Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s plans to relocate Syrian refugees in Turkey to northern Syria could be used to fulfil his neo-Ottoman dream, argues political commentator, Ciwan Yûsif. “It is a dangerous project carried out against the Kurdistan struggle.”
It is possible that Erdoğan could hold a referendum for these regions to join Turkey after the resettlements, Yûsif claimed, pointing out that Erdoğan could take Russia in Ukraine as an example.
Turkey uses Syrian refugees in the political, security, and military fields, Yûsif said.
Both Turkey and Syria aim to weaken the Kurdish people by changing the demographics in Kurdistan, he claims, pointing out that the Syrian Baath Party established the Arab belt in the Kurdish regions in the 1970s, while Turkey is attempting to change the geopolitics and demographics in the Kurdish regions today.
Erdoğan’s plan to resettle Syrian refugees in Turkey to northern Syria is propaganda for the coming election in 2023, he stated.