By Dr. M. Koohzad:
The Turkish Tyrant President Erdogan did not devise state sponsored terrorism. It was Ataturk, Father of the Turkish Republic, out of fear of the non-Turks, who applied this tactic to control the Kurdish uprisings. General Ataturk was the first to commit genocides against the Kurds. The Turkish reign of terror has been going on since the early 1920s. As a Kemalist Islamist-fascist, soon-to-be-Sultan Erdogan reintroduced and intensified his state terrorism and fear mongering in 2015. He must remember a few of the noteworthy dates and events in his life. Two of the most recent, important events of Erdogan’s life must have been the June 7, 2015 election and the coup attempt on July 15, 2016.
On June 7, 2015, his Salafi-Islamist ruling party, AKP, lost its Parliamentary majority to a new Kurdish political party, HDP. This most significant peaceful achievement by the Kurds on that day was translated into Erdogan’s major failure. Koohzad (June 15, 2015) called this chapter of Kurdish struggle: “Moving From Bullets to Ballots.” He added, “After hearing the news, for the first time in over a dozen years, President Erdogan disappeared, went silent, and shed a few drops of tears for losing the majority status in the Grand Turkish National Assembly. He was most upset because he could not become an absolute Sultan of the country. Those who previously voted for him and his party had become fed up with his lies, deceptions, and involvement in Jihadist terrorism.”
In a short time, Erdogan retaliated by instigating a reign of terror to frighten the general public, especially the Kurds, and to support his party in a snap election that followed. He told the Turks that they had to support his party’s agenda. Otherwise, there would be a political and economic crisis, chaos, instability, and bloodshed. This threat of state terrorism worked for him. He was able to force the nationalists, and even some secularists and Kurds, to vote for him in November. From this experience, he learned that the Turks wanted stability at any cost under his Islamist regime. This was a valuable lesson for his terrorist political party. Even after victory in the snap election, Erdogan’s state sponsored terrorism within the country not only continued but also increased.
With the failed coup attempt on July 15, 2016, Erdogan’s reign of terror intensified. His counter-coup measures went so far that NATO members objected to his brutality. Hundreds of thousands of mostly innocent Turks have been purged and detained. Some of them have been tortured and raped by the Islamist regime’s interrogators. Turkey has become the world’s largest political prison. The state of emergency has been extended for another three months so that he can continue with his state terrorism and is allowed to accuse, arrest and brutalize his assumed enemies and whoever disagrees with his Islamist policies. In addition, he is seriously attempting to bring back the death penalty so as to remove any resistance towards his regime’s oppression.
Actually, by the summer of 2014 Turkey was on its way to becoming the newest “failed state” in the Middle East, Southwest Asia and North Africa. Politically speaking, today Turkey is not very different to terrorist-ridden countries such as Somalia, Iraq, Libya, and Syria. In Turkey, it is the state that is committing acts of terrorism against its own citizens. Between 2015-2016, the largest numbers of Kurdish people in the world have been killed in Turkey under a direct order of the tyrant Turkish President Erdogan. Using helicopters and tanks in the cities of Kurdistan, soon-to-be-Sultan Erdogan has ordered a full-scale war against defenseless Kurds. He has been able to terrorize anybody who does not like him.
This article has reasons to argue that Erdogan’s bloody regime has been using state terrorism to intimidate Turkey’s general public, particularly the Kurds and those who disagree with his Islamist agenda. It is believed that this policy has suppressed basic freedom and human rights of the people in Turkey. Unfortunately for the Turks, Erdogan’s reign of terror will continue until he becomes a full-Sultan/Caliph and beyond. He will reintroduce state terrorism any time he is threatened. In a perpetual war against the Kurds, he will not modify or stop his state terrorism.
The following will contain a brief discussion of terrorist attacks in 2015, and then the 22 terrorist attacks in 2016 will be briefly discussed. Examining terrorist assaults during the first few days of 2017 will then follow. Next, ‘terrorist groups’ in Turkey will be introduced. Finally, some concluding remarks will be provided.