No doubt you will be lonely, forever and ever with this kind of attitude and behavior!
MOST HONORABLE OUTCOME OF HONORABLE LONELINESS
Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey
Feb 24 2014
by ERTUÄ~^RUL OZKOK
>From the moment our flag was lowered at the Tomb of Suleyman Shah on
Sunday, the honorable breakdown of our foreign policy, which has been
imposed on us as "honorable loneliness," is as follows:
â~@¢ Syria: We do not have an ambassador in Syria. The forces of Bashar
al-Assad are about to enter Aleppo, although two years ago we said
he would to "be gone in three months." The world's leading countries
have now gone back to the policy of "continuing with Bashar al-Assad."
â~@¢ Egypt: We do not have an ambassador in Cairo. The leading nations
in the world have recognized Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. France has decided
to sell 24 Rafalle war planes to Egypt.
â~@¢ Libya: Turkish citizens have been evacuated from Libya, and
Turkey has almost been declared an enemy.
â~@¢ Yemen: Our embassy is closed. When the arms that Turkey secretly
sent there were caught twice, we also lost this country.
â~@¢ Iraq: Do not count on the news stories that our relations with
this country are recovering. Negative reactions against Turkey are
growing in Iraq with each passing day.
â~@¢ Saudi Arabia: Our president's rush to attend the funeral of the
Saudi king did not in any way help to improve the chill in relations.
A secret war between Saudi Arabia and the Turkish government is
continuing at full speed.
â~@¢ Iran: Iran is currently the rising power in the region. Its
influence over Iraq and Syria has increased to a great extent.
â~@¢ Qatar: Turkey's only ally in the region, Qatar, has recently
changed its policies, putting a distance between itself and the Hamas
administration in Gaza.
â~@¢ Armenia: When Ahmet Davutoglu was our foreign minister, he
suspended the process of improving relations. Our relations remain
â~@¢ Our Syrian border: Bashar al-Assad's forces are about to shut
down the road between Aleppo and Turkey. The Turkish border area is in
either the hands of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) administration
of Kobane or al-Nusra, which is pro-Islamic State of Iraq and the
Levant (ISIL) and pro-al-Qaeda.
â~@¢ Moderate opponents: The moderate Syrian opposition that Turkey
was supporting is almost nonexistent now. Everybody in the region is
sure that any weapons given to them will end up in the hands of ISIL
or al-Nusra within three months.
â~@¢ Europe: The picture of the French president taken with two women
from the Kudish PYD fighting in Kobane, which appeared in Hurriyet
last week, sums up the European view of the region: "Against the
beheading, torching alive and throwing-from-buildings brutality of
ISIL, it is the Kurds - especially Kurdish women - who are fighting
heroically. Turkey, by allowing the jihadists to cross the border,
is indirectly supporting ISIL."
â~@¢ Turkey's defense minister returned from his recent visit to the
United States without even having been able to meet the U.S. secretary
of defense, let alone Barack Obama or Joe Biden.
â~@¢ And the tragic end: Turkey, the other day, declared the immediate
vicinity of Kobane, where severe fighting was ongoing, a "Prohibited
military zone," and was forced to hide it from the eyes of the Turkish
public and the world. Two days later, the flag that has been flown at
the Tomb of Suleyman Shah for many years by our ancestors was lowered.
What made us lower our flag was not Bashar al-Assad, who our president
declared his personal enemy, but rather ISIL, which we have positioned
on our border with our own hands.
We saw on Sunday the honorable outcome of our honorable loneliness.
God save us from any other honorable loneliness...