After some hard bargaining Sunday, German political parties failed to form a Jamaica coalition. The Christian Democratic Union of Germany (CDU), the Christian Social Union in Bavaria (CSU), the Free Democratic Party (FDP) and the Green Party could not come to an agreement over family reunification of refugees under temporary protection.
Thus, family reunions for around 60,000 to 100,000 people were the primary obstacle, blocking formation of a coalition. This and some others key issues have set Germany on course for a long-term crisis.
Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel have now lost face in the European Union. Always speaking sarcastically about coalition crises in Italy, German politicians now find themselves in a similar debacle.
In this case, the previous Merkel government will now have to act as a caretaker government until a new government can be formed, while other options include a grand coalition, a minority government and even a return to the polls.
Once known as the most stable country in the EU, Germany today is not struggling to form a government. This means, Merkel, the most influential prime minister in Europe, has lost a substantial amount of her power.
As can be seen from the latest case in Germany, the old world order has vanished. Accordingly, everyone has to adapt to the new world order. This is the very problem Germany has been suffering from. The question is what can be said about the games played with regard to Turkey?
Evidently, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who is opposed to the old world order, is likely to play a major role in the new order. Understandably so, he has become a primary target of those who are desperately clinging to the old system.
Those who plot against Turkey impede democracy. It has already been evident in their efforts to topple Turkey's democratically elected president and government through anti-democratic methods. But, now these people have even involved NATO in their schemes.
President Erdoğan called the latest scandal at a NATO military exercise in Norway "flagrant," while Turkey strongly criticized the heinous attempts to discredit President Erdoğan and Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the modern Turkish Republic. NATO eventually apologized. But it is a solid fact that a NATO officer who sympathizes with the outlawed PKK is among the ones causing this scandal.
The fact that the PKK's Syrian offshoot Democratic Union Party (PYD), which received U.S. arms and ammunition, has made a deal with Daesh in Raqqa, Syria. PYD militants allowed more than 250 Daesh militants to head for Europe. If another Daesh attack occurs in Europe, it is safe to argue that the PYD, the PKK and the U.S. would be the ones that must be held responsible. This course of events is certainly not promising for humanity.
Those endeavoring to resuscitate the old world order have become more aggressive as Turkey looks to successfully cooperation with Russia and Iran. However, they ignore the fact that permanent peace in the Middle East is only possible by cooperating with these countries.
But those expecting help from terrorists oppose this idea. The project to dominate the region by supporting and controlling terror groups and dividing Syria and Iraq belongs to the old world. Such plans are already bankrupt. And because of that bankruptcy, they try to suppress and wear down Turkey and its president.
To that end, the leader of the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ), Fethullah Gülen, is protected in the U.S., while its courts are being used to undermine Turkey. Some circles known for their close links to FETÖ are striving to hamper Turkey's determined battle against terror groups. Moreover, they have also resorted to speculation that aims to weaken the Turkish economy through exchange rates for the U.S. dollar and euro.
They have even made NATO part of their scheme, but all their efforts have been futile. Although Greece has had Russian-made S-300 missiles in its arsenal for years, NATO has not seen this as a problem. But when Turkey planned to purchase S-400 missile systems from Russia, some NATO allies turned the issue into an artificial crisis, although Russia cannot be NATO's enemy categorically since the communist regime in the country collapsed decades ago. However, it is widely known that as a NATO ally, Turkey is in need of a strong air defense system.
On top of all these, the EU announced that it would cut aid to Turkey, evidently as a result of pressure on the EU.
But all these efforts are useless. They will not be successful just like they haven't been so far. All attempts to target Turkey to undermine its democratically elected president and government through anti-democratic means have already started to backfire.
With their steps against Turkey, NATO, the U.S., the EU and all the others are actually increasing solidarity among Turkish people. Turkish citizens' support for President Erdoğan increases as they see the reality more clearly every day.
Forces wishing to suppress and control Turkey have not yet learned that their obsolete methods, which were used in Latin America and Africa, do not have any chance succeeding in today's world and Turkey.
In the meantime, a battle against international terror cannot succeed without Turkey's support. I am sure that those who turn their back on such cooperation will one day be held responsible for their actions.
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