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Thursday, August 16, 2018

ERDOGAN'S VISIT TO MERKEL RAISES CONCERNS THAT EUROPEAN UNION WILL AID TURKEY FINANCIALLY, "SUPPORT A PATH TO ISLAMIST DICTATORSHIP"

ERDOGAN'S VISIT TO MERKEL RAISES CONCERNS THAT EUROPEAN UNION WILL AID TURKEY FINANCIALLY, "SUPPORT A PATH TO ISLAMIST DICTATORSHIP" 
BY CHRISTINE DOUGLASS-WILLIAMS
SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/08/erdogans-visit-to-merkel-raises-concerns-eu-will-aid-turkey-financially-support-a-path-to-islamist-dictatorshiprepublished below in full unedited for informational, educational and research purposes:
Germany’s former finance minister Oskar Lafontaine blasted Ms Merkel in a furious tirade in protest against the visit scheduled just four weeks after the shock crash of the currency that took place last week….. Lafontaine demanded an explanation from the chancellor on the state visit, which will also see President Erdogan scoop military honours after seeking financial backing to soothe the nose-dive of the lira…..The state visit has sparked concerns the EU will top up Turkey’s financial losses and open the floodgates to talks over Turkey’s agreement with the EU illegal migration.
Erdogan is an aggressive Islamic supremacist with equally aggressive expansionist ambitions. He and his ilk manipulate many Western leaders to weaken their resistance to Islamization. Most troubling is that since 2007, “Brussels has set aside more than nine billion euros…trying to prepare Turkey to meet the bloc’s standards in crucial areas of governance,” while “failing to attach conditions to the funds, especially after President Recep Tayyip Erdo─čan’s crackdown in the wake of a failed coup in 2016.”
Brussels has been trying to facilitate Turkey’s long-sought full membership in the EU, despite Erdogan’s record. Erdogan continues to blast the West over “Islamophobia” and to accuse the EU of a “crusade against Islam.” Erdogan has also called for an “army of Islam” to attack Israel; a vision of a revived Ottoman empire burns within his soul.
What could possibly go wrong in welcoming Erdogan into the EU?
“Turkey lira CRISIS: Merkel accused of using Erdogan ‘like a BOUNCER’ in furious tirade,” by Carly Read, Express, August 13, 2018:
TURKEY President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s looming state visit to Germany has sparked outrage, with chancellor Angela Merkel being accused of using the leader of the troubled nation as a “bouncer” in order to protect her own policies as the lira crumbles.
Germany’s former finance minister Oskar Lafontaine blasted Ms Merkel in a furious tirade in protest against the visit scheduled just four weeks after the shock crash of the currency that took place last week.
Mr Lafontaine demanded an explanation from the chancellor on the state visit, which will also see President Erdogan scoop military honours after seeking financial backing to soothe the nose-dive of the lira, which dropped a further nine percent today making its total loss a dangerous 40 percent since he was re-elected.
The state visit has sparked concerns the EU will top up Turkey’s financial losses and open the floodgates to talks over Turkey’s agreement with the EU illegal migration.
Mr Lafontaine said: “The federal government must stop supplying Erdogan with weapons.
“And she has to make it clear that she can not support a path towards an Islamist dictatorship in whatever form.”
He added: “German Chancellor Angela Merkel has engaged Erdogan as a bouncer and is now a prisoner of her own policies.”
German Foreign Minister, Heiko Maas, has defended the visit, which will also see President Erdogan be greeted by Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
Mr Lafontaine’s criticisms come after tensions between the US and Turkey caused the lira to plummet to a dangerous low.
Turkey was issued fresh sanctions by US President Donald Trump after the nation continued to trade with Iran, which was also sanctioned in a bid to halt its nuclear weapon programme.
The detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson over a suspected terror coup in 2016 also rocked Turkey’s financial system, triggering a 20 percent tariff on aluminium and 50 percent levy on steel…..
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