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Yesterday, supposedly anti-Muslim Trump welcomed Turkey’s Erdogan, who has an Islamic Caliphate-dictatorship in-the-making. “In-the-making” is probably an understatement. Islamic Caliphate dictator is probably more accurate. WTF? Oh, yes: Inside Trump Towers in Istanbul.
Official White House photo of Turkey’s Erdogan and Trump
What appears to be Erdogan security kicking protestor in Washington on May 16, 2017, VOA video screenshot.
Turkish President Erdogan’s recent Referendum, which took place during a state of emergency and with opponents, including journalists, in prison, will result in the replacement of Turkey’s strong parliamentary system by an executive presidency. 70 years of multiparty parliamentary government are to be abolished, separation of powers-checks and balances will be lost. See Watmough and Öztürk, 2017, “Will Turkey’s referendum mark the end of democracy and the birth of ‘Erdoğanistan’?“, as republished here: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/04/15/will-turkeys-referendum-mark-the-end-of-democracy-and-the-birth-of-erdoganistan/
Considering Trump’s apparent dictatorial personality, love of executive orders, and hate of media which he doesn’t control, including allegedly asking former FBI director Comey if he can put reporters publishing leaks in jail, one shouldn’t be surprised that he is a fan of Erdogan (and Putin).
Trump’s former National Security Advisor, Flynn, worked in support of Erdogan’s agenda:
On April 17, 2017 “President Donald J. Trump spoke today with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey to congratulate him on his recent referendum victory…” (White House gov)
“President Trump recently praised President Erdoğan for winning a referendum in which dissenting opinions were ruthlessly suppressed. Yet President Trump has been silent on Turkey’s alarming crackdown on the media.” (Margaret Huang of Amnesty International, as cited further below)
On the same day that Erdogan was visiting with Trump, the New York Times reported: “In Virginia, a federal grand jury has issued subpoenas in recent weeks for records related to Mr. Flynn. Part of the Flynn investigation is centered on his financial links to Russia and Turkey… Alone in the Oval Office, Mr. Trump began the discussion by condemning leaks to the news media, saying that Mr. Comey should consider putting reporters in prison for publishing classified information, according to one of Mr. Comey’s associates.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/16/us/politics/james-comey-trump-flynn-russia-investigation.html
Apart from the obvious (Trump Towers Istanbul), there appears a bigger Erdogan-Putin social control agenda, in the works, with the Muslim World to be placed under a new Turkish Islamic Caliphate (think Ottoman Empire) and the Christian-Jewish world under Russian Orthodox and Chabad Lubavitch (think Russian Tsars). Trump appears part of this implementation and must be impeached and removed asap.
From Common Dreams:
“Nine Injured, Two Arrested in Protest Outside DC’s Turkish Embassy
“Someone was beating me in the head nonstop, and I thought, ‘Okay, I’m on the ground already, what is the purpose to beat me?'” by Nadia Prupis, staff writer, Published on Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Nine people were injured and two arrested Tuesday during a protest outside the Turkish Embassy in Washington, D.C., as President Donald Trump hosted Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Witnesses said Erdoğan’s bodyguards attacked protesters carrying the flag of the lefist Syrian political party Kurdish PYD outside the embassy. Erdoğan was inside the building at the time.
“All of the sudden they just ran towards us,” Yazidi Kurd demonstrator Lucy Usoyan told WJLA. “Someone was beating me in the head nonstop, and I thought, ‘Okay, I’m on the ground already, what is the purpose to beat me?'”
Erdoğan was visiting the White House shortly after he secured victory in an April referendum that gave him sweeping authority, including the power to rule by decree and abolish the prime minister’s office. Trump called the Turkish strongman the day after the vote to congratulate him, which many found controversial.
“Just because Trump welcomed autocrat Erdoğan to the White House doesn’t mean his thug bodyguards can beat protesters like they do at home,” Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, tweeted.
Amnesty International USA’s executive director Margaret Huang also said, “While these two leaders sit and congratulate each other in the White House, thousands of people around the world are feeling the effects of their spiraling assaults on human rights.”
“President Trump recently praised President Erdoğan for winning a referendum in which dissenting opinions were ruthlessly suppressed. Yet President Trump has been silent on Turkey’s alarming crackdown on the media. This is a disturbing reflection of President Trump’s contempt for human rights,” Huang said.
“Trampling the freedoms of journalists and protestors is no cause for celebration.” This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/05/17/nine-injured-two-arrested-protest-outside-dcs-turkish-embassy
VOA video shows man holding Turkish flag kicking protestor. It wasn’t possible to catch the exact second on a screen shot but may be found here: http://youtu.be/oCiDY93xWUU