UPDATE JULY 30, 2018


Two years ago, we posed the question, “IS THERE ROOM FOR ANOTHER BRICK IN BRICS?”, The questions was inspired by a sudden rapprochement between Turkey and Russia, after a Russian intelligence tip-off about a coup saved Erdogan’s presidential bacon.

Since then, Turkey and Russia have been drawing closer together at the same time as the relations between this NATO member and the US cooled.

Now, Erdogan is again talking turkey regarding BRICS.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on leaders of BRICS nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) to allow Turkey’s accession to the group.

“We are in the G20 with five of those countries. I wish they would take the necessary steps to let us in and we could take our place in BRICS,” the Turkish president told the Hurriyet Daily News on the sidelines of the group’s forum in the South African city of Johannesburg. “If you take us in the name of the platform would become BRICST.” 

According to Erdogan, the suggestion was warmly welcomed by the member states, especially by China. He reportedly said that the BRICS members had been considering adding other nations in the group.

“Especially China says that it stands in favor of enlargement. I have seen that they are considering involving other countries in this platform. They are not opposed to it,” Erdogan said, as quoted by the media.

For more, see…

For the full 2016 Truth in Media story, check out…

August 12, 2016


BRICST, anyone? Will Turkey be the next brick the BRICS countries add to their alliance?

That’s the question that is arising after this week’s rapprochement summit in Saint Petersburg between the leaders of Russia and Turkey.

“Erdogan’s highly successful meeting with Putin in St. Petersburg could be the beginning of Turkey leaving NATO to join the BRICS,” writes Sputnik, a Russian radio and multimedia news channel

A little over two years ago, the five BRICS countries held their summit in Brazil, right after the World Cup 2014.  At the time, they invited a number of Latin American leaders to join the conference. Some people, including the Truth in Media editor, speculated that Argentina may be next in line to join BRICS?

At the BRICS meeting, the member countries issued a challenged to the U.S. dominated financial system and the so-called New World Order. The following day, July 17, while the Russian president Vladimir Putin was flying home from the Brazil summit, they shot down a Malaysian airliner over Ukraine.

The BRICS-NWO war had just escalated from boardrooms to battlefields, we wrote in a subsequent editorial (see PARALLEL WARS: FROM BOARDROOM SMILES TO BATTLEFIELD TEARS – IN ONE DAY – “BRICS’ challenge to US financial imperialism issued on July 16; civilian airplane with 298 people aboard shot down on July 17” –

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A mass murder on that scale of magnitude sent a clear message to the European leaders who were at the time still balking about the imposition of sanctions on Russia. It also sent a message to the rest of the world that the New World Order criminals will not shrink from committing the most heinous crimes in order to hang on to power.Cristina_Fernandez_Comandante_en_Jefe

They proved their long reach by seeing to it that the Argentine president Cristina Kirchner who is seen above schmoozing with the BRICS leaders was also removed from office in late 2015.  Fortunately for her, they used ballots instead of bullets and a more subservient Argentinian politician to achieve their end.


But when the Turkish president Erdogan sent a letter of apology to Russia’s president Putin in late June for the shooting of the Russian plane in November of last year, the New World Order powers that be figured they’d teach him another lesson. So on July 15, they staged a military coup. Alas, Erdogan was warned about it by Russia and was able to quickly muster the necessary resources at home to put down the coup.


Ever since, the relationship between Russia and Turkey had been blossoming, culminating in the Aug 9 summit between Erdogan and Putin in Saint Petersburg. By contrast, the relationship between Turkey and the U.S. soured and became quite acrimonious.

In the wake of the failed coup attempt Ankara demanded Washington to extradite self-exiled cleric Fethullah Gulen, an alleged mastermind behind the uprising. Since Washington has not rushed to meet Ankara’s demand, the Turkish government threatened to sever ties with its longstanding ally and even went so far as to suggest that Washington could have been involved in the plot (see

And on July 28, over 5,000 demonstrators gathered outside the US Incirlik base in Turkey, home of the US nukes, shouting “Death to US” and demanding immediate closure of the base, before police were able to break up the demonstration.


It’s starting to look that the most likely outcome of the failed Turkish coup will be a peaceful coup for Russia.

Taking Turkey out of NATO’s and pulling it into the Russia’s and BRICS’ orbit may spell the beginning of the end of the US-led military alliance that actually lost its purpose more than a quarter century ago.

After the Brexit and with the new government and foreign minister of Russian descent (Boris Johnson) installed in London, it looks like the traditional Washington-London axis may also be teeter-tottering. And if the cracks of that magnitude develop on the eastern and the western flank of NATO, it won’t be long before even the chickens in the middle start thinking about fleeing the coop.

Farewell NATO! Hello BRICST?

The sooner, the better.

PS: By the way, the next BRICS summit will be held in India in October.


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Speaking at the 95th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese Communist Party last month, Xi Jinping delivered what Western analysts are calling an “incendiary speech” in which he called for a military union with Russia that would render NATO “powerless” and “put an end to the imperialist desires of the West.”

The harsh statements come at a time when both Beijing and Moscow find themselves vulnerable to an increasingly hawkish US foreign policy that has resulted in a series of massive war games on both countries’ doorstep and the placement of missile shields in strategic quadrants to limit the ability of both Russia and China to defend themselves if conflict were ever to ensue.

“The world is on the verge of radical change,” said the Chinese President Xi Jinping. “We see how the European Union is gradually collapsing, as is the US economy – it is all over for the new world order.”

For more, see… (Sputnik) and (Truth in Media)
DJURDJEVIC: It is unusual for a major head of state to refer to the US-centered New World Order by that term. That’s usually what analysts and observers do. But it is clear that Chinese leader wants to create a new global order with a better balance of power. Xi Jinping also made that clear to Obama during his visit to Washington last September. 
President Obama welcomes Chinese President Xi and Madame Peng for a State Dinner in Washington
U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and first lady Michelle Obama (2nd L) pose with Chinese President Xi Jinping (2nd R) and Madame Peng Liyuan, as they arrive for a State Dinner at the White House, in Washington September 25, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Theiler





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