Turkey experienced a quasi-July 15 coup attempt incident with the EU last weekend. Neo-Nazis attacked Turkey in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. First, I must note that what happened in Rotterdam on the evening of March 11 does not concern the Dutch elections and is not limited to the Netherlands' initiative alone. What was done against Family and Social Policies Minister Fatme Betül Sayan Kaya and Turkish citizens in Rotterdam on the evening of March 11 is one of the current steps of Germany's aim to create a central Europe - an objective it developed with the help of the Netherlands in the early 1990s. This strategy designed the 28 member states of the EU as interlocked circles and stops the EU's expansion toward its east on the Turkish border.
The EU was limited to Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands when it was established with the Paris Treaty in 1951. The EU's five enlargement phases that started with the inclusion of the U.K., Ireland and Denmark in 1973 reveal the political and economic dissolution very clearly. The membership of the U.K., which joined the union in the first phase, has already come to an end.
The final phase is a colonization step that included 13 peripheral European countries, including Croatia, in 2004, 2007 and 2013. This step subdued and impoverished peripheral European countries with the strong euro and Germany-dependent economic policy and dismantled their political power. Unemployment and migration from the periphery to the center are the main economic problems in all countries that joined the EU in the fifth phase. The EU's enlargement is based on three basic economic liberties: The free movement of capital, goods and labor. This liberty also forms the basis of the monetary union, which is only meaningful and sustainable if it is allied with a common fiscal union and policy.
Germany has resisted the idea of a common fiscal policy as far as it could and treated the euro like the Deutsche mark from the very beginning. The European Central Bank (ECB) headquarters located in Frankfurt have become a renewed continuation of the German central bank, the Bundesbank. Irrespective of whether they are a part of the monetary union or not, it is impossible for the countries that were included in the last enlargement phase to reach central Europe's wealth in the face of this German-centric monetary policy. As such, the wave of internal migration from the periphery to the center and concomitant unemployment is the main problem of the EU today and a factor that incites the circulation of the labor force - one of the most important conditions of liberty in the EU. Therefore, Germany and the Netherlands are quite troubled with migrants coming from countries like Romania and Bulgaria and plan to restrict the circulation of the labor force. For now, only fascist parties bring such fascist demands to the agenda, but they are also implicit on the agenda of central European politics.
The third phase of enlargement, which concerned the inclusion of Spain and Portugal in 1986, accompanied discussions on how to stop the migration from these countries to the center. In brief, the current EU, which was founded with the 1951 Paris Treaty, signifies a de facto union today. And this central structure is headed by German and Dutch capital. France is aware of the problems in southern Europe, with Italy and Spain taking the lead, and is keeping away from the new German-centric "shrinkage" strategy for now.
At this point, this German and Dutch-centric oligarchy's strategy on Turkey is quite clear. If the political system change in Turkey wins in the April 16 Constitutional referendum, this oligarchy will lose its chance to maintain its strategy, which it initiated with the Yugoslavian civil war in the 1990s, in Turkey - which means the death of this capital. In fact, a strong Turkey means a country that is a party to and controls southern and northern energy routes and Eastern Mediterranean and Middle Eastern resources. The April 16 referendum will eliminate the chance to treat Turkey like a colony within easy reach by taking advantage of the shortcomings of the weak and tutelary parliamentary system. With the fixation of stability in Turkey, German and the Netherlands will lose their chance to exploit small states in Eastern Europe. If a strong Turkey becomes an alternative to Germany thanks to its stability, the Beijing-London-Istanbul line will determine the circulation of capital and goods. China's "One Belt, One Road" (OBOR) project and Russia's northern energy routes will reach Eastern Europe depending on Turkey. The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC), starting in the Caspian region, will reach Europe through the Trans-Anatolian Natural Gas Pipeline (TANAP) and Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) via Turkey. Coupled with the rapprochement between Turkey and Russia and the northern energy line, this has greatly frustrated German and Dutch oligarchy.
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble almost admitted that Berlin was the epicenter of the Dutch attack on Turkey in Rotterdam, saying soon after the attack that it would now be difficult for Turkey to benefit from the funds paid to prospective EU member states from the union's budget.
In this case, Turkey should know that the system change that will come as a result of the April 16 referendum greatly irritates this Germany-centric oligarchy that has neo-Nazi objectives. If the constitutional change is voted against in the referendum as they expect, a new chaos scenario to overthrow President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will come into play like in Yugoslavia. The first step toward this is to vote for the constitutional change on April 16. This will be a historic step that will save not only Turkey, but also eastern and southern European countries, including Italy and Spain, from Germany's tutelage and bring them into a commonwealth.