The terrorist attacks spreading all over the world are signs of a new period of war and a new war on sharing. The 9/11 attacks in the U.S. ushered in a new era of war just as the defenestration of Prague on May 23, 1618, when two regents of the Holy Roman Empire were thrown from a window of the Hradcany Castle, triggered the Thirty Years' War. Even though this state of war sometimes seems as if it is between religions sects or ethnic groups that want to have a share of a new dominion as the elements of a crumbling power break up, the root cause of the war is related to classes. Today, paramilitary terrorist organizations like DAESH are the new war instruments of the formerly dominant powers who are practicing a new model of global war.
It is an indisputable fact that the recent DAESH terrorist attack that targeted the Istanbul Atatürk International Airport, the heart of Turkey's trade and transport, was a direct response to Turkey's new foreign policy moves. This shows Turkey's two important foreign policy moves toward the normalization of ties with Israel and Russia are very pertinent, however, they have greatly disturbed the managers of global terrorism. The terror attacks conducted by those who wanted to intensify the EU crisis and cripple the union in Paris and Brussels are masterminded by the same powers. Here, the objective is to create chaos that will accompany a management crisis.
Following the telephone conversation between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin, it was announced that the two countries agreed on reinvigorating bilateral relations. This rapprochement, which followed the Turkey-Israel agreement, was an important step in preventing the chaos created by paramilitary terrorist organizations like DAESH in the Middle East. Let us note that any new stability created in Iraq and Syria, starting from the Turkish border, means the re-sharing of energy resources in the region and the large markets of the Middle East and North Africa. As such, those who create terror and chaos in the Middle East have given a direct answer to the Turkey-Israel agreement, which is an important answer to DAESH-created chaos, and to Turkish-Russian rapprochement.
Terror attacks against Turkey must be evaluated as one of the key strategic efforts of those who want the old order to continue as it is. As such, terrorist organizations like the PKK and the People's Protection Units (YPG) that operate in Iraq and Turkey, and paramilitary structures like DAESH that globalize terrorism starting from the Middle East, have the same objectives and strategies. They differ only in tactics, organizational understanding and ideological outlook - which is preferred by the managers of such structures. Here, the basic strategy of terror is to export the chaos in weak states like Iraq and Syria and export it to stable countries through terrorism and create long-term management crises by paralyzing their political decision-making mechanisms. In this case, failure to make trade agreements and regional investments force a country to delay basic infrastructure investments and forget the re-sharing of natural resources. So, maintaining the old order becomes the lesser evil, political will becomes weak and its internal legitimacy is open for discussion. The PKK's ditch strategy in eastern provinces and DAESH's suicide bomb attacks in strategic centers are based on this objective.
One of the issues that frighten the managers of global terrorism most might be Turkey and Russia's step toward a new period that might highlight a new effort focused on the Eurasian Union. The same concern might go for the Turkey-Israel agreement, which will enable key trade and energy routes spanning from Asia Pacific to the European market to take effect in a new and faster way.
Today, there are three major routes connecting Asia Pacific to the European market. They are critical commercial transits that complement each other and ensure economic integration between Asia and Europe. The three major corridors that connect developing Asia, particularly China, to Europe are as follows:
The Northern Corridor: It passes through the Russian mainland along the Trans-Siberian line and reaches Europe passing through Kazakhstan and Belarus, both of which Russia has been in a customs union with since 2010.
The Middle Corridor: This route reaches Europe passing though China, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, the Caspian Sea (by ferry), Azerbaijan and Turkey.
The Southern Corridor: It starts from Kazakhstan and passes through the Turkmenistan-Iran-Turkey line.
These routes, which constitute the heart of the New Silk Road, will include the Eastern Mediterranean's strategic energy resources and ports only through the Turkey-Israel agreement. The commercialization of energy resources off the shores of Gaza and Cyprus are crucially important for the resolution of the Palestine and Cyprus questions. Let us underline that the Turkey-Israel agreement is a strategic step where all countries in the region, particularly Palestine, will win. Here, the losing party is the dominant powers of the past who want the old order to continue as it is. Today, the most critical and strategic question is who will control these trade routes and the Middle Eastern and Mediterranean energy resources. The commercial, economic and political system that was founded after 1945 is dissolving starting from a strategic union like the EU. The EU's old sectors and their political representatives who survive through wars are continuously regressing and losing position in the face of the new economy - which paves the way for new unions, alliances, capital power and economy. Terrorism aims to delay the achievement of these objectives.