Saturday, 28 January 2017

Why is Mrs May in Turkey sucking up to Erdogan?


Why is Mrs May in Turkey sucking up to Erdogan? As she sucked up to the Saudis, praising the Bahraini regime? Next thing you know she'll be talking about values.

I see the papers have stopped talking about the crimes of the Syrian regime, while saying nothing about those of the Syrian rebels. We still hear nothing of war crimes committed by Iraqis on both sides in the siege of Mosul.

I am very sure Mrs. May wanted Hillary to win and almost said so. She belongs to the trade union of global leaders and is also, like Hillary, a swot or, as they now say a wonk - no doubt she has neat handwriting and thinks Donald Trump an ogre from the Brothers Grimm. Nevertheless, she will do everything to keep close to him and it is very promising for Britain that she has started well.

But Erdogan?

Theresa May says she wants no more interventions in foreign countries yet wants Assad to go. She is a Hillary trying to be a Trump- lite. Had Hillary won Theresa May would have sent our troops to waste their lives in Syria.


  1. And after 'values' comes being 'fair'. Oh dear.
    Eva W

    1. In the 80s there was a demonstration in Istanbul by policemen. One held a placard saying 'Death to Human Rights'. One knows the feeling.
      But in Turkey that joke is NOT funny.

    2. But here it is, I'm laughing out loud.

  2. Pure economics, England will need a market for igoods post Brexit as well as a cheap source of labour. Low entry tariffs in return for visa's and working rights. Oops seems the muslim horde is needed after all.

  3. BAE Systems and Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) today signed a Heads of Agreement to collaborate on the first development phase of an indigenous fifth-generation fighter jet for the Turkish Air Force – TF-X.
    This announcement builds upon a pre-contract study phase between BAE Systems and TAI.

    Signing this agreement in Ankara ahead of a planned contract with a value in excess of £100 Million, BAE Systems Chief Executive, Ian King, said: ‘‘BAE Systems is a leader in designing, manufacturing and supporting fighter aircraft and is in an excellent position to contribute technical and engineering expertise and experience of managing complex projects to this key Turkish programme. The announcement signals an exciting next step in relations between both Turkey and the UK with the co-operation between BAE Systems and TAI paving the way for a deeper defence partnership. The agreement confirms ongoing collaborative work on the design and development of the aircraft."

    At its peak hundreds of Turkish and UK engineers will collaborate on the TF-X programme helping to support collaboration on the skills, technology and technical expertise required to deliver the programme.

    (The Fifth Generation Fighter is the current standard naming convention for “next-generation” fighter aircraft. It is a fighter aircraft classification used in the United States and elsewhere encompassing the most advanced jet fighter generation. The only currently combat-ready fifth-generation fighter, the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor, entered service with the U.S. Air Force in 2005.)

    Mrs May said the defence agreement "underlines once again that Britain is a great, global, trading nation".
    She said the UK would enhance trade relations with Turkey, and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country would increase trade to $20bn (£16bn).

    With trade top of the agenda, this defence deal will be welcomed by Theresa May as a sign of what post-Brexit Britain can achieve in bilateral talks.
    Her government has been keen to increase British trade with another big economy on the cusp of the EU - so expect enhanced dealings with Turkey to come.