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Karagül, Ibrahim

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Yeni Şafak - Turkey | 16/06/2015

US wants to weaken Turkey with Kurds' help

The Syrian-Kurdish YPG militia scored a victory against the IS in the strategically important city of Tal Abyad near the Turkish border on Monday. At the same time another wave of Syrian refugees arrived in Turkey. This is the result of the strategic alliance between the US and the Kurds in the region who want to destroy Turkey's influence, the pro-government daily Yeni Şafak warns: "This time round the project is being furthered by the Syrian wing of the PKK. … Even before the elections when it looked like Turkey might end up with a coalition certain circles [from the US] accelerated the operation aimed at reducing Turkey's influence in northern Syria, destroying all ties with southern Syria and creating a corridor from northern Iraq to the Mediterranean. A devastating democratic plan that entails the deportation and ethnic cleansing of Turks and Arabs is being launched. At the same time this is perhaps the final phase in a strategy aimed at discrediting Turkey with neighbours who had opened up to it in recent years and isolating Anatolia once more."

Yeni Şafak - Turkey | 18/08/2014

BND spying proves conspiracy against Turkey

According to the German news magazine Der Spiegel Germany's Federal Intelligence Service the BND has had Nato partner Turkey under surveillance since 2009. For the pro-government daily Yeni Şafak this confirms long-held suspicions: "Anyone who has followed this subject closely knows how active the German intelligence service is in our country. In particular certain tensions between Germany and Turkey in the last year should be seen from this perspective. The German intelligence service was one of the forces that was very active in the organisation and implementation of the Gezi Park protests. So we can safely assume that Germany is involved in the conspiracies against the Erdoğan government. If we look more closely at the bugging operations of the NSA, the Gülen movement and the BND, we see that they can't be considered as independent of each other but as part of a whole. The bugging operations are part of a global espionage project."

Yeni Şafak - Turkey | 11/09/2013

Don't make plans, stop the bloodshed

Merely destroying Syria's chemical weapons won't provide a solution to the conflict, the Islamic-conservative daily Yeni Şafak admonishes: "If the weapons are merely confiscated and then everyone leaves again, Syria will be left to its own devices and we'll all be guilty of crimes against humanity. Turkey, the US, Russia and Iran: the most important step you can take for humanity isn't to forge strategic plans but to stop the bloodshed. As long as this step hasn't been taken there will be no solution. And in that case a military intervention could even exacerbate the problem, making it impossible to solve. The positions that have been taken have allowed Syria to become trapped in a cycle of violence. We needn't alter either our friendships or our enmities. But let's take this step in the name of humanity."

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