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Submitted by Alexandros (United Kingdom), Feb 7, 2013 at 04:51

I have written several times how much dangerous Turkey is for the West and this is the best example.

I will not write what several times have been written about Turkey's authoritarian attitudes and fascist actions, like invasion in Cyprus, the genocides that are not recognised and all this, i will just add one more very recent, it happened yesterday actually, the Turkish prime minister in Budapest said that a country named Cyprus does not exist. So pretty much this man does not care obviously for any kind of international law or treaty, his country acts like a gangster, without any respect to anyone else.

But, what is he trying to do by blackmailing EU with the Shanghai Treaty? First of all i should say that the countries of the Shanghai treaty are much more closer to the Turkish political status than Europe is. With those kind of threats, Erdogan wants to pressure both Europeans and Americans, once more wants to show to America that if EU won't accept him there is somewhere that Turkey could join and perhaps this would not be "good" for America, he hopes that Americans will pressure EU to make some discounts in the lack of Democracy and the non-existent status of civil rights in Turkey and accept this gangster Turkish attitude, so not to "lose" Turkey in the East. Erdogan says that Europe needs Turkey, but this is wrong, only Turkey needs Europe and any kind of "discounts" accepted by EU will immediately mean the end of it! Turkey is not a democracy and if it does not become it should never be a member of the EU and it is a mistake that it is a member of NATO! One of the candidates for the Republican leadership stated this very clearly and truthfully, if Turkey continuous like this, they should n't belong to NATO!

The US leadership has a huge responsibility for the Turkish attitude. If someone notices the rhetoric of Turkey, he can easily understand that what Davutoglu used to say about zero problems is plain lies. He himself said the other day that Israel is a pariah state, Erdogan stated Cyprus does not exist and that there is a Turkish-Cypriot state! They threatened Greece with the induction of a military incident in case Greece declares an EEZ, which is a right given by the international law to any country, they are arming Azerbaijan against Armenia, they are trying to trick the Kurds and they have proposed to them to leave the country and unarm, they support all Islamic fascist military organisations in Syria, againt the Kurds. These people are dangerous, they can be the cause of war at any given time, they act like bullies and thugs, they do not respect anything and this is because US government embraces them! What is happening in Washington? Have people gone mad over there? I mean alright a lot of the analysts say about the importance of Turkey, but still do not they care that the Turkish government is acting like the American leadership is stupid? As for the European leadership...........maybe they are right.

If America wants to have any future as a being in a world leading position, then hypocrisy has to stop, they should stop talking about democracy and human and civil rights, but then co-operate and favour with those that do not give a dime about those principles, like Turkey and Saudi Arabia.

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