Etiket arşivi: Merkel

The Quadrilateral İstanbul Summit on Syria

October 29, 2018

At the end of September 2018, the Foreign Ministers of Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the United Kingdom and the United States came together in New York and issued a statement. After repeating for the umpteenth time that there is no military solution to the conflict, they called on the UN and Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura to convene, as quickly as possible, a credible, inclusive constitutional committee that will begin drafting a new Syrian constitution.  They also urged him to report back to the Security Council no later than October 31.

While Mr. de Mistura has said he is not going to lay down the charge until the last hour of the last day of his mandate, this gives him just another month since his resignation will take effect at the end of November.

On 27 October, Presidents Erdoğan, Putin, Macron and Chancellor Merkel met in İstanbul for the Quadrilateral Summit on Syria. Interestingly, the four leaders came together in this format for the first time and concluded their meeting with a joint statement expressing a commitment to working together. Whether such meetings would continue either at heads of State or ministerial level remains to be seen. Okumaya devam et

Ukrayna: Rusya’nın İnsani Yardım Operasyonu ve Ötesi

24 Ağustos 2014
260 Kamyondan oluşan bir Rus konvoyunun 12 Ağustos 2014 tarihinde Moskova’dan Ukrayna’ya hareketiyle başlayan “insani yardım krizi”, kamyonların yüklerini boşaltarak 23 Ağustos’ta Ukrayna’dan ayrılmasıyla sona ermiş görünüyor. Buradaki en önemli risk unsuru, konvoya karşı girişilecek sorumlusu belirsiz bir saldırının neden olabileceği yeni bir çatışma idi. Bu olasılık artık geride kalmış olsa da, olayın zihinlerde iz bırakacağı ve tartışmanın bir süre daha devam edeceği söylenebilir. Okumaya devam et