Monday, May 30, 2016

for debate - What Germany Wants from Turkey? MLKP


Recently, 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.
As 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.
It 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.
Not 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.
The Sykes-Picot 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.
The 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.
Now 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.
German imperialism wants to participate in the re-division process of the Middle East in practice and believes that it can only do this upon Turkey.  

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