Leading to so-called parallel strikes against Daech ISIS of positions in Syria and the PKK in Iraq, the Turkish authorities have once again delivered to this consummate art of manipulation that made the heyday of their history. Many media are they not in fact fell into the trap, by titrating on Turkey’s shift in strategy toward the Islamic state, each of which must now until he enjoyed the convenience of Ankara. By lifting its veto on the use of anti-Daech for the American base at Incirlik, which was still strange for this pseudo pillar of NATO, Turkish leaders clearly want to give the feeling of a changing political, less understood internationally. An impression they hope credibility by strikes against jihadist positions in Syria, highlighted with a lot of media hype. But what is it really?
After the shock that followed the terrible suicide bombing Suruc, which Erdogan has earned numerous condolence telegrams – including one of Armenia – it appeared very quickly that this massacre (32 dead) was actually at least as much the Kurdish movement in the strict sense that the Turkish state. And that it was therefore not impossible that the responsibility of Ankara, the double game towards Daech only matched his hostility to the Kurds, is implicated in the slaughter. The immediate reaction of the PKK who performed two Turkish police estimated Islamist accomplices in the attack showed at least the limits of credulity vis-à-vis Erdogan.
By authorizing the use of Incirlik base and hitting Daech, it actually has especially made a classic diversionary tactic to divert attention from its primary objective is to weaken the Kurdish movement. The opening of the US base, the coalition forces were able to go so far, no one seems to take effect at this stage of the operations that a purely symbolic significance. As for the military relevance of highly claimed air strikes against the Islamists, it leaves skeptical. According to the Kurds, they would indeed reached that target devoid of any strategic interest. This would not be the case for those anti-PKK launched on July 24 in the regions of Qandil, Xakurke, Behdinan, Zap, Gare, Haftanin, Basya, Metina and Avasin. “The bombings that have caused deaths among the civilian population as well as substantial property damage,” according to a statement of the Kurdistan National Congress.
Although he struggles to shuffle the cards, the game Erdogan appears after all in this case quite clearly. Particularly with regard to their perception of risk strengthening the Kurdish armed resistance along its borders, perceived as a threat to Turkey’s territorial integrity. It is this danger never stops wanting ward, as evidenced passivity of his soldiers who were present at the foot arms to jihadist aggression against Kobanî for months. But how weaken the Kurds, who are on the ground the only credible bulwark against Daech of barbarians, without throwing the mask and trigger the disapproval of his allies, an uproar of the civilized world? Erdogan, whose touchy nationalism feeds on narcissism, thought he had found the solution, pretending to radicalize his position at the location of Daech to actually hit better its main enemy, the Kurdish resistance. Which ultimately returns to the field to strengthen Daech …
The Turkish authorities are familiar with this type of shenanigans. YouTube was published in March 2014 a very interesting conversation between Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the heads of the armed Yasa Guler and the intelligence official Haka Fidan, in which the three “strategists” planned to launch from Syria a false attack against the Turkey so as to justify a military intervention in return and annex part of the neighboring territory by war. The situation today, which follows the same logic, rests the question of nuisance force of a Turkish nationalism which means more play leading roles, he has just suffered an electoral setback, with including the introduction in Parliament of its own pro-Kurdish HDP, and his old rival in the race for regional leadership, Iran, made a spectacular come back on the international and local scene.
The West, and primarily the United States, will they again fooled by the maneuvers of the Turkish state, so that they form in the anti-Daech battle a kind of united front with units of Kurdish popular defense ( YPG), linked to the PKK, some as air forces, the other as ground forces? Finally, by dint of playing with Daech whose sorcerer’s apprentice Erdogan has encouraged the development so far, Turkey does not risk being contaminated in turn by the conflict which it hoped to capitalize against her Syrian neighbor blowing embers on Islamist?
Issues of interest to the highest degree of security of Armenia, and behind which looms that of Western complacency regarding this Turkish hypernationalisme which history has shown, through the extermination of the Christian minorities of the country , it was never as dangerous as when it was trying to exploit jihadism.