Turkey Naval Fleet In Black Sea:
The recent economic and financial agreements between Turkey and Russia are seen as a threat to the Western Alliance influence over Turkey
- Turkey sold off more than 50% of central bank reserves held in U.S. gov. bonds.
- At the G20 summit in the Chinese city of Hangzhou, Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukaev said President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Tayyip Erdogan agreed to form a joint investment fund between their two countries.
- They are now in agreement to form a Russian-Turkish investment fund. –Reuters
– but are Turkey officials prepared to commit to a Russia Federation Alliance or SCO membership, or to China’s Silk Road Trade Project?
Obviously the U.S./NATO and EU want to maintain cooperation and alliances with Turkey.
Perhaps offering more assurances of possible EU membership to Turkey?
What is the Turkey government really up to?
Turkey’s military and Navy are on the move!
Officials and text can say anything and it all could be deceptive, but actions reveal the truth.
Truth revealed is that Turkey’s military is operating in both Syria and the Black Sea (Crimea region). These two regions could flare up into open military confrontation against Russia.
♦The leaders of the 27 EU member states and Turkey are convening an informal meeting with Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, and other politicians in Bratislava!
On 16 September the heads of state or government of the 27 EU member states will meet in Bratislava –consilium.europa.eu
This week between 5th and 8th September 2016, Turkish Navy conducted an unannounced exercise in the Black Sea.
During the week several Turkish warships of different types and some tugs towing practice targets were observed passing through Istanbul.
Interestingly there was no official statement from Turkish Naval Forces or from Turkish General Staff about the exercise. Since some of these passages were during the night, the exact number of the participating warships remains elusive.
Here is the list of the warships seen during the week: https://turkishnavy.net/
Ukraine & Crimea Tensions Ratcheted Up
Title: Russia Holds Massive Military Drill with Over 120,000 Troops
Video posted 09 Sep 2016
“Crimea — Russia has deployed cruise missiles, multiple rocket launchers, tanks and its latest anti-aircraft system at massive military drills in Crimea. Russia annexed the Crimean peninsula from Ukraine in April 2014 and since then has sent thousands of troops and heavy weaponry there. The defense ministry invited dozens of journalists Friday to a remote firing range at the Black Sea coast to display elaborate war games which involved paratroopers, tanks, cruise missiles launched from a submarine and the S-400 anti-aircraft missile system. The drills, which began across southern Russia and Crimea earlier this week and involve over 120,000 troops, are some of the largest exercises Russia has ever held.”
Turkey/NATO Commitments and EURO membership offer to Turkey…
European Parliament NewsThe Week Ahead 12 – 18 September 2016
President’s diary. Parliament’s President Martin Schulz will meet Andriy Parubiy, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, on Wednesday at 17.00. On Thursday, he will welcome His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, at 8.00. In the afternoon, the President will travel to Bratislava to meet Council Donald President Tusk, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico ahead of the informal EU27 Summit.
EU Agenda: Week Ahead – 12-17 September 2016
09 September 2016, 18:17 CET
This week, EU leaders meet in Bratislava for an informal get-together on the EU’s future with 27 members; [Offering Turkey a EU membership is discussed]
the EIB holds a seminar on supporting innovation in Ukraine; the Commission president gives his ‘State of the Union’ address; MEPs grill the UK’s new Commissioner-designate; and in plenary debate the Apple case, the findings of the car emissions inquiry, Turkey, the EU budget 2017. The week’s events in the European Union including EU Council, Commission and Parliament meetings and other EU-related conferences and events. Events for the week of 12 to 17 September 2016.
Title: Russia’s Caucasus 2016 Military Exercises Begin……. NATO, Stay Home !
Published on Sep 9, 2016
Odo Puiu info invites you to watch ….
Russia’s Caucasus 2016 Military Exercises Begin.
Russia’s Caucasus 2016 military exercises have begun, involving the entire Southern Military District, the Crimea, and the Black Sea and Caspian fleets, Reuters reported. A total of 12,500 troops are expected to take part.
Last week, Russia conducted a series of combat readiness checks in the lead up to the exercises.
The Russian Defense Ministry said Caucasus 2016 is the last major military exercise of the year. It is scheduled to end on September 10th.
An unspecified number of aircraft, armored units, infantry, and paratroopers are expected to take part.
The exercises come in a period of exceptionally tense relations between Moscow and Kiev. Last month, the FSB claimed to have thwarted a terrorist attack in the Crimea that was allegedly planned by Ukrainian military intelligence. Kiev denies the accusations.
Britain bankrolling Syrian opposition’s lobbying efforts in U.S.
The British government has used a fund known as the Conflict, Stability and Security Fund to bankroll lobbyists in the US – some of whom are former British diplomats – on behalf of Syrian rebels.
The revelation comes as Syrian opposition leaders meet in London on Wednesday to discuss a possible peace deal which would see President Bashar Assad step down.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson hinted on Wednesday the UK is prepared to give stronger backing to ‘moderate’ Syrian rebels opposing Assad. –rt.com
Russia-China Joint Military Patrol In South China Sea:
The so-called “Red Line” has been drawn in the South China Sea, Read more.
Russia and China scheduled Joint Military Patrol Operations for September 11 – 19
And there are more covert operations and hidden agendas in the geopolitical game we could discuss.
Be alert and share the information awareness worldwide. ~Ron