DOESN’T MAKE A LICK OF SENSE -'DOESN’T MAKE A LICK OF OTTOMAN'
Whatever you say, heads quite confused about Turkish foreign policy. In particular, "last minute" the search for diplomacy gained momentum in the near term, and through war drums that rising among the noise...
Here, in respect of the direction of these developments in the region, the issue of shoving “New Turkey”(although it also embodies within itself some justification) into an “open ended” war, an ambiguous adventure, despite all the tubidity, does not escape attention.
In other words, legitimacy is still on an elusive the floor, issued to the fore as “Ankara” one of the main capitals of the global power struggle, being forced to play one of history's greatest gamble in the name of being "new Istanbul", more accurately efforts to being fired with enthusiasm, is not a stranger case for those watched this game before at all.
In particular, an important part of those who having role in this process, "Unionist heads" who accused the Ottoman Empire with entering into war to be a team in the domestic claque, obviously, reveals an other glaring strangeness of the operation, too.
The "Holy Alliance" between "New Generation claques", "West nightingales" whose tails are outside and the "panegyrists” outside, unfortunately, make Turkey a "troubled actor" in the "New Oriental Game". Especially about "trust" aspect...
Indeed, the point some respectable(!) ones who are trying to dish out a stand which is built on the imported "models" and some "brains", from time to time memorizer, often a "dreamer" as realpolitik and the historical mission, is apparent.
The current stage, our foreign affairs, steering in the background of "stability-mission-confidence", and appreciated for decades for these qualities of it, recently, both inside and outside considered as “unstable-subcontractor-elusive" because of a number of "external effects"; obviously a Turk can not ever accept, has begun to come up as a pretty ruthless style of criticism...
Especially as considered some of it themselves, those who live " distortation," "distortions," "conflicts size within the system " and their overlapping "oriental apostacy" with their hypocrisies have made history...
But on the other hand, in point of a self-criticism, in season and out of season rising and some "justified" margins in accusations, as the historical experience, should not be ignored.
After all, “give the devil his due”...
At the stage reached today, more turbulent, in "Sea of ??the Business Cycle in" with its swap "seeking fishing in troubled waters" and "stuck between the national will and the global will", hence a perception of Turkey image having sharp tides in foreign policy, unfortunately, has begun to dominate the agenda.
Those, who call our determination as “very hard”, can consult “google” known as “deep memory.
They will see that we do not utter this. For a long time, it has been spoken by " our close environment," "our strategic depth" and even "some of our partners" which gained a variety of adjectives.
In particular, in point of Ankara which revealed a serious view of axis shift in its foreign policy with the "Arab Spring" and the criticisms made to those who possess the helm of foreign policy...
In terms of form "Three monkeys players", naturally, we have no word to say. We leave them, solely, to the history and conscience.
Consequently, as a result of this operation; a Turkey which has bumped Syrian policy, "Tehran-Moscow-Beijing Great Wall" badly, queezed between domestic politics and external dynamics and faced with one of the biggest “time” pressure in its time, is subject.
An actor image, who can apply to all the known methods to pass over the dead-end it faced with in "the New Turkey from Adriatic to the Great Wall of China" or “the New Ottoman Project”, does not escape attention In this context.
In this context, inspection of the border troops, the growing interest in the War Academies, with the statements in the face of microphones, a number of harsh rhetoric flying in the air and evoking “musical notes” come to us as an indication of this.
With the common phrase, explanations like “I tell it to my daughter, for my daughter-in-law to understand” or “pot calling kettle black” apmly confirm this fact.
In this context, the Prime Minister’s landing in China with an “army of businessmen”, no doubt, in terms of the dilemma Turkish foreign policy is in, emerges as an another quite remarkable development. We will try to deal this visit to China after Iran in the next article...
Assoc. Dr. Mehmet Seyfettin EROL - Analyst of Strategic Outlook