EU membership candidacy and then the process of entry into the Customs Union led to various changes in Turkey. A great many of these were positive. Europe first wished to see international democratic principles being applied in Turkey. The most important condition for that was a strengthening of local administrations.
That condition was enshrined in our laws in various ways. But while these laws expressed freedoms for Europe, which had no terror problem, they represented a grave risk for Turkey. As I have stated here before, a pro-PKK party (HDP) came to dominate the southeast of Turkey in the wake of local elections held in the shadow of the guns of the PKK. These powers awarded to local administrations began to be used, and now the PKK, which has won various concessions, is turning the provinces of the southeast into areas of terror.
It is no longer a secret that the plan to divide the southeast of Turkey belongs to the US secret state and dates back 100 years. That plan was explicitly illustrated on a map on the desk of Condoleezza Rice in the time of President Bush. The fact that support for the PKK from the West is part of that plan is also no longer being concealed.
What they fail to calculate is that there are patriots in Turkey who will never allow it to be separated. Now, a silent majority is patiently waiting to see in which direction events are heading.
The PKK that started the street protests in October last year has established what it regards as control through its own courts and action and security units in the southeast these days. No opposition party other than the pro-PKK HDP can even step inside the provinces of the southeast. The public are afraid and are waiting for the state to make its presence felt.
Turkey certainly has the strength to put an end to this power vacuum and frightening picture through deterrent means. But this is currently being used in a manner that is impossible to understand.
Turkey's government and president, which frequently issue messages of union and unity, have to date exhibited a powerful policy. It would therefore be more accurate to think that they are waiting for the right and most effective conditions to intervene. The fact is, however, that Turkey must not enter the elections under these conditions, because the people of the southeast are currently under the threat of the gun. They will therefore be unable to vote for any party other than that imposed on them by the PKK in the general election on June 7.
Another worrying issue is the insistence on bringing a presidential system to Turkey. The presidential system is known as part of a plan drawn up years ago by Western secret powers for Turkey, which is governed under a strong and stable parliamentary system. Indeed, especially for the last four years, countless articles have been published on American think-tank websites concerning how and why a presidency should be introduced to Turkey.
The presidential system may appear to offer advantages in many respects. In fact, however, there are even concerns on the subject in America, the strongest example of the system. The US president is unable to maintain his influence in the country as a whole, and there is talk of separation in America, which is known as the cradle of democracy. Apart from America and South Africa, there are no other countries where the presidential system exhibits rather stability.
This system is one in which secret states within the system manifest themselves very powerfully, and is one open to the risk of military coups. The risk for Turkey, however, is even greater.
The presidential system is first and foremost the idea of the leader of the PKK, Abdullah Öcalan. So it should be regarded as risky right from the start. Second, the system will inevitably lead either to federation or to stronger local institutions. In either case, the PKK will declare sovereignty over the provinces of the Southeast, where it is already dominant, and will move step by step toward its long-held dream of a communist state in the Southeast. It will seek to distract attention by talking of 'democratic autonomy.' After establishing its own army, judicial system and police force, all funded by the Republic of Turkey, it will then demand independence as a separate state, with the backing of the US and the EU. That will mean a Western-backed communist state in the Middle East, which would be a disaster, not only for the innocent Kurdish population in the southeast or for Turkey, but for the entire Middle East, followed by for Europe and the whole world. The sole aim behind setting up a communist state in the Middle East is to achieve the aim of a global communist state. That has been the objective for many years.
At the moment the West is much influenced by the PKK's imperialist mask. It regards the PKK as fighting for ethnic freedom and fails to grasp the scale of the scourge. The fact is that the imperialist mask of the PKK is a communist tactic, like Stalin's repairing churches or Lenin's move to a capitalist economy.
We hope that the world's super powers will soon grasp this fact.
Meanwhile, Turkey needs to urgently concentrate on these two important conditions:
1. No elections until public order is established in the southeast and control is in the hands of the state,
2. No consideration, ever, of a presidential system.
Adnan Oktar's piece on Arab News & Jefferson Corner: