You probably wonder why I say that, but it’s not that hard to find out.
Officially, the cities of Mosul and Kerkük are Turkish, but they are part of Iraq. With this referendum, they ought to be part of a new country, which they call “Kürdistan”, which is nothing else than a farce. Turkey has done many things wrong. The country has failed it’s own citizens, because of the poor foreign policy that has become the biggest bottleneck of this beautiful country.
On the one side, we have people who support the politics of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, who was a nationalist and the only leader in this world who won every single war he was put into. On the other side, we have anti-Atatürk parties and people (like Erdogan’s AK Party) who only think about one thing: money. It is this money and the fact that religion outweighs their nationalist feelings, that has put Turkey in a vulnerable position. Accepting this referendum would mean they will get a new neighbour that will try to capture Turkish cities like Diyarbakir, Mardin and Gaziantep so they can make their own country even bigger and stronger. Not accepting the results of this referendum would mean only one thing: war. War isn’t good and we should avoid that, but everything seems possible at this moment.
I am pretty sure that the results of this referendum will be accepted, somehow. It will take some time, but it’s something the Kurds calculated beforehand. It will take time to let other countries digest this result, but they eventually will and that’s where the circus starts. After the birth of this new country, Turkey will have a hard time keeping the Kurds in Diyarbakir and other cities, happy. I think that within 10 or 20 years, they will try to make these cities part of their “Kürdistan”. It really is awful to write down these things, but that’s exactly what is going to happen, because we don’t seem to have politicians who care about this. The last couple of years they ruined the country with their policies and now, it has come for the final touch: a new country, near the border of Turkey, that will be used as a fortress by Israel, who can only benefit from a development like this.
A strong Turkey means a threat for every country in that area. A weak Turkey means more air, more power and more possibilities for smaller countries to grow in global politics. Barzani has been petted and fed, but he is biting in the hand that is still feeding him, now. Obviously, he has the right to do this, as this was the plan and he has done very well, but I sure hope Turkey won’t accept this and will ruin their plans, although I don’t believe the latter will happen.
It’s a big day tomorrow, but 99% of the people aren’t aware of it. The Middle East won’t be the same again after tomorrow, that’s for sure.
I always wondered why people would want to live as a slave in their own country. Just look at this: