The need for wisdom

The need for wisdom

Do you know why the ruling party had a serious loss of votes in the elections? Turkey’s enemies have staged a conspiracy; they have mislead the “national will;” that is why. The domestic and international “evil centers” have set traps against the “blessed walk” of the Justice and Development Party (AKP). All the Israeli and Jewish lobbies, all their “foreign powers” have been mobilized… 

This is a typical scene of mental frenzy. With Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç’s words, those writers “with their pens dripping blood” are creating these headlines, trying to curry favor. 

These are the typical ones who are also against independent media; they are afraid that different windows are opened in minds. They want to close them by smearing, blackening them. 

Between the years 2002 and 2010, these “foreign powers” and the “international media” were praising the AKP government to the skies. “Global players” were pouring dollars into the Turkey ruled by AKP.

The strongest Jewish lobby in the United States, the American Jewish Congress (AJC), held a magnificent dinner on Jan. 28, 2004 in the honor of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and gave him the Profile of Courage award in recognition of his efforts to seek peace in the Middle East.  The AKP hosted Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert in Ankara. Gaza was occupied also at that time. Later, relationships deteriorated due to certain reasons. The Jews took the award back; Erdoğan declared he would be happy to return it. 

As a matter of fact, such things happen in politics, depending on the conjecture. What is wrong is the setup of a heroic warrior fighting an eternal Jewish conspiracy. 

Foreign powers 

Those “foreign powers” that do not want Turkey to be strong are supposedly working against the government. It was the international press that played a role in the loss of AKP votes.

Well, the same foreign powers were praising the AKP and Erdoğan to the skies during the reform period; what do you say to that? Why did the “interest rate lobby” pour billions of dollars into Turkey at that time, decreasing both the interest rate and the dollar? 

It was 11th President Abdullah Gül who gave the best reply to this conspiracy mentality frenzy. He said March 19, 2014, “I do not believe in a foreign conspiracy. It is a Third World discourse to declare them enemies of Turkey when they criticize us now after praising us for 10 years.” Do we need to be reminded that Abdullah Gül is a mature and conservative statesman with a vision? 

Talking as though these elections were the first time that a sociological and political tie between the Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) and outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) had been discovered, is also a typical indicator of a mentality. 

Who was it telling the HDP to hold talks and take messages to the Kandil Mountains? Who was it allocating a motorboat for them to visit Abdullah Öcalan at İmralı Island? Also who was it who enabled HDP members to read aloud at Diyarbakır square texts written by Öcalan and handed over to them?  

Who was it amending laws so that holding talks with the PKK was decriminalized?   

Indeed it was the AKP rule. Moreover, these were all done to proceed with the resolution process and reach the outcome of laying down arms. Why was the HDP necessary yesterday but has become a target today? It was to grab the seats lost by the HDP. 

The government lost votes because of its own mistakes, the concerns it created in the society and because of the hubristic and exclusionist attitudes.    

If they review the elections results with the mindset of seeing their own mistakes, then they can move to commonsense, conciliatory and rational stances, which would be the correct option. However, if they obey the mentality of the hitmen, then it will continue to make mistakes, brewing problems. 

This triggerman mentality has the biggest damage on Turkey; it polarizes the society, putting a straightjacket on politics. 

Moreover, it fuels hatred and rage, smothering commonsense and rational thinking. Can there be any bigger malice done to a society that was two and a half centuries late to the introduction of modern, rational and analytical thinking?