2021 / 6 / 15
Why is the Turkish threat and intervention the most dangerous among the external challenges
and interventions for Arab countries and the region in general?
What are the nature, tools and objectives of Turkish intervention, and where is the Kurdish issue
in these interventions, and how can we protect the region, its security and stability, and work to
confront and deter Turkish interference?
Our region has many internal and external challenges, as well as many external, regional and
global interventions. These interventions, by weakening and reducing the availability of the
potential and self-capabilities of societies and countries, constitute the factors of the negative
influence on the protection of the identity and society, the internal societal moral values, the
causes of advancement, freedom, democracy and prosperity in all social, political and economic
fields, security and military, to the fields of media, energy, water and development. In other
words, these interventions pose a danger and a major threat to the national security of the
peoples and countries of the region.
Since the twelfth century, with the increase in commitment and ossification, the prohibition of
ijtihad, and the execution of scholars, philosophers and intellectuals for authoritarian reasons
and goals, the central civilization began to change its place and its basic forces and move
towards Italy and Western Europe to provide a greater awareness of the truth in it than the
region. Since then, our region has lived in a state of alienation, loss of subjectivity, identity,
compass, and eastern democratic traditions.
Since the collapse of the Ottoman Empire as the last representative of Islamic civilization and its
600 years which were full of weakness, stagnation, idleness, ignorance, injustice and the use of
religion for the purposes of rule, control and looting, the incoming of Western powers, led by
Britain and then America, and the division of the region into national states and subordinate
authorities, internal challenges as well as external interferences from -function-al and global
regional states have become major threats to the values and subjective capacity as well as to
the societal identities and the different peculiarities of the peoples and nations in the region.
Perhaps the greatest means of intervention by the world powers was through the establishment
of nation-states and the homogeneous stereotyped nation-state, as an assault and
encroachment on the diverse and multi-national nature of the region, religions and beliefs,and
on who were living in an integrated and faculty-democratic framework that preserved difference
and diversity within the framework of the overall democratic cultural unity and in light of the
security needs common to peoples and societies.
To achieve the global hegemony of the global system over our region and the peoples of the
region, orientalist ideas were exported to the region to form elite and collective awareness, if
possible, in a manner that suits their plans. That was through the establishment of Turkey in1923 as the most important -function-al regional state through which global hegemony over the
region is achieved, in addition to creating a nucleus of global hegemony in the region like Israel,
as well as allowing the empowerment of political Islamists, both Sunni and Shiite, in a number of
countries in the region, as in Iran, allowing and assisting in -dir-ecting the events´-or-revolution of
Iran, and empowering the advent of Khomeini and Wilayat al-Faqih for many reasons, most
notably the formation of a -function-al, preventive and deterrent situation for the spread of leftist
and democratic socialist thoughts.
It is correct to say that among all the external threats to the stability, security and safety of the
region, the intervention of the Turkish state and its current authorities (the Justice and
Development Party, the Turkish Nationalist Movement Party and the Ergenekon) comes as the
biggest threat, especially to the Arab countries and their societies, as well as to the Kurdish
people and to all the peoples and countries of the region and the ocean, for many reasons:
1_ Turkey and its current authorities use religion, especially Sunni Islam, which is espoused by
most of the peoples of the region, especially Arab and Kurdish, and this is what gives it an
advantage´-or-greater danger than other interventions because it can, under the name of
religion, exploit, intervene and penetrate the countries and peoples of the region.
2_ No objection and no rejection by international forces of Turkish interventions in the countries
of the region, unlike other interventions, because eventually Turkey has a -function-al role in the
NATO system, and Turkey s expansion in the end is a strengthening of NATO s influence. And
no matter how Turkey and its authorities claim independence of behavior and the possibility of
acting alone, but the truth is not that, as the economy, the Turkish army, its armament, the
structure of the Turkish state, and the mechanism for the arrival and formation of any authority
in Turkey are according to the desire and will of NATO and the global system, given the
importance and location of Turkish geostrategy. This is what we have observed in recent years
and we see in the behavior of the Turkish authorities, which are outside all legal and
international frameworks, towards the Kurdish people and the Arab countries. This is not
available for other interventions, such as the Iranian, Russian and Chinese intervention, for
3_ Turkey s desire to -restore- and revive the Ottoman Empire within the neo-Ottoman project. As
it sees itself as the owner of the inheritance of the Ottoman Empire and has the right to
intervene, control and rule, and that there are millions of Turks in these regions and countries
and it must protect them´-or-claim that, as in its intervention in Iraq, Syria, Libya and others.
4_ Turkey’s formation of armies of mercenaries from the countries and peoples of the region
from the Muslim Brotherhood and its various branches and derivatives from al-Qaeda, ISIS and
others, as well as from some complicit parties and families, as in Iraq, specifically in southern
Kurdistan (the Kurdistan region of Iraq).
5_ The lack of interaction and vision of the countries and peoples of the region, especially the
Arab countries, of the main issue in Turkey, the Kurdish issue and its importance, as all of
Turkey’s policies, movements and behaviors depend on one center and goal, which is to
prevent the Kurdish people in Turkey and the countries of the region and anywhere from
obtaining their natural rights like the rest of the peoples of the region. There is no doubt that
interaction with the Kurdish people, building bridges of trust and relations and supporting themin their struggle and their just demands will-limit- Turkish interventions in the Arab countries
because of the geography of Kurdistan and the presence of the Kurdish people and its main
forces between the Arab regions and the Turkish state. The observed silence of the Arab
countries on Turkey s recent attacks on the areas of Mtina, Zab and Avashin confirms this.
Perhaps a solution to the Kurdish issue in Turkey and the region will rid Turkey of its
interventionist policies and expansion, and of its -function-al role that threatens the stability and
security of the region.
6_ The ability of Turkey and its authorities to change its discourse and tactics and give the
various impressions it wants without changing its strategies, behaviors and distant goals for its
neo-Ottoman project in occupying the countries of the region, as well as buying the silence of
the countries of the region on its operations, intervention, attacks and occupation of the
countries of the region until it achieves its goals. As it is now in its occupation of Syria Iraq and
the silence of most Arab countries, believing and claiming that Turkey is on the path of changing
its policies, behavior and interventions.
7_ Turkey s use of the economic aspect and investments, as well as the aspect of humanitarian
aid, to intervene in the countries of the region without objection from many, and even welcomed
by some heads of state, officials and others, and this confirms the fact that the reality of Turkish
intervention, its prospects, future and danger has not been seen.
8_ Turkey s relations with regional powers and other interventions in the region and Turkish
coordination with them, as Turkey s relations with Israel, Iran and others.
9_ The Turkish intervention and occupation is distinguished from others in that it is based on the
most dangerous practices and procedures, which are practices that amount to war crimes and
demographic change, leading to ethnic cleansing and systematic displacement of the
indigenous population, as happened and is happening in northern Syria in the city of Afrin and
its districts and villages and in the areas of Serękaniyę (Ras al-Ain) and Girę Spî (Tal Abyad).
10_ Turkey s use of sedition, discrimination, disputes, attempts to incite, and the use of hate
speech, punishable by international law, in its interventions and demonization of the different
other, and attaching all charges and bad de-script-ions to it. In addition to the use of the Turkish
geo-strategy and its sale to the central powers, to obtain global support in its behavior and
practices, as in describing the struggle of the Kurdish people as terrorism and its demonization.
11_ Turkey’s use and exploit of refugees as a human reservoir which is easy to subject them,
because of their circumstances, to bartering them, asking for billions of dollars on them, forming
mercenaries from them on demand, sending them to wherever Turkey wants, and threatening
the Western world with the refugee encroachment, as in Turkey’s dealings with Syrians, Iraqis,
Somalis, Libyans and others.
Accordingly, we can say that despite the multiplicity of challenges and external interventions on
the security, stability and safety of the region, the threat and Turkish interference and the
neo-Ottoman project remain among the most dangerous threats to the stability of the region and
its peoples, Arab countries and others. -dir-ect these interventions, take more serious and
effective stances, raise the voice loudly in the face of Turkish attacks and campaigns of
genocide, and stay away from shameful silence. One of the correct ways to confront and deter
interventions is to achieve more interaction and communication between those affected byneo-Ottomanism, and to establish alliances and common positions among the peoples of the
region, their forces and states