US Department of Justice

Former Army Green Beret Pleads Guilty to Russian Espionage Conspiracy


Wednesday, November 18, 2020

A former Army Green Beret pleaded guilty today to conspiring with Russian intelligence operatives to provide them with United States national defense information.

According to court documents, from December 1996 to January 2011, Peter Rafael Dzibinski Debbins, 45, of Gainesville, a former member of the U.S. Army, conspired with agents of a Russian intelligence service. During that time, Debbins periodically visited Russia and met with Russian intelligence agents. In 1997, Debbins was assigned a code name by Russian intelligence agents and signed a statement attesting that he wanted to serve Russia.

“Debbins today acknowledged that he violated this country’s highest trust by passing sensitive national security information to the Russians,” said John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for National Security. “Debbins betrayed his oath, his country, and his Special Forces team members with the intent to harm the United States and help Russia. Debbins’s guilty plea represents another success in the Department’s continuing effort to counter the national security threat posed by our nation’s adversaries, including Russia.”

“Our country entrusted Debbins with the responsibility and training to protect it from its adversaries,” said G. Zachary Terwilliger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia. “Debbins betrayed that trust and betrayed his fellow service members by conspiring to provide national defense information to Russian intelligence operatives. I would like to commend our investigative partners for their steadfast and dogged dedication to bringing Debbins to justice and holding him accountable for his crimes.”

From 1998 to 2005, Debbins served on active duty as an officer in the U.S. Army, serving in chemical units before being selected for the U.S. Army Special Forces. The Russian intelligence agents encouraged him to join and pursue a career in the Special Forces, which he did, where he served at the rank of Captain.

Over the course of the conspiracy, Debbins provided the Russian intelligence agents with information that he obtained as a member of the U.S. Army, including information about his chemical and Special Forces units. In 2008, after leaving active duty service, Debbins disclosed to the Russian intelligence agents classified information about his previous activities while deployed with the Special Forces. Debbins also provided the Russian intelligence agents with the names of, and information about, a number of his former Special Forces team members so that the agents could evaluate whether to approach the team members to see if they would cooperate with the Russian intelligence service.

“Debbins betrayed this nation and his fellow serviceman, putting Americans and our national security at risk by providing national defense information to Russia’s Intelligence Service,” said Steven M. D’Antuono, Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Washington Field Office. “Despite being entrusted to protect his colleagues and U.S. national security, he chose to abuse this trust by knowingly providing classified information to one of our most aggressive adversaries. Today’s plea is an example of the zealous pursuit of justice that the FBI and our partners stand for and work tirelessly to achieve every day.”

“President Kennedy called the Green Berets ‘a symbol of excellence, a badge of courage, a mark of distinction.’ Mr. Debbins’ actions were a symbol of betrayal, a badge of cowardice, and a mark of treachery,” said Alan E. Kohler, Jr., Assistant Director of the FBI’s Counterintelligence Division. “He pledged his allegiance to Russia, and in doing so, sold-out his country and fellow Green Berets. This case should serve as a reminder that the FBI and its investigative partners will stop at nothing to hold an individual accountable for their actions.”

Debbins is scheduled to be sentenced on Feb. 26, 2021. He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

Assistant U.S. Attorneys Thomas W. Traxler and James L. Trump, and Trial Attorney David Aaron of the National Security Division’s Counterintelligence and Export Control Section, are prosecuting the case.

U.S. Attorney Terwilliger and Assistant Attorney General Demers greatly appreciate the assistance of Army Counterintelligence, the FBI’s Minneapolis Field Office, the United Kingdom’s Metropolitan Police Service, and MI5.

Topic(s): Counterintelligence and Export Control
National Security

Component(s): National Security Division (NSD)

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Press Release Number: 20-1254


Trump Fires Cybersecurity Official

By VOA News November 17, 2020

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday on Twitter that he had fired Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, for a recent statement Krebs made regarding election security.

Krebs has consistently debunked allegations of voter fraud over the past week, tweeting, “On allegations that election systems were manipulated, 59 election security experts all agree, ‘in every case of which we are aware, these claims either have been unsubstantiated or are technically incoherent.’ “

On Tuesday, Trump tweeted that Krebs’s statements were “highly inaccurate,” alleging “massive improprieties and fraud.” Trump’s tweet was labeled as “disputed” by Twitter.

“Therefore, effective immediately, Chris Krebs has been terminated as Director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency,” he tweeted.


Trump Mulling Near-Total Withdrawal of US Forces From Somalia Amid Global Pullback, Report Suggests

Sputnik News

Evan Craighead . Sputnik International

20:36 GMT 17.11.2020(updated 23:36 GMT 17.11.2020)

Following to removal of US Defense Secretary Mark Esper, the Pentagon and acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller have announced a withdrawal of thousands of troops from Afghanistan and Iraq, leaving around 2,500 residual personnel in both countries.

US President Donald Trump is reportedly looking to withdraw nearly all US military personnel from Somalia as part of a global pullout that is slated to see a decline in American forces in Afghanistan and a reportedly smaller withdrawal from Iraq.

Citing anonymous US officials, Reuters reported Tuesday that Miller, who previously served as director of the National Counterterrorism Center, is seeking to carry out a near-total withdrawal of the roughly 700 US troops in Somalia, who have been stationed in the East African country to combat local al-Shabaab militants.

The US has recently conducted pullouts in the Somali cities of Bossaso and Galkayo. Somali Colonel Ahmed Abdullahi Sheikh told the outlet that further withdrawals by the US would undermine trust and provide militants with an upper hand.

“It would create a vacuum. The Somali security forces have good morale because of the US troops … there’s the possibility of air support if they are attacked, they can have medevacs,” he declared.

However, no finalized decisions have been made, and no orders have been delivered to US military leadership regarding Somalia, according to the US officials who spoke to Reuters.

Miller announced Tuesday afternoon that the Pentagon would be officially reducing the US military presence in Afghanistan and Iraq to 2,500 troops each, USA Today reported. There are presently around 4,500 US military personnel stationed in Afghanistan and 3,000 personnel in Iraq.

“This is consistent with our established plan and strategic objectives,” he argued, hours after informing members of the US Congress of the decision.

Many US officials and allies have expressed concern over the now-confirmed pullout of troops from Afghanistan.

“The price for leaving too soon or in an uncoordinated way could be very high. Afghanistan risks becoming once again a platform for international terrorists to plan and organize attacks on our homelands,” NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said in a statement to CNN on Tuesday.

“And [Daesh] could rebuild in Afghanistan the terror caliphate it lost in Syria and Iraq.”

The US President tweeted in December that Americans should expect to see the “small remaining number of our BRAVE Men and Women serving in Afghanistan home by Christmas!”

However, with no finalization in the Afghan peace process, the region is already facing a possible “humanitarian disaster” linked to government and Taliban clashes, according to UN High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi.

“If this peace effort collapses then we could see a big humanitarian disaster in the country that is for sure, I hope it won’t,” he told the Associated Press Tuesday. “I think we need to be ready for everything here, we need to be ready for more humanitarian issues.”

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Palestinian police arrest a Palestinian. (illustrative)(Flash90/Olivier Fitoussi)
Palestinians policemen
Nov 17, 2020
The Hamas terror group is fuming over the Palestinian Authority’s decision to restore ties with the Israeli government.

By Ezra Stone, United with Israel Staff

After a senior Palestinian official announced Tuesday that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is restoring ties with Israel, the Hamas terror group in Gaza denounced the move as a betrayal of “national values and principles.”

The PA’s announcement means it will again engage in security coordination with Israel after claiming it ended all cooperation six months ago.

Even after the PA said it cut off coordination with Israel, sources within each sides’ security establishment cast doubt on whether all cooperation had actually been severed.

In Hamas’ reaction to the PA announcement on Tuesday, quoted by the Walla news site, the brutal terror group trotted out all of its classic anti-Israel tropes, referring to the “occupation” and “annexation” and slamming any “normalization” with the Jewish state.

On Tuesday, senior Palestinian official Hussein al-Sheikh, a top aide to President Mahmoud Abbas, tweeted “the relationship with Israel will return to how it was” following “official written and oral letters” from Israel, the Associated Press reported.

Abbas announced a cessation in coordination in response to Israel’s plans to officially extend sovereignty over Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.


Πομπέο: “Υποστηρίζουμε τη θρησκευτική ελευθερία σε όλο τον κόσμο

Ο υπουργός Εξωτερικών των ΗΠΑ, Μάϊκ Πομπέο συναντήθηκε με τον Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη Βαρθολομαίο και αμέσως μετά ανήρτησε φωτογραφίες στον προσωπικό του λογαριασμό στο twitter.

«Είχα τη τιμή να συναντηθώ με τον Παναγιώτατο Οικουμενικό Πατριάρχη Βαρθολομαίο Α’ και να επισκεφθώ σήμερα την Πατριαρχική Εκκλησία του Αγίου Γεωργίου. Ως ηγέτης του Ορθόδοξου κόσμου, το Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο είναι βασικός εταίρος καθώς συνεχίζουμε να υποστηρίζουμε τη θρησκευτική ελευθερία σε όλο τον κόσμο» έγραψε ως σχόλιο ο Πομπέο στέλνοντας και ένα μήνυμα στην Τουρκία.

Secretary Pompeo

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Honored to meet with His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, and to visit the Patriarchal Church of St. George today. As leader of the Orthodox world, the Ecumenical Patriarchate is a key partner as we continue to champion religious freedom around the globe.







Η εκστρατεία επανεκλογής του Ντόναλντ Τραμπ ανακοίνωσε χθες την κατάθεση δικαστικής αγωγής στη Νεβάδα.

Πρόκειται για την τελευταία δικαστική αγωγή, σε μία σειρά αγωγών που έχουν κατατεθεί.

Σύμφωνα με τα δικαστικά έγγραφα που δημοσιοποιήθηκαν από την εκστρατεία επανεκλογής του Τραμπ, η δικαστική αγωγή αιτείται την έκδοση δικαστικής εντολής για να ανακηρυχθεί ο Τραμπ νικητής των εκλογών στη Νεβάδα ή, εναλλακτικά, τα εκλογικά αποτελέσματα στην αναφερόμενη πολιτεία να ακυρωθούν και να μην επικυρωθεί νικητής.

Σύμφωνα με εκπροσώπους της καμπάνιας του Ντόναλντ Τράμπ, έχουν αποκαλυφθεί αρκετά στοιχεία για περιπτώσεις ψήφων που θέτουν υπό αμφισβήτηση το σύνολο των εκλογών και “κλείνουν το κενό” ανάμεσα στις ψήφους Τράμπ και Μπάιντεν στην Πολιτεία.

“Είμαστε αρκετά σίγουροι για το γεγονός ότι όταν ο νόμος και τα γεγονός έχουν ξεκάθαρα παρουσιασθεί, θα είναι ξεκάθαρο ότι όταν τελείωσε η ψηφοφορία, τα αποτελέσματα ήταν αναξιόπιστα λόγω όλων των παρατυπιών και της νοθείας” ανέφερε χαρακτηριστικά ο δικηγόρος της εκστρατείας Μπινάλ.

Στο επίκεντρο της αγωγής που κατατέθηκε βρίσκονται τα μηχανήματα επιβεβαίωσης υπογραφών, που χρησιμοποιήθηκαν για να εξακριβώνουν την αυθεντικότητα τους στις επιστολικές ψήφους.

Σύμφωνα με την καμπάνια Τράμπ τα μηχανήματα είχαν “πειραχτεί” έτσι ώστε να έχουν όρια “ανοχής” πολύ πιο κάτω από τις προδιαγραφές του κατασκευαστή αλλά και ότι οι φωτογραφημένες υπογραφές που χρησιμοποιήθηκαν για να γίνει σύγκριση με τις υπογραφές στις επιστολικές ψήφους ήταν επίσης πολύ χαμηλής ποιότητας προκειμένου να μην μπορεί να γίνει σωστά η επεξεργασία τους.

Η καμπάνια Τράμπ ισχυρίσθηκε ακόμη ότι ο νόμος της Πολιτείας δεν επιτρέπει την ταυτοποίηση των υπογραφών μέσω των μηχανημάτων και αντιθέτως θα έπρεπε να γίνει χειροκίνητα.

Ο Μπάιντεν κέρδισε τη Νεβάδα με πλειοψηφία 33.596 ψήφων, αριθμός ο οποίος αφήνει περιθώρια για ανατροπές σε περίπτωση που τα δικαστήρια κάνουν δεκτές τις “χειρουργικές αγωγές” Τράμπ για ακύρωση αποτελεσμάτων από συγκεκριμένες πολιτείες.


Τραμπ: «Υπήρξε νοθεία στις εκλογές, εγώ είμαι ο νικητής


Την καθημερινή του απόπειρα να αμφισβητήσει το εκλογικό αποτέλεσμα των προεδρικών εκλογών στις ΗΠΑ συνεχίζει ο Ντόναλντ Τραμπ, επικαλούμενος – επιλεκτικά – δημοσιεύματα για να υποστηρίξει ότι υπήρξε εκτεταμένη νοθεία και ο ίδιος είναι ο πραγματικός νικητής.

Την τελευταία ώρα, ο Τραμπ επανήλθε μέσω Twitter με τέσσερις αναρτήσεις του, αρχικά αναδημοσιεύοντας άρθρο των New York Times το οποίο επισημαίνει ότι έλαβε 10,1 εκατομμύρια ψήφους περισσότερες από ό,τι πριν από τέσσερα χρόνια. Αν και το γεγονός οφείλεται προφανώς στην αυξημένη συμμετοχή, ο Αμερικανός πρόεδρος σημειώνει πως «νίκησα στις εκλογές» και υπήρξε «εκτεταμένη νοθεία σε όλη τη χώρα».



Το Twitter ως γνωστόν έχει μια… διαμάχη με τον Ντόναλντ Τραμπ, η οποία φάνηκε έντονα και στην προεκλογική εκστρατεία του Αμερικανού προέδρου. Από ότι φαίνεται το Twitter παίρνει θέση και προωθεί τον Τζο Μπάϊντεν για τον αμερικανικό προεδρικό θώκο ασχέτως των εξελίξεων στο δικαστικό αγώνα όπως μεταδίδουν διεθνή ΜΜΕ.

Έτσι η εταιρεία ανακοίνωσε ότι θα μεταβιβάσει τον λογαριασμό “@POTUS”, που είναι ο επίσημος λογαριασμός του προέδρου των ΗΠΑ” – στον Τ.Μπάιντεν στις 20 Ιανουαρίου παρά το ότι ακόμα επισήμως δεν έχει ανακηρυχθεί πρόεδρος!


120 milyon Türk’ün yaşadığı coğrafyanın neden bir adı yok?

22 Kasım 2020, 12:40 Yeni ŞafakAhmet Fadıl Erarslan
Bin yıllardır Turan diye bilinen bölgeye Orta Asya dediler itiraz bile etmeden kabul ettik.Yapılmış hataları tekrarlamayalım. 120 milyon Türk’ün yaşadığı; Dedeağaç’tan, Kıbrıs’a, Tebriz’den Bakü’ye yaşadığımız coğrafyaya ad koyup bundan sonra OğuzEli diyelim.

Aşı nasıl nakledilecek? Pfizer/BioNTech’ten kritik aşı açıklaması

Koronavirüs aşısı üretme çalışmaları bir yarış halini alırken, aşının üretilip dağıtımı için gerekli ‘ısı’ koşulu ikinci bir yarışın habercisi oldu. Eksi 70 derecede taşınması ve saklanması gereken Pfizer-BioNTech aşısı için gerekli soğukluk, dünyada sadece kutuplarda bulunuyor. Pfizer-BioNTech aşının nasıl nakledeceğini açıkladı.

Aşı nasıl nakledilecek? Pfizer/BioNTech'ten kritik aşı açıklaması

Pfizer, – 70 derecede taşınması ve depolanması gereken aşının dağıtımı için ABD hükümeti ve eyalet yetkilileriyle yakın çalıştıklarını belirterek ABD ve Avrupa’da birden fazla tesiste koronavirüs aşısı üretebilecek kapasiteleri olduğunu belirtti.

Aşı nasıl nakledilecek? Pfizer/BioNTech'ten kritik aşı açıklaması

Diğer yandanPfizer, üretilen ilk dozları “öncelikli olarak” anlaşma yaptıkları devletlerin tercih ettiği kanala ve belirlenmiş aşı merkezlerine “dondurulmuş” olarak göndereceklerini ifade etti.

Sözcü Gazetesi İlk Sayfası

Trump’tan giderayak bir hamle daha! Rusya’dan sert tepki!

ABD yönetimi, Rusya ile silah kontrolünü düzenleyen Açık Semalar Anlaşması’ndan bugün itibarıyla çekildiğini açıkladı. Rusya Dışişleri Bakanlığı, ABD’nin, Rusya ile silah kontrolünü düzenleyen Açık Semalar Anlaşması‘ndan çekilmesine tepki gösterdi.

Trump'tan giderayak bir hamle daha! Rusya'dan sert tepki!
ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığı Sözcü Yardımcısı Cale Brown, konuyla ilgili yazılı açıklama yaptı. Brown, açıklamasında, Donald Trump yönetiminin 22 Mayıs 2020’de aldığı çekilme kararını hatırlatarak, “Kararın uygulamaya girmesi için gereken 6 aylık zaman diliminin dolmasıyla ABD’nin, Açık Semalar Anlaşması’ndan çekilme işlemi, 22 Kasım 2020 itibarıyla yürürlüğe girmiştir. ABD, artık anlaşmanın tarafı değildir” ifadesini kullandı.

ABD Başkanı Trump, 22 Mayıs’ta yaptığı duyuruda, Rusya sorumluluklarını yerine getirene kadar, Açık Semalar Anlaşması’ndan çekileceklerini açıklamıştı.


Rusya ve ABD, askeri faaliyetlerde şeffaflığı teşvik etmek, silah kontrolünü ve diğer anlaşmaları gözlemlemeyi kolaylaştırmak amacıyla silahsız keşif uçuşlarına izin veren Açık Semalar Anlaşması’nı imzalayan 34 ülke arasında yer alıyor.

Avrupa Güvenlik ve İşbirliği Teşkilatı (AGİT) coğrafyasında güven ve güvenlik artırıcı önlem olarak öngörülen ve 1992’de imzaya açılan Açık Semalar Anlaşması’nın tarafları arasında Türkiye de bulunuyor.


Rusya Dışişleri Bakanlığı, ABD’nin, Rusya ile silah kontrolünü düzenleyen Açık Semalar Anlaşması’ndan çekilmesine tepki gösterdi.

Bakanlıktan yapılan açıklamada, anlaşmadan çekilen Amerikan tarafının, bir yandan müttefiklerinin Rusya’nın Avrupa’daki ABD askeri tesislerine yönelik gözlem uçuşlarını engellemesi, diğer yandan da Rusya’ya ait topladıkları verileri Washington ile paylaşmasını beklediği kaydedildi.


Açıklamada, “Elbette bu Rusya için kabul edilemez. Açık Semalar Anlaşması’nın kalan üyelerinden bütün topraklarının gözlemlenme imkanının sağlanmasına, gözlem uçuş materyallerinin anlaşmaya taraf olmayan üçüncü ülkelere verilmemesi ile ilgili zorunluluklarını yerine getireceğine yönelik kesin garantiler arayacağız.” ifadesi kullanıldı.

“Anlaşmanın devam etmesini ve Rusya’nın anlaşmanın tarafı olarak kalmasını istiyorsa ABD’nin ciddi olarak düşünmesi” istenilen açıklamada, “Washington hamlesini yaptı. Ne Avrupa’nın güvenliği ne de ABD ve müttefiklerinin güvenliği bundan fayda sağlamadı. Şimdi Batı’da pek çoğu Rusya’nın tepkisini soruyor. Cevap basit; Önceden pek çok defa altını çizdiğimiz bütün seçeneklere açığız. Anlaşmanın diğer katılımcılarının sözleriyle eylemlerinin ne kadar uyduğunu dikkatle izliyor ve analiz ediyoruz. Rusya ve müttefiklerinin güvenlik çıkarlarına uygun kararlar alacağız.” denildi.


Avrupa Güvenlik ve İşbirliği Teşkilatı (AGİT) coğrafyasında güven ve güvenlik artırıcı önlem olarak öngörülen ve 1992’de imzaya açılan Açık Semalar Anlaşması’nın tarafları arasında Türkiye de bulunuyor.


G20 Zirvesi’nde Merkel’in gündemi yine Türkiye’ydi!

Almanya Başbakanı Angela Merkel G20 Zirvesi’nin ardından yaptığı açıklamada ‘Türkiye ve iklimin korunması bağlamında küçük bir sorun vardı. Çünkü Türkiye, Paris İklim Anlaşması’nda bir yerde adil davranılmadığını hissediyor’ dedi. Paris İklim Anlaşması’nda Türkiye ‘gelişmekte olan’ bir ülke olmasına rağmen, gelişmiş ülkeler arasında sayılarak İklim Değişikliği Sözleşmesi’nin Ek-1 listesine konulmuştu.

G20 Zirvesi'nde Merkel'in gündemi yine Türkiye'ydi!

Merkelve Almanya Maliye Bakanı Olaf Scholz, Suudi Arabistan’ın başkanlığında çevrim içi yapılan G-20 Zirvesi’nin ardından Başbakanlıkta basın toplantısı düzenledi.

G20 Zirvesi’nin “çok taraflı iş birliğine katkıda bulunduğunu” belirten Merkel, zirvede, başta Kovid-19 salgınıyla mücadele olmak üzere küresel sağlık, yoksullukla mücadele, ekonomi ve iklim değişikliği konularında kararlar aldıklarını söyledi.



Avrupa Birliği (AB) Konseyi Başkanı Charles Michel’in, gelecekteki salgınlarla mücadele için küresel bir anlaşmaya yönelik önerilerini desteklediklerini belirten Merkel, Kovid-19 salgını için de “Neyse ki artık aşı için umut var.” dedi.

Merkel, Kovid-19 aşısının dünyada adil dağıtımına dikkati çekerek, potansiyel aşıdan sadece Avrupa’nın değil tüm ülkelerin faydalanması gerektiğini vurguladı.

Kovid-19 salgınına karşı küresel iş birliğine vurgu yapan Merkel, gelişmiş ülkelere aşı sağlamak için potansiyel aşı üreten şirketlerle müzakereler yapılmamasından tedirgin olduğunu dile getirdi.


Almanya Başbakanı Merkel, Dünya Sağlık Örgütü’nün (DSÖ) salgına karşı küresel aşı ve tedavi programı ACT Accelerator‘un finansmanında eksikliğinin devam ettiğini bildirdi.

Merkel, Kovid-19 salgınının, hükümetleri, ekonomilerin “çevresel bozulma pahasına” değil de “sürdürülebilir” bir şekilde büyümesi gerektiği konusunda daha bilinçli hale getirdiğini anlatarak, “Salgından ders alma ve ekonomiyi daha sürdürülebilir hale getirme isteği var.” diye konuştu.

İklim konusunu, G20 Zirvesi’nde çok yoğun bir şekilde ele aldıklarını bildiren Merkel, G20’de ABD dışındaki tüm devletlerin, Paris İklim Anlaşması‘nın hedeflerini takip etme taahhüdünde bulunduğunu dile getirdi.

Merkel, “Avrupa olarak da iklim konusunda hedef taahhütlerimizi yerine getirmek için çalışacağız.” dedi.

Almanya Başbakanı Angela Merkel, bir gazetecinin “G20 Zirvesi’nde görüşmelerde zorluklar var mıydı?” sorusuna, “Katkılarda kimin neye daha önem verdiğine ilişkin nüans farklılıkları vardı. Ancak bildirge konusunda uzlaşılmıştı. Türkiye ve iklimin korunması bağlamında küçük bir sorun vardı. Ancak bunu daha önceki zirvelerden biliyoruz. Çünkü Türkiye, Paris İklim Anlaşması’nda bir yerde adil davranılmadığını hissediyor. Büyük zorluklar yoktu.” yanıtını verdi.

Paris İklim Anlaşması’nda Türkiye gelişmekte olan bir ülke olmasına rağmen, gelişmiş ülkeler arasında sayılarak İklim Değişikliği Sözleşmesi’nin Ek-1 listesine konuldu.

Türkiye bunu kabul etmeyerek, iklim değişikliği ile mücadelede gereken finans desteğine ehil olabilmek amacıyla girişimlerini sürdürüyordu.

İklim sistemi altında gelişmiş ülke olarak kabul edilen Türkiye’nin, önemli bir sera gazı azaltım potansiyelinin bulunduğu ancak bu potansiyeli değerlendirebilmesi için başta enerji yoğun sektörler olmak üzere önemli altyapı, inovasyon ve Ar-Ge yatırımları, dolayısıyla finans ve teknoloji desteklerine erişmeye ihtiyacı olduğu belirtiliyor.


Almanya Maliye Bakanı Olaf Scholz ise, G20’nin, az gelişmiş ülkelerin Kovid-19’a karşı daha iyi mücadele edebilmeleri için borçlarının hafifletilmesi konusunda anlaştığını belirterek, “Bundan sonra 77 ülke faiz ödemeyecek.” dedi.

Kovid-19’un olumsuz etkisi nedeniyle dünya ekonomisinde kalıcı bir kriz beklemediğini belirten Scholz, Kovid-19’a karşı aşı geliştirilir ve adil bir şekilde dağıtılabilirse küresel ekonomideki zorlukların uzun sürmeyeceğini söyledi.

Scholz, Almanya’da eyalet başbakanları ile Kovid-19’un yayılmasını önlemek için kasım ayında uygulanmaya başlanan mevcut kısıtlamaların uzatılıp uzatılmayacağının kararını, 25 Kasım’da vereceklerini sözlerine ekledi.