“The greatest support for the fascist, murderous rule of Tayyip Erdoğan is provided by Germany and its Chancellor Angela Merkel,” writes KCK (Kurdistan Communities Union) Executive Council Member Mustafa Karasu in a commentary for the daily Yeni Özgür Politika and assesses the politics of Germany and Europe:

“Germany and Europe are accomplices in the massacre of Kurds. There is no doubt that the USA and Russia are also providing aid in the genocidal policy against the Kurdish people. Anyone who supports Tayyip Erdoğan and his rule today is an accomplice to the annihilation of the Kurds. Those who do not know about the policy of genocide led by Tayyip Erdoğan’s government do not know the political and ideological historical reality in Turkey and close their eyes to their current practice. We must repeat tirelessly that Tayyip Erdoğan and his government are genocidal. They aim to bring the genocide, which has been practiced on the Kurds for 95 years, to a conclusion under the cloak of religion.

Germany and its Chancellor Merkel provide the greatest support for the fascist, murderous rule of Tayyip Erdoğan. Due to Erdoğan’s threat of sending refugees to Europe and, above all, to Germany, Germany has bowed down to the fascist government and supported them. The German government believed that it could calm down Tayyip Erdoğan’s fascist, blackmailing government. In order to satisfy Turkey, Germany is attacking democratic Kurdish institutions. Immediately after the elections, Germany showed its support for the Erdoğan government by raiding a democratic association used mainly by Yazidis. Of course, under the appropriate pretexts! In order to satisfy Turkey, flags with the image of the Kurdish representative Abdullah Öcalan, pictures of YPG/YPJ members killed in the fight against the Islamic State and flags are collected. This provides moral support for Tayyip Erdoğan. That, of course, also supports the genocide of the Kurds. You cannot hide that by getting involved with [South Kurdistan’s] KDP and giving it some weapons. The government in Germany also implicates the German population and becomes a sponsor and supporter of this genocide. Merkel’s policy has nothing to do with the population, something that cannot be done on behalf of the population. The people of Germany did not vote for Merkel for this reason.

Merkel does not only provide political support for the extermination of the Kurds, she also finances the murderous government. So that Tayyip Erdoğan does not send refugees to Europe, he is paid ransom. They have already given him three billion euros. Now he will be paid another three billion. At the same time they praise the refugee policy of fascist Erdoğan.

Of course, Germany should be a friend of the population of Turkey, but with this policy, the enemy of the population of Turkey is supported. It supports a sectarian policy. With this attitude, Merkel ends up in the very same position of the German government that supported the genocide against the Armenians.

The country with the most disgusting, vile refugee policy is Turkey under the Erdoğan government. When Turkey practiced open-door policies towards Syria, it had four main objectives. The first objective was to use these refugees and gangs like the ISIS and al-Nusra over these refugees, in order to gain influence on the Syrian policy itself. Although some of these refugees indeed fled the war, the majority of them were deliberately lured to Turkey by the Erdoğan government. He tried to build his Syria policy on these refugees. The camps in which Arabs from Syria stay were turned into logistical bases of al-Nusra, the ISIS and other similar groups. The MIT (Turkish intelligence service) itself has attacked Syria along with these gangs.

Turkey did not have to suffer any material losses for these camps, as the expenditures for these camps have flowed into the economy many times more over these people who serve as cheap labor. In this sense, there is no sacrifice of Turkey in terms of the refugees. The Erdoğan government sees the refugees as a source of income both politically and economically.

The second goal was to prevent any political success of the Kurds in Syria and Rojava, to force the Rojava Kurds to move to Europe and thin out the Kurdish population in Rojava. Without a doubt, he wanted to use part of them against the revolution in Rojava. An attempt was made to build Kurdish collaborators.

The third goal was to settle the refugee Arabs in Kurdistan and to disturb the demography of the region. The settlement of 25,000 Sunni Arabs in the Alevi village of Terolar in Maraş province aimed to make the existence of the Alevis in the region completely ineffective. This policy was continued in Urfa to change the demographics and prepare for the attacks on Rojava. And indeed, this was practically reflected in attacks on Girê Spî (Tal Abyad).

When this form of politics over the use of refugees failed, a fourth political method was brought into play. It was about using the refugees as a means of pressure to get support for their own Syria policy. And indeed, by blackmailing through the refugees, European countries were forced to support Turkey’s Syria policy. On the other hand, Turkey says: ‘I spent so much money on the refugees, I sacrificed myself economically’ with an intention to milk Europe like a cow. It has become clear that, especially in Germany, some politicians have surrendered to blackmail. So far, six-billion-euro ransom has been paid and we do not know how much more ransom they will pay. It appears that when he needs money, Tayyip Erdoğan uses the refugees as a means of pressure. The teams that bring people across the border are under the full control of MIT. When Erdoğan wants, refugees are sent to Greece immediately. This is the refugee policy that Merkel praises.

Just as the German government supports the genocidal policy of the AKP government, it has also become a hostage through blackmail. Attacks are carried out on the peoples of Turkey and the democratic forces with this support. It is obvious that it does not matter to Europe who is in power in Turkey. When it comes to Turkey, Europe sets all the principles aside. Maybe they also mean that a fascist government is more in their favor. European values ​​have degenerated into a masquerade. The most important are their dirty profit relationships.

However, Germany is not the only supporter of the genocidal policy of the Turkish state. Norway, considered to be one of the most democratic countries in Europe, has handed over a Kurdish political activist who is facing a severe punishment in Turkey. Gülizar Taşdemir will now land in the dungeons of Turkey for political reasons. What kind of a dirty policy is this? While someone who is expected to face severe punishment for political reasons in his home country should be granted asylum under the laws of the EU, a political activist is handed over to a country that severely punishes academics and writers even. Norway hosted the Oslo talks between the Kurds and the Turkish state. This country has played a crucial role in resolving conflicts in many places around the world. Who can still believe Norway to be such a country today? Norway has shown that it is politically on the side of the one who appears stronger. Norway’s attitude shows that any NATO member, no matter with which political mentality and system, is indeed supported by NATO. Norway’s dirty policy proves this once more.

It also shows what the Kurdish struggle means. The Kurdish struggle for freedom reveals who is on the side of democracy and freedom and who is on the side of genocidal, colonialist, repressive politics not only in Turkey or the Middle East, but all over the world. No one can hide his true face in the face of the Kurdish question, the true character comes out.

All the policies pursued show that NATO, too, is the biggest supporter of the genocide of the Kurds. This was demonstrated by the attacks on the Kurdish people in Turkey and the occupation of Afrin. In this sense, the Kurdish people, the peoples of Turkey, the Middle East and the world must build a democratic front together with the peoples of Europe against the rulers in Europe and fight everywhere for democracy and push the struggle for a democratic revolution. That will save Europe from its dirty and disgusting policies.”

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