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Talk about an October surprise and a divine curveball - hmmm...​

Turkey, Ukraine sign military cooperation agreements

Turkey and Ukraine signed military cooperation agreements in Istanbul on Friday, deepening a defense partnership seen as an effort to counterbalance Russia’s dominance in the Black Sea region.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan oversaw the signing of a “goodwill” agreement concerning the defense industry and a “military framework agreement,” officials said, although details of the agreements were not immediately known.

“Turkey sees Ukraine as a key country for the establishment (of) stability, security, peace and prosperity in the region,” Erdogan said following the signing ceremony between the two Black Sea nations that have been enhancing military ties in recent years.

Zelenskiy said the agreements pave the way for “new opportunities.”

“Cooperation in the defense industry is important for the development of our strategic partnership and I am happy that we are strengthening it today,” he said, speaking through an interpreter.

Last year, Ukraine reached an agreement for the purchase of Turkish-made drones. The two countries are also reportedly engaged in discussions to develop an aircraft engine.

The signing of the agreements comes as the conflict in the Caucasus over Nagorno-Karabakh is putting a strain on Turkey’s relations with Russia. Turkey has backed Azerbaijan in the dispute, while Russia has a military base in Armenia and a security pact requiring Moscow to intervene if its ally is attacked.

In a delicate balancing act, Russia also has sought to maintain warm ties with Azerbaijan and avoid upsetting relations with Turkey.

Although Ankara and Moscow have developed strong economic ties and are accommodating mutual interests in Syria and Libya, the two have an often uneasy relationship and remain geopolitical rivals.

Erdogan on Friday reiterated Turkey’s refusal to recognize Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

“Turkey has not recognized Crimea’s illegal annexation and it never will,” Erdogan said.


Zelenskiy meanwhile, presented Erdogan with a state medal for his support for Ukraine’s “territorial integrity.”
https://geopolitics.news/euroasia/turkey-ukraine-sign-military-cooperation-agreements/
 
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Talk about an October surprise and a divine curveball - hmmm...​

Turkey, Ukraine sign military cooperation agreements

Turkey and Ukraine signed military cooperation agreements in Istanbul on Friday, deepening a defense partnership seen as an effort to counterbalance Russia’s dominance in the Black Sea region.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan oversaw the signing of a “goodwill” agreement concerning the defense industry and a “military framework agreement,” officials said, although details of the agreements were not immediately known.

“Turkey sees Ukraine as a key country for the establishment (of) stability, security, peace and prosperity in the region,” Erdogan said following the signing ceremony between the two Black Sea nations that have been enhancing military ties in recent years.

Zelenskiy said the agreements pave the way for “new opportunities.”

“Cooperation in the defense industry is important for the development of our strategic partnership and I am happy that we are strengthening it today,” he said, speaking through an interpreter.

Last year, Ukraine reached an agreement for the purchase of Turkish-made drones. The two countries are also reportedly engaged in discussions to develop an aircraft engine.

The signing of the agreements comes as the conflict in the Caucasus over Nagorno-Karabakh is putting a strain on Turkey’s relations with Russia. Turkey has backed Azerbaijan in the dispute, while Russia has a military base in Armenia and a security pact requiring Moscow to intervene if its ally is attacked.

In a delicate balancing act, Russia also has sought to maintain warm ties with Azerbaijan and avoid upsetting relations with Turkey.

Although Ankara and Moscow have developed strong economic ties and are accommodating mutual interests in Syria and Libya, the two have an often uneasy relationship and remain geopolitical rivals.

Erdogan on Friday reiterated Turkey’s refusal to recognize Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula.

“Turkey has not recognized Crimea’s illegal annexation and it never will,” Erdogan said.


Zelenskiy meanwhile, presented Erdogan with a state medal for his support for Ukraine’s “territorial integrity.”
https://geopolitics.news/euroasia/turkey-ukraine-sign-military-cooperation-agreements/
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< note > Is Turkey doing this to annoy Putin? Is Turkey doing this to ease Ukraine's fears about Russia? Is Turkey doing this to force Russia's hand?
Is Turkey doing this as "controlled opposition"? Is Turkey inching closer to expulsion from NATO and EU? Erdogan is clearly a madman on a mission.
Trust nothing Turkey ever does. They are fork tongued and prone to backstabbing playing both sides of the coin. As the saying goes, "The only friend of a Turk is another Turk."
I got goosebumps reading this.
 

Uturn9319

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Could we soon be approaching the complete fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1???​

Israel considers Bashar Al-Assad an enemy, ‘he should have been killed’: security official

An Israeli security official told a newspaper this week that “Tel Aviv is not interested in assassinating the Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah,” stating that “if we wanted to kill him … we would have actually killed him.”

The head of the Research Division in the Israeli Military Intelligence, Dror Shalom, said that Nasrallah is fully aware that Lebanon will lose if he opens fire on Israel.

“Iran is the source of unrest and crises in the region directly, through its nuclear project and precision missiles, and through its arms in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Gaza,” the Israeli security official said in an interview with Elaph newspaper.

Shalom said that Israel considers Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be its enemy, considering that “he should have been killed when he used chemical weapons,” as he claimed.

The security official’s comments came a week after Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad commented on the prospect of peace talks with Israel.

The Syrian President told the Sputnik Agency that he is not interested in peace talks until Israel returns the occupied Golan Heights to the Arab Republic.

https://flipboard.com/topic/syria/i...B_14w:a:179087245-2025d9e6e0/almasdarnews.com
 

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Saudi FM pushes Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, nixes imminent normalization

Saudia Arabia’s top diplomat on Thursday called for direct peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, while again suggesting the kingdom won’t normalize ties with the Jewish state until the decades-old conflict is resolved.

In an interview with a US-based think tank, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud underlined the kingdom’s support for the Arab Peace Initiative, which sees a Palestinian state as a prerequisite to rapprochement between Israel and the Arab world.

“We welcome the recent efforts to bring the parties together towards a comprehensive peace plan because an important step for a secure… Middle East remains a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians. All other things will follow from that,” the Saudi foreign minister told the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
https://www.timesofisrael.com/saudi...ian-peace-talks-nixes-imminent-normalization/
 
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Could we soon be approaching the complete fulfillment of Isaiah 17:1???​

Israel considers Bashar Al-Assad an enemy, ‘he should have been killed’: security official

An Israeli security official told a newspaper this week that “Tel Aviv is not interested in assassinating the Secretary-General of the Lebanese Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah,” stating that “if we wanted to kill him … we would have actually killed him.”

The head of the Research Division in the Israeli Military Intelligence, Dror Shalom, said that Nasrallah is fully aware that Lebanon will lose if he opens fire on Israel.

“Iran is the source of unrest and crises in the region directly, through its nuclear project and precision missiles, and through its arms in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Gaza,” the Israeli security official said in an interview with Elaph newspaper.

Shalom said that Israel considers Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to be its enemy, considering that “he should have been killed when he used chemical weapons,” as he claimed.

The security official’s comments came a week after Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad commented on the prospect of peace talks with Israel.

The Syrian President told the Sputnik Agency that he is not interested in peace talks until Israel returns the occupied Golan Heights to the Arab Republic.

https://flipboard.com/topic/syria/israel-considers-bashar-al-assad-an-enemy-he-should-have-been-killed-securit/a-leiY4WPLSlSqkuMiNB_14w:a:179087245-2025d9e6e0/almasdarnews.com
It's a bit ironic that the head of the research division for their military has the surname Shalom
 

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Could this lead to Isaiah 17:1???

Iran opens trade center in Damascus, Syria

(MENAFN) The portal of Iran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture (ICCIMA) revealed on Sunday, October 18th, that the chairman of the Iran-Syria joint Chamber of Commerce declared the official installation of the Iranian trade center in the capital of Syria; Damascus.

Keyvan Kashefi commented on the matter: "This trade center has been opened with the aim of realizing the goal for $1 billion of annual exports to Syria."

He also added that so far, 24 Iranian companies have opened and began their work in the mentioned center.

Based on other statements made by Kashefi, this center has been bought, prepared, and put into action by ICCIMA in a part of a free zone in Damascus, taking up 4,000 square of the space.

An official stated: "the center is based in a twelve-floor building, two of which are exhibitions and in other floors, various services are provided in the field of marketing, transportation, legal advice, banking, insurance, exhibitions, etc," for the location of this center is in the foreign trade zone of Damascus and has a very unique place to make matters easier for the Iranian companies and their activities
https://menafn.com/1100978687/Iran-opens-trade-center-in-Syria
 

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Germany continues to expand its military presence in Lithuania

Germany is Lithuania’s principal ally and a cornerstone guarantee of security and stability in Europe. The Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Lithuania and the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany concerning Temporary Stays of Members of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Lithuania and the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Germany in the Territory of the Other State was written in the summer of 2020.

Generally, the Baltic States are now on the front line of the increasing tension between NATO and the Russian Federation. In order to lure the NATO and American militaries into their territory, the Baltic governments compete in propaganda, day and night broadcasting message about the “hand of Moscow” that allegedly threatens them.

Further positioning of NATO forces in the Baltic region could spark inadvertent escalation. NATO’s joint forces and its subsequent efforts to keep the Baltics by massive force deployment would irritate Moscow.

Russia might escalate the situation and even could use nuclear weapons. In addition, Ambiguous Nuclear Doctrines in NATO’s and Russia’s nuclear policies create the potential for deliberate escalation.

Thus, a potential conflict between NATO and Russia could provoke not only the use of conventional weapons, but also nuclear weapons.
https://geopolitics.news/europe/germany-continues-to-expand-its-military-presence-in-lithuania/
 

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US expected to take Sudan off state sponsors of terror list soon

The US is expected to remove Sudan from its state sponsors of terror list in the coming days, an American official said on Monday.

The announcement is “forthcoming,” pending some legal hurdles, the source said.

Sudanese officials told local media that they are waiting for the formal US move to remove the country from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, and after that, they will take steps towards establishing diplomatic relations with Israel.

While the US favors normalization between Israel and Sudan, the US official reiterated what has consistently been the American position, that it is a separate matter from Khartoum’s designation.
https://www.jpost.com/international...off-state-sponsors-of-terror-list-soon-646227
 

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'We will not allow Hezbollah or Iran to entrench themselves on Golan Heights'

Israel will not allow terrorist entities aligned with Hezbollah or Iran to entrench themselves on Israel's Golan Heights border, and will do whatever is necessary to push them back, Defense Minister Benny Gantz told Israel Radio on Wednesday, following reports from Syria that IDF tanks had fired on targets near Quneitra in the Syrian Golan Heights overnight.
The Syrian media reported that the targets were used by forces affiliated with Hezbollah, and claimed that IDF tanks had also fired on a Syrian army base in the area.
https://www.israelhayom.com/2020/10/21/report-idf-tanks-strike-hezbollah-targets-on-syrian-golan/
 

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Russian Navy Seen Escorting Iranian Tankers Bound for Syria

Last week, the Iranian-flagged oil tanker Samah entered the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal. After a few miles, the 900-foot-long ship stopped reporting its position and destination. Evidence suggests the ship sailed to Syria, escorted by two Russian Navy ships, including a destroyer.

Russia’s role in protecting the shipment may change the dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean. In the past, Iranian tankers sailing to Syria have been intercepted by the U.K. Royal Navy. The Russian Navy escort could be viewed as a precautionary step, raising the political and military risks of any intervention by the Royal Navy or others.

Russia now maintains a permanent squadron in the Mediterranean, based in Tartus, Syria. This includes submarines and large warships. If Moscow decides the Iran-Syria oil run is now a regular mission for the Russian Navy, it’s set to complicate enforcement of international sanctions which could otherwise shut down one of the Syrian regime’s vital lifelines.
https://news.usni.org/2020/10/21/russian-navy-seen-escorting-iranian-tankers-bound-for-syria
 

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Sudan's government fears collapse as it strikes a deal with Trump

Khartoum —Sudan's transitional government is on the verge of collapse, but Trump’s decision to remove Sudan from the U.S. list of states that sponsor terrorism could prevent that grim scenario.

The big picture: The country is virtually bankrupt. There are long queues at petrol stations and bakeries as the country grapples with severe flour and gasoline shortages. Electricity outages are back as temperatures continue to hover around 100℉.

The state of play: The government is very concerned that the current frustration among the Sudanese people could lead to widespread demonstrations.

  • Protests brought down ex-president Omar al-Bashir’s regime last year. There is genuine fear among Sudanese officials that similar protests may lead to the downfall of the government that replaced him.
https://www.axios.com/sudan-governm...ael-3e0e5a18-8bd1-42e2-ad9a-d3a44cf7f241.html
 

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Palestinians: ‘Big disaster’ if we lose Sudan

“If Sudan joins the train of normalization with Israel, it will be another setback for the Palestinian issue,” a Palestinian Authority official told The Jerusalem Post. “It won’t come as a surprise, but Sudan will become the third Arab country to stab the Palestinians in the back and act in violation of Arab consensus and resolutions.”
https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/palestinians-big-disaster-if-we-lose-sudan-646576
 

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Russia, Turkey should find compromises for disagreements on Nagorno-Karabakh: Putin

Russia and Turkey disagree on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and they need to find compromises, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday.
"Erdoğan may seem tough but he is a flexible politician and a reliable partner for Russia," he added.
Putin added that he hopes the U.S. will help Russia broker a solution to the tensions in the Caucasus.
The Russian president said Moscow believes that nearly 5,000 people had been killed in fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenian separatists over the illegally occupied Nagorno-Karabakh region.
"There are a lot of casualties from both sides, more than 2,000 from each side," Putin told a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club.
https://www.dailysabah.com/politics...s-for-disagreements-on-nagorno-karabakh-putin
 
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