October 18, 2013

Turkey Goes Down Road of South Africa, Soviet Union, And Israel

Turkey - An Apartheid State? Berlin Wall 2.0? Yes and Yes.

Turkey is building a wall along its border with Syria. It is doing so along the towns that are inhabited and controlled by Kurds, not the towns that have taken hostage by al-Qaeda terrorist gangs. This fact punches a hole in official statements from Turkish officials that the construction of the wall is for security reasons.

It is obvious the Turkish government is lying.

Since the war against Syria began Turkey has given access to US-Saudi-British-French-Israeli backed Jihadist terrorists. It has allowed its soil to be used as a staging ground for attacks on Syrian civilians, towns, mosques, police, and military.

So far, the Turkish government has faced popular backlash at home for its pro-war policy, but very little military consequences. However, that could change as the war progresses and fortunes turn.

For more information, read the articles below.

An excerpt from, "Turkey Builds Wall On Syria Border To Stop Illegal Crossings" by Humeyra Pamuk and Orhan Coskun (Reuters, October 7):
Turkey, which is sheltering around a quarter of the 2 million people who have fled Syria's conflict, is one of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's fiercest critics and a staunch supporter of the rebels fighting against him.

It has vowed to maintain its "open door" policy to those fleeing the fighting, although it has closed border crossings from time to time following clashes near the frontier.
An excerpt from, "Turkey Builds Wall At Syria Border Troublespot" (Sky News, October 7):
Construction workers have begun digging foundations for the wall in Nusaybin, a border district six miles (10 km) north of the Syrian town of Qamishli.

An unnamed government official in the Turkish capital, Ankara, said: "We haven't had border security problems in Nusaybin so far but in that area it's extremely easy for people to cross illegally. It's almost like there is no border."

The wall will span a fraction of the 560-mile border, but highlights Ankara's growing concern about the spillover of violence from northern Syria.
An excerpt from, "Turkey's wall plans face Kurdish opposition" by Omar al-Saleh (Al Jazeera, October 16):
That is another nightmare scenario for Turkey because Turkey fears the creation of another federal Kurdish region on its borders.

And with an autonomous Kurdish region in Northern Iraq, it could lead Turkey’s Kurds making similar demands.

And to make it worse, the PYD is branch of the Kurdistan Worker's Party the PKK that Turkey is fighting for the last 30 years.

In other words, the PYD and the PKK could open new fronts and cause problems in Turkey’s own backyard.

And that is why Turkey may take whatever it thinks it needs to protect its vast border with Syria.