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Facing Turkey, Europe chooses suicide

By signing an agreement with Turkey to slow the influx of refugees – which happens to be illegal in international law – the leaders of the European Union have taken a step further in their pact with the devil. A large part of the 3 billion Euros annually allotted to Ankara will serve to finance support for the jihadists, and as a result will increase the number of migrants who are fleeing the war. Above all, by repealing the visa regulations with Turkey in the next few months, the Europeans are establishing free circulation between the Al-Qaïda camps in Turkey and Brussels. By crushing the Iraqi and Syrian people under the pressure of the jihadists whom they are indirectly financing, and abandoning the Turkish people to the dictatorship of President Erdoğan, they are preparing the foundations for a vast confrontation of which they will themselves be the victims.

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During the Press conference of the 18th March 2016, the President of the European Union, Donald Tusk, (a Polish citizen who is defending the interests of Germany), seems to be attempting to calm the anger of the President of the Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, (a Luxembourg citizen who is defending the interests of the United States) - all to the delight of sneering Turkish Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu.
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«Democracy is a tramway – you climb on to get where you want to go, then you climb off
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (1996)

The European Council of the 17th and 18th March 2016 adopted a plan which aimed to solve the problems posed by the massive influx of migrants from Turkey [1]. 28 heads of state and government submitted to the demands of Ankara.

We have already analysed the way in which the United States wanted to use the events in the Near East in order to weaken the European Union [2]. At the beginning of the current «refugee crisis», we were the first to observe that this event had been deliberately provoked and the insoluble problems that it was going to cause [3]. Unfortunately, all our analyses have been verified, and most of our positions have now been widely adopted by our erstwhile detractors.

Going further, we would like to study the way in which Turkey has seized control of the game, and the blindness of the European Union, which persistently remains one step behind.

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s game

President Erdoğan is unlike other politicians. and it seems that the Europeans, neither the people nor their leaders, have realised this.

• First of all, he came from the Millî Görüş, a pan-Turkish Islamic movement with connections to the Muslim Brotherhood of Egypt, and favourable to the restoration of the Caliphate [4]. According to him – and also to his allies of the Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi (MHP) – the Turkish people are the descendants of Attila’s Huns, who were themselves the children of the Steppenwolf of Central Asia, with whom they share endurance and cold-heartedness. They form a superior race who are destined to rule the world. Their soul is Islam.

President Erdoğan is the only head of state in the world who proclaims an ethnic supremacist ideology, perfectly comparable to Nazi Aryanism. He is also the only head of state in the world who denies the crimes of history, notably the massacres of non-Muslims by Sultan Abdülhamid II (the Hamidian massacres of 1894-95 – at least 80,000 Christians murdered and 100,000 Christians incorporated by force into the harems), then by the Young Turks (the genocide of the Armenians, the Assyrians, the Chaldeans, the Syriacs, the Pontic Greeks and the Yezidis, from 1915 to 1923 – at least 1,200,000 dead) - a genocide which was executed with the help of Germa n officers, including Rudolf Höß, the future director of the camp at Auschwitz [5].

While celebrating the 70th anniversary of freedom from the nightmare of Nazism, President Vladimir Putin emphasized that «ideas of racial supremacy and exclusivism provoked the bloodiest war in History» [6]. Then, during a march – and without naming Turkey – he called on the Russian people to be ready, if necessary, to renew the sacrifice made by their grand-parents in order to save the very principle of equality between all humanity.

• Secondly, President Erdoğan, who is supported by only one third of the population, governs his country alone and by force. It is impossible to know precisely what the Turkish people are thinking, because the publication of any information questioning President Erdoğan’s legitimacy is now considered as an attack on state security, and leads immediately to prison. However, if we refer to the latest studies published, in October 2015, less than one third of the electorate supports him. This is much less than the Nazis in 1933, who could count on 43% of the votes. This is why President Erdoğan was only able to win the general elections by means of outrageous trickery. Amongst others -

- The opposition media were gagged – the major dailies, Hürriyet and Sabah, as well as ATV television, were attacked by thugs from the party in power, and investigations targeted journalists and Press organs accused of supporting «terrorism» or having published slanderous criticisms of President Erdoğan. Web sites were blocked, Internet service providers cancelled the offers of opposition TV channels, and three out of five national TV channels, including the public channel, broadcast programmes which were clearly in favour of the party in power. The other national TV stations, Bugün TV and Kanaltürk, were closed by the police.

- A foreign state, Saudi Arabia, poured 7 billion pounds of «gifts» into Turkey to help «convince» the electorate to support President Erdoğan (about 2 billion Euros).

- 128 political headquarters of the left-wing party (HDP) were attacked by thugs from President Erdoğan’s party. Many candidates and their teams were beaten up. More than 300 Kurdish businesses were destroyed. Several dozen HDP candidates were arrested and placed in provisional detention during the campaign.

- More than 2,000 opposition figures were killed during the election campaign, either by direct attacks, or else by governmental repression against the PKK. Several villages in the South-East of the country were partially destroyed by army tanks.

Since Erdoğan’s «election», an iron veil has fallen over the country. It has become impossible to find information concerning the condition of Turkey in the national Press. The main opposition daily, Zaman, has been placed under supervision and now restricts itself to praise of the greatness of «Sultan» Erdoğan. The civil war, which is already raging in the East of the country, is spreading, by means of terrorist attacks, to Ankara and as far as Istanbul, to the total indifference of the Europeans [7].

Mr. Erdoğan governs almost alone, accompanied by a small group which includes Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu. During the electoral campaign, he declared publicly that he was no longer applying the Constitution, and that all powers were now in his hands.

On the 14th March 2016, President Erdoğan declared that as far as the struggle with the Kurds was concerned, «... democracy, liberty and the rule of law no longer have the slightest value». He announced his intention to expand the legal definition of «terrorist» to include all those who are «enemies of the Turks» - in other words, those Turks and non-Turks who are opposed to his supremacy.

In a project costing half a billion Euros, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan ordered the construction of the largest Presidential palace ever occupied by a head of state in world history - the «White Palace», in reference to the colour of his party, the Justice and Development Party, or AKP. It extends over 200,000 square metres, and houses a plethora of services, including ultra-modern secure bunkers, linked to satellites.

• Thirdly, President Erdoğan uses powers which he has given himself – anti-constitutionally - to transform the Turkish state into the godfather of international jihadism. In December 2015, the Turkish police and legal system were able to establish the personal connection between Mr. Erdoğan and his son Bilal with Yasin al-Qadi, Al-Qaïda’s global banker. He fired the policemen and the magistrates who had dared to «damage the interests of Turkey» (sic), while Yasin al-Qadi and the state sued the left-wing newspaper BirGün for having reproduced my editorial, «Al-Qaeda, NATO’s Timeless Tool».

Last February, the Russian Federation presented a report to the Intelligence department of the UN Security Council which attested to the support by the Turkish state for international jihadism, in violation of numerous UN Resolutions [8]. I published a precise study of these accusations which was immediately censored in Turkey [9].

The response of the European Union

The European Union had sent a delegation to supervise the general elections of November 2015. It held back the publication of its report for a long time, then decided to publish a short, diluted version.

Panicked by the reaction of their populations against the massive entry of migrants – and, for the Germans, the abolition of a minimum wage which resulted – the 28 heads of state and government of the Union worked out a procedure which would leave Turkey to solve their problems for them. The High Commissioner of the United Nations for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, immediately pointed out that the solution chosen was in violation of international law, but even supposing that this may improve, it is not the main problem.

The Union agreed to

- pay 3 billion Euros annually to Turkey to help it deal with its obligations, but with no structure for verifying the use of this funding,

- end the visa requirements for Turkish nationals who enter the Union [10] – it is only a question of months, even weeks,

- accelerate the negotiations for Turkey’s adhesion to the Union – this will take a lot longer and will be a more random process.

In other words, blinded by the recent electoral defeat of Angela Merkel [11], the European leaders have settled for applying a temporary solution to slow the flux of migrants, but without seeking to resolve the origin of the problem, and without taking into account the infiltration of jihadists among the refugees.

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The Munich precedent

In the 1930’s, the elites of Europe and the United States considered that the USSR, by its model, threatened their class interests. They therefore collectively supported the Nazi project for the colonisation of Western Europe and the destruction of the Slavic people. Despite repeated appeals by Moscow for the creation of a vast alliance against Nazism, European leaders accepted all the demands of Chancellor Hitler, including the annexation of the regions peopled by the Sudetes. These were the agreements of Munich (1938), which forced the USSR, in order to save its own skin, to conclude, in turn, the Germano-Soviet Pact (1939). It was only too late that certain of the leaders of Europe, then the United States, realised their error, and decided to ally with Moscow against the Nazis.

Now, under our very eyes, the same errors are being repeated. The European elites consider the Syrian Republic to be an adversary – either they are defending the colonial point of view of Israël, or they they hope to recolonise the Levant themselves and appropriate the gigantic and still unexploited reserves of gas. They therefore supported the secret operation by the United States for «régime change» and pretended to believe in the fable of the «Arab Spring». After nearly five years of proxy war, noting that President Bachar el-Assad is still there despite the fact that his resignation has been announced a thousand times, the Europeans have decided to finance – to the tune of 3 billion Euros per year - Turkish support for the jihadists, allow them victory and the end to the migrations. It will not be long before they realise [12], too late, that by repealing the visa regulations for Turkish citizens, they have authorised the free circulation to Brussels from the Al-Qaïda camps in Turkey [13].

The comparison with the end of the 1930’s is all the more pertinent since during the Munich agreements, the Nazi Reich had already annexed Austria without provoking any particular reaction from the other European states. Today, Turkey already occupies the North-East of a member state of the European Union, Cyprus, and a strip a few kilometres wide in Syria, which it administrates via a specially nominated wali (prefect). Not only does the European Union let that pass, but by its attitude, encourages Ankara to pursue its annexations with no regard for international law. The common logic of Chancellor Hitler and President Erdoğan is based on the unification of «race» and the cleansing of the population. Hitler wanted to unite the populations of «German «race» and cleanse them of «foreign elements» (the Jews and the gypsies), while Erdoğan wants to unite the populations of «Turkish race» and cleanse them of «foreign elements» (the Kurds and the Christians).

In 1938, the European elites believed in the friendship of Chancellor Hitler, today they believe in the friendship of President Erdoğan.

Translation
Pete Kimberley

[1] “Next operational steps in EU-Turkey cooperation in the field of migration”, Voltaire Network, 16th March 2016.

[2] “The European Union is blind to the military strategy of the United States”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 14th May 2015.

[3] “The phoney « refugee crisis »”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 7th September 2015.

[4] “Nearing the end of the Erdoğan system”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 15th June 2015.

[5] “Today’s Turkey continues the Armenian genocide”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 14th May 2015.

[6] “Vladimir Putin Speech to mark the 70th anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War”, by Vladimir Putin, Voltaire Network, 9th May 2015.

[7] “The European Union has abandoned those who are defending freedom in Turkey”, by Can Dündar, Translation Pete Kimberley, Le Monde (France) , Voltaire Network, 19th March 2016.

[8] “Russian intelligence report on Turkey’s current assistance to Daesh”, Voltaire Network, 18th February 2016.

[9] “How Turkey supports the jihadists”, by Thierry Meyssan, Translation Pete Kimberley, Voltaire Network, 22nd February 2016.

[10] “Roadmap towards a visa-free regime with Turkey”, Voltaire Network, 16th March 2016.

[11] “Alternative Germany Speaks Up”, by Ian Blohm, Strategic Culture Foundation (Russia) , Voltaire Network, 12th March 2016.

[12] « Lettre ouverte aux Européens coincés derrière le rideau de fer israélo-US », par Hassan Hamadé, Réseau Voltaire, 21st mai 2014.

[13] “Israeli general says al Qaeda’s Syria fighters set up in Turkey”, Dan Williams, Reuters, 29th January 2014.

Thierry Meyssan

Thierry Meyssan French intellectual, founder and chairman of Voltaire Network and the Axis for Peace Conference. His columns specializing in international relations feature in daily newspapers and weekly magazines in Arabic, Spanish and Russian. His last two books published in English : 9/11 the Big Lie and Pentagate.

 
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