writes Ehmed Pelda for Yeni Yaşam.he war lobby is operating actively again with an extensive plan. The centre of this lobby is likely to be in Britain. Oil and arms dealers, mafia powers, embezzlers, tax evaders and moneylenders often pour their money into London’s financial centres,”
They give interest to the country of the monopoly group as they wish, in return for loans. Whilst doing this, they use methods that create dependency and chaos. On one hand, they give you a loan and on the other, they make you buy weapons and use that loan to buy those weapons. By doing so, religious, ethnic, cultural, political and power struggles within a country are targeted.
By deepening the political problems within a country, conflict is created. Thus, the country becomes more dependent on both loans, credit and weapons. The country’s wealth and humanitarian values are also consumed in this way. The Middle East is a good place to extend such finance and engage in war lobbying. Take the oil, provide money and weapons, and then make them clash.
When Turkey’s military and political forces target the opposition groups and the Kurds, they first visit Britain to meet with some forces rather than the government, and if they get an answer, they return to escalate the war.
In recent periods, [Turkey’s Defence Minister] Hulusi Akar has been conducting such visits and in the aftermath of such a visit, a massive campaign was launched in Bashur [South] Kurdistan [in northern Iraq].
Germany is another pillar of this lobby and considers Turkey as a colonial region. It supplies weapons, uses the country as a cheap labour force and a cheap holiday zone. And, historically, it directs the politics of the country.
In other words, Turkey is a loyal associate of the finance and war lobbies of Germany and Britain and the United States of America. Despite all the fluctuations in its military and political structure, it complies with this commitment. That is why, for example, Germany is now openly revealing its support for Turkey’s war lobby. German authorities blocked the members of peace delegations who were going from Europe to Bashur. Some members of the delegation for peace, including German MPs, were even detained as they arrived in Erbil (Hewlêr) in Iraqi Kurdistan.
However, Turkey could not achieve the expected victory against the resistance. The so-called second army of NATO, despite all its technology and military forces, was halted in the mountains and tunnels. It was a necessity for them to open a new position/war front.
As I mentioned last week, Erdoğan stepped in regarding this need. The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s (KDP’s) war lobby is now activated. However, social resistance and the lack of consensus amongst other political parties has devastated their plans.
Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Masrour Barzani, conducted some visits to Europe, mainly in Belgium and in Greece. Simultaneously, Nechirvan Barzani also visited Arab countries. Erdoğan visits the US President Joe Biden and participates in a NATO meeting. As a result, it will be more clearly seen what the lobby of finance and the war lobby are about to do.
Erdoğan wanted to present an image of “Kurds in conflict” when he met with Biden. He wanted to trigger an intra-Kurdish conflict to show the US-President that he is dependent on him. In contrast, Biden may think that the Kurds are under his control. More or less, these are what the debates and evaluations in this regard revolve around.
The essential point is that the Kurds belong to themselves, protect their will and are able to make their own decisions in life. The preservation of the will of the ‘free Kurds’ is not only important for themselves, but for other communities they live in co-existence with. It is our duty to protect this ‘free will’.