Turkey, May 17, 2021. The Association of Cuban Residents in Turkey “Raíces” calls the 1st Virtual Meeting of Cubans residing in Turkey, to be held on May 19 at 8:00 p.m., through the Zoom platform.
The framework will be conducive to remembering the 126th Anniversary of the fall in combat of our National Hero José Martí.
The text of the Association “Raíces” also states:
“We call this meeting in the context of the current unprecedented global and health crisis due to the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss various topics of interest. The exchange will allow us to continue strengthening the ties between all Cuban residents, preserve our cultural identity, strengthen the defense of the sovereignty of our homeland and continue the fight for the elimination of the blockade.
We invite you to join us and participate enthusiastically in the meeting. For the unity of all Cubans. “
This week the foreign ministers of the G7 countries (USA, Great Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and Canada) met in London ahead of the actual G7 summit in June. The course of the meeting made it clear that the upcoming summit will serve to strengthen an anti-Russian and anti-Chinese axis under US leadership.
Britain is using its position as this year’s host to reaffirm its unconditional support for US President Joe Biden’s aggressive foreign policy and to get other countries, especially the European powers, to do the same.
On Monday, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and his British counterpart Dominic Raab appeared at a joint press conference. Raab said the two states were standing “side by side”, Blinken praised their “special relationship” and stated that the US had “no closer ally and no closer partner” than Great Britain. Blinken met with Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Tuesday and, according to a spokesman for Downing Street, discussed the “close coordination of British and American foreign policy” with him.
In the run-up to the talks, Raab said: “The G7 presidency of Great Britain offers the opportunity to bring open, democratic societies together and to show unity at a time when a lot of unity is necessary in order to combat common challenges and increasing threats.” with Blinken he called for “agile clusters of like-minded states that share the same values and want to protect the multilateral system and the international rule-based order”. This means an order based on US hegemony.
Both emphasized that such an alliance would be directed against Russia and China. Raab called on the Russian President Vladimir Putin to stop his “dangerous saber rattling on the border with Ukraine, the cyberattacks and misinformation as well as the poison attacks on Alexei Navalny. The latter was not just a violation of human rights, but the use of chemical weapons on Russian soil. ”Blinken warned:“ If Russia acts ruthlessly or aggressively, we will react ”. He claimed the US “didn’t want an escalation.”
In fact, it is the US that is organizing provocations against Russia through NATO and the right-wing nationalist government in Ukraine. After the Ukrainian government unveiled a strategy to “retake” the current Russian-controlled Crimea, Blinken traveled from Britain to Ukraine on Wednesday to reaffirm America’s “unwavering support for Ukraine’s independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity”.
The statement by the G7 foreign ministers accuses Russia of “irresponsible and destabilizing behavior”, including “the large number of Russian troops on the Ukrainian border and in the illegally annexed Crimea, its malicious activities aimed at undermining the democratic systems of other countries , his malicious cyber activity and his use of disinformation. ”With regard to the allegedly poisoned Putin critic and imperialist henchman Alexei Navalny, it is threatening:“ Anyone who uses chemical weapons must be held accountable. ”
In order to act against the resistance of the population against the warmongering of the imperialist powers, Raab called on the G7 states to “jointly develop means for a quick refutation of lies, propaganda or fake news” – ie to prevent media reporting and discussions that harm the goals of the G7. In the declaration, the ministers undertook to deter those who “attack our democratic institutions and processes, weaken public confidence in the integrity of our democracies and try to penetrate their information space.”
The main focus of the foreign ministers’ meeting was on China. According to the South China Morning Post Allotted a discussion time of two hours, Russia only 90 minutes, Myanmar and Syria only 30 minutes. The situation in the Indo-Pacific region was discussed at a working lunch.
Blinken stated, “It is not our job to contain China or keep it down. We are trying to maintain the international rules-based order … And if any country – China or anything else – does something that challenges, undermines or wants to destroy this rule-based order and does not adhere to the commitment made to that order, we will stand up and defend order. “
In the “order” that Blinken speaks of, the US and its allies are trying to isolate China internationally and repeatedly stage provocations in the South China Sea and around Taiwan, while at the same time deploying ever larger armed forces in the region. The US is pushing ahead with its plans to station missiles, previously banned by the INF treaty, in Japan, Taiwan and the Philippines. Britain is expanding its nuclear arsenal and sending an aircraft carrier combat group, which also includes a nuclear submarine, into the South China Sea.
Both countries have had the chutzpah to sign a declaration that says: “We are committed to the ultimate goal of a world without nuclear weapons”. In addition, both praise the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.
According to a statement by the European Union, EU foreign policy commissioner Josep Borrell met with Blinken privately this week to discuss relations with China. Major European powers, especially Germany and France, have not fully endorsed Biden’s hardline position against China, as doing so would sacrifice significant economic interests. On Tuesday, the EU announced that it had suspended negotiations on an investment deal with China. That was clearly a concession to the US and at the same time an indication of the ongoing dispute over the question in Europe. Germany pushed the treaty forward because it has considerable economic interests in China, but is confronted with resistance from the European states that are most closely aligned with the United States.
In a statement before the meeting, Federal Foreign Minister Heiko Maas pointed out these disputes and declared that it was “high time” for the G7 “to counter attempts by authoritarian states to play us off against one another and to make breaking rules the norm”.
China was tackled less aggressively than Russia in the G7 declaration, but “concern” was still expressed about “human rights violations in Xinjiang and Tibet”, China’s “decision to fundamentally erode the democratic elements of the Hong Kong electoral system” and “practices undermine free and just economies, including on trade, investment and development finance issues ”. China was urged to “adhere to its commitments to behave responsibly in cyberspace, including not stealing intellectual property through cyber activities.”
In order to expand the alliance against China, Great Britain has invited the foreign ministers of Australia, India, South Africa and South Korea as well as the chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to the talks. Raab said the invitation expressed the “growing importance of the Indo-Pacific for the G7.” The enlarged list of foreign ministers includes all four members of the “Quad”, an anti-Chinese alliance between the USA, Japan, Australia and India.
The fact that the Indian Foreign Minister was invited shows the total indifference on the part of the G7 countries towards the effects of the pandemic. With a combined gross domestic product of around 40 trillion dollars, they represent half of the entire global economy, but their representatives hardly mentioned the coronavirus and only with empty words, although at least 13,000 people are currently victims of it every day. Abolishing the private vaccine patents was not considered for a moment. India, the epicenter of this global humanitarian catastrophe, was invited not to discuss contingency measures that could save millions of lives, but rather war plans that put millions more at risk.
The intervention of British Transport Minister Grant Schapps showed how vehemently the G7 states cling to the murderous policy of “herd immunity” and the demand that workers “have to live with the virus”. In a meeting with his counterparts from the G7 and the European Commission, he called on those present to organize the reopening of international travel. Just a few hours earlier, the entire Indian delegation had to go into self-isolation after several tested positive for Covid-19.
Regarding the economic catastrophe facing billions of people around the world, the G7 have committed to creating a “sustainable recovery” fund of just $ 15 billion to “provide women in developing countries … better economic opportunities.” “, As well as the target of enabling another 40 million girls to attend school by 2026. In a year when trillions have been stolen from the working class and turned over to the corporations and the super-rich, that’s hardly a drop in the ocean.
The protesters are demanding that they be closed to the US military, especially the Incirlik Air Base, known to be the main center for directing and coordinating a number of US operations in the Middle East, and the Kurecik radar station.Political analyst Ceyhun Bozkurt considers that Turkey is facing a scenario that allows it to decide to redirect its foreign policy and show its political independence from the US and NATO because for years, these bases have been used not only during the Cold War, when Turkey became part of NATO, but also later. On the American presence in Incirlik, he explained that he knows that about 1,500 American soldiers from the 39th unit of the US Air Force are at the base. In addition, it houses A-10 aircraft used in close-to-ground air operations, the F-15 and F-16, and refueling aircraft. In this base there are also military personnel from various countries, especially from Germany, to use it during the coalition operations against ISIS, using from time to time the base located on Turkish territory. “The Incirlik base was used in a large number of operations both in the Cold War times and after. For example, in the early 1960s, US U-2 surveillance aircraft were stationed at the Incirlik base, this created tensions between Turkey and the Soviet Union In addition, it was used for various purposes during operations in the Middle East, including the withdrawal of US citizens during the Arab-Israeli war and the Islamic Revolution in Iran. During the first operation in the Persian Gulf, air support was provided from the base of Incirlik to the US military in northern Iraq. He is also known to play an active role in the NATO mission, “concluded Bozkurt. Bril, US President Joe Biden officially recognized as genocide the massacre of ethnic Armenians perpetrated at the beginning of the 20th century by the forces of the Ottoman Empire. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regretted his US counterpart’s decision. As a result, anti-US protests erupted in Turkey, including nationalists urging to activate the Russian S-400s and demand reimbursement for the F-35s.
A political analyst has explained to Sputnik that the time has come for Turkey to recover the bases ceded to NATO and the US military. Several Turkish cities have reacted with anti-American protests demanding that their authorities close military bases to Americans in response to recognition of the Armenian genocide.
The protesters demand that it be shut down for the us military, especially Incirlik Air Base, known for being the main directing and coordinating center for a number of U.S. operations in the Middle East, and Kurecik radar station.
Political analyst Ceyhun Bozkurt believes that Turkey is facing a scenario that allows it to decide to redirect your foreign policy and show your independence US and NATO policy because for years, these bases have been used not only during the Cold War, when Turkey joined NATO, but also afterwards.
“It is Washington that has taken an anti-Turkish stance on a number of key issues, from the embargo imposed on Turkey to US support during the military coups. It is time to establish a more independent relationship with the US and NATO. I think it has come. the moment to recover the bases ceded to the NATO and US military, mainly Incirlik and Kurecik, and to nationalize them in the full sense of the word “, Bozkurt exhorted.
On the American presence in Incirlik, he explained that he knows that some 1,500 American soldiers from the 39th unit of the US Air Force are at the base. In addition, it houses A-10 aircraft used in close-to-ground air operations, the F-15 and F-16, and refueling aircraft. In this base there are also soldiers from various countries, especially from Germany, to use it during the coalition operations against ISIS, using from time to time the base located on Turkish territory.
“The Incirlik base was used in a large number of operations both during and after the Cold War. For example, in the early 1960s, US U-2 surveillance aircraft were stationed at the Incirlik base. , this created tensions between Turkey and the Soviet Union. In addition, it was used for various purposes during operations in the Middle East, including the withdrawal of American citizens during the Arab-Israeli war and the Islamic Revolution in Iran. During the first operation in the In the Persian Gulf, air support was provided from the Incirlik base to the US military in northern Iraq. It is also known to play an active role in the NATO mission, “concluded Bozkurt.
Turkish Foreign Ministry summons the US ambassador and protests Biden’s words
On April 24, US President Joe Biden officially recognized as genocide the massacre of ethnic Armenians perpetrated at the beginning of the 20th century by the forces of the Ottoman Empire. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan regretted the decision of his American counterpart.
Consequently, anti-American protests erupted in Turkey, including nationalists urging activate Russian S-400s and claim reimbursement for the F-35s.
When Annalena Baerbock traveled to Washington in the fall of 2018, her visit did not attract much attention. Baerbock held discussions in Congress and took part in a discussion in the German Marshall Fund (GMF) think tank. Karen Donfried, who she interviewed at the time, has now been nominated by US President Joe Biden as Vice Secretary of State for Europe at the US State Department. And Washington, like many other countries, has fallen into a little Baerbock hype.
Whether in Japan or Italy, Great Britain or France: the media love the story of the 40-year-old and often compare her to Angela Merkel. “One is tempted to ask whether Merkel sees Baerbock as her political heir than the successor generation to the CDU,” comments the British “New Statesman”. And the French “Liberation” says: “It probably has the same quality as Angela Merkel, always having been underestimated.”
Politicians and analysts expect fresh momentum in German politics under a Green Chancellor Baerbock, but also a phase of foreign policy uncertainty. In France, for example, there is great concern that joint defense projects could be jeopardized, while the Greens’ tax plans are being criticized in Great Britain. But in the USA, Italy or Greece, for example, there is great sympathy for a Green Chancellor – for different reasons.
US Democrats sympathize with green foreign policy – and hope for an end to Nord Stream 2
In the USA, Baerbock has been invited to high-profile discussions at the latest since her election as candidate for chancellor. Next week, for example, she will be in the USA, invited by the Atlantic Council and the EU delegation, together with EU Internal Affairs Commissioner Thierry Breton, the Portuguese Prime Minister António Costa and other political celebrities in a video session.
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Baerbock is the candidate who wants to “shake things up”, assesses the US broadcaster NPR. The magazine “Bloomberg Businessweek” speaks of the Greens as a “serious alternative”. Sympathy with the party is surprisingly high not only in the media, but also among the ruling Democrats. The fact that the Greens position themselves tougher than the CDU and SPD on human rights issues, for example vis-à-vis Russia and China, is met with approval.
“In Washington, one observes very closely how the Greens behave in foreign policy, towards Russia and China, on human rights issues and energy supply,” says Erik Brattberg, Europe director of the Washington think tank Carnegie Endowment. “From the US perspective, their positions are very much welcomed.” In the conflict over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline and on many climate issues, the US Democrats and the German Greens are in line.
Daisuke Karakama, Chief Market Economist of the big bank, warns about a possible change in foreign policy Mizuho, before turmoil: If Baerbock became Chancellor, Germany’s political stance towards Russia and China would intensify. “I therefore think that the post-Merkel era will not only be turbulent domestically, but also externally.”
The Kremlin is hoping for Armin Laschet as the new chancellor
Washington’s hopes are Moscow’s concerns: “With a probable government by the Union and the Greens, it can be expected that the critical component in German-Russian relations will increase,” predicts Russia’s most important Germany expert, Vladislav Below.
Therefore, Andrei Kortunow, General Director of the Russian Council for International Affairs, concludes: “From the perspective of the Russian leadership, Armin Lachet is probably the best candidate for the post of Federal Chancellor.” -Russian dialogue and the search for compromise perceived.
The Russian experts agree that Baerbock would be an uncomfortable Chancellor for Vladimir Putin. “Annalena Baerbock will probably bring a radicalization of the rhetoric against Russia”, at least at the beginning, says Fyodor Lukyanov, chairman of the presidium of the non-governmental organization “Council on Foreign and Defense Policy”.
Baerbock has supporters among Russian opposition activists, environmental activists and human rights defenders, says Kortunov. “She is certainly an uncomfortable partner for Russia’s current leadership.” Under her as Chancellor, the completion of the Nord Stream 2 project will be difficult. Human rights would become a permanent issue in the negotiations with the Kremlin.
Poland is critical of Baerbock’s climate policy – British media warn against green tax and defense policy
The prospect of Laschet’s pro-Russia policy is causing skepticism in Poland. “Above all, his clear support for Nord Stream 2 is a cause for concern in Poland,” says Agnieszka Łada, Vice Director of the German Poland Institute. “Here the attitude of the Greens critical of Nord Stream and thus also Annalena Baerbock is much closer to the Poles.”
On the other hand, there is great dissent on climate policy and on the subject of democracy. “The Greens have criticized the current Polish government quite heavily when it comes to realizing climate targets and violating democracy. Laschet was much more reserved here. “
In Great Britain the conservative Daily Telegraph warns of the danger from the left. Baerbock comes from the Realo wing, but the Fundis dominated the party base, as in the Labor Party, writes columnist Ambrose Evans-Pritchard. The Fundis “like to forbid things” and are hostile to free enterprise. If Baerbock ruled with the CDU, they might be able to keep their “hot-headed troops” in check, but red-red-green would be “the nightmare of the German establishment”.
The FT, on the other hand, commented that some green doctrines such as tax policy against wealth and the reluctance to spend on defense would be cause for concern. But after years of crippling grand coalition, political change can only be good. The commentators in “Financial Times” and “The Economist” emphasize how conservative Baerbock is for a Green.
Italy and Greece are hoping for Euro bonds under Baerbock
In Italy, “La Repubblica” describes the Greens as a “mature party” that has overcome the earlier conflict between Fundis and Realos. Berlin correspondent Tonia Mastrobuoni predicts that Germany’s attitude towards euro bonds could now change: Baerbock had already spoken out in favor of “corona bonds” a year ago in order to strengthen Europe in the crisis.
And it was SPD candidate Olaf Scholz who decided to push ahead with the reconstruction fund. Under him, euro bonds should no longer be “a mirage”. Hardly ever else is Scholz even mentioned in the race for the Chancellery.
The hope of greater integration in the euro zone is also one of the reasons why the Greeks are betting on Baerbock. “The Greens take positions on several issues that are viewed positively in Greece,” says George Pagoulatos, Professor of European Politics and Economics at the Athens University of Economics and Director of the Greek think tank Eliamep. Others are the Turkey policy and the reparations issue.
On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the attack by the Wehrmacht on Greece, the Greens advocated a “remembrance policy initiative”. At the same time, the Greek reparation claims, which the Federal Republic has so far strictly rejected, will also be discussed.
In addition, the Greens want to take in more refugees from the Greek camps and ensure a fairer distribution of asylum seekers in the EU. And also in Germany’s Turkey policy, the Greens, from the Greek point of view, are setting much clearer accents: They are calling for a stop of German submarine deliveries to Turkey – an issue that the Greeks face in light of the dispute with Ankara over the economic zones in the eastern Mediterranean burns under the nails.
The German policy towards Turkey is felt to be too ingratiating in Athens. Relations with Berlin are at a low point. Even if the Greek government does not comment on the German election campaign, a certain resignation is unmistakable. Regardless of the outcome of the election: it can only get better, according to government circles.
“Pro-Europeans with a handicap” – that’s what the French media think of Armin Laschet as a candidate for Chancellor
In France, the news magazine “L’Express” advertises Laschet. As Chancellor, he would be the “ideal interlocutor” for Europe, a “pro-European” who was “compatible” with President Emmanuel Macron. But here, as in “Le Monde”, reference is made to his “handicap”: poor poll numbers, union disputes and an “unpredictable” attitude in the corona crisis.
The business newspaper “Les Echos” criticizes Laschet’s lack of “charisma” and ponders: “There is a little of François Hollande in this man of compromises, more tactician than strategist, whose strength is never overestimated by his friends to be or to be underestimated by his enemies. ”
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Ankara, April 30, 2021. The group of the Cuban Embassy in Turkey carried out a group of activities in greeting to May 1st “International Workers Day”. As part of the day, a volunteer work was carried out at the headquarters of the Diplomatic Mission that included cleaning and disinfection of the work premises, in correspondence with the measures implemented to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
Ambassador Luis A. Amorós Núñez addressed a video message to the workers and friends of Cuba in Turkey in greeting to the date, where he thanked in a particular way the solidarity with the Cuban people and the support against the US blockade. He recalled that Cubans will celebrate the occasion with the conviction that “United we will win.”
The Embassy in Ankara also plans, coinciding with the celebrations for Workers’ Day, to support the launch of the call for the 1st virtual meeting of Cuban Residents in Turkey that will take place on May 19 to commemorate the 126th anniversary of the fall in combat of our National Hero José Martí.
Trade agreements between states and / or communities are actually a good sign. When trade barriers fall, when technical and social standards are agreed, this promotes bilateral trade and understanding between the partners. Things are different with the Brexit trade pact. The treaty, which has now finally been approved by the EU Parliament after an excruciatingly long procedure, seals the departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union. The British are out for good. A third country, as it is called in the EU.
Of course, the parliamentarians from the 27 member states were only able to agree to the several hundred pages long trade and cooperation agreement with considerable stomach ache. But the pressure was enormous and the alternative would have been even more dramatic. If this contract had not come about, the completely unregulated “hard Brexit” that many feared would still have taken place on May 1st. The separation of Great Britain from the international community on the old continent, the exit from the internal market and customs union, will not be completely headless.
Of course, nobody in the EU can now breathe a sigh of relief. The new chapter in the long Brexit story since the extremely tight exit referendum in June 2016 now reads: How will this trade pact be implemented? Boris Johnson is the biggest risk. The fact that the London Prime Minister and Brexit firer celebrated the ratification by the EU Parliament as a stable anchor for the relations between important trading partners, allies and sovereign equals can safely be dismissed as lip service. It was Johnson – with his government – who tested the sustainability of the trade pact before it officially entered into force. That is to say, interpreted in London’s sense, one could also say: broke the trade agreement before it was even officially accepted. Since January, the trade pact, which had only been wrapped up shortly before Christmas, was only provisional.
The problem is that, unfortunately, Johnson’s former EU partners do not at all have the reputation of an honest businessman. Nobody would buy a used car from the British prime minister without hesitation. The Briton, who began his career as a journalist critical of the EU just in Brussels and Strasbourg, before he switched to politics to the British Conservatives, the Tories, is acting too fickle and too tricky.
Not even the legendary “Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher had made the exit from the unloved European community come true. Rather, it secured Great Britain special discounts on EU membership fees. Johnson, on the other hand, is a political gambler who has linked his political fate entirely to Brexit. He deliberately ignores the fact that his promises of a prosperous, independent British economy will not be fulfilled. But the consequences are already dramatic. British exports to the EU collapsed by 40 percent. Conversely, exports from EU countries fell by a fifth. There is uncertainty everywhere and chaos at the borders. At the moment it does not look as if London wants to implement the bone of contention Northern Ireland, which enjoys a special status and is still de facto an EU area, as agreed. London is opposed to real customs controls in the Irish Sea, for example to prevent dumping products from third countries from entering the EU. The EU now has to counter Johnson’s juggling with the treaty with unity and harshness.
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Ankara, April 26, 2021. The YouTube channel of the Turkish news outlet “Sol” broadcast an online interview with the director of the Cuban children’s theater company “La Colmenita”, Carlos Alberto Cremata, and children who are members of the artistic group, which was carried out by the Friendship Association with Cuba in Turkey “José Martí”, on the occasion of the celebration of National Sovereignty and Children’s Day in the Eurasian country.
The theater director and the four children interviewed answered various questions, in which they elaborated on their experiences directing and being part of “La Colmenita”, respectively; their satisfaction for being Cubans and enjoying the freedoms and rights, including artistic ones, that everyone in Cuba enjoys, especially children; and the emotional significance for them of the figures of José Martí and Fidel Castro.
Cremata recalled an anecdote when Army General Raúl Castro, after the staging by La Colmenita of the play “Abracadabra” before the main leaders of the Cuban State and Government, took the stage and upon seeing the happy smile of the children of the company, expressed to his fellow wrestlers: “For this alone, for this alone it was worth having climbed the Sierra Maestra mountains and for this alone we are willing to climb right now (again) if necessary ”.
Interviewees commented on the various limitations imposed on their lives by Covid-19, the group’s activities in this pandemic context, and plans for the future.
All also elaborated on the damage caused by the US blockade to Cuban children. In this regard, the Theater Director stated: “It is horrible what it does in life in general and especially in the lives of children. Only in health, in the order of medicine, in the order that children grow up without terrible diseases, it is very great because to obtain many of the things that they need for their health sometimes we have to juggle for the world, get them from very distant countries, they are late. And the worst thing is not that the United States also blocks us in this which is essential for life, but that it forces many other countries, which I am sure they do not want to do ”.
Cremata added later: “… That is a genocide against a small island, only motivated by the irrational hatred that they have fed in 62 years. It is terrible what causes the blockade, but luckily we have many friends in the world, more and more and more and here we are alive and we have a long time left for the Revolution of Fidel in the Heart ”.
The mother of one of the children, who was present at the interview and is a researcher at the Center for Molecular Immunology Center of Cuba, provided details of how the blockade affects scientific and technological development to guarantee essential medicines for health services.
In this context, the interviewer and member of the solidarity and friendly association with Cuba, Onur Cuvalci, ratified the support of Turkey and the peoples of the world for the Antillean island to put an end to this aggressive policy of Washington.
The Antillean artist and pedagogue explained that “La Colmenita” was founded on February 14, 1990 in Havana with only 20 children, and how the initiative grew and spread to other Cuban provinces and countries around the world. He emphasized that one of his dreams is to also create a children’s group in Turkey.
The 4 children interviewed sent a message of love and solidarity to the children of Turkey in their day. This special program for the Day of National Sovereignty and Children in Turkey can be enjoyed on the “Sol” YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsg2fRaQUrE&t=630s.
“We must have business with Russia, we have to get along with Russia instead of pushing it into the arms of China,” Trump told Fox News television.
Former US President Donald Trump called his successor in office, Joe Biden, to normalize relations with Russia instead of favoring its rapprochement with China.
“We must have business with Russia, we have to get along with Russia instead of pushing it into the arms of China.”Trump told the television channel Fox News.
The ex-president warned that “Nothing can be worse than bringing China and Russia together”.
Trump noted that he got along well with Russian President Vladimir Putin despite disagreements and also with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, at least before the coronavirus pandemic.
Relations between the United States and Russia are at their lowest point since the cold war. On April 15, the Biden government imposed new sanctions against several citizens and entities of that country for alleged interference in the November 2020 elections, although it did not present evidence to support its claims.
The White House also accuses Moscow without proof of its alleged role in the cyberattack on the US firm SolarWinds.
Ankara, April 20, 2021. The Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mevlut Cavusoglu, received the Cuban ambassador, Luis A. Amorós Núñez, today at the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry in this capital.
The meeting addressed main aspects of bilateral political and economic relations. Both representatives agreed to positively assess the state of these links and the actions that are being developed to continue consolidating them.
The Turkish Minister congratulated the results of the Congress of the Communist Party of Cuba and the election of President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez as head of the party. He recalled his official visit to Cuba in May 2019 and his cordial meeting with the Cuban president.
The Antillean representative reported on the development of Congress and updated on the negative impact of the blockade of the United States government against Cuba, which remains intact, after its upsurge under the Trump administration. He reported on the progress of bilateral economic, trade and cooperation ties, as well as ongoing efforts to continue their expansion. He also detailed the situation with Covid-19 in Cuba and the successful development of vaccines against the virus.
Minister Cavusoglu reiterated Turkey’s traditional and principled position against the blockade. He highlighted the will of his government to consolidate economic-commercial cooperation with Cuba, delved into the possibilities of collaboration in the biotechnology, tourism and sports sectors, and explained his country’s confrontation against the pandemic.
Izmir, April 12, 2021. Cuban teachers residing in Turkey, Rafael López Machado and Robinson Pérez Fernández, Spanish language teachers at the prestigious Bahcesehir Karsiyaka school in this Turkish city, were awarded the Honorable Mention Award granted by the jury of the 3rd Annual National Short Film Festival for primary, secondary and middle school students for their conduction, production and realization of the science and fiction work “Year 2100”.
More than a hundred short films made by second language teachers and students from all schools and institutes in the country were presented at the event, as part of the teaching in English, Spanish, German or French in these schools.
Antillean teachers directed a cast of Turkish 5th and 6th grade students who starred in the winning play written by both teachers in Spanish. The short recreates the struggle of a group of boys from different countries of the world who come together in the year 2100 to save the planet from the uncontrolled development of technology and computer systems.
Several Turkish media and the Bahcesehir Karsiyaka school social media sites Twitter and Facebook highlighted the recognition obtained and congratulated the teachers and students who participated in the production of the film.
The awards and the special references to the Cuban laureates are an example of the prestigious work carried out by Cubans in Turkey in the dissemination of elements of Latin American cultural identity and their mother tongue among the local population. With this they undoubtedly contribute to strengthening the ties of friendship between Cuba and Turkey.