Belgium evidently insulted the Turkish people by allowing the PKK terror organization or its sympathizers to erect a tent with photos of the suicide bomber who killed dozens of civilians in Ankara recently on display
Usually when you suffer a terrible accident at first you do not know what hit you but after a while you start feeling the pain and the shock of the accident... That is what seems to have happened to us in Turkey after the summit between Turkey and the European Union last week about the fate of Syrian migrants trying to flood Europe.
The PKK terrorist organization or its sympathizers in Belgium erected a tent right behind the building where the summit was being held to coincide with the event. In the tent the organizers displayed photos of convicted PKK leader Abdullah Öcalan and of terrorists killed in Turkey including the suicide bombing that butchered so many innocent civilians in Ankara recently.
Turkish officials protested to their Belgian counterparts and were told they cannot remove the tent as this would violate freedom of expression. However, as the summit progressed some photos of the suicide bomber and others were removed from the tent which remained open until after the summit.
All this was a clear insult to Turkey, the Turkish people and of course to Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu who headed the Turkish team at the summit. Yet the conference went on and the insult was there to stay.
If the migrants issue was so important for Europe and they were so eager to solve the problem then our delegation should have insisted on the removal of that tent before any talks could start.
What would the international community think about us if we had allowed a tent erected just outside the building that hosted the recent G20 summit in Antalya that promoted the DAESH terrorist organization, displayed DAESH monsters beheading innocent people? Would that be appropriate, would that be decent? If that is not appropriate and decent then how come the Belgians and their EU partners allowed such scenes in Brussels just outside the building where we were supposed to hold a summit?
The Turkish people want and deserve answers...
We are asked to spare the EU countries a massive exodus of Syrian migrants, we are asked to continue making great sacrifices and then we are insulted like this. This is really too much.
The Turkish people want to know if the EU really considers the PKK a terrorist organization or is all the talk just to fool us. The way so many politicians in the EU countries are supporting and acting on behalf of the PKK prompt Turks to question the sincerity of the "fight" the EU pretends to perform against the PKK. The fact that we recover so many arms manufactured by EU countries from the PKK terrorists is an eye opener for the Turkish people.
Many Turks today say we should not be fooled by the condolence messages offered by EU leaders after each terrorist attack in Ankara and Istanbul when we see the support given to the PKK in the European countries.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has openly said he does not believe in the sincerity of the European countries. This is the growing sentiment among the Turkish masses.
The double standards displayed by EU countries, their failings in the Syrian migrant issue especially the way they displayed their lack of humanitarian values all add up to a great disappointment in Turkey.