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Ukrainian media: Hillary Clinton Reached Deal with Erdogan

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Olesya Krulko
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Past week Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko met with the leaders of the Ukrainian community in the United States during his working visit to New York. In particular, at the meeting discussed was the question of the Tomos of Autocephaly (independence) that is to be granted to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, writes Ipukr citing Nezygar, an anonymous Russian Telegram channel which focuses on insider political information.

The President assured the community members that Ukraine would soon get its own independent Church. To be noted is that according to Nezygar, the mediator in the process was the Clinton family. The Clintons urged Turkish President Erdogan to exert pressure on Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew. Erdogan influenced the decisions of the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the help of his son Bilal, Ipukr claims. This information was allegedly confirmed by a source at the Russian Orthodox Church's Department for External Relations.

In exchange, the sanctions on Turkey over the purchase of the S-400 missile systems from Russia would be vetoed in Congress. Washington is now taking a hard stance against Turkey, which has pushed the country's economy on the edge of a crisis. The alleged pretext for this was Ankara's denial to release the detained American Pastor Andrew Brunson accused of terrorism but many experts say the reason is that US politicians are not happy with the warming relations between Turkey and Russia.

Moreover, the Clintons allegedly promised to enforce Donald Trump to extradite Islamic preacher Fethullah Gulen who is claimed by the Turkish government to have masterminded the failed coup in 2016. In accordance with the agreements reached in May, the Turkish intelligence has carried out several special operations in Ukraine and Moldova. As reported by the Turkish news agency Anodolu, on July 12 the country's National Intelligence Organization (MIT) conveyed to Turkey Salih Zeki Yigit, a former imam in Mersin province who had collected money for the Gulenists' schools and fled to Ukraine after the unsuccessful take-over. In April, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a recommendation for government officials advising them to avoid any cooperation with the Gulen-linked organizations in Ukraine.

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