The synergy among Kurds, Arabs and Turks will bring a new breath of fresh air not only to Mosul but also to the whole region
Daish's invasion of Mosul on June 10 brought the city to the world's attention. Daish invaded Mosul, giving rise to the redesign of the region. Almost 100 years ago, Mosul and Kirkuk were the most critical issues facing the region and the world, and they were closely associated with Turkey's fate, which was determined by the Treaty of Lausanne. Today, there is an inseparable link between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's remarks about the Treaty of Lausanne and the Mosul operation. The U.S., U.K., Russia and Turkey still remain the main players in the region. When the U.K.'s Winston Churchill became the First Lord of the Admiralty in 1912, John Fisher, the Admiral of the Fleet, said a great world war might break out in June 1914. This would be a war on sharing and dominating oil resources that took place at the time Fisher foresaw. The world was vandalized to keep Mosul and Kirkuk under U.K. control. The first step taken with the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 ended in 1926. At that time, both our region and the political world disintegrated, with some wanting a British mandate, while others wanting a U.S. mandate in accordance with the Fourteen Points set out by then U.S. President Woodrow Wilson. The result happened as the U.K. desired, and we lost Mosul and Kirkuk. Now, the global powers are once again in the region, first through the invasion of Iraq and then the Syrian civil war, which has come to a deadlock. What the U.S. does in the region is no secret. Moreover, it is known that the U.K., which plans to secede from the EU, remembers its past and wants to return to the region where it has remained in the background in the recent period.
Unlike in the past, there are also Russian and Iranian realities in the region today. Russia has undertaken an interesting role because of its relations with Syria and is on the verge of serious tension with the U.S. Turkey is the most important reality in the region, which produces politics and touches the region's sociology unlike at any time in the past. When the past few years are considered, the reason for plots and global blockades against Turkey become even clearer. It is impossible to dissociate these blockades from the realities of Mosul and Kirkuk. We can no longer avoid what happens. At present, a large operation to liberate Mosul from Daish is on the agenda. What will Turkey do? The secret is hidden in the smear campaign being conducted against Turkey in an attempt to remove it from the region. This is because of the possibility of Turkey, which has good past and present relations with the region's people and can sympathize with them, becoming successful and permanent. It is a fact that without Turkey the Mosul question will not be answered, civilian clashes in the region could flare up and actualizing peace with minimum damage will be difficult. This is because the Iranian and Iraqi governments and the U.S. have no chance of being successful in Mosul and will further intensify the problems. The remedy is synergy among Kurds, Arabs, Turkmens and Turkey. This will bring a new breath of fresh air not only to Mosul, but also to the whole region. This process will unveil another reality: The PKK and the Democratic Union Party (PYD) line is irrelevant to the Kurdish question. It would not be surprising to see the PKK in the ranks of those who object to a Mosul operation with Iraqi Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani. Many new developments lie ahead in the region. Turkey will overcome this challenging process by more efficiently using diplomatic channels.