Davutoğlu attack Erdogan, US congressmen called to impose sanctions on Russia

On Tuesday morning, the International press focused on the depth of disputes in the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey and new efforts by the US Congress to impose new sanctions on Russia.

The International press touched upon the violent attack by Davutoğlu on Erdogan and the sanctions on Russia and Washington plans to departure Afghanistan.

Davutoğlu: AKP led by Erdogan suffers from severe frustration

The British Financial Times met with former Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who said that "Turkish institutions are weak" and that the transition to the presidential system "damaged the infrastructure."

He warned Recep Tayyip Erdogan of "widespread unhappiness" and warned against raising the possibility of leading a dissident faction that could divide Turkey's dominant political movement.

Ahmet Davutoğlu said the AKP's deviation from its core values is causing deep anger among the grassroots and its highest levels.

He stressed that the Justice and Development Party (AKP) had granted "justice, freedom, freedom of thought and freedom of expression" once. "But over the past three years, what I have observed is that these fundamental values that we have respected throughout our lives have been ignored, what we need is a new mindset based on openness, transparency, freedom and speaking without fear."

Ahmet Davutoğlu, who is still a member of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), said he still felt "responsible" for trying to reform the party from within, but added: "I do not have much hope.

The former prime minister stressed that politicians have to change dynamics rather than follow them, adding that his goal is to create a new idea.

The leaders of the Republican and Democratic parties are calling for new sanctions against Russia

The leaders of the two parties, according to the Washington Times, the US House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs Trump management to impose sanctions on Moscow because of the chemical poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Scrippal and his daughter in Britain last year.

In a letter to President Trump, the head of the committee, Elliott Engel, MP member of Democrat in New York, and a prominent member of the Texas Republican, Michael McCall, said sanctions against Moscow were "legally required and a decisive step to hold Russia accountable."

Pompio: Trump wants to reduce the number of US troops in Afghanistan by 2020

President Donald Trump wants to begin withdrawing US troops from Afghanistan before the November 2020 presidential election, his Foreign Secretary Mike Pompeo said.

"It is the instructions I have received from the president," Pompeo said when asked about the possibility of reducing the number of US troops in Afghanistan before the presidential election in the United States during an intervention at the Washington Economic Club. And added "He clearly said that they ended the endless wars and began to withdraw."

Trump, a candidate for a second term, promised before his election in 2016 to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan. But when he came to power, he agreed to send US troops to the country, now numbering 14,000.

A year ago, Washington launched an unprecedented direct dialogue with the Taliban to reach a peace agreement that would allow the withdrawal to begin. Trump reiterated his desire to put an end to "endless wars" to turn the page of costly military interventions abroad. "negotiations have allowed real progress," Pompeo said, expressing optimism.

Washington seems determined to accelerate peace negotiations as the Afghan presidential election approaches the end of September 2019.



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