Deadly Divisions and Terrorism, as President Macron Denouncerd Today (Comp. Supra), to just have a Look on How those Syrian Kurds really Managed to do so, even amidst the Worst and most Dangerous Circumstances, in order to Find and be Inspired by the Best Workable Practical Solutions to this Topical and Vital Issue ?

Indeed, mutatis-mutandis, after all, Perhaps, (with that Rare, if not Unique workable Example Nowadays, almost in the vicinity), they might Help us, in Fact, much More than We (Europeans) could Help them...


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    The recent paradox of freezing EU Talks with front-runner Croatia, while continuing controversial EU - Turkey talks, despite Zagreb's acceptance of Refugees' Human Rights to return, that Ankara refuses fex. in Cyprus, while both have "Good Neighborhood" problems vis a vis Slovenia, or Greece, Cyprus and Armenia respectively, can it be justified by the non-fullfilment of EU criteria, as Slovenia says, or, is it "Double Standards" ?    

The question became unavoidable after statements by Presidents of Slovenia and Croatia, Tuerk and Mesic, respectively, to "EuroFora", exclusively or among Strasbourg's journalists this week at the CoE, on the sidelines of its 2009 Summer University for Political Schools, which topically brought them together as successive key-note speakers.


    Comming only a few Months before EU checks Turkey's compliance to its commitments on Cyprus, etc., scheduled for December 2009, this obviously has a special importance for the coherence of EU Enlargement's principles.

     Suspension of EU Negotiations is a normal consequence in case of a Candidate Country's failure to fullfil EU Conditions, such as "Good Neighborhood relations", stressed at first Slovenian President Danilo Tuerk, current CoE's chair.

    But, regarding EU's Criteria,  there shouldn't be any "Double Standards",  reacted Croatian President Stjepan Mesic, commenting the fact that Turkey's controversial EU negotiations continue, while they were recently "freezed" in the case of Croatia, an "unquestionably European Country", which oficially accepts to respect Refugees Human Rights, contrary to Ankara's notorious refusals or reluctance.                                       

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           - "EU itself has set as a Criterium (for EU Enlargement) the "Good Neighborhood relations",  and their absence justifies the "Suspension" EU Negotiations, (f.ex. with Croatia), because of a Border dispute affecting the territorial integrity of an EU Member Country, stressed Slovenian President, Danilo Tuerk, CoE's Chairman in office (May - November 2009), speaking to Journalists in Strasbourg including "EuroFora".    

Questioned earlier what "consequences on EU's Enlargement policy" can have the "Ban on EU Membership Negotiations", imposed to Croatia, Tuerk replied that "this question comes down to the fulfillement of (EU) Criteria for membership. One has to look at each Candidate Country ., from the point of view whether it fullfils the Criteria that EU has set. One of them are Good Neighborhood Relations, I'd like to remind. And also, there are other factors, such as Justice, Home affairs, Rule of Law, and others".


    - "Now, ..Candidate Countries are at Different Levels of fulfillement of Criteria", he observed.

    - " Croatia is obviously the closest to that. I'm rather optimistic : I think that in the coming Months we'll have an opportunity to look at all these issues constructively and hopefully we'll be able to make progress". "My main concern, at this point, is the situation in Bosnia : We haven't seen enough progres domesticaly. We haven't seen enough during ..political parties within their country.We need a New Energy, a new energetic move towards the Candidature for EU membership. "Other (Western Balkan) Countries (Serbia, Montenegro, FYROM, Albania) have been making soaring Progress, and I think that they should be ready, in a few Years, for the Candidate status".

    - "As far as the Western Balkans are concerned, .. nobody should be left outside" the EU, Slovenian's President concluded, ommitting to mention Turkey's controversial EU bid.

    - "This process may be seen as Slow, but..  Slovenia has also has also been exposed to various "Booms of Slowness" in our accession period. But now we can say that the process was relatively quick, because changes which occur after becoming EU member, are quite large, and they require proper Preparations before the (EU) membership becomes a new factor, an impacting line for a new (EU) member country".
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EU "Solidarity" ?
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Slovenian statements made some participants from certain 3rd Countries as FYROM, etc. claim that "the Principle of EU Solidarity" would "produce a.. rising European Union Nationalism (sic !), against Non-EU Countries", as they said, asking unhappy foreign countries to form a "bloc" to exert pressure on the EU...    

But Croatian President Stjepan Mesic dismissed that, supporting "EU Integration", "after the Economy also in Political" issues, as "the achievement" of our times. In EU there is "diversity, but it's United", he stressed, "EU has to be United so that it can become a central factor of Peace" also at the surrounding areas, he replied.

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Speaking later exclusively to "EuroFora", the experienced twice President of Croatia, former President of the International "Non-Aligned" movement, denounced "Double Standards" in the way EU treats recently Croatia compared to Turkey :   

 - "I think that there shouldn't be Double Standards", stressed the Croatian President, in reply to a Question comparing the freeze of EU - Croatia talks, with the continuation of EU - Turkey talks, despite the fact that Croatia is an "unquestionably European country", while Turkey's EU bid is notoriously controversial.


    Mesic was reacting to the observation that, even if he confirmed his "respect of Refugees' Human Rights to return, etc. (See infra), nevertheless, EU talks are suspended with Croatia.. While for oher, controversial candidates, who refuse to respect Refugees' Rights to return, etc., as fex. Turkey does in occupied Cyprus and elsewhere, EU negotiations continue".

    - "I believe that Croatia's accession will confirm that all European Countries who fulfill all of the Conditions and achieve European Standards, have to join the EU. There shouldn't be any Double Standards", went on to add in reply President Mesic.

    In this relation, Croatia's President found "of paramount importance", CoE's "mechanisms enforcing ECHR's judgements"
    
    - "On Refugees and Displaced persons, the process will be completed only after the last person demanding to return will be allowed to do so !", President Mesic Croatia stressed earlier, setting a general standard of obvious importance also for otherr candidates, as f.ex. Turkey, often accused to exclude or heavily restrict Greek Cypriot Displaced persons' return to their Family Homes and ancestral land, provoke difficulties to Turkish-Kurd IDPs return to their home regions at the South-East, etc.

    Some "2.000 People are still reported Missing" in former Yugoslavia, for some Years, (as in Cyprus, modern Europe's oldest case, for 3 Decades. Nagorno-Karabach, Tcecnya in Russia, etc, more recently), and Investigations "will only be completed after establishing the fate of the last one of them", he added.
    
    Speaking earlier on "War Crimes", President Mesic stressed that "Leaders are responsible for (the) Wars (of the Past), not the People", and called against Impunity :  "Individuals have to be held Responsible for Crimes. International Penal Tribunals have to persecute those individuals", perpetrators of War Crimes, he underlined.

    Such statements naturally made Mesic rather popular at ECHR, whose President, French EuroJudge, Professor Jean-Paul Costa, looked particularly smiling when he welcomed him later on Wednesday afternoon, after Slovenian President Daniko Tuerk earlier this week.
           

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