[Google Trans. doesn’t do a very good job with some languages, Turkish is one of those problem languages. Nonetheless, there are some big developments taking place in Turkey which we need to watch, over Erdogan’s deceitful Syrian campaign. The following article touches upon several of the big headaches for the “Islamist-lite” Turkish P.M., all of them centered on building internal political opposition. Noisy protests against Syrian gunmen running loose on the streets are taking place in Hatay (SEE: Tension in an unauthorized demonstration in Hatay), the site of the primary Syrian terrorist training camp called Apaydın. In addition to that, the leader of Turkey’s opposition Republican People’s Party, Kemal Kilicdaroglu, has made that camp the focus of escalating national antiwar sentiments (SEE: Kilicdaroglu: Apaydin Camp dedicated to training gunmen and sending them to Syria- Cham Press). Mr. Kilicdaroglu is charging that the camp violates national laws by being a closed camp, that is run by foreigners. He is demanding a public accounting of that facility, embarassing Erdogan, who flew into a cursing rage at the opposition’s actions. He has since cancelled his next appearance at the UN, claiming that the anti-Kurd campaign is getting too serious. He is also charging that the camp violates international treaty obligations under the UN convention on the treatment of refugees, specifically, the training of terrorists at refugee camps. To deflect the heat, he has allowed the Turkish Parliament’s Human Rights Commission to visit Apaydın camp (SEE: Commission denies rumors of militant training camp at Apaydın). They have basically “pooh-poohed” the notion, claiming that they saw only women and children. It would be in keeping with Imperial NGO policy to have used this Human Rights organization to hide behind in Turkey, just as it has used other such groups to whitewash CIA activities in Egypt, Tunisia, Libya and Russia. International scandal may help to force Erdogan’s hand and get these camps closed.]
Syrian conflict could provoke a serious political crisis in Turkey. The course of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, one of the most determined opponents of the regime in Damascus, causing more problems in the most Ankara. The opposition accuses the authorities that their intervention in the Syrian war has destabilized the border. Locals protest against the presence of 83 thousand refugees from Syria and armed opponents of Bashar al-Assad, which is becoming increasingly difficult to get along with. Experts do not rule out that under the pressure of the opponents Government will reconsider its policy toward Syria.
The war in Syria has political passions are running high in Ankara. The main opposition force – the Republican People’s Party (CHP) – accused Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in a failure on the Syrian track, and foretold his imminent resignation. CHP Deputy Chairman Gursel Tekin convinced Ahmet Davutoglu care – the only way for the Turkish government to bring down a wave of criticism.
The political crisis in Turkey exacerbates activation Kurdish militants in the south-east. Almost every day new information becomes available about the attacks on Turkish Kurds checkpoints in border areas. According to experts, the ruling Justice and Development Party itself provoked the activity of Kurdish rebels, weakening the central government in Damascus, which was previously held under the control of national minorities.
In late August, there was another conflict in Turkey’s political summit – between Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and the head of the Republican People’s Party Kemal Kilicdaroglu. A group of deputies from the CHP arrived in camp Syrian opposition Apaydyn (Hatay). There, according to various sources, is based on three thousand to five thousand armed opposition. After CHP deputies denied access to the camp, Kemal Kilicdaroglu accused the ruling party and the prime minister personally to create a “closed military base” and violating the constitution.
The new round of confrontation on the Syrian issue was in the beginning of September, when in Antakya, the same border province of Hatay, organized a protest against the city flooded armed Syrians. For the Turkish leadership it became alarming signal: the locals many sympathizers Damascus Shiites. Any clashes with Syrian opposition could cause armed conflict in sectarian violence. In such a scenario developing events in neighboring Lebanon and Syria (see “Kommersant” on 27 July).
Opponents Tayyip Erdogan strongly urge expelled from Turkey of all Syrians, including their internal security threat. The same opinion is shared by the opposition press. One of these publications – the newspaper “Sozdzhu” – regularly publishes reports that the Syrians “hold in wild terror” in the border of Turkish cities.
Ankara about these issues is well known. According to experts, the Turkish government under pressure from opponents may revise its policy. According to “Kommersant” Now the Syrians from the site of potential conflict in the south-eastern provinces to the north of the country. Those who refuse to move to a specially built camps for them, the Turkish authorities have proposed to seek asylum in another country, or to return home. It looks like an idyll between refugees and official Ankara has ended. Too expensive for her to pay Tayyip Erdogan and his party.