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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
It is irony at its best, or utter hypocrisy in fact, to be critical of Russian meddling in Syria
Turkey missed a great opportunity for a very necessary “political restoration” after the June elections.
The last hundred years were a great parenthesis for Turkey. Last time, it was the First World War when the Muslim world was silenced by the collapse of the Ottoman Empire by colonial powers, which were new versions of the Crusaders
Human history has long provided texts for the justification of the powerful and the victorious and the criminalization of the weak and the defeated
When I expressed my concerns about the signs of a move from authoritarian rule to fascist political discourse in Turkey (in daily Cumhuriyet last week), I only wanted to underline the danger of ever increasing militarization and “statization” of politics and party in the country.
Turkey is now a “failed country” in many respects that is in total turmoil. Nevertheless, the failure of the Kurdish peace process and the return to arms is the most urgent problem.
Finally, Turkey’s president made it clear the rules of the game have changed, as he recently stated that since the president was elected by the people last year, he cannot be expected to limit himself to the constitutional role of presidents
An Islamist newspaper (Diriliş Postası-Resurrection Post) warns that Turkey should not attack the al-Nusra Front in northern Syria, adding that Turkey should also discourage the United States from doing the same.
Turkey’s “struggle with ISIL” has turned out to be an armed struggle with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a domestic offensive against the Kurdish party, the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), a general witch hunt against dissent and finally a search for a homeland for Turkmens in northern Syria
Turkey supposedly gave up its reluctance to fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and joined the anti-ISIL coalition, but in reality, the Turkish government started military operations against both ISIL and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) at the same time
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