Ahmet Davutoglu, Faschistischer Premier Minister der Türkei, der die NeoOsmanische Politik in 2010 einleitete
In recent months, Ankara’s increasingly aggressive foreign policy has become the center of global attention. Looking back to the origins of the neo-Ottomanist ideology which drives Turkey’s risky foreign adventurism today, a classified US State Department cable from 2010 confirms that Washington saw President Erdogan’s dangerous shift in foreign policy coming, but couldn’t do anything about it – or worse, chose not to…
Alexander TSUKANOV | 23.12.2015
In a confidential diplomatic cable written in early 2010 and since published by WikiLeaks, Ambassador to Turkey James F. Jeffrey suggested, albeit in a somewhat muted manner, that Washington’s long-time allies in Ankara were becoming infatuated with a new, «more Islamic», «more independently activist» «neo-Ottoman» ideology – one which could present «major challenges» for US interests.
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday accused Russia of deliberately launching an air strike against moderate opposition groups in Syria. The Prime Minister made his remarks during a Justice and Development Party event. He said Russia’s military actions did not affect the Islamic State group, and only undermined the power of the Syrian moderate opposition.
„Zero Problems with Turkey’s Neighbors“ 5. (C) But this 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 list of Turkish initiatives under the AKP is impressive: accepting the Annan Plan in 2004 to resolve Cyprus, continuing the 1999 rapprochement with Greece, the opening to Armenia culminating in the signing of recognition protocols, warming and productive relations with both Baghdad and Erbil (the latter complemented by significant reforms in Turkey’s relations with its own Kurdish population). The signature accomplishment of this policy is the wooing of Syria. While this road to Damascus in fact was paved by Syria’s accommodation of prior Turkish governments‘ demands (relinquishing claims on Turkey’s Hatay province, expelling Ocalan), it is touted by the Turks as a game-changer. As noted below, they have leveraged it to tackle a number of regional problems, from Lebanon to Iran.
ANKARA 00000087 003 OF 006 who fought in Gaza, Davutoglu summed up the Davutoglu/AKP philosophy in an extraordinary speech in Sarajevo in late 2009 (REF A). His thesis: the Balkans, Caucasus, and Middle East were all better off when under Ottoman control or influence; peace and progress prevailed. Alas the region has been ravaged by division and war ever since. (He was too clever to explicitly blame all that on the imperialist western powers, but came close). However, now Turkey is back, ready to lead — or even unite. (Davutoglu: „We will re-establish this (Ottoman) Balkan“). 8. (C) While this speech was given in the Balkans, most of its impact is in the Middle East. Davutoglu’s theory is that most of the regimes there are both undemocratic and illegitimate. Turkey, building on the alleged admiration among Middle Eastern populations for its economic success and power,
Ahmet Davutoglu Terrorists:
Finally, it has happened! After days of mounting expectation, the Iraqi government forces have retaken Ramadi – the capital of western Anbar Province, a predominantly Sunni Arab city about 90km (55 miles) west of Baghdad – from Islamic State (IS) militants. Ramadi was captured by IS in May in an embarrassing defeat for the Iraqi army. The militant group seized a third of Iraq in a sweeping advance last year. It is the second major city after Tikrit to be retaken from Islamic State since then…
Andrei AKULOV | 28.12.2015