ED Noor: What we are watching today, the events unfolding in Syria and now Turkey are major steps being taken towards that big WW3 that the psychotics running our world are pushing towards. That is why these things are crucial. WIth each country toppled, that final countdown gets closer. Unless someone loses it and just pushes the button out of uncontrollable fury to speed the process along. Netanyahu being perfect case in point.
For awhile now it has been my opinion that Erdogan was being set up for betrayal. When the real truths of Mami Marmara came out, I saw his duplicity everywhere he turned. With promises of an Ottoman revival and satrapy ringing in his head he blithely turned his country into a NATO asset to betray and wage war on its ancient neighbour Syria.
Now that he sees Syria backed by mighty protectors, and is rethinking things, perhaps realizes that he is up for replacement. We do not know yet who fomented the Turkish "Arab spring". It could have been Iran, Russia or the West. This following video clip and the partial text are excellent analyses of the situation as it stands right as of this minute.
His treatment of the protesting Turkish people from all walks of life, the horrendous beatings and actions of the NWO thugs all reflect badly on him. But be aware that the media is taking the same talking points as they used to prepare for the end of Mubarak and various other traitors who were no longer of value. Time to foment a revolution. Although... there are many sources who would use revolution as a war strategy.
Since the onset of the foreign-backed insurgency in Syria, Turkey has actively played the CIA assigned role of arming, funding and supporting the anti-Syrian terrorists.
A member of Turkey’s Republican People’s Party recently criticized Ankara’s stance on the issue of the Syrian unrest and said that southern Turkey has become a hotbed for the armed groups fighting against the Syrian government.
Turkey, along with Saudi Arabia and Qatar, has also set up a secret base near its border with Syria to send military supplies to the insurgents.
Earlier this month, the Turkish army staged tank exercises near its border with Syria days after it reinforced its border troops with tanks, missile launchers and armored combat vehicles.
Press TV has talked with Huseyin Bagci, the chairman of the International Relations Department of the Middle East University, from Ankara to elaborate on the issue.
Bagci is joined by Lawrence Freeman, with the Executive Intelligence Review from Baltimore, and American author and historian Webster Griffin Tarpley from Washington.
What follows is a rough transcription of the interview.
I would like to start with you first Huseyin Bagci, Turkey’s Republican People’s Party member, you might be familiar with him, Refik Eryilmaz, has said that ‘southern Turkey has become a hotbed for training Syrian armed fighters and guerilla warfare.
Tell us why do you think that Turkey has decided to become the main stronghold of foreign forces against President Bashar al-Assad?
I think that Turkish foreign policy in the recent years has been in the same line with the United States of America and also with the European Union, when the Arab Spring started; and indeed Turkey has been in the last few years, in particular, has been changing her policies towards the neighboring beginning with Syria, the relations have deteriorated and at the moment the Syrian government has difficulties because Turkey is not any more the ally, if you want, of Syria as it was the case in the recent years.
I think that the most important part that Turkey is trying now to get rid of Bashar al-Assad regime is the policy which Turkey has followed from the very beginning.
President, prime minister and foreign minister, they all put, if you want, all the eggs in the same basket and they have one aim that the Turkish policy is directing that Bashar al-Assad regime is out of Syrian state structure.
So this is of course, not only Turkey’s policy but policy of the United States of America and of the European Union and Turkey is following this line.
The fact that Turkey is supporting the Syrian opposition and that Turkish border is at the moment not so safe as [it was] before, is the consequence, of course, of this policy.
At the moment Turkey has more than 17,000 Syrians coming into the country and the number is increasing every day.
Probably it will be soon more than 100,000 people and this of course has also implications concerning the Southeast Anatolian activities oh PKK, which has created great harms to Turkish public and to Turkish army.In Turkey we have some views at the moment that Bashar al-Assad regime is supporting the PKK and the related terror organizations and that at the moment Turkey is facing, indeed, certain terror organizations’ convention in Southeast Anatolia is exactly what you have described that Turkey’s east Anatolian part is at the moment, if you want, like a fair of all the terrorist groups, from al-Qaeda to PKK.
So this is not surprising anyone but it is important that it creates instabilities on the Turkish border.Press TV:
Huseyin Bagci, which begs the question then why is it that Turkey has taken this decision?
I mean we just had our guest there talked about how the United States, not to mention Israel supports the PKK and here there is this problem now that Turkey is not embracing the fact that it is embracing, for example, the United States that supported the PKK
I mean you had a protest in Ankara just earlier, what about the people themselves? Now these being Turkish civil servants who protested against terrorism and they held banners that read, ‘our house is burning, our prime minister is busy with neighbors’ houses’. Is not Turkey worried?
I think that the Turkish government is in the same line with the United States of America, England, Saudi Arabia and Qatar; this is the policy of the government; no doubt about it.
The question is whether PKK is supported by Israel, by Greece or by any other country by Iran or by Bashar al-Assad is another matter.
PKK is [has been] a problem for Turkey in the last 35 years and probably it will continue to be a further domestic problem.I mean the Syrian events have nothing to do automatically now with the PKK. PKK has now a very interesting environmental advantage that in northern Iraq we have Barzani forces and now in Syria we have certain Kurdish groups fighting against the Bashar al-Assad regime and Turkey is supporting them. This is interesting.
At the same time Turkey is not anymore to control the entire region alone. I agree on one point that ‘Zero Problem [policy]’ has been a failure no doubt about it.
This policy has not been successful, this is one of the most important critics [criticisms] on the Turkish foreign policy; but Turkey’s fight against PKK will continue, does not mater [no matter] how much it costs to Turkey in the sense of life, in the sense of material spending.
The fact is that the Kurds at the moment try to get a political autonomy, not necessarily an independent state but they debate about the status, their new status and I think that at the moment the Turkish politics, economy or psychology is not able to grant any autonomy to the Kurds, what PKK expects from Turkey.
Sorry to jump in, explain to us that why do you think that this ‘Zero Policy’ that the Turkish government had was a failure?
What makes you think that it was failure compared to what it is doing now, which is basically, having its territory and its borders being threatened, including, obviously the dissatisfaction of many across the board inside Turkey?
Right, ‘Zero Problem’ was good on the paper and it was before the Arab Spring. In one point the critic [criticism] is of course that Turkey has been very much trying to support these types of activities in Syria, like the Syrian Free Army, which is strongly criticized in Turkey, but I repeat it again that Turkey is acting according to the American, British and the European line.So this is the line which Turkey follows and in one point, the Saudis and Qatar support, financially, all these activities, it is well known, therefore Turkey was failing and I underline this that the Turkish government has not calculated that the Russians, Chinese and the Iranians would support the Bashar al-Assad’s regime so strongly, contrary to the Arab countries like Egypt, like Tunisia, like Libya etc.Whether this policy is the right one is debatable.If we talk about a misperception, or if we talk about miscalculation of the Turkish government in case of Syria, yes it is so. It is a debate which is going on also here in Turkey because the subsequence of this is that PKK is getting, indeed, much more strong support from certain countries.
What CIA is doing in Turkey is another issue which we do not have time to debate here but I can only again underline that Barzani is now the emerging Kurdish leader in the region and Barzani is, at the moment, somehow, the counterpart for Turkey to deal with the Kurdish issue and the PKK issue.