President RT Erdoğan: A portrait (II)
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan proudly carries the title of being the first ever prime minister in the world who slapped a citizen and then won an apology from the man who, later, publicly said: “But of course we deserve to be slapped, Honorable Prime Minister!”
Political analysts and international human rights watchdogs agreed that the man deserved to be slapped for protesting the deaths of 301 miners, including his relatives, despite reports from different government departments that had examined safety conditions at the mine and cleared it shortly before the accident.
Erdoğan relieved the relatives of the dead miners by saying “such accidents are in the nature of mining,” and won much praise as well as millions of hearts at home and abroad.
The few protesters were found to be either linked to dangerous terrorist organizations or unaware of Turkey’s impressive safety standards: According to international labor statistics, Turkey is still the world’s number three in workplace fatalities, not number one (although it tops the ranking in Europe, and Turkish coalmines are six times more dangerous than the Chinese).
Erdoğan also launched the country’s most strategic ever social reform program when he declared his political ambition was to raise devout generations. The Turks cheerfully embraced the campaign, so happy to know that their children and grandchildren would no longer be drug addicts which, according to Erdoğan, were the only alternative to being devout. To this day the Turks remain grateful.
Erdoğan successfully awakened the non-Muslim world by dismantling archaic prejudices about Muslims when he declared, in separate statements, that: “Muslims never lie,” “Muslims never kill,” “Muslims never commit genocide,” and “There is no Islamic terror.”
In its Resolution 976, the U.N. declared: “We are grateful to the Turkish prime minister for spontaneously correcting some of the embarrassing thoughts the international community may have mistakenly had. Without his great service to mankind, billions of people would still be thinking that Muslims, like adherents of other faiths or no faith, could lie, kill and terrorize.” Subsequently, Google deleted its nearly 11-million-worth of pages that produced the words “Islamic terror” if searched for.
President Erdoğan’s contributions to liberal thinking did not go without praise and decorations from the world’s most prominent free-thinking societies. In 2011, Erdoğan was awarded Libya’s distinguished al-Gadhafi International Prize for Human Rights, which he thanked by later joining an allied force that overthrew Colonel Muammar Gadhafi and eventually led to his lynching.
And in 2013, the ideological leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, warned Turkish street protesters that by protesting (against Erdoğan), “they were acting against Allah’s will.” Luckily, the protesters’ risk of acting against Allah’s will was prevented by the mighty Turkish police force, the second largest in the world (475 officers per 100,000 people). Once again, Erdoğan had felt compassion for the otherwise sinners.
Meanwhile, Erdoğan, with the help of his foreign policy wizard, Ahmet Davutoğlu, the inventor of “strategic depth,” ran from one success to another. Under the concept of “depth,” Turkey became the first NATO ally to seek membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Inspired by the ultra-smart move, one prominent Russian strategist wrote the best-selling book titled, “A Belated Lesson from the Turkish Empire: How the Soviet Union Failed to Seek NATO Membership during the Cold War.”
Thanks to “depth,” Turkey maintains the title of being the world’s only country that has no ambassadors in Syria, Israel and Egypt at the same time. It also has a vacated consulate in Benghazi, an occupied one in Mosul and a bombed embassy in Mogadishu. Today, the Turks are proud that their fellow citizens are the top value currency in the hostage exchange markets of the Middle East and North Africa.
In 2013, Davutoğlu was acknowledged in the history of diplomacy by publicly revealing, “Turkey was conducting secret diplomacy with Egypt.” His Zionist enemies tried to blur the success by claiming secret diplomacy is no longer secret if it has been revealed.
(To be continued)