With the previous post on the topic, I ended the period of Turkey’s formation as a “modern” country, a period where the people was ordered to look to the European West instead of Mecca. I haven’t mentioned the fact that Iran’s Shah Reza Pahlavi I, was a great admirer of Atatürk, wanting to do the same, in Iran.
More to know of The expat Shah’s father, is his admiration for another “great” man of the modern history.
When you wish for power and you got it, you may think that everything is destined to serve you and your will. You may think yourself a sort of a god, a prophet or a saint.
And I remember the above picture inspiring me for the whole chain of posts about Turkish State Affairs, history, politics and all that. It was tiring, exhausting, as I worked all out, less subjectively to unintentionally destroy myths about Turks and Turkishness. There is still a punishment in their Constitution for any remark regarding a different vision, any deviation from the official line about their founding Father, the Turkish Republic of the Northern Cyprus, the Kurdish reprimands, sympathy for the PKK, and many many more. What can I say more is that there is no Turk who can sympathize with the “terrorist” organization, of whom ALL the Kurds were members, ALL of them contributed with funds, to supplement the initial money USSR invested. When the Communist System collapsed in former Soviet Union, PKK was making tons of money from running opium, or already refined heroin for CIA and other famous notable Americans. In Iraq, they were armed by US Army and “helped” to the establishment of “democracy”, leveling the country for the big corporations. Iraq’s “President” is Kurd. The Kurds in Turkey react now only when they are pushed by a certain interest of the moment. The news channels feed the population with Nationalistic instigation and “events” obviously of provoking nature. There isn’t an interest to make peace, anyway, the Kurds are obviously the losing part if they don’t “integrate”. And their problem is that they don’t have lobbyists to claim their cause at the moment. They were used as excuse to attack Iraq in the Gulf War, pictures of Kurdish people burning alive were used as incense for the American Troopers.
My opinion regarding the Kurds is objective. There is a fate of certain nations to not dominate when they like. Kurds like money and a peaceful living more than an independent Kurdistan. The great majority is zero educated. They don’t even know what is that word, independence. They were slaves on the Tribe Chiefs lands, and they worked without even thinking to a change. The Ağa-s, the land Lords work now with the networks who “clean” the drug way through Turkey to United States. In Afghanistan, the American troupes are watching the poppy fields. The others received periodically bombed attacks and suicide bombers among them from the “insurgents”. The others are nations participants in the peace keeping. I’m showing some more pictures, with the politician who has the longest lifespan in power in Turkey, be it Prime Minister or the President of the Republic, like this last one, AK Party President and PM in function, Erdoğan, seems to be prepared to become.
Süleyman Demirel, was still in power later, after a system falled down all over Eastern Europe.
He was replaced by a former Constitutional Judge, who continued the Occidental Brainwashing Policy in Turkey. People say Demirel became boring, he stood too long in power, they need a change.
If Demirel was a political figure in contact with everybody, all the neighbors and useful connections, making peace to the left and to the right, his following formal Head of State (in Turkey, the Prime Minister is the one who actually keeps the reign, it don’t matters much if sometimes, with a simple signature even the President has a form of veto), Ahmet Necdet Sezer, was a guy nobody remember his name in Turkey, and in general. He was so grey and un-remarkable, that he represented the perfect vehicle to the real changing in Turkish political waters, which were quite turbulent after Atatürk’s death. With two auto-proclaimed dictatorships after two almost similar, military coups (1960 and 1980), the democracy had still to gain. If democracy means American domination and healthy “economy” means corporate handling of goods and production, Turkey now is an ultra democracy with a hyper healthy economy. They even spread an aura of independence. I’m going to tell a little about the actual and recently re-elected Recep Tayyp Erdoğan who’s biography is already filtered on the internet. I also found, offered by the prestigious Turkish publication Zaman (Time – what an irony, Zaman is a para-Muslim gazette, more or less, but more than less on the side of PM), a booklet, in PDF form, about Ergenekon, Gladio and other “deep state” affairs in the intricate Turkish political system, which I shall offer you as well, with “no strings attached”, for the moment, at least. No need to leave any e-mail address in exchange, but you may subscribe to my feed if you like, it’s up to you, 🙂
Recep Tayyp Erdoğan, a Laz originated from Rize, near Trabzon, born in Istanbul actually, of whom autobiographers say he descended from someone who wasn’t Laz (Georgian) at all, was a guy nicknamed Recep (the “ce” is pronounced like in gemstone) from Bagat, who died in 1916 fighting against the invading Russian and Armenian forces. He studied in a medresse, to become an Imam, a Muslim priest, because he was brought up in a strictly observant Islamic family. He also studied Business Administration (he has a son, Master in Business Administration at Harvard), I wonder why? The biographers say he also was a fervent anti-comunist (!?). He is a product of USA. It is obvious, but hard to observe as a Turk, they’re too passionate, in politics, religion, love… It was easier for me, a foreigner in Istanbul and later in the beautiful South, mastering the language pretty well. He was a disciple of Necmettin Erbakan, an engineer rised to power in the nineties, but together with Tansu Çiller, a woman who was at the opposite spectrum, Erbakan being very close to the Taliban, a Hajji, an yearly pilgrim to Mecca, during the Sacrifice Festival. As a prominent member of Refah (“welfare”) Party, Erdoğan is elected Mayor of Istanbul. Many Presidents and Prime Ministers raised from Mayorship to the highest ranks within that State. At the time, he achieved the good taste of wearing Armani suits and a golden Rolex, the freshly riches symbol. His nickname became “The Armani Rolex-ed Imam”. Now comes the framing up of his “martyrdom” as a devout Muslim, after the Welfare Party was declared unconstitutional and forbidden as an institution. He become a constant speaker to the now illegal Party demonstrations. At one of them, he recited a poem which, under article 312/2 of the Turkish penal code was regarded as an incitement to commit an offense and an incitement to religious or racial hatred. It included verses translated as “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers….” He was sentenced to 10 Months imprisonment, serving less. From that moment on, he appeared every hour in the media, with an opinion or another. With or without electoral campaign, he benefited of a covered propaganda, free, under the liberty of press and of public expression. Everywhere I looked, it was something quoted from Erdoğan. Against everything, regarding everything. Every banality was media highlighted. The rest of the Parties, even the one founded by their Father, were offering nothing viable. The same reforms imposed by IMF, were presented as the cause of all disaster, the cause of all crisis. I remember the PM at the time, Bülent Ecevit, who appeared live on TV, announcing after another 10 billions USD borrowed by Turkey, that “the crisis is over”, with a happy smile, in November 2000. The Turkish Hezbollah shot to death the Chief of Police in Diyarbakır (the “capital” of Turkish Kurdistan) in the same week, and next day the American Dollar went double, meaning that Turkish Lira came to half of the value. The speculators speculated, and up to the rehabilitation of the National Money, and monetary reform cutting six zeroes from the money bills and coins, a lot of interest was created and a lot of people and businesses perished. It was worse, especially, as you will also find if you will have the patience to read the 60 pages of the e-book, Turkey was a “theatrical” scene for all kind of conspiracies, political, economical and religious. In 2003, after two years from the internal opposition to his Master’s ideas and the creation of his own Party, the AK Party (Justice and Development), this “nobody heard of” Party, won the general elections in Turkey with such an annihilating majority that it may be considered unanimity. Anyway, some shadowed American PR advised Erdoğan to separate from Erbakan, the one who constantly fed up the media channels with Erdoğan’s press releases and actually the same one who told him to recite that poem who put him in the eyes of the people. He was in “illegality” like Erbakan. He flew to USA and promised Bush (I said to the guys around me that he kissed his Uncle’s hand) that when he’ll be in power he will allow and help with all means USA to fight the terrorism everywhere, in Iraq, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Syria, no matter. President Bush, with his unmistakable sense of humor (“what gourmet food have the French, we have gourmet food, our hotdogs”, and “I’m not sure in French language there is the word entrepreneur”) said that if EU will not take Turkey in the Union, he will take Turkey in American Union. I heard this on the Radio, to “The Voice of Turkey” in English, because it was never presented on Turkish media. Mister Rose (Gül), became the automatic Prime Minister as the AK Party President while Erdoğan was forbidden to exercise any political function, and was keeping the scepter, waiting for his chief to come back from America. A guy forbidden any function and representation of Turkey in any administrative, political or economical position, was received at the White House, by the most powerful political man in the world, at least apparently. Why? I told my Turkish friends, and I’m telling you now, again: to kiss the hand.
You may download the booklet I was talking about, from here, as well:
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