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The real role of Turkey and an asset

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Submitted by R.A. Dekker (Netherlands), Sep 6, 2022 at 15:33

The real role of Turkey.

After having written many articles and assessments about this country. Often based on open and closed source information and geographical developments, it is now clear what the real role of this country is.

Namely, both a tactical and strategic tool of the US (read Washington DC) to be continuously disruptive on all sides of the geographical spectrum, Europe - Russia - Caucasus and the Caspian Sea area - Israel - the Horn of Africa - the Middle East, as military and political means.

A country that once requested itself to become a member of the western alliance NATO and can and may do everything in front of the stage as a military and political aggressor and uses bully tactics in such a public way, it cannot but approved and blessed by the USA.

A country that is technically financially bankrupt, is colluding with both sides Russia and Ukraine (apart from the S-400 dossier and now again with partial gas payments in rubles) and is kept on the rise despite the debt trap with China.

A country that regards the East Med refuses to respect the international treaties and continuously behaves as a disruptive factor within the EU and NATO context. Greece and Cyprus daily threatening.

The country that is allowed to use eastern Pan-Turkism as a means at the expense of stability in the Caucasus publicly supports a war between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Artsakh.

The country that, after having first concluded a ceasefire with the Kurds, unilaterally breaks it again and is simply guilty of acts of war within sovereign states in Syria and Iraq. Regardless of Turkish interference in Syria, Algeria, Somalia and Libya.

A country that openly strives with the support of Pakistan for nuclear weapons.

The country that steadily continues to nurture and develop Western Pan-Turkism (Zelena Transverzala) within Europe (read Thrace, Albania, Bulgaria, NorthMacedonia, Kosovo and Bosnia)

The country thinks it can use the Turkish minorities in Germany, the Netherlands and France for demographic and political future goals.

The country, which is actually even more hostile to Israel than the other Arab states and publicly supports HAMAS and Muslim Brotherhood and also lays claim to Jeroesjalajim as a whole (know what happened to the Eastern Orthodox Byzantine Cathedral Ἁγία Σοφία).

The country that is allowed so long to circumvent financial sanctions with Iran and at the same time is used as a means against their nemesis.

You may wonder if the population of Turkey is aware of this and accepting of living in poverty with near hyperinflation, while the ruling class and court are bathed in wealth and have secured many billions abroad.

It can be argued that the Liberals/Democrats and Neoconservatives in Washington DC are using this country as an instrument and lackey for their purposes in areas that the US doesn't care about and considers only their colonies.

New Khazaria on the Potomac?

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Erdoğan is an American tool?

Okaaay.

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