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Aachener Vertrag: Der nächste Militarisierungsschub

Gastbeitrag von Andrej Hunko auf freiheitsliebe.de

Anlässlich des 56. Jahrestages des Elysée-Vertrags wollen die Regierungen Deutschlands und Frankreichs am 22. Januar den „Aachener Vertrag“ (PDF) unterzeichnen. Er wird als Nachfolgevertrag des deutsch-französischen Abkommens von 1963 gehandelt, das ein wichtiger Schritt in der Aussöhnung beider Länder war. Doch während im Elysée-Vertrag noch der kulturelle Austausch und die zivile Kooperation im Vordergrund standen, reiht sich der Aachener Vertrag gänzlich in die Tendenzen der letzten Jahre auf EU-Ebene ein: Neben der „ständigen strukturierten Zusammenarbeit“ (PESCO) und dem rechtswidrigen Europäischen Verteidigungsfonds, gegen den DIE LINKE klagen wird, stellt er einen weiteren Militarisierungsschub dar.

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‘General environment appropriate for democratic elections, still with room for improvement’ says delegation to Georgia

Strasbourg, 20.09.2018 - A delegation of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was in Tbilisi on 19 and 20 September 2018 to assess the pre-electoral climate of the presidential election in Georgia scheduled for 28 October.

The delegation,* led by Andrej Hunko (Germany, UEL), felt that the general environment was appropriate for democratic elections. However, following discussions with various interlocutors, it considered it necessary to stress that there still was room for improvement and that the period of time left until election day should allow at least some of these improvements to be realised.

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Kniefall vor Erdoğan: Verfolgung kurdischer Aktivitäten in Deutschland und der EU ist ein Skandal

Nicht nur in der Türkei verbieten die Innenbehörden alle kurdischen kulturellen Feste und Aktivitäten. Am Donnerstag untersagte das Düsseldorfer Landgericht wegen angeblicher "Sicherheitsmängel" das traditionelle Kurdische Kulturfestival in Dinslaken (NRW). Das Fest findet seit 26 Jahren statt, unzählige Kulturvereine beteiligen sich daran. Am kommenden Wochenende hätten bis zu 25.000 Besucher zusammen in der Stadt feiern können.

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Andrej Hunko’ya Karşı Yürütülen Gayrimeşrulaştırma Kampanyası

Avrupa Konseyi’nin Türkiye’deki seçimleri izleme heyetine katılımımdan sonra AKP taraftarları, şahsıma karşı başlatmış oldukları gayrimeşrulaştırma kampanyası ile beni PKK sempatizanı olarak karalamaya çalışmaktadırlar.  Türkiye’de son aylarda gerçekleşen kitlesel tutuklama ve işten çıkarılmalar da aynı yöntemle gerekçelendirilmiştir. Bu doğrultuda açıklama yapanlardan biri, Dışişleri Bakanı Mevlüt Çavuloğlu’dur. Halbuki kendisi, Avrupa Konseyi Parlamenterler Meclisi eski üyesi olarak Konsey’in PKK’yı terör örgütü olarak değerlendirmediğini bilmektedir.

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"I hope for a NO in the Turkish referendum"

Interview with the Turkish newspaper BirGün

First of all, how do you evaluate the crisis between Turkey and Germany?

The relations have cooled down in the last weeks. But only because the Turkish Governments’ statements have reached a level that makes it hard take them serious. Until now, the Merkel Government has relied on its Turkish partners in the light of the anti-immigration deal. This has led to a mutual dependence which resulted in the fact, that the German Government didn’t criticize the Turkish Government at all, accepting that way the massive and undemocratic persecution of the Turkish opposition, media, academics, and others. We have criticized the Merkel Government for that cronyism with the dictatorship-to-be. We also condemn Erdoğan’s plans for a constitutional reform and the persecution. I hope that the people in Turkey will vote NO in the referendum.

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