Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Erdogan at G20 says Turkey may not ratify Paris climate deal, expected to be paid to be part of it, but since US taxpayer cash has pulled out, that's less likely-Reuters, 7/8/17...(Imaginary climate danger industry has been lavishly funded since its inception 3 decades ago thru today simply because the US political class loves giving out US taxpayer dollars to anyone who walks by)

July 8, 2017, "Erdogan says U.S. stance stalls Turkish ratification of Paris climate deal," Reuters, Hamburg

"The U.S. decision to pull out of the Paris climate agreement means Turkey is less inclined to ratify the deal because the U.S. move jeopardizes compensation promised to developing countries, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. 

Erdogan was speaking at the G20 summit in Germany where leaders from the world's leading economies broke with U.S. President Donald Trump over climate policy, following his announcement last month that he was withdrawing from the accord. 

Erdogan said that when Turkey signed the accord France had promised that Turkey would be eligible for compensation for some of the financial costs of compliance.

"So we said if this would happen, the agreement would pass through parliament. But otherwise it won't pass," Erdogan told a news conference, adding that parliament had not yet approved it. 

"Therefore, after this step taken by the United States, our position steers a course towards not passing this from the parliament," he said."

"Reporting by Yesim Dikmen; Writing by Dominic Evans; Editing by Greg Mahlich"

"Shortly after the mega-summit ended, Erdogan, who met Trump at the event, told a news conference that Turkey was no longer a certain candidate and suggested other members of the "G19" also had doubts.

He said he had clearly told French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel: "No offence, but we will not pass it in our parliament as long as the promises made to us are not delivered".

He said former French president Francois Hollande had promised him that Turkey would be classed as a developing and not an industrialised economy -- meaning Ankara would receive money from a global climate fund rather than have to pay into it.

He also suggested some other, unidentified, countries had a "problem" with the agreement and said "they are not renewing their full support"."


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