How many ask how it is that Russia, while fighting against US-Turkish-backed terrorism in Syria, can at the same time, be forging extensive, long-term economic ties with the Turkish state during the World Energy Congress in Istanbul?
Turkey – the nation responsible for shooting down Russian jets in Syrian airspace – for murdering Russian pilots. Turkey – the nation conducting a ground invasion into Syrian territory in violation of International law…
This is but one facet of the deep state at work and the fact that deep state interests supersede principles of justice is why I hold out very little hope for humanity.
The deep state agenda is concealed by spectacle and most of humanity are content not to challenge the illusion.
To call out any nation’s hypocrisy is not a betrayal of that state. It is a betrayal of humanity not to!
While the Istanbul congress is taking place, Turkey’s “Operation Euphrates Shield” continues its genocide of Syrian Kurds and civilians that oppose the Turkish-US-sponsored “moderates”… Turkish tanks and troops move deeper into Syrian territory without any effort on Russia’s part to deter their insidious conquest of Syrian villages leading into Aleppo.
That world leaders gave homage to the casualties of the CIA-deep state theatrically staged faux coup attempt in Turkey, yet ignored the millions of civilians who have died, and continue to die at the hands of Turkish Gladio death squads in Syria…that they did not pause to reflect on Turkey’s brutal extermination of Kurdish civilians and the wanton destruction of Kurdish cities and towns, is an astonishing and hideous demonstration of diabolical deceit.
If you believe that deep state alliances are inevitable, necessary, innocent or harmless, think again.
Every alliance with the shadow state is a choice that leads to death and destruction. There are no exceptions.
And it is precisely at this critical juncture that genuine revolutionaries forge an incisive, sovereign path with the aim of exposing and decimating the deep state and its enablers rather than empowering it.
Leaders speak at World Energy Congress 2016 in Istanbul
Putin, Erdogan Hold Press Conference Following Talks in Istanbul
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan signed a key energy deal, as well as reiterated the need for humanitarian aid deliveries to Syria, on the sidelines of the World Energy Congress in Istanbul.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Istanbul on Monday to attend a special session of the World Energy Congress, as well as to hold talks with his Turkish and Venezuelan counterparts.
After holding lengthy bilateral talks, the two leaders signed an agreement on the ‘Turkish Stream’ pipeline project, to step up preparations for the start of construction. The construction of the Akkuyu nuclear power plant was also discussed during the meeting.
President Putin said following the signing ceremony that the agreement also envisions gas price discount for Turkey.
According to Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller, the annual capacity of each leg is estimated at 15 billion and 750 million cubic meters of natural gas.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated that Ankara is sure that the process of normalization of relations between Russia and Turkey will continue at full pace.
In terms of Turkish-Russian relations today we had a very efficient and rich full-time working day. As a result of our work, certain agreements have been signed. I am absolutely confident that the process of normalization of Turkish-Russian relations will continue at full pace,” Erdogan said.
Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan also discussed the ongoing conflict in Syria, including joint efforts to deliver humanitarian aid to Aleppo.
“We share with Turkey the understanding that every effort must be taken to ensure secure deliveries of humanitaian aid to residents of Aleppo,” Putin said.
Putin added Moscow and Ankara agreed to continue efforts to support the proposal of UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura to transfer Nusra Front militants from Aleppo to Idlib.
Russia’s Roscosmos space corporation is ready to participate in launches of Turkish telecoms satellites, according to Putin.
“We have discussed expansion of our cooperation…in the area of space exploration,” Putin said.
“In particular, Russian space corporation Roscosmos is ready to participate in a tender on construction and launches of Turkish telecommunication satellites,” Putin said.
Turkey-Russia Free Trade Agreement
Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said that a free trade agreement between Turkey and Russia may be signed at the end of 2017.
ISTANBUL (Sputnik) — Free trade agreement between Turkey and Russia may be signed at the end of 2017, Turkish Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci said Sunday.
“During today’s negotiations the sides agreed that a free trade agreement between our countries may be signed at the end of 2017,” Zeybekci told journalists.
He added that the parties agreed on the implementation of the four-year medium-term program.
Following the negotiations, Zeybekci and his Russian counterpart Alexey Ulyukaev signed the joint statement on the development of bilateral trade and economic relations.
Zeybekci added that Russia and Turkey will contribute 500 million dollars each to the Turkey-Russia Joint Investment Fund.
“We have discussed an important topic for both of the countries, namely, the establishment of the [Turkey-Russia] Joint Investment Fund by cooperative efforts of the Russian Direct Investment Fund and Turkish fund of capitals. The first step involves each state’s contribution of 500 million dollars,” Nihat Zeybekci said.