writes Fehim Işık for Yeni Özgür Politika.he destruction plan was prepared by the National Security Council (MGK), that is the ‘holy state’, which has not been touched upon by Sedat Peker. And the exposure of a criminal elite once again is because of the failure of the destruction plan. The Kurds have resisted and scuppered this plan,”
Over the last few days, Sedat Peker, an organised crime leader, has been revealing the crimes of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) alliance, including the crimes of Süleyman Soylu, Turkey’s minister of interior, and Mehmet Ağar, former minister of interior and former chief of police.
Let me first say what I will say at the end. I do not underestimate Sedat Peker’s claims. Of course, disclosure of crimes is important. The fact that the person who confessed these crimes is perhaps one of the leaders of the criminal organisation that has become a part of the state, increases the importance of the stories.
I have watched all seven videos that have been released by Sedat Peker so far. Peker shares his confessions step by step… In doing so, he defends and carefully protects the holliness of the state. He doesn’t touch upon it.
He actually protects the state even when he talks about the murder of Kurdish business people like Savaş Buldan and Behçet Cantürk, who were murdered by the state. He suggests that the murders in question, and of course hundreds of other murders, were committed through Mehmet Ağar’s “personal interest”. Instead of accusing the state, he targets state officials whom he previously worked with and now he has conflicts of interest.
Turkey went through a similar experience in the 1990s. Mehmet Ağar, whose name is mentioned the most in the confessions of Sedat Peker, was also a leading actor of those years. He was responsible for all murders committed on behalf of the state. Although all his crimes were exposed, he was protected with a nominal penalty.
After 2015, when the AKP-MHP regime started to play the war horns again, this person [Mehmet Ağar] was once again appointed by [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan as the head of dirty work for the state. Süleyman Soylu, who was in Ağar’s team, became the Minister of Interior.
It is also known that this structure, which Erdoğan brought back after the update of Kurdish genocide policy, has helped to commit many crimes, ranging from drug trafficking to human trafficking and murder, and the threatening of opposition groups through mafia organisations, from Alaattin Çakıcı to Sedat Peker.
It is obvious that the Kurdish question is at the centre of the crimes over the last 40 years, apart from the crimes committed since the Ottoman Empire.
As the struggle of the Kurds for their rights and freedoms has grown, these racist and nationalist segments have also expanded and benefitted from the war.
Sedat Peker partially admits this mechanism in his last video.
In the end, there is an ongoing bargain. But even if Sedat Peker hides it, it is a fact not to be able to be covered by anyone that all the dirty works going on throughout the Middle East, mainly in Syria, and all the crimes committed against the Kurds by the state planned by Erdoğan and [Devlet] Bahçeli [chair of the MHP] today.
All actors, including Ağar and his team, and even the person who became the minister of interior, are the results of the “destruction plan” they agreed upon in a National Security Council (MGK) meeting in 2014.
The destruction plan was prepared by the National Security Council (MGK), that is the “holy state”, which has not been touched upon by Sedat Peker. And the exposure of a criminal elite once again is because of the failure of the destruction plan. The Kurds have resisted and scuppered this plan.
This is the situation in brief!