People the EU likes working with, #1: Recep Erdogan


Recep Erdogan in NATO is one of the biggest arguments in favour of Brexit

Self-styled EU Führigna Federica Moghanini is dead keen on Recep Erdogan. She referred to him last November as “a liberal democrat moderniser” of Turkey. Equally impressed is David Cameron, who called him “a force for economic good” five years ago. And of course, he can do no wrong in the Black Dude’s eyes, because he’s in NATO and thus a convenient portal for the execution of US foreign policy in the region.

But what’s obvious by now to all Western diplomats is that Erdogan is a two-faced closet Islamist blackmailer without whom the world would be a better place.

Two days ago, the Ankara Freedom of Thought Initiative reported a government crackdown on private enterprise by people the Turkish leader sees as dissidents. It complained about official pressure against journalists critical of  his government, investigations into their articles, wiretapping of their phones, accusations of disseminating terrorist propaganda espionage, and detentions”.

From Day 1 of the plan to oust Basshar Assad, Erdogan has armed, bankrolled and otherwise supported Islamist rebel groups in Syria: even before he started actively exporting violent Islamists to Europe, his fomentation of civil war in Syria was a long-term indirect cause of the major refugee crisis the EU now faces.

And he’s still at it. Several media titles in the region have reported upon Turkey’s increased military presence on the Syrian border, about the delivery of shells and other ammunition to those Turkish positions….because Erdgoan’s vicious war against the Kurds is providing ample excuses for Turkey to shell Kurdish forces in Syrian territory, around the mainly Kurdish Syrian city of Kobane.

During the first night of the Syrian ceasefire, more than 200 Islamic State fighters crossed the Turkish border into Syria and another 100 came up from the Syrian city of Raqqa before joining forces near Kurdistan. In a CNN interview last week, Turkey’s Prime Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu denied Turkey had any intent to invade Syria, but added that the Syrian ceasefire plan will not be considered binding if it threatens Turkey’s security.

Turkey’s constant supply line to ISIS in Syria and Iraq during 2010 began shortly after the soi-disant ‘peace flotillas’ were ‘refuelling’ (aka loading up with weapons) to arm more Palestinian groups against Israel. This was vehemently denied by liberal media at the time, but the case is not supported by similar activities undertaken Erdogan since. A week ago, on Greek coast guards detained a Turkish ship as it headed towards Lebanon. The ship – which took off from the Turkish city of Izmir on February 4 – was found to have two of its six holds crammed with weapons and munitions.

In a recent interview with Sputnik, lawyer Kemal Okuyan, spoke of the Turkish government’s accelerating attempts to turn the country into a religious state.

“The official demand for mandatory Friday prayers in mosques flies in the face of people leading a secular way of life, both Alawites and Christians,” he said.

So then, having already demanded money with menaces for not flooding Europe with more migrants, President Erdogan is making ever more flagrant threats to the EUnatics.
“We can open the doors to Greece and Bulgaria at any time, and if necessary put refugees on buses,” Erdogan told European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and European Council President Donald Tusk after being told that the EU was “only” offering Turkey €3 billion over two years.
In the light of this, EU national politicians not entirely encased in the Merkel/Hollande/Schäuble bubble are speaking out bigtime. Vice-President of the  German Bundestag  Johannes Singhammer told Passauer Neue Presse yesterday that lifting EU’s visa requirements for Turkish citizens would lead to a “new, uncountable influx” of refugees fleeing war and violence.
Or worse still, violent young Islamist men hand-picked by Ankara.


Far from being concerned about this constant stream of evidence,  those in charge at the U.S. State Department, within the British Conservative Party, and and in the EC corridors of unelected power won’t hear a bad word said about the wannaba Ottoman running Turkey. They know perfectly well, for instance, that Kurdish groups in Syria are leading the resistance to ISIS, and that almost all of Erdo the Gargoyle’s actions against the Kurds damage the alleged mission against ISIS.

But the US aim in Syria (behind which the cowed Euronauts form a dutiful queue) is to maximise uncertain anarchy while they press on with keeping oil in the region out of Vlad Rasputin’s eager hands. So a complete fundamentalist headcase in NATO is just dandy so long as he keeps contributing to that.

And where, we ask ourselves, is the Labour Party in all this? Well, as we’ve all come to realise, Israel is the root of all evil….and so Recep Erdogan’s activist involvement in the destruction of the Jewish State makes him, you know, alright really.

So then, you in the Remain camp ever-ready with the fear gas, we’re all perfectly clear that you’re happy to align yourselves with Federica Mogherini’s Euroarmy, Turkish fundamentalist fascism, a never-ending refugee problem, the obscene bullying of Greece which is – alone and with little help – the only EU nation showing any real compassion for the victims, the foreign policies of Hillary Clinton, and the amoral cynicism of both the Tory and Labour Establishments.

Just checking.

Previously at The Slog: Oil still rules…propped up by neoliberal dogma