especially after the flow of migrants to EU through Turkey, there is a
diplomatic traffic between Turkey and Germany which has not been seen
since the 2nd World War. The real and visible side of the
matter is the undeniable key role of Turkey in preventing entrance of
migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Syria to Europe. This is
why Germany, the hegemonic power within the EU, have taken steps to
solve migration question in line with the policies designed by Merkel.
These steps have ended with agreement between Turkey and EU in the end.
The most important parts of the agreement are; EU to pay 6 billion
dollars to Turkey until 2018, Turkish citizens to enter EU without visa,
Turkey to prevent migrant passage and to accept migrants who will be
sent back. Considering the recent statements from both sides, it is
highly possible that the agreement may become invalid due to conditions
to lift visas.
the Prime Minister, A. Merkel has became the highest foreigner political
representative who frequently visited Turkey on top level. It is one of
her very well known characteristics that she does not hold special
sympathy to Erdogan, Davutoglu, and Turkey and its citizens in general.
This is why her frequent visits cannot be explained only with migrant
question. Her direct deal with migrant question does not mean that
Merkel to visit Turkey personally. Such diplomatic traffic could have
been conducted through different mechanisms.
is very clear that the high attention does have direct relation with
German imperialism's interests in the Middle East. German imperialism
wants to intervene directly with the developments in the Middle East
upon Turkey and Syrian war. It does not consider the EU and NATO as
enough to be active in the Middle East.
only Germany but the EU as a whole is dependent of Russia in regards to
natural gas energy and its transportation. The transportation of
natural gas energy from Iran, the Middle East (including the energy
resources in Eastern Mediterranean) and Caspian Basin (Azerbaijan and
Turkmenistan) to Europe is the only way to become free from this
dependence. And Turkey is the only serious route for this.
agreement, which represents division of the Middle East by France and
Britain in 1916 for their colonial interests, is no more valid in
practice. This is being shown the struggle of the Kurdish Freedom
Movement, the divided situation of Iraq in practice and the war in
Syria. In the strategic and energy-based re-devision of the Middle East,
German imperialists consider the relations with Turkey as important
directly for their own interests rather than EU.
active role played by German imperialism in the developments within the
Middle East should not be forgotten; it is the Germany who gave the
weapon to US and Israel that was used to kill Refik Hariri in 2005. It
is the Germany who organized the “Friends of Syria” meeting in Abu Dabi
in 2012; this meeting aimed re-sharing of Syrian natural gas resources.
Germany is ne of the countries who follow Geneva meetings so closely.
And now it directly involves with the Syrian centered Middle East
questions due to so-called fight against ISIS and migrant question. This
is why they demanded temporarily to position in Incirlik from Turkey
and their demand has been accepted.
German imperialism is in the position of the most important and closest
supporter of fascist dictatorship and dictator Erdogan in Turkey.
Germany is one of the countries who does not say anything but support
the destruction of cities in Northern Kurdistan and the killing of
Kurdish people. It is one of the states who made easy for fascist
dictatorship the massacres by not seeing them but saying “it is the
natural right of every state”. It has minimized its understanding of
democracy to abolishment of repression on media. Furthermore, it is
Germany who directly defends Turkey's, especially Erdogan's “Buffer
Zone” or “No-fly Zone” policy. Merkel frequently talks about this.
imperialism wants to participate in the re-division process of the
Middle East in practice and believes that it can only do this upon