Monday, December 20, 2010

Uigurs are between chaina-turkey relationship

The historical relationship between the Uighur and turkey can play a deciding role for china to solve the century long problem.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Turkey can paly a positive role in afghanistan

 Since the invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 by US led NATO forces Turkey is playing a key role in the war.The invasion was directed at driving out the taliban from power and to eliminate the safe heavens of Al qaida.The taliban has been formally ousted from Kabul by the northern alliance  just after the invasion,but still it is not formally defeated.Taliban is still strong in southern part of Afghanistan.The number of casualties for the coalition army is increasing year by year.

Coalition Military Fatalities By Year
So the result is that even after spending so much money and offering so much lives Taliban is still active in Afghanistan.They even have very good chance to return to the power in Kabul after NATO forces withdraws from Afghanistan
.UK prime minister has already declared that after 2011 his troops will from afghanistan.Most of the other countries will withdraw its troops in the next 1-2 years.So the NATO alliance have failed to beat the Taliban and al qaida militarily.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Wikileaks reveals the distrust between turkey and western world

The rumor from different corners of Europe is proved  true after the disclosure of wikileaks cables.Almost all the European leaders have opposed the full membership of turkey in EU.The pope have also joined the race.French,German,and italian leaders have opposed only because it is a Muslim  majority country.
USA  have so much distrust about turkey that it believes turkey allowed weapons flow to al -qaida.   

now we can share some of cables published in wikileaks about turkey.

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle, who had publicly endorsed "fair negotiations" on Turkey joining the European Union, was privately opposed to the Muslim nation getting the full membership of the 27-nation bloc, according to leaked secret US embassy documents.

The pope is responsible for the Vatican's growing hostility towards Turkey joining the EU, according to previously secret cables.

January 2010 – US’ Embassy analysis claims Turkey is becoming more focused on the Islamist world and its Muslim tradition in its foreign policy. Yet it does not want to abandon its traditional Western orientation and willingness to cooperate with the US. Turkey is trying to “post-modernize” itself. One major area of AKP effort has been to resolve problems with Turkey’s immediate “near abroad.” This effort stands in contrast with the “traditional” Turkish policy of letting these frozen conflicts fester, and is much more compatible with US and European interests. The signature accomplishment of this policy is the wooing of Syria. The AKP’s “Neo Ottomanism”concept claims that the Balkans, Caucasus, and Middle East were all better off when under Ottoman control or influence; peace and progress prevailed. This is in part what drives Turkey to re-establish itself as a leader in the Middle East.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Erdogan:a leader for the muslims around the world

This man from turkey does not believe in words like most of the arab leaders but deeds.He is vocal in every where  from gaza to pakistan and darfur to lebanon.After gaza was invaded by the Isareali forces in the name of operation cast lead he was possibly the only  muslim leader whose deed make the israeli leadership felt that they lost more than they gained  in the war.He is outspoken when israel claims that jewish people are the sole owner of Jerusalem. when Pakistan was faced by the worst flood in its history turkey was first there to help.Coming from a strictly secular country erdogan faced numerous challenges from the secular military and judicial elites of the country.Despite all these obstacles he never gave up his duty towards the muslim world.He was against the long time friends of turkey  when they imposed sanction on Iran.Now we share some comments of Erdogan in the recent times
 We love you and I believe you love us. Pakistan... did not abandon us after the 1999 earthquake.”

“Iran, Pakistan, Turkey, Afghanistan have common future.”

“US was supporting some common enemies of Pakistan and Turkey.”

  israel and lebenon
“We will say this strongly in the face of the murderers, yes, your are murderers. Trust fully that we will raise our voices high against the tyranny, and continue to defend what’s right as long as there are people working in piracy on the high seas; and we will defend the rights of the innocent and oppressed.”

rachel's tomb

Al- Aksa Mosque, the cave of patriach and Rachel’s Tomb “were not and never will be Jewish sites, but Islamic sites.”

gaza war 

Unfortunately, images of brutality that have been shown on televisions around the world in live broadcasts for two weeks and have reached almost every house in the world have not been sufficient for the international community to take a joint stance,"

The targeting of schools, hospitals, mosques, ambulances and infrastructure, and firing on facilities belonging to the United Nations and humanitarian convoys have not been sufficient to move consciences. All of humanity is watching this merciless massacre as if it were watching a movie," 

Gaza flotilla raid
"How can we forget the air and sea attacks against Turkish-flagged ship carrying passengers around the world seeking to help other people?"

Darfur conflict
“We should not confuse Gaza with Darfur.  In Gaza, 1,500 people were killed. If something like that happens in Darfur, we will follow up on the issue all the way to the end as well. I cannot discuss such issues openly with Netanyahu but I can discuss them with Omar al-Bashir. I can say, ‘What you are doing is wrong,’ I can say it to his face. A [genuine] Muslim cannot commit genocide. If there is something to this, it is impossible to overlook it. We would say that as well. We would say, ‘You cannot do this, you have no right.’

Friday, November 12, 2010

Turkey:a friend in need for Pakistan

"Two countries one nation" this is how Turkish prime minister  erdogan  described turkish relationship with pakistan when he visited pakistan  last month.Turkey's response to the recent devastating flood in Pakistan make the Pakistanis believe that turkey is Pakistan's best friend when it is in trouble.
July 2010 flood was the worst natural calamity  in the entire history of Pakistan.It has claimed around 2000 lives,affected 20 million people,and caused economic loss OF around 45 billion USD.
Turkey was quick in response by donating US$5 million initially and by august it had donated more than US$18 millon to cash starved pakistan.In addition to money it had delivered more than 118 tons of humanitarian aid to pakistan.Turkish islamic NGO in addition to government has sent 450 tonns of supplies to pakistan in cargo trains.IHH is there to build permanent social projects that includes house,mosque roads etc.
In the 2005 devastating earthquake in Kashmir turkeish prime minister paid official visit to Pakistan and offered a package of US $150 million for their fellow muslim brothers.
In addition to aid in different occasions,Turkey openly supported Pakistan in Kashmir issue  when most of its Arab friends  were not interested in supporting Pakistan publicly.In 1965,1971 wars  with India turkey sided with Pakistan and helped pakistan with military aid.
Since Islamic rooted AKP party assumed power in 2002 turkish foreign policy was moving from west to east very carefully. Pakistan was seen as the best friend of turkey because of its ethnic and historical ties.It was the muslims of the sub-continent that have openly supported turkey in ww1,  defying its colonial British ruler.
Pakistan did their level best when Turkey was in danger in1999 after the eathquake.

Turkey is not even trusted by most of its NATO aliies

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Can turkey ever be a full member of EU?

Turkey was  one of the founding members of council of Europe in 1949.It  has applied for full membership in 1987. EU, which is an organization of mainly European countries was officially formed  in 1993 by the treaty of Maastricht did not accept Turkey as a full member state.Countries like Greece,Bulgaria which have low profile than Turkey in all the key fields have already joined EU.Then Question might be arisen why it is not yet a full member after cooperating with European countries in almost every aspects over the last 50 years.Turkey is an active member of Nato since its foundation.It has the second largest army in Nato after USA.Turkish solders have shaded their blood in all major NATO operations.  Turkey should have claimed EU membership a lot more earlier if its contribution  to the western civilization is regarded.

The real problem lies in the history,culture and religion of the Turkish people.Turkish people are the ancestors of Ottoman empires,which has ruled a large part of Eastern Europe for a long time. More importantly Ottomans are blamed by the allegation of   killing Greeks,Armenians,Bulgarians only because they ans clre iannfidel Christians. Armenians claims  that over 1.5 million of their  ancestors were  massacared  before and after the  WW1.All the major european powers like Britain,France,Spain has such allegation against them

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Israel is concerned by turkey's shift of axis

famous davous walkout
The operation cast lead was targeted to the over through  the Islamic rooted  Hamas from power in gaza,free its captive solider in gaza and to stop firing rockets from gaza to israel.Israel have gained some sort of success in bringing down the number of rockets fired at israel but it has failed to oust hamas from power,rather it has gained more popularity among the gazans.It has  even failed to free its captive colonel Gilad shalit.Israel has ended the operation with  the killings of more than 1400    Palestinians with the numerous allegations of killing innocent civilians intentionally..Israel has probably lost more than it gained in this war. The worst possible loss was its traditional ally Turkish friendship.Turkish akp led pro Islamic government took this brutal war as an opportunity to gain more support for anti-Israel movements  in turkey.The public assault of Peres in davos by Erdogan was nothing but to instigate more anti Israel feelings  in turkey.Turkish army which claims itself as the guardian of secularism of Turkey,has closer cooperation  with than the turkish government.But after watching  the reaction from the mass people in streets it failed to stop the government from taking harsh measures against Israel.

Monday, November 1, 2010

A new axix in middle east

The recent frequent visits of Syrian and Iranian presidents to Istanbul after the  Gaza flotilla raid is a clear sign of Turkey's growing relationship with anti-western governments in the middle east.Turkey's pro-Islamic government is sharply changing its foreign policy from traditional western oriented  policy to pro- Islamic foreign policy.Turkey is an active member of NATO with the second largest army after U.S.A.It's closest friend in the middle east was Israel.But things are changing very quickly after Israels invasion of Gaza.
Turkey has alienated its with the harshest critics of Israel.In 1998 Turkey and Syria were on the verge of war after Syria refused to hand over PKK leader Abdullah ocalan.

but after 2007 general  election Islamic rooted akp party assumed power for the second consecutive term and with huge public support and tried to curb the power  of the military which was seen as the guardian of  secularism in turkey.

Saturday, October 30, 2010


Israel is possibly losing its most trusted friend  in the middle east.Turkey is the only Muslim country that has maintained good relationship with Israel.But after the Gaza flotilla raid which have killed 8 Turkish civilians in the international sea area,turkey demanded full apology and compensation from the Israel.Israel  refused to do so as it claimed that IHH workers were antisemitic and were trying to kill the Israeli soldiers with their metal rods.Most countries in the world including organizations like Arab league and OIC condemned the attack as crime against humanity.But what lead Israel to  attack Turkish aid workers in international sea water?at the same time questions may be asked what led Turkish government to give  permission to IHH to organize this freedom flotilla movement ?
1.Turkish current democratically elected government is actually a pro-Islamic party.They have no interest in a country that is responsible to the killing of their muslim brothers in palestine.
2.The atrocity the IDF  committed in operation cast lead   led Erdogan to assault Israeli president in davos  publicly.   
 3.Growing relationship  of  turkey with Islamic countries promoted government to criticize their once friend Israel, on a regular basis.
4.AKP party maintained close relationship with organizations like HAMAS and Hezbullah    by inviting their leaders in Istanbul.this made israel  more suspicious about turkey.
5.A new axis was created in middle east  comprising Turkey-Syria_Iran.The latter two were israel's arch rivals.
6.The arab streets needed new hero after Saddam Hussain.Erdogan knew it and did every thing to satisfy them.