Global Times: “Turkey is turning the focus of its diplomacy away from Europe toward the East.”

Global Times: “Turkey is turning the focus of its diplomacy away from Europe toward the East.”

By Vestnik Kavkaza

 

The German newspaper Spiegel reports on Europe’s fear of intensification of Greek-Russian relations in an article headlined “It is Time to Find a Compromise with Greece.”  The political union in Europe lacks strong institutions, even though the union was established by peoples. The fact that the Greek people elected Tsipras creates troubles for everybody. It is necessary to find solutions to the problems, the article reads.  After Tsipras’s victory, the situation in Europe worsened radically. If Greece leaves the euro zone, Europe will face new threats. First of all, Tsipras needs money; Russia and China are able to provide Greece with it. Beijing has already hinted at the possibility. Even if Greece leaves the euro zone, it will still be a member of the EU; it means Putin and Xi Jinping will have a right to vote in Europe and NATO. Secondly, if Greece leaves the united payment space, it will be a failure of the whole system, especially for Germany. A continent which has a poor management system won’t be treated seriously by other members of the international community.

 

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticizes world politics. Hurriyet reports on this today in an article titled “Turkish President slams UN Security Council.” Erdoğan has repeated his call for reform of the United Nations, saying the U.N., which remains deadlocked over how to respond to the crisis in Syria, is no “longer capable of showing global leadership.” He stated that there is no voice “representing Islam” within the five permanent members. The temporary members of the Security Council, meanwhile, “do not have much to say as they do not have any authority” and cannot affect outcomes.

 

“There is no Muslim [state] … Only non-Muslims ... Is this justice?” Erdoğan asked and suggests changing the conditions that appeared after World War II.

 

The Chinese newspaper Global Times reports on Chinese-Turkish relations in its article “Ankara, Beijing can fight terror together.” In a recent visit to Beijing and a meeting with Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, Turkey's National Police Chief Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz said that Turkey would never allow any organization or person to conduct activities harmful to China's interests on its soil and vowed to beef up law enforcement and security cooperation with China.

 

Due to the peculiar geographical position of Turkey, some suspected terrorists in China have often used the country as a transit point to join jihadists in Middle East countries such as Iraq and Syria. However, Ankara did not take issues that relate to terrorism in China seriously enough. The desired anti-terrorism cooperation between China and Turkey always comes up in conversations but the action lags behind economic cooperation.

 

As a member state of NATO, Turkey has to side with the West and similarly takes a double standard in terms of China's efforts to crack down on terrorism. China and Turkey are moving closer together on their security concerns and the bilateral relationship has seen rapid progress in the political and security sectors, in addition to economic cooperation.

 

Turkey has been turning the focus of its diplomacy away from Europe toward the East. Although the adjustment still acts as a bargaining chip in Turkey's relations with the EU, since it is not much favored by the bloc, Ankara now sees it increasingly necessary to work with Beijing.

 

The China Daily has published an article headlined “Chinese rating agency gives Gazprom AAA.” Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd gave an AAA rating to Russian gas giant OAO Gazprom, despite the falling oil price, volatility in the ruble's value and simmering tension between Europe and Russia. Dagong announced the rating with a stable outlook for the company on Monday. The result means a rating much higher than Russia's sovereignty rating, a rare practice among major international credit rating firms. Dagong explained that it gave an AAA rating to the world's biggest natural gas company mainly because of two strategic agreements Gazprom signed with China last November.

World press on the situation in Greece, China and Turkey<--break->By Vestnik KavkazaThe German newspaper Spiegel reports on Europe’s fear of intensification of Greek-Russian relations in an article headlined “It is Time to Find a Compromise with Greece.”  The political union in Europe lacks strong institutions, even though the union was established by peoples. The fact that the Greek people elected Tsipras creates troubles for everybody. It is necessary to find solutions to the problems, the article reads.  After Tsipras’s victory, the situation in Europe worsened radically. If Greece leaves the euro zone, Europe will face new threats. First of all, Tsipras needs money; Russia and China are able to provide Greece with it. Beijing has already hinted at the possibility. Even if Greece leaves the euro zone, it will still be a member of the EU; it means Putin and Xi Jinping will have a right to vote in Europe and NATO. Secondly, if Greece leaves the united payment space, it will be a failure of the whole system, especially for Germany. A continent which has a poor management system won’t be treated seriously by other members of the international community.Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticizes world politics. Hurriyet reports on this today in an article titled “Turkish President slams UN Security Council.” Erdoğan has repeated his call for reform of the United Nations, saying the U.N., which remains deadlocked over how to respond to the crisis in Syria, is no “longer capable of showing global leadership.” He stated that there is no voice “representing Islam” within the five permanent members. The temporary members of the Security Council, meanwhile, “do not have much to say as they do not have any authority” and cannot affect outcomes.“There is no Muslim [state] … Only non-Muslims ... Is this justice?” Erdoğan asked and suggests changing the conditions that appeared after World War II.The Chinese newspaper Global Times reports on Chinese-Turkish relations in its article “Ankara, Beijing can fight terror together.” In a recent visit to Beijing and a meeting with Chinese Minister of Public Security Guo Shengkun, Turkey's National Police Chief Mehmet Celalettin Lekesiz said that Turkey would never allow any organization or person to conduct activities harmful to China's interests on its soil and vowed to beef up law enforcement and security cooperation with China.Due to the peculiar geographical position of Turkey, some suspected terrorists in China have often used the country as a transit point to join jihadists in Middle East countries such as Iraq and Syria. However, Ankara did not take issues that relate to terrorism in China seriously enough. The desired anti-terrorism cooperation between China and Turkey always comes up in conversations but the action lags behind economic cooperation.As a member state of NATO, Turkey has to side with the West and similarly takes a double standard in terms of China's efforts to crack down on terrorism. China and Turkey are moving closer together on their security concerns and the bilateral relationship has seen rapid progress in the political and security sectors, in addition to economic cooperation.Turkey has been turning the focus of its diplomacy away from Europe toward the East. Although the adjustment still acts as a bargaining chip in Turkey's relations with the EU, since it is not much favored by the bloc, Ankara now sees it increasingly necessary to work with Beijing.The China Daily has published an article headlined “Chinese rating agency gives Gazprom AAA.” Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd gave an AAA rating to Russian gas giant OAO Gazprom, despite the falling oil price, volatility in the ruble's value and simmering tension between Europe and Russia. Dagong announced the rating with a stable outlook for the company on Monday. The result means a rating much higher than Russia's sovereignty rating, a rare practice among major international credit rating firms. Dagong explained that it gave an AAA rating to the world's biggest natural gas company mainly because of two strategic agreements Gazprom signed with China last Novemb

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